// There are no words for how thrilled I was when I showed up at this wedding. Completely giddy, completely ready to rock. Here are two frames...
››› Prepare yourself, this is going to be a long one.
I am swooning/obsessed/smitten with just about every frame from this day.
››› and then they were ready to wed
››› Being a wedding photographer is always a pleasure, but photographing a friend's wedding is a gift. Sharing a day through ›art‹ is such a special way to be a part of people's lives, and when you already know the couple is crazy-rad it's just a major perk!
When I shoot a wedding, all I do is pray that I am able to capture what the couple's real love looks like, it has nothing to with me or what I want. The camera documents truth & Sarah & Josh made it beautiful. They are so in love & so together it almost felt like I was photographing a vow renewal. They were the definition of laid back on comfortable; already knew each other's ways like they'd been studying their whole life.
Real friends, real people, real memories. Real love.
// Usually after I shoot I know the exact handful of photos I absolutely cannot wait to edit and fawn over. Yesterday's elopement was a little different.. I'm completely tongue tied and completely in love with all the images and want to publish them immediately. So after 8 hours of traveling coming off of shooting a double header, I picked one at random because I really just couldn't wait until tomorrow.
Flowers // Passionflower Design
Photography // Jane in the Woods
››› I was just going about my day workin' when a full box of Eugene Wedding's Magazine was put into my hands. Time stood still and I was completely frozen while simultaneously unable to control myself. Shaking my hands like crazy and tearing up I was honored.
Ben & Christel were a really special couple & seeing their love grace the pages of a publication was wonderful. Cheers to a full life!
My favorite time of the year is any day I get to put on my hunter boots.
››› Next weekend I'm traveling to Oregon to shoot a Portland Wedding & then a costal elopement that I could not be more anxious for. The bride sent me the Pinterest board of her vision and it's so Northwest in all the best ways. it is truly the greatest gift to be able to make art with people [and wear your hunter boots while making it!] The Northwest fog will be so welcomed after flying out of Phoenix.
In other news, Sedona is actually an excellent place for growing magnolias and many other kinds of luscious blooms & greens. When I gathered these beauts [below] in the spring it was a little bitter sweet, Oregon is so full of lush greenery that any day is pretty much a good day to forage for a bouquet. So when contemplating moving to Sedona, I was very much looking forward to an intensely epic succulent garden but I figured my house would never be filled with quite as much woodland life. Looks like everything is working out wonderfully.
// Katie /
// This just might be my favorite dress of the season... and Katie wears it so well
Sometimes people are happy & in love. It's a remarkable thing and makes my life wonderful.
››› This bride was such a treat. Between her stunning red wedding hair, walking down the aisle to Lana Del Rey [what I dream about!] or being just about the sweetest person ever, this day was joy. The wedding took place on their family farm just outside of Eugene in Cheshire, Oregon surrounded by Douglas Fir I just want to immerse myself in forever.
The gentle ease & flow of being a photographer in Oregon is such a reflection of the sweeping landscapes. Everything is so rich and the world feels so full of textures and light. Get ready for some luminous portraits in the trees.
The bride hand picked every single one of these amazing bridesmaid dresses!
Rain, rain, rain
It's never exactly what you hope for your on your wedding day but it always works out, really. It always works out.
Last weekend was crazy. I caught an early flight to Oregon and started off a double header weekend with a crazy & mighty storm. The superhero venue staff at Along Came Trudy moved everything inside in the blink of an eye and not one thing was ruined, AH-mazing.
››› Anyway, I'm just here to share a couple highlights because I'm too anxious to hold these shots in. I LOVED so many moments at this wedding, I will be tearing up while I'm editing the full reel.
If you know me at all, you know that my favorite past time is swooning over flowers.
Have you seen my Florals Pinterest board lately? Days & days...
I love this bouquet in particular because of the accents of citrus, the incorporation of one of my favorite flower, the Juliette garden rose, & this killer red background! Wouldn't it look just stunning against the Sedona red rocks?