Last Saturday was our long awaited curtain call shoot and it was sooo much fun! We had such a great group of people working together and our couple, Lisa+Dan were incredible to let us spend an entire afternoon with them, just a week after their wedding! They had a blast and so did we, and if we hadn’t all been starving, we probably could have gone all day! I wanted to share some behind-the-scenes shots from the day, and of course we’ll share all of the fabulous photos when they’re ready! Check me out holding the “stand” (highly technical photography term) out on the dunes! We couldn’t have asked for a more gorgeous day in Southwest Michigan!


Thanks to the lovely Leda of LVL Photography for having the wonderful idea of doing a Curtain Call shoot, and inviting me to be involved. Many would call this Trash the Dress, but the mission of this shoot is not so much to trash the dress as it is to allow a bride the opportunity to wear her dress one last time and capture shots that just wouldn’t be possible on her wedding day!

Thanks to Ben Pancoast and Justin Leveque for joining in on this shoot and providing for even more fabulous shots throughout the day! I can’t even count how many times Lisa+Dan commented on how much they enjoyed working with these 3 photographers, and I can’t agree more—an absolutely fabulous & talented group and any one of them would be an asset to your wedding team (not to mention they are a fun bunch!) Also thanks to Erica at Salon 1341 in Stevensville who styled the brides hair, David at the Veranda at The Whitcomb who provided us a lovely room to use as our “home base” for the day, and Kim of All-Star Productions who filmed our Shennanigans throughout the day!

If you’re interested in a Curtain Call photo shoot, we’ll be offering a Marathon Curtain Call Session on Sunday, August 30th.  The cost is $175 per person or couple ($75 deposit) and includes hair, 2 photographers in at least 2 locations and all of your digital negatives. Did I mention how incredibly fun this was?!  Sign up today by contacting Jessica@stellaeventdesign.com!

Check out Leda’s photos & recap here

See more from Ben Pancoast here