I am excited about this post for a couple of reasons. The first is that I get to share the details about an amazing collaborative holiday shoot that I had the opportunity to participate in last week. The second is that I get to introduce you all to the Rising Tide Society and their Syracuse chapter. So fun! So let’s get started!
When I first started photography, I have to admit I felt a little lost. There was so much to learn, not only about the technicalities of shooting, but also about how to run a business! Thankfully I was blessed to have a wonderful and talented friend in the industry (huge shout out to Emily Netti!!!) who came along side me and helped to answer the millions of questions I wanted to ask. I’m so thankful for the afternoons Emily and I spend talking photography and business over a cup of tea! Her guidance gave me the resources I needed to start my business and the confidence I needed to keep it going!
When Emily and her husband moved out of state this summer, our tea dates came to an end. In my friends’s absence I realized how much I was craving community with other photographers. Enter the Rising Tide Society! The RTS is a resource for creative entreprenuers which focuses on building up the creative community through webinars, blog posts, and monthly meetups called Tuesdays Together.
Connecting with the Syracuse chapter of Tuesdays Together has been a game changer for me! Not only have I been able to connect with local photographers, I’ve also gotten to meet other people in the creative industries like event planners, florists, calligraphy artists, and more! It’s awesome to see these groups come together to discuss ways we can build each other up and to help each other problem solve. This group truly lives out their motto of #communityovercompetition!
Last weekend our Tuesdays Together group put on a collaborative holiday photo shoot. Event planners set up different holiday-themed backdrops, there was an elaborate hors d’oeuvres and charcuterie display, florists donated greenery and flower arrangements. And, of course, the photographers volunteered to take family photos of the people involved. It was gorgeous. Here are some of my images from the day and a list of the participating vendors!
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Venue: RedBarn20 – Windridge Estate
Charcuterie Display and Farmhouse Table: Naomi Reichard Brown & Brown Rentals
Florals: Whistlestop Florist, Heather Floral Studio
Chalkboard Display Design: Lovewell Weddings
Chalkboard Display Calligraphy: Paper Crane Calligraphy
Fireplace Display Design: Emerald Events
Indoor Rustic Display: Ann at RedBarn20