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Hunger Games Inspired Wedding Shoot | New York and New Jersey Wedding Photographer

I had finished reading the first Hunger Games a few weeks ago when my super talented photographer friend Carmen Santorelli asked me if I would join her to second shoot in digital a Hunger Games Inspired Wedding Shoot she was planning to shoot in film.   In spite of the very early start time (I was up at 5:30 AM that day) I was thrilled and said yes immediately!  We had such a fun day working in upstate New Jersey with our two gorgeous and quite funny (though you wouldn’t tell by looking at these photos) models.  All the vendors on this project were not only extremely talented, but also very fun to work with.  The pies by Pickles and Pies had me literally stuffing my face and the decor by Stacy Shea Events was perfect to every detail.   It was so clever the way they incorporated key elements of the book into a truly romantic wedding: woods, berries, and mocking jay motifs really made this styled wedding full of beauty and class.  The moody clouded skies kept the mood just right for this wedding giving it a slightly dark edge.  See links to all of the amazingly talented vendors at the bottom of this post…

A few fun facts about this shoot: 1) Katniss’ bow was handmade by Stacy Shea… I imagine she would have done well if she had to be in the Hunger Games 2) I got my first tick bite 3) I found out that Toms are NOT water proof or even water resistant…my shoes were squishing like water shoes by the end of the day just from the dew on the grass…

“There are several other weak spots in the fence, but this one is so close to home I almost always enter the woods here”

There will be twenty-four of us.  Odds are someone will kill him before I have to.

Sick and disoriented, I’m able to form only one thought: Peeta Mellark just saved my life.

I give Peeta’s hand one last squeeze as a signal, as  goodbye, and we begin counting.

See the full gallery for more of my images from the day HERE

See Carmen Santorelli’s Website for the shoot HERE

 See a behind the scenes video of the day by Matt of DMO films HERE

Also, see more of this shoot on Style Me Pretty, posted on the movie’s opening night!

Planner: Stacie Shea Events / Stylist Assistant: Lauren Megerdichian / Video: DMO Films / Makeup and Hair: Erica Ogawa / Wedding Gowns: Monique Lhuillier and Lazaro from Kleinfeld Bridal / Tuxedo: Hugo Boss provided by Kleinfeld Bridal / Shoes: Aruna Seth provided by Gabriella New York / Hair Accessories: Kleinfeld Bridal and Gabriella New York / Floral Design AvaFlora / Paper: Jessica Haley Ink / Food: Pickles and Pies / Cake & Cupcakes: Sweet Lisa’s / Vintage Rentals: The Vintage Rental Company / Female Model: Flavia Barbat / Male Model: Randall Harris

P.S. I saw the movie last night and I have to say…though the theater was overflowing with pre-teens who felt the need to laugh and romantic moments and sob loudly and uncontrollably at the sad parts (continuing even once the scene had ended)…it did not disappoint.  Don’t miss it!  Maybe just see a later showing that’s past the pre-teens bedtimes!

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