Earlier in this year Alexandra and I decided to collaborate on a fun and simple shoot with some leftover flowers I had. It was a really wonderful Sunday! We had so much fun playing with flowers and just letting our creativity flow, something I don't always get to do! :)
This blog post has been a long time coming. I think this session actually took place around this time last year?! Crazy how fast time flies. My friend Lexia Frank is such a talented film photographer and is putting together a book for other photographers, or just anyone who wants to learn more about film photography. She needed a few subjects to photograph for a few of her lessons, which is where I came in. :) I love all of the different levels of lighting she used in these photos. So interesting and unique! Thanks for including me Lexia, I love your work!
This winter was pretty tough to get through in Portland. We had so much rain and we went months and months with very few, if any sunny days! If there is anything good about an Oregon winter, it's this. How beautiful are these birch trees?
Jenni was dreaming up a winter bouquet for this shoot, and that's exactly what I created! Lots of greenery and twiggy details, with pops of winter white flowers such as lisanthus and spider mums. I even include some dried lunaria too! It was nice to play with some winter flowers and textures that I don't get to use often.
Thank you to Trendy Bride Magazine for featuring our work! It's always a treat to have our designs published. :)
Mt. Hood Organic Farms continues to amaze me. It's one of my favorite wedding venues here in Oregon! Hannah and Jeremy's wedding took place at Mt. Hood Organic Farms last August and I was truly so lucky to place a small role in making their day beautiful and special.
Summer in Oregon offers so many beautiful blooms, we had such a bounty of flowers to choose from for their soft, pastel palette. You will see garden roses, scabiosa, dahlias, pee gee hydrangea, foxglove, and many more. I really enjoyed working with this muted, summer palette.
Make sure to watch their feature film at the end of this post, We Are Moving Pictures captured their day so well!
Photography: Maria Lamb Photography // Planning: Whitney Werts Events // Flowers: Foraged Floral // Venue: Mt. Hood Organic Farms // Dress: Loho Bridal // Bride's Shoes: Chanel // Rings: Maloy's // Hair & Makeup: Portland Makeup and Hair // Groom's Attire: Duchess Clothier // Catering: Cultivate Catering // Wedding Cake & Desserts: Sweetheart St. John's // Musician: Zach Jones // Rentals: The Party Place // Furniture, Decor & Dishes: Classic Vintage Rentals // Vintage Car: Superior Performance Getaway Car // Linen: La Tavola // Invitations: The Card Bar // Calligraphy: Katie Michelle Designs // Videography: Moving Pictures
Where to begin with this winter wedding celebration? Anna and Ryan are some of the coolest people. Each of them have their own fun and cool personality, which makes them both a joy to be around. Another neat thing was how laid back they were about their wedding! Anna totally let me have creative control of the flowers, with only one request - that her bouquet have a large, gold succulent in it. Done and done! Each of their friends played a huge part of their day too, one even made over 20 mini naked cakes. These were for each of the tables, we decorated them with fresh florals too!
I'm slowly figuring out that the neutral palette of white and green is pretty much my favorite. I love the simplicity of it and how clean it looks, with everything! Since their wedding took place in November, we had a lot of wintry greens, berries and textures. My favorite of the flowers we used are the anemones, such show stoppers on their own. Everything about this day glowed, I'm so happy with how everything worked out. :)
A & R's wedding was also featured on Style Me Pretty, which we are all so grateful for. Thank you to SMP for the beautiful feature!
Photography: Winsome and Wright // Flowers: Foraged Floral // Venue: Room 1520 // Invitations: Minted // Bride's Shoes: J.Crew // Groom's Attire: De Louice Custom Tailors // Wedding Dress: J. Crew // Calligraphy: Layers of Loveliness // Hair & Makeup: Brides by Kelly