Here's a little story about business collaboration. Told to the tune of "Here's the story of a girl..."
Just kidding mostly.
Late last year, I decided to reach out the ladies at Bridal Dreams/LuRoo&Co to see if they were interested in working together. As it was December and Christmas shopping was at an all-time-high, I told them I would love to work with them when it was a little more convenient for their schedules. In January, Stephani and I met at Smokey Row in Oskaloosa for a meeting!
Let me just say (and I SWEAR I am NOT butt kissing), but Stephani has got to be one of the most kind-hearted business owners I know. She is always looking for ways to give back to the community and her customers. From the brief moments where I have worked with her, I can tell that she has the biggest heart. So, if you don't know her, you should. She's great!
There we discussed all of these amazing ideas we had and different ways to give back to the community. To start, we decided to throw together a prom dress styled shoot. We wanted to showcase what everyday girls from small town Iowa actually looked like in their gowns.
So we scheduled the shoot for a few weeks later, and in true Iowa fashion, we got blizzarded out. So we rescheduled for February, which ended up working out really well! It was still REALLY cold, and the girls we worked with were TROOPERS!
Stephani picked the dresses each girl wore and matched them all perfectly! Here are some portraits from the first dress set:
See? They don't look *super* frozen! :D
We were enjoying shooting so much that we lost track of time and had to hurry back to the boutique for a quick outfit change!
ROSE GOLD/DUSTY PINK IS MY FAVORITE!!
"Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us."
- Wilma Rudolph
I cannot thank Stephani and the ladies at Bridal Dreams for letting me work with them to create these beautiful images. Also, a HUGE thank you to Jenna, Abygail and Molly. You are each uniquely perfect.
Marie Grace Photography and LuRoo&Co will be teaming up together again in a few weeks to give back to six lucky ladies who will be pampered, have new outfits and will get a mini photo shoot, so keep an eye out for that!
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Marie Grace Photography
Sigourney, Iowa's Professional Photographer