Behind the Scenes of the Palo Alto Plantation

**Please note that if you’re at work, the video contains beautiful music. **

There’s a first time for everything! Today I’m happy to share a quick behind the scenes of the Palo Alto Plantation video. I was part of an amazing styled shoot at this beautiful new eastern North Carolina wedding venue. When I arrived, Taylor, the manager, told me there was going to be some video, and while my immediate internal reaction was, “OMG, I’m not dressed for it! I haven’t even done my spring wardrobe shopping yet!”, I got over myself pretty quickly and loved my day out at the Palo Alto.  My favorite part was when we took a quick break to chat with Stephanie, the owner of Dream Makers Wedding Estates, about the history of the Palo Alto Plantation. I love when wedding venue owners see an older property, recognize that it has potential, and then respect it’s history and their place in that history. She did an amazing job restoring the house and grounds while keeping in mind it’s place in the community of Maysville and eastern North Carolina. In doing so, she created a space that invites intimate and beautiful moments to occur and be captured in a very natural, very special way.

Allie Miller of Allie Miller Photography is really great to work with. I loved her friendliness and outgoing personality, and chatting with her about lighting and film, and her total willingness to hold a reflector for me. Collaboration between photographers is hard to come by and I’m so glad I met her! Here’s to many more exciting collaborations in the future, and I’m so glad I was able to be part of her behind the scenes of the Palo Alto Plantation video.

Kelly at Silver Ceiling was a dream model. She was fun to work with, she rocked the eve of Milady dress that Taylor picked out and together we created some of my most favorite images of the 2017 season, and maybe EVER.

Taylor Hackett, the general manager of the Palo Alto Plantation was so fun, very professional, and most of all, very proud of the work that she has done with Stephanie and Dreammakers Wedding Estates to bring the Palo Alto back to it’s former splendor. It’s a beautiful venue, and I can’t wait to share more of my pictures of it- this week! I promise!

Enjoy the behind the scenes of the Palo Alto Plantation video as much as I enjoyed being in it and being part of the day- which was a lot!




Venue: The Palo Alto Plantation

Model: Kelly Farrell

Dress: Eve of Milady

Hair and Makeup: Silver Ceiling Beauty Consulting


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