What is CAMP exactly? CAMP stands for Creating Art, Meaning, Purpose and is a fresh, new company based primarily in Atlanta, Georgia launched in 2012 by stylist Ginny Branch along with her creative companions Amy Osaba, Erica Loesing, Maria Taylor, and Max LeBlanc. CAMP seeks to help students to develop their creative intuition and to cultivate their individual aesthetics. They teach everything from tabletop photography to styling, floral arranging for entertaining, upholstery how-to, bridal makeup, business basics and more. They develop new classes, retreats and workshops regularly, check out their website often to see what they’re up to.
We were pleased as punch to team up with these vendors, many members of Studio1658, and are still in awe of the wonderful things our imaginations create together. Inspired by the colors and patterns of chickens, and set at an idyllic farm house, this shoot is chock-full of whimsical details. The invitation suite from Ashley Buzzy McHugh!?! The vintage car in just the right palette from Blue Eyed Yonder?!? It's almost too good to be true!
Speckled patterns and feather details popped up throughout this styled shoot and rounded out the family farm feeling. Alison, executive chef of Sun in my Belly, designed the food and drink menu to reflect a vibrant and colorful, yet homey feel. We can't get enough of this "Fine Feather Fete" feature, shot at Serenbe and featured in Southern Weddings,Volume VI, just look at these Ali Harper's gorgeous gems.
One of our talented vendors, Kirsta at Blue Eyed Yonder, schemed up this masterpiece, blending a romantic, soft, pastel palette with rich pops of deep emeralds. Classic Derby elements such as roses, mint juleps, and equestrian inspired details were featured throughout, shot by the lovely Ali Harper, and featured in Weddings Unveiled and on Snippet and Ink. Lush florals, and the blush rose blanket made of over 1,000 buds --amazing! Ashley Buzzy McHugh's trophy inspired invitations and paper goods are just gorgeous, and have us wishing she could hand letter everything in our lives! Alright, if this list of vendors is making you feel like you've got a case of Deja Vu from the Southern Wedding's shoot, you aren't crazy. But you know the old saying, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," and man-oh-man, it's not broken. We love how different these two shoots are, and how they showcase that no one involved in both beautiful shoots is a one-trick pony.
For Derby inspired food, SIMB’s executive chef, Alison Lueker, whipped up rosemary and garlic crusted lamb chops with golden beet grits and pan roasted okra for dinner. She also played off the palette and theme, featuring pickled shrimp in cucumber cups, cheese straws with a bourbon pecan crust, and benne seed biscuits with country ham + grain mustard as appetizers. Pretty plates and delicious dishes. We're are continuously floored to get to work with such creative and inspiring folks.
We just about jumped for joy when we discovered the details and the creative minds working together for this Great Expectations inspired shoot. Sun in my Belly’s romantic venue, Lullwater Acres, served as the perfect backdrop, and Modern Luxury assembled an all-star cast to put a twist on the Charles Dickens classic, and the upcoming blockbuster hit. The results? Well, we think they're pretty phenomenal, but you can take a look at these brilliant images from Heidi with Our Labor of Love, and decide for yourself.
From vintage glassware, to paper runners on the table, the Victorian details and luxurious accents of this shoot still have us oohing and aahing! Studio1658's vendors came together in a wonderful way, reminding us how amazing vendors can make our jobs that much more worthwhile.
Check out this amazing, behind the scenes video to see how we made this magic happen and to see our sweet Henry + June steal the spotlight.
The fantastic Ginny Branch has done it again! Collaborating with Ali Harper, Amy Osaba and Alison Lueker of Sun in my Belly, Ginny and this talented team schemed up a rehearsal dinner photo shoot, inspired by a winter night, that is simply mesmerizing. The moody night’s sky was mimicked by using an old chalkboard as the table top and pops of gold, seen in the flatware, glassware and mercury glass votives, added a magical starlit element to the tablescape. Amy Osaba always floors us with her beautiful designs, and these creations were no exception. We really love how she incorporated wintery branches and dried leaves and berries to follow suit with the theme, and to add texture and dept to the bouquet and arrangements. Even the food spoke to the midnight blue inspiration. We’re wild about the beautiful blackberries Sun in my Belly used on their healthy and delicious sweet potato and arugula salad with almonds and a jalapeno + lime vinaigrette. Once again, Studio1658’s vendors come together to make something wonderful.
“A taste of Foxhall” was a real treat. A bevy of Studio1658 vendors contributed to this rustic, yet clean photo shoot and tasting at Foxhall’s newest venue, Lakeside Terrace, and we couldn’t be happier about the outcome. This stunning shoot was coordinated by Simply Charming Socials, and directed by the creative guru Ginny Branch, who drew inspiration from Ralph Lauren and Martha Stewart Living to create this modern farmhouse look and feel. Brides and grooms were able to come out to Foxhall to get a glimpse of Lakeside Terrace, grab a bite of Sun in my Belly’s food, see what some of their preferred vendors could bring to the table. Slate + wooden serving pieces showcased Sun in my Belly’s light bites, which were just as scrumptious as they were stunning, and Erica Loesing of Yes Ma’am created beautifully handwritten tags each dish. Such an ideal pairing!
Of course, there to document every delightful detail were the wonderful Buffy and Chris Dekmar, who shot film and video of the day from start to finish. Buffy’s photos are absolutely breathtaking, and we are thrilled to have this wonderful couple’s companies under Studio1658’s roof.