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Last weekend I was lucky enough to spend the afternoon at The White Room in downtown Spokane photographing headshots for a slew of extremely talented women.

The event was hosted by Alisa Lewis, of Alisa Lewis Event Design, whose work is amazing, by the way, and included vendors from all aspects of the wedding industry.

Here are some of my favorite shots from the day:

Rose, of Urban Rose Photo



(Hair by Cheyenne of Adhara Salon & Spa, makeup by Jennifer, of J. Ashley Sellen Couture)

Lindsey, of Tipsy Muse



(Hair by Annie, of Adhara Salon & Spa, makeup by Evy of Makeup by Evelyn Mauro)

Megan, of Megan Zentner Photography


(Hair by Cheyenne of Adhara Salon & Spa, Makeup by Jennifer, of J. Ashley Sellen Couture)

Alissa, of Ferguson Films


(Hair by Cheyenne, of Adhara Salong & Spa, makeup by J. Ashley Sellen Couture)

Erika, of Eurekame


(Hair by Cheyenne of Adhara Salon & Spa, makeup by Jennifer, of J. Ashley Sellen Couture)

Sylvia, of Feast Catering


(Hair by Annie of Adhara Salon & Spa, makeup by Evy of Makeup by Evelyn Mauro)

Evy, of Makeup by Evelyn Mauro


(Hair by Annie, of Adhara Salon & Spa)

Jennifer, of J. Ashley Sellen Couture



(Hair by Cheyenne, of Adhara Salon & Spa)

Thanks for a fabulous day, ladies!


We did it!  Ron and I are married!  We successfully pulled off a secret international elopement in Moorea, French Polynesia, and it was hands-down the most the most wildly-romantic, sweetest, and magical day of all time, ever.

I’m working on a full, future post about it, so I don’t want to spoil it by saying too much right now, but I will say that the day involved a pretty hilarious legal ceremony with the mayor of Moorea, a sweet personal vow exchange on a small, private island at sunset, and hundreds and hundreds of beautiful little flowers – some even made it into my hair!




(The previous photos are a collaboration between Ron’s family members – and now mine – Karl and Renee Puou, and me.  Captured by them, edited by yours truly)

And then for the honeymoon!  I didn’t use my camera as much as I should have, because I was paranoid about sand and water destruction, but I did manage to snap a few shots of our beautiful island.  Crystal clear, bright aqua, WARM ocean water was definitely the highlight of the island, and we spent 12 out of 14 days in the water and on the beach.




More to come!  Much, MUCH more.



Tomorrow is our big day, French Polynesian style!


I was so happy to have the chance to meet up with my old friends, Liz and Joseph, last weekend in California.  We met up for a family photos session on a cliff overlooking the beach just before sunset, when the soft California light was just about perfect, and it was an extra special reunion because they have become parents since the last time I saw them.  Their children are absolutely gorgeous (and sweet, and funny, and talented, and brilliant)!  And, oh my, little Emmalyn’s eyes:






More to come of this sweet family!