// Flora-obsessed by Melissa Jane Ferrell


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? 

// Headed to the Southwest by Melissa Jane Ferrell


Reilly & I are beyond excited to announce that we have moved to Sedona! 

Moving to Sedona, Arizona while 6 months pregnant has been one of the biggest adventures we've ever embarked on and we have ›› honestly ‹‹ loved every second of it. There are so many wonderful & mind-blowing things ahead and I can't wait to photograph the heck out of it all. 

Follow our travels & adventures on Instagram

I also want to announce that I will be charging into new territory! I will be brining on an associate photographer, traveling more and mostly importantly I will be telling more swoon-worthy love stories in the trees. 

›››  Jane in the Woods Photographie will now be serving many locations on the West Coast: Sedona, Long Beach & Eugene. Those are the three main hubs of service and all wedding collections will included travel to those locations plus two hours driving time around them. If you live far away from Sedona don't be shy! I'll stay with friends, get rides & do everything in my power to keep travel expenses low so that we can can make some fantastic art together.  

// Some Romantic, Eclectic & Bohemian Wedding Film Scans by Melissa Jane Ferrell


A second sneak peek for this wedding, what?! 

I just received the film scans of this day from my ever-so-talented second shooter Brinkley & I › could not wait ‹ to share a couple of them. They are so etherial & eclectic I love them. Wedding days are all about love & art so why not make some crazy good stuff while everyone is all dressed up & happy?! These are the photos you will treasure the rest of your life with your love! ››› Someday your kids will make fun of your clothes and hair but then by the time their kids see them you'll be totally in style again! Having my grandchildren tell me how tots amaze my wedding photos are is definitely something I'm looking forward to. 

On a side note, having a second shooter there on your wedding day really allows for some amazing things to happen. While I'm running around like a a kid at disneyland, a second shooter sees the background noise and usually catches some pretty freaking excellent candid moments on both film and digital formats which makes for so much more art!

I'm a big fan of art & love which makes this pretty much a dream job. 

Also, I want to love on this couple like cray. Married 60 years and they were glowing as much as the bride and groom!

These are the things life is about. 

Casey & Morghan // Sneak Peek by Melissa Jane Ferrell


Oregon Barn Wedding // Jane in the Woods Photographie

Sometimes I just squeal inside ››my brides are so thebomb.com‹‹

Morghan here walked down to the aisle to Lana Del Rey, umm.. yes please! Can we relive that moment over and over again?? I so cannot wait to share this entire wedding but for now here are a couple frames of the 1920's goodness that happened last weekend. 

Muah! 

Oregon Barn Wedding // Jane in the Woods Photographie
Oregon Barn Wedding // Jane in the Woods Photographie
Oregon Barn Wedding // Jane in the Woods Photographie
Oregon Barn Wedding // Jane in the Woods Photographie

// Brianna of Little Arrow by Melissa Jane Ferrell


Brianna of Little Arrow // Jane in the Woods Photographie

››› It's no secret, I'm a big fat fan of flower crowns & when all the stars align something called peony heaven appears. Have you ever seen something so magnificent?! I'd like to wear this everyday please!

I'm thrilled to share these photos of the stunning Brianna of Little Arrow Stationary! She is a visionary and I'm thankful to call her a friend. A real girl with raw talent. Watching someone dream up their life and create it around them is the ultimate inspiration, it fills me up to the brim with hope & makes my heart happy. 

Enjoy! xoxox

 

Brianna of Little Arrow // Jane in the Woods Photographie
Brianna of Little Arrow // Jane in the Woods Photographie
Brianna of Little Arrow // Jane in the Woods Photographie
Brianna of Little Arrow // Jane in the Woods Photographie
Brianna of Little Arrow // Jane in the Woods Photographie

// Creative Space of Heritage Dry Goods by Melissa Jane Ferrell


Heritage Dry Goods

››› Having focused creative space is not only very enjoyable and inspiring but mandatory. This space can be physical or mental really but it needs to be clear in your mind, very clear. I've never seen a one woman show quite as extraordinary as Nicole from Heritage Dry Goods.

She gets it. 

She gets design, she gets style, she gets business & she gets how to work hard. All while being one of the most genuine people around. No small task. 

Can't wait to share the rest of the photos of her amazing spaces but until then go visit her at her shop in downtown Eugene, Oregon!

Groom Style // Portland, Oregon [Green Wedding Shoes Feature] by Melissa Jane Ferrell


I'm ››so‹‹ incredibly thrilled to be sharing this with you today

A while ago I teamed up with some amazing vendors in Portland and today the photos are being featured on Green Wedding Shoes

Really just a day full of awesomeness all around.

Venue // Union/Pine

Rentals & Styling // Commonwealth Vintage Rentals

Floral Design // The Green Dandelion

Photography // Jane in the Woods Photographie

// Flowers in your Hair [Interview in Eugene Weddings Magazine] by Melissa Jane Ferrell

I'm so crazy honored to have interviewed by Eugene Weddings Magazine! I was chosen to give my two cents about wedding hair styles and accessories (if you have seen my Instagram you might be able to grasp how obsessed I am with hair garlands!) Having Scottish-highland-worthy red locks myself and an 8th grade best hair award under my belt you could definitely say I'm a 'hair person.'

The issue will be out for the entire year of 2014, I recommend finding a copy so you can swoon over all the talented vendors and check out the article. Or you can read it here 

 'Wedding photographer Melissa Jane, of Jane in the Woods Photographie, says that brides used to plan their wedding around their colors, which were sometimes the first detail they decided on. Not anymore. "No one starts talking about their wedding with their colors," she says. Instead, it's now more about what brides want the "feel" of their wedding to be. And more and more, that feel is intensely personal, whether it ends up being classic or country, vintage or vineyard.

For hairstyles brides are increasingly turning to natural materials rather than veils or tiaras, and hairstyles that they do themselves for a fresh look. "I've noticed a lot more people wearing flowers in their hair," Melissa Jane says. "And I hardly ever seen people with their hair done." She says they bride often opt for their hair worn simply down, embellished with nothing more than a few springs of fresh flowers. "They made use flowers that they found or that a boutique made for them, but it's really natural," she says.

The natural feel is often described as a romp through the woods or a stroll through the garden. One of Melissa Jane's favorite bridal headpieces on Instagram is a single fern leaf. She has admired brides with long braided hair adorned in baby's breath or thin wire strung with small pearls. "Nothing too fussy," she says. "It's bohemian, natural, but with a little bit of glam." '  

 

// Spring is Here by Melissa Jane Ferrell



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The most perfect creamy orange right here. 

Since moving to Oregon I am endlessly inspired by the seasons. My color palette is always changing, evolving and inspiring. Not to mention that the blooming flowers here evoke my definition of beauty and what I thought nature was capable of, so very thankful for this wonderful scene in which I get to call home.