What happens when 8 bloggers, a dozen photographers, and a ton of cool brands get together for a massive 6 hour photo shoot? Magic, magic happens. I was lucky enough to take part in the Catch Me At Luxe “Shoot-Out” put on by the fabulous Bre of Her Hashtag Life. As a blogger, I gathered my favorite outfits, accessories, and products from brand collaborations and headed to The Graduate hotel in Tempe, AZ. I had never been to The Graduate but based on the pictures, I knew it was going to be a fun and colorful setting that would be perfect for an all-day shoot. The “Shoot Out” concept seems simple, and thanks to a great deal or organization from Bre- the day ran VERY smoothly. Between outfit changes, makeup and hair touchups, and snacks from the hotel, we all survived (and had fun) at the very glamorous marathon.
Each blogger rotated through photographers every 20 minutes each of which provided unique perspectives and backgrounds throughout the trendy property. We shot pictures on the roof, in the retro diner, and around the pool just to name a few of my favorite spots. Each photographer had their own ideas and spin on using the property to capture just the right shots. I was shocked how even though we all used the same set up, every single photo is uniquely different and each influencer was able to capture their own niche in their photos.
My favorite part of the day was being surrounded by so many creative individuals and seeing women support women. From meeting amazing bloggers who are rocking the digital space and networking with the insanely talented photographers to trying new looks and photo styles, the Catch Me At Luxe shoot out proved to be a genius concept. I told Bre I truly wish she could host these every month! I ended up with a ton of content and it was a great way to reach out to new brands for collaborations.
Below I’m sharing some of my favorite shots of the day!
Behind The Scenes:
Founder & Coordination: Her Hashtag Life
Event Space: Graduate Tempe
BTS Video: Cam + Beck Video
Day of Coordination Assistant: The Ivy Social
Floral: Moelleux Events
Elizabeth Jorgensen with Cactus Fox Photography // @CactusFoxPhotography
Swag Bag Sponsors:
“I am a Creative” Swag Bags: AdLipps
Custom Jewelry: @FYUDesigns
Arizona Art Print: LahontanLetterworks
Chocolate Chip Cookies: Megs Cookie Crate
Workout DVD: Sara Haley Fit
Calendars: Rifle Paper Co
Deodorant: Schmidts Naturals
Camera & Cactus Cookies: Sweet Frost Bakery
Hexagon Tiles: Pink by Peach
Confetti Bags, Dream Chaser Print, & Event Shirts: Her Hashtag Life