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A soft and sensual bridal boudoir session with Jessica, who you may remember from this post. Being a wedding photographer in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene is a dream come true, but I still jumped at the chance to fly to warm, sunny Texas for this dreamy inspirational session at White Sparrow barn!

Jessica was amazing to photograph, so happy and in love, and the setting was just stunning.  I loved the continuity of photographing this bridal boudoir session at the same venue as the wedding inspiration, along with all the sweet signs of spring  that were incorporated there. The vintage style lingerie was the icing on the cake, and her soft, subtle lip was one of my all-time favorites.

This session is a perfect example of how to incorporate bridal boudoir into your wedding photography experience. Boudoir photos make an incredible gift for your future spouse, and this type of session is the perfect opportunity to acclimate yourself to the camera while feeling so empowered in the process. Lovely, lovely images of a lovely, lovely bride!

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What a great experience it was to work with the amazing team who brought this vision to life! Thank you to everyone who contributed to this beautiful boudoir session.

Floral Design & Styling | Carly Potter Floral Design
Styling | Taylor Brown
Hair and Makeup | Meagan Bechtel
Calligraphy | Inkling Calligraphy
Paper Goods | Papel Vivo
Table | The Olive Bench
Gown | Gossamer
Shoes | Anthropologie
Jewelry | BHLDN
Ribbon | Frou Frou Chic
Napkins & Pinch Pots | Salt Shop Handmades
Runner | Silk and Willow
Cake | Loft22Cakes
Table Accessories | Signora e Mare
Venue | The White Sparrow
Event | Revive Workshop
Film Processing & Developing | Richard Photo Lab
Film Stock | Portra 800

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Just look at these two!  I love being able to travel from Spokane and a meet fellow wedding photographer (or two) from around the country.  I met Hannah and Preston in Dallas this winter, and was able to photograph their anniversary session at a Dallas Nature preserve as part of the Revive Workshop.  You would never know it was winter from all of that lush, green goodness we had to work with!  I am so, so jealous of people who live in climates where they can enjoy outdoor photo sessions year round.  We are pretty much limited to the months of May through October in the Pacific Northwest, save for the occasional beautiful snow session in December or January. As winter comes to a close, I am itching for more sunshine and engagement sessions – luckily, they are just around the corner.  Spring can’t come soon enough!

Hannah and Preston are the talented duo behind Cottonwood Road Photography, and it’s obvious they know their stuff! There truly is nothing better than photographing two people in love. It makes my  job easy, and fills me with so much joy.  Thanks to the Hagamans for the lovely, lovely session!

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Thank you to the vendors whose time and talent helped to make this anniversary session so incredible! And thank you, again, to Hannah and Preston for being so wonderful!  xo

Hair and Makeup | Makeup by Wendy Zerrudo
Dress | Anthropologie
Venue | Dallas Nature Preserve
Event | Revive
Film Lab | Richard Photo Lab
Film Stock | Fuji 400H

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Being a wedding photographer in Spokane means busy summers chock full of gorgeous weddings, and lots of downtime in the off-season.  Lucky for me, the sun shines in other parts of the country in the winter, and I was able to capture some of it’s goodness in Texas with this dreamy wedding inspiration!

Cole and Jessica were amazing to photograph, so happy and in love, and the setting was just stunning.  I loved the sweet signs of spring incorporated into the florals, especially the added touch of foraged berries that doubled as a nice little styling piece with the hand lettered invitation suite.

This session is the perfect example of the impact details can make when incorporated into a wedding day. They are both subtle and beautiful, but are full of visual interest and special meaning.  From the bag of pistachios to the delicate silk ribbon (and everything in between, with those incredible textured papers, linen napkins, fabric table runner, velvet ring box, and more!), it extends the mood and atmosphere, and makes me want to reach out and give each piece a little stroke.  It was sensory heaven the day of!

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What a great experience it was to work with the amazing team who brought this vision to life! Thank you to everyone who contributed to this beautiful session.

Floral Design & Styling | Carly Potter Floral Design
Styling | Taylor Brown
Hair and Makeup | Meagan Bechtel
Calligraphy | Inkling Calligraphy
Paper Goods | Papel Vivo
Table | The Olive Bench
Gown | Gossamer
Shoes | Anthropologie
Jewelry | BHLDN
Ribbon | Frou Frou Chic
Napkins & Pinch Pots | Salt Shop Handmades
Runner | Silk and Willow
Cake | Loft22Cakes
Table Accessories | Signora e Mare
Venue | The White Sparrow
Event | Revive Workshop
Film Processing & Developing | Richard Photo Lab
Film Stock | Portra 800

 

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I had the pleasure of spending a beautiful week in California last month while attending the Artist Holiday workshop at Sunstone Villa and Winery.  It was so refreshing to be among so many great artists and industry titans, and I relished watching their creative processes as they designed amazing inspirational sessions that photographed like a dream.

Having transitioned into the role of Portland wedding photographer, I enjoyed basking in the glow of the famed California sunlight so much (something I yearn for, living in the Pacific Northwest!) and producing sun-soaked images without even a hint of clouds or rain!  I featured those sun-filled images in another blog post, which you can see by clicking here, I’m thrilled to be sharing a peek at some of the portraits I captured indoors during my time at the villa.

Sunstone Villa has such a unique quality, and it was a magical venue in which to work.  The history behind it is incredible!  It’s founders constructed the villa from artifacts and materials recovered from a small village in France and imported to the US, so when you step inside, it almost feels as though you’ve been transported back in time or to another continent.  It made me so nostalgic for the years I lived abroad in Europe!

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A huge thank you to the team of talented wedding professionals who worked so hard to make our time at The Artist Holiday so phenomenal!

Venue | Sunstone Villa and Winery
Event | The Artist Holiday, hosted by Jen Huang and Kurt Boomer
Styling | Ginny Au
Styling Assistant | Sarah Parks
Florist | Nicolette Camille
Calligraphy | Written Word Calligraphy
Ribbon | FrouFrou Chic
Roses | Ella Rose Farm
Hair and Makeup | Chiali Meng Artistry
Veil | Twigs & Honey
Rentals | Found Rentals
Model | LA Models
Gown | Loho Bridal
Film Stock | Kodak Portra 800
Film Developing and Processing | Richard Photo Lab

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