Styled Shoot | Kelsey + Jeffrey + Drake
We are so stoked to have all of this beauty on the blog! Kelsey has a blog, On the Half Shell Blog, and we have been loving her sweet self and all the content she shares since day one! We all met up one night this past fall when we all were just getting started and discussed all of our hopes, goals, and dreams for our businesses and what we had to offer our community. Ever met someone and just clicked? That's exactly how it was! It was so refreshing connecting with another creative individual with the same vision!
With all of that being said, we had been daydreaming of this shoot for months! After meeting up in Norfolk's Neon District for some fun blogger shots of Kelsey, we knew we couldn't wait to get her sweet little family in front of our cameras! Kelsey, her boyfriend Jeffrey, and their ADORABLE pup Drake allowed us to take creative liberty in creating the perfect little sunset dream date!
Per usual we packed up our favorite items from our homes, put together a yummy salad, and went to town at Bennett's Creek Park! Setup is always hilarious as people enjoying their day are perplexed by the two girls that look like they're moving in! (ohhhh the stares we get) We had an amazing picnic scene in mind and were mostly setup when we get a text from Kelsey, "is it raining there? because it's pouring here!" It had been overcast, but no rain in sight! Being the optimists that we are, we tell her to come on and we'll see what happens!
After tying fabric and lanterns to this beautiful tree, setting out all the food, and really watching our vision come together... it begins to drizzle. Moments later it turns into a full on downpour! Kelsey and Drake tucked away under a tree to stay dry, and Jeffrey so sweetly accompanied us in the mad dash to hide cameras and cover food. (insert facepalm emoji) Once all bases were covered, we accompanied Kelsey and Drake to devise a plan of attack once the rain cleared.
The rain clouds cleared and we were ready to get this show on the road! The rest of the night was perfection. Kelsey and Jeffrey have the sweetest love and we all joked and laughed all night. Drake was SO well behaved and SO photogenic! Seriously, he showed up ready to slay this shoot!
We are so excited to share this adventure filled styled shoot with you and we couldn't be more thankful to have this sweet couple be apart of our journey! If you don't already, go check out Kelsey's blog and definitely tag along on Instagram @onthehalfshellblog for all the sweet videos and updates of Drake, poor baby has a serious tooth injury right now! :(
Keep on scrolling for this bike ride turned picnic turned boat ride kind of a night! We hope it gives you alllll the summer feels, after all this is bound to be the summer of love, right?
The Whimsy Nomads