Quianna Marie of Quianna Marie Photography is an incredibly talented photographer from San Jose, California who recently decided to expand one section of her photography business into education for other photographers.
Quianna put together an amazing styled shoot at Guglielmo Winery in Morgan Hill, CA with the collaboration of top local wedding vendors. She then enlisted The Documentarists to capture the styled shoot, while also documenting behind the scenes of her educating the students.
The photographs from the day ended up getting featured in the bridal publication Borrowed and Blue. You can check out the feature here!
As for our process, we employed two of our workhorse documentary cameras, the Canon C100 and Canon C100 mark II to capture the action, trying to strike a balance between cinematic and stylistic shots of the models with lens flares and slow motion, along with documentary-style behind the scenes shots of the students and Quianna. We brought along our trusty Rhino Carbon Core Slider to get an interesting perspective on the decor. The built-in ND filters on the C100s definitely came in handy out in the harsh sunlight.
In the end, we managed to create a video that will help Quianna attract more potential students for her educational brand, while also providing tons of exposure for the Bay Area wedding vendors who were involved. All in all, the video was a fantastic success.