A Golden Hour Bohemian Styled Shoot | Designed by Kayla Tong of KT Coordinations

Posted on March 24 2021

A Golden Hour Bohemian Styled Shoot | Designed by Kayla Tong of KT Coordinations


Don't you love the photo above of Kayla from KT Coordinations?!


I love that the photographer of this editorial, Emily Burns, included a photo of Kayla prepping the bride during their styled shoot. Behind the scenes likes this are my fave! Kayla's bohemian styled shoot is such a lovely editorial set and I am so thrilled to share these photographs (shot by Emily Burns Photography) with you today. Full of neutral tones, gorgeous flowers, pampas grass, and an amazing triangle arch, the creativity behind this shoot is awesome. Read all about this shoot - and see the gorgeous photos! - below!


Kayla Tong of KT Coordinations



How would you describe your style?

I'm really into anything modern or anything that includes any type of wood if that makes sense, but overall I like all styles. 


How did you get into the wedding planning industry?

I had first decided that I wanted to be a nurse. I loved helping people and I knew that's what I was passionate about. Come to find out this wasn't my true passion seeing as I was always a creative person. I always loved watching wedding videos on Youtube and then decided that being a wedding planner could be creative, while helping couples have the wedding day of their dreams. I then joined a company in the wedding planning industry and never looked back. I love wedding planning with a passion and recently started my own business. I am a romantic and I don't think there is a better career for me than this.


What inspires you? Any current wedding trends you're loving?

I definitely use Pinterest for inspiration and also sometimes see random wedding Tik Toks on my page that light up my brain with ideas. Im really loving elopements right now because they are so intimate and the places where I've seen couples photographed are AMAZING. I love nature and pretty views. Places like those give the photos an extra element.




Planner + Florist: KT Coordinations 

Cake: Sweet Tooth Treats
Rentals: Jubilee Rentals
Venue: Hillside Manor
Invites: Pure Honey Designs
Hear and Makeup: Jessie Mel Beauty
Photographer: Emily Burns Photo


Opal and June Products Used:

Clementine + Latona // Nolan + Benjamin



Where did you pull inspiration for your shoot?

I actually used Pinterest. I'm not married yet, but I've always loved seeing arches used for ceremonies. I am in love with triangle arches for some reason, so I knew I wanted to incorporate that. I am also a big fan of nude colors and pampas, so I knew bohemian was the style/theme that I wanted to go with. This was actually my first styled shoot! It turned out exceptional.


How would you describe the vibe of your shoot?

I would say the vibe of the shoot was very chill and relaxed. Although, we didn't incorporate a sweetheart table and other things, we were still able to portray the shoot in the way we wanted. The chemistry that the models had were amazing, especially because they are a couple.



Did you DIY any of your shoot? Work with lots of vendors? We want to hear all about it!

I found all vendors through social media and some of the connections that I had already made! The shoot was smaller than expected, but I still got to work with some amazing vendors. The florist ended up canceling on the shoot, so I had to figure all of that out on my own! It was stressful, but I pulled it off. Props to florists for sure! I also had to set up the triangle arch by myself, which was difficult. I am not a very experienced when it comes to using a screwdriver, so it was sure a good lesson.


If you could give photographers / planners / other wedding vendors one piece of advice when setting up a styled shoot, what would it be?

Don't expect the day to go like planned time wise. Of course you should make a timeline, but be aware that you might get held back an hour or everything is moving faster than you thought. It's completely okay! Also, don't forget to enjoy it all. Make sure to engage with all vendors and models at the shoot! You will make better connections from it and will be able to get more personal and learn about the vendors themselves.



Thanks so much for sharing this styled shoot with us, Kayla! Your vision was brought to life beautifully!
XOXO. Lissa and Lauren

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