Little Lights Black Tie & Botanicals Shoot


I love finding new spaces in our area and Little Lights Events is definitely a charmer. I spent the afternoon there photographing a styled shoot, which is basically a way for us creatives to shoot for fun. I’m already envisioning how beautiful a reception here will be (keep scrolling, you’ll see!) and would love to get one of my couples out in the Herbert Hoover National Historical Park for their ceremony.

I’m a big sucker for botanicals and white walls and open beams so this was a dream. The industrial bulbs, wood tables, planter boxes, and flickering candles made for a romantic, classic feel while the exposed brick and hardwood floor brought a natural, historical element.


Eric & Rachel are a real-life married couple who were gracious enough to get dolled up and model for us. Aren’t they so beautiful?


This shoot was a collaboration of many vendors, all giving of their time and talents to pull it together. Thank you so much to all of them for making this work!


Venue: Little Lights Events
Planner: Amanda Remington with Little Lights Events
Plates, Glasses, Decor: Little Lights Events
Paper goods: Andi’s Invites
Cookies: Jaclyn’s Niche
Dress: Brides by Jessa
Tux: JCPenney
Florals: Nicole of Waterfront Hy-Vee
Cake: Tip Top Cakes
Calligraphy: Emelyn Letters
Hair & Makeup: Amanda of Zen Salon & Spa

Carla Whipple -

Love it all – the chairs, the lights, botanicals, everything!

Client Appreciation Dinner -

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