October’s Thursday Therapy was extra fun for me. I mean, they’re all lots of fun, but this one was especially fun. Why? Because I got to photograph it!
Back up, what is Thursday Therapy? It’s a monthly gathering for wedding professionals from every corner of the industry (photographers, DJs, planners, venues, stationers, florists, travel agents, you name it). Each month, different vendors donate their time, talent, and product to create a themed experience for the party-goers. It’s similar to a wedding reception, but smaller. Oftentimes a small styled shoot is added ahead of the party, which creates the opportunity for that month’s photographer to capture some cool photos to share with the vendor host team!
In October, Alisha Richardson, owner of ThirtyOne:Thirty Events, led the charge in creating a uniquely themed event - an unplugged speakeasy! The theme was loosely inspired by the actual speakeasy located below The Everly Event Space, October’s hosting venue. But really, who doesn’t love a good speakeasy theme no matter what inspires it?
Guys, this theme was a mysteriously moody dream all wrapped up in a romantic package! I absolutely loved getting to play with unique composition techniques, practice low-light techniques, and have a lot of fun with an awesome team in the process. It was a great night all around. Below are some of my favorite images from the styled shoot and after party :)
I love this crazy crew of wedding professionals that I get to call friends. They work hard, play hard, and they (literally) know how to throw a good party. Cheers to a great 2019, friends!
The dream team lineup:
Venue: The Everly Event Space
Planner: ThirtyOne:Thirty Events
Photography: Bailey Pianalto Photography
Videography: HeartFelt Visual
Catering: Marigolds Food Truck
Bartending: Embrace The Grape
Liquor Donations: Lifted Spirits Distillery
Sweets: Duck Donuts
Photo Booth: KC Magic Mirror
DJ/Lighting: Icon Event Group
Linens/Rentals: Ultrapom Event Rental
Florals: D&R Flowers & Events
Makeup Artist: Roxana Dolson
Gown: Savvy Bridal Boutique
Stationary: The Prettiest Pixel LLC
Model: LaTasha Scales