Last October, my friend Janelle and I were sitting at my dining room table thinking about doing another styled shoot together. We knew we wanted to focus on men. As we were bouncing ideas off each other, we came up with the groomsmen concept - focusing on their day of a wedding. Janelle's eye lit up wide and she excitedly said, "ooohhhh....let's shoot it at that place, oh what's it called??? Guys go sit in chairs, get shaved....." I said, "A barbershop??" and then we laughed hysterically. Still a good joke today. And from there, our shoot quickly evolved.
The good gentlemen at The Black Comb in Lancaster welcomed us with open arms and were so accommodating. Janelle, owner and operator of Nipit Branding, did an amazing job of finding the best vendors for us.
Our concept was this - start at the barbershop - showcase the groom and his groomsmen getting cleaned up and ready for the wedding, all while hanging out and drinking some good beer. From there we took them to a rooftop to enjoy a toast to the groom followed by some relaxing at Lancaster Brewing Company before the wedding festivities begin. Then our beautiful bride shows up for some before wedding photos with the groom. And finally at the end of the day - we celebrated with a custom made groomsman cake. The day was beautiful. Our vendors and models were a dream to work with. And best of all - we pitched the idea to GIBS grooming who loved it, wrote an article for Modern Salon magazine on the concept of barbershops offering their clients wedding packages and used our pictures from the shoot!
Thank you so much to all the models and vendors who helped make this shoot a HUGE success!!!
Brandon Cover Groom
Garrett Snyder Groomsman
Clay Penecale Groomsman
Everett Kerrison Groomsman
Joann Breslin Bride
Gibs Grooming Sponsor and Grooming Supplies
Salon Blu Hair Studio
Andrea Lynn Hair Stylist
James Kibler Hair Stylist
Bella Manse Grooms Cake
Maggie King Makeup Artist
Portia Brady Dress Designer
Janelle Hake Concept Creator, Art Director & Stylist
Chelsey Reisinger Coordinator & Stylist
Lancaster Brewing Company Shoot Location & Sponsor
The Black Comb Shoot Location & Barbers
Mobtown Florals Bouquet and Boutonnieres