March 10, 2019

Mid-century Modern Wedding Styled Photo Shoot

Mid-Century Modern Styled Photo Shoot at Old Daley’s on Yates.

What do you do for fun?  A couple of times a year, I get to play with my vendor friends and do a styled photo shoot.  We usually do this for a publication, but mostly just to have fun and play around with some different things.

Two weeks ago on a Sunday, I got together with some friends and did a Mid-century Modern Wedding Shoot–great fun!  When I first saw Old Daley on Yates, I knew I would love photographing there.  The 1950’s through the early 1960’s were a time of sleek lines, bright colors, futuristic shapes and materials, and just overall coolness.   The Mid-century Modern look is characterized by a kind of minimalist design, so the decor details at the venue were perfect without being over the top, especially in the dining areas.  The challenge when shooting an editorial like this is to keep the feel of the theme, but make sure it appeals to people now.  I love the look of photographs by Richard Avedon and Irving Penn, so I wanted to use posing and lighting ideas from that period to get a more elegant look.

Schenectady Wedding Photos
How perfect is this area when you just enter the venue?
Vintage Bride Wedding Portrait
Obsessed with this one.
Mid Century Modern Fashion Photo Shoot
The Production Assistant Kimberlee has an outstanding collection of vintage costume jewelry that we were able to use. I love these period pieces. They really pulled the looks together quite well.


We had the most awesome team of Wedding Friendors participating!  Dresses were from Saratoga Elegance, Hair and Makeup was True Beauty, and Floral design was from Poppy Tree.  Suits for the men were provided by Jonathan Reid Menswear.  And I actually got to use one of my own pieces–the bride is wearing a vintage bridal hat I scored a while back from Laura‘s Vintage.


Mid Century Modern Wedding Photos
Florals from Poppy Tree were on point for this theme–the colors are very much from the era.
Restaurant Photography Schenectady NY
The ice buckets are actual vintage pieces that the venue has provided–so great!
Mid Century Modern Cocktail Reception Food Photos
Cocktail food that would look accurate on the set of Madmen.
MidCentury Modern Wedding Details
Minimalist detail for the boutonniere.  Love the discrete pattern on this suit.
Schenectady Wedding Venue Photo
Don’t you just love the yellow taxi images on the wall in this area?
Industrial modern wedding venue photo
The garage doors and the exposed pipes lend an industrial feel to the space.  Slim line of the suit is very Rat Pack.
Bridesmaid Photo Schenectady NY
The stylists did such a great update on the Motown look we were going for.
Cocktail Party Photos
How fun is this green sequined jumpsuit?
Schenectady Engagement Photos
One of my favorite images from the shoot.

Bridesmaid Photo Schenectady NY

Saratoga Springs Fashion Photogaphy
Con The courtyard at the venue featured gas fired firepits.

This was just a really fun project to be part of.  Be sure to look for the rest of the images in the Fall/Winter Edition of Saratoga Bride, which is due out this summer.

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