This versatile venue is a blank slate in the best way.

We’re so excited to bring in another styled photo shoot this week. Like the last few we’ve featured, it takes place at The Estate at New Albany. (Events director Kristen Pulcheon is killing it with getting these things going at her venue, isn’t she?) Unlike those few, this one has a different theme from the others. Gabriella Sutherland of Gabriella Sutherland Photography styled this shoot to be both minimalist and elegant, and we think she really succeeded. This shoot was unique, too, in that it featured a real-life couple instead of models.

“The models were friends of mine,” Sutherland says. “Brianna and Joseph are married in real life and never got professional wedding images done, which made this photo shoot that much more special to me because I was able to give them special wedding photos.” Brianna and Joseph wore their own wedding-day attire for the shoot, which Sutherland styled along with help from Kimberly Lehman of Love, Laughter & Elegance Wedding & Event Planning.

“I asked [Lehman] questions throughout the planning process about things that would match the color scheme I wanted/planned for the shoot,” Sutherland explains. “She helped me plan the color scheme of the tablescape and details to match my diea the best we could. I also reached out to vendors that were able to match my ideas perfectly and really tied into the shoot.”

Sutherland sourced many of the props from local antique and second-hand shops, as well as Amazon and Facebook buy/sell pages.

Vendors used:

Photographer/event planner: Gabriella Sutherland Photography

Event planning assistance: Love, Laughter & Elegance Wedding & Event Planning

Venue: The Estate at New Albany

Furniture, plates, silverware: The Estate at New Albany

Flowers: The Flowerman Columbus

Brianna’s gown:

Missy’s gown and green shoes: Secondhand via Facebook

Joseph’s attire: Jos. A. Bank and Kohl’s

Ring: Diamond Cellar

Ring box: Powell Liberty Antique Mall

Calligraphy set, signage, painted rocks: Ampersand Design Co. and Lovely Arrows Designs

Hair and makeup: La Prima Beauty

Models: Missy Burns and Brianna and Joseph Sayre