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!
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
When Olivia and Eric first reached out to me they mentioned that they were getting married at Mt. Hood Organic Farms and that they loved bright, summer colors; can you imagine my excitement? A lot of couples have been sticking with a more neutral palette of whites, greens, and blush lately, which I love, but it's so nice to break out and go bold every now and then too. Plus, I love Mt. Hood Organic Farms!
O & E also contracted me to do some flat styling for their big day. They ended up enlarging a print I designed and used it near their ceremony entrance, which was so flattering and exciting to see. I also designed all of the table numbers the same way. You can view the photos below to see the flat styling I did for them in their initials using fruit and flowers. Such a fun little project!
Since their color palette was "all colors" we ended up going all over the spectrum. Olivia wanted a nice mix of lighter shades, and brighter ones too, to contrast. Here bridesmaids wore soft, pastel shades, so we kept their bouquets soft. Meanwhile, Olivia's bouquet was a mix of pastel and pops of deep and bright colors. Some of the flowers used were dahlias, clematis, zinnias, garden roses, poppies and more!
Congrats again to Olivia and Eric! :)
Happy New Year everyone!
I hope you all had an excellent holiday and are welcoming 2017 with warm, open arms. It's quite frigid here today, so as much as I wish I was outside designing, there is just no way!
This session happened at the end of 2015 when we had just moved to Portland. Sarah, of Sarah Carpenter Photography, had reached out to say that she was visiting Portland (she had also just moved, but to Seattle from Texas) and wanted to do a little creating. Since I had literally just moved across the country a few days before, my flower options were pretty limited. I decided to use what we had growing in our yard and did a little neighborhood foraging as well.
My husband put together this table with some scrap wood that we had traveled from Chicago with and there you have it! A last minute session that turned out to be quite amazing, if you ask me. Even our cute little pup Marcy joined in on the fun. :)
I really love working with warm color palettes. There's just something about these colors that make everything seem so comfortable and home-y. This late Summer bridal inspiration shoot took place in Wisconsin with some of my favorite vendor friends.
We worked hard to get that "realness" that you don't always see with editorial shoots. Our goal was to showcase the intentional moments spent by our bride before she was dressed and ready for her big day, followed by a few bridal portraits too. It was fun to dream up a morning routine for a bride to be at such a beautiful venue.
Hope you enjoy!
Photography: Jake Anderson Photo // Flowers: Foraged Floral // Calligraphy: Layers of Loveliness // Venue: The Farm at Dover // Hair: Nika Vaughan Bridal Artists // Makeup: Simply Perfect Makeup // Gown: Houghton NYC via Alice in Ivory Bridal