Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures.. Lewis Carroll. Alice in Wonderland. Scan by @photovisionprints. . What I love most about shooting film is the amount of detail it manages to preserve in the highlights and shadows, whites and blacks. Every little particle of light and dark is captured, just as I saw it the day that moment unfolded. There's nothing quite like it. . floral design: @vofloraldesign // planning: @cali_smittenkiss // gown: @clairelafaye // makeup & hair: @facesbyemily // ring: @iocollective // silks: @thepoetryofsilk // @melissaziegler @kellen_lehman // host: @tylerrye_ #tylerryeworkshop
Happy Wednesday! Sharing another #sneakpeek of Melissa and Kellen's cliffside session today. Their sweet love and drive for adventure made this intimate scene such an easy moment for me to capture. Plus an extra heaping of that golden California light decided to show up behind the fog - thank you weather!! This was my first time shooting so directly into the setting sun on my #Contax645 and I was nervous about the amount of haze and lack of contrast I'd see in my scans, but I'm actually super loving the results! Thank you @photovisionprints for the magic you always bring. . . floral design: @vofloraldesign // planning: @cali_smittenkiss // gown: @clairelafaye // makeup & hair: @facesbyemily // silks: @thepoetryofsilk // @melissaziegler @kellen_lehman // host: @tylerrye_ #tylerryeworkshop
What I love about traveling for weddings: arriving early and winding down at the airport shops, making up stories about the lives of strangers, imagining my checked bag having a similar adventure behind the scenes (my vision of this is 100% from Toy Story 2), clean rental cars, watching all the greetings and reunions unfold, meeting joyful wedding guests that treat you like family, sharing in the experience of watching two people come together in harmony, surrounded by people from so many different walks of life, but united in their furious love for this duo.. Also I love perusing the drink selection on flights and pretending they actually change from trip to trip. Spoiler alert. They don't.
headed to Portland + the Oregon coast in April! any recommendations on what i should check out while i'm there? 🤔 #sneakpeek of more Pacific Northwest goodness with @4cornersphoto. i may be slightly addicted to this entire coastline. . Planning: @4cornersphoto and @cassiexiephotography // Florals: @amandajewelfloraldesign // HMUA: @mstimssmakeupartist // Calligraphy: @lairseypaperco + @feteandquill // Ring: @trumpetandhorn // Dress: @carolhannahbridal // Ribbon: @adorncompany // Model: @paradisepao
Since quitting my day job three weeks ago, I've been able to travel more than ever, make new friendships within the vendor (or friend-or) community, and really hone in on where I want to see my work grow over the next few weeks, months, and years to come. This image is from a travel collaboration with @4cornersphoto, who also took the leap to pursue her passion full-time this year. For this shoot, we picked a spot on the map, booked our flights, and once that was done.. we started dreaming. . It can be easy to sum up an adventure in just a few words and leave out the learning experiences along the way (traffic cop. torrential rain. waist-deep snow. flight changes. a bonked lens. did i mention the rain?!), but whether you stay at home and focus on your business plan for the day, or drop a pin on the map and just drive to scout new locations, EVERY day of working for yourself is a learning experience. . Self-employment can be an incredible, mind-opening journey, but at the same time, it's so easy to get sidetracked and lost in the noise of trying to shoulder an entire business on your own. That's why I'm such a huge proponent of having real plans and fixed goals. There are a million ways to make this jump to pursuing your passion, and while one method isn't necessarily better than the other, I cannot stress enough how making a business plan for myself still helps me put one foot in front of the other most days. After all, regardless of background, this journey begins the same for all creatives. . That voice that comes on in between the long commutes, or during the late night sessions, the one that resolutely starts to whisper, I can't go on like this anymore.. we all hear it. I wavered for months on my decision before I took the big first step, and the result has been so impactful in even just ONE MONTH that I want to share my story with others. I'm adding a mentorship page to my website in the next few weeks, but in the meantime, more than happy to chat with anyone who's ever felt like taking the leap... all you need is a plan. . Planning: @4cornersphoto and @cassiexiephotography // Calligraphy: @lairseypaperco // Ring: @trumpetandhorn
They had already been married almost a year when Angela and Ethan celebrated their marriage in front of friends and family this past fall. Rather than trying to make their wedding day the perfect visual celebration, these two decided to elope at a small courthouse and then focus on recognizing all the friends and loved ones involved in leading them to one another. People came from all over the globe. The bride wore the palest blush gown. Her groom spun her around and around and they made toasts to every single guest in attendance. And in their selfless, loving gestures... this became one of my favorite weddings of all time.
The #cataniagown from @emilyriggsofficial's #nouveaurenaissancecollection. Shot at @darcybenincosa's 1:1 in @tulipinadesign's SF studio. . styling: @gatherist_ // background painting: @valerieteele // hair & makeup: @nikol_elaine // model: @georgiebriand
my fingers might never know what it's like to be warm again (dramatic statements from a girl that typically totes her space heater from room to room) but everything inside me is burning and aflame. plus we didn't blow off the cliff. small wins. digital #sneakpeek from last night at @pointreyesnps. keep following my Instagram story for more behind the scenes! . . floral design: @vofloraldesign // planning: @cali_smittenkiss // gown: @clairelafaye // makeup & hair: @facesbyemily // silks: @thepoetryofsilk // models: @melissaziegler @kellen_lehman // host: @tylerrye_ #tylerryeworkshop
some #floraldesign your early Monday mood. I'm exactly the kind of person to plan an outdoor shoot in the. rainiest. point. of the entire US without realizing it, but for THREE MIRACLE HOURS we had all the romance of La Push, WA without the drizzle, and I'm racing to the airport now with the most precious film rolls jumbling around my carry-on. daylight savings slipped in somewhere between road tripping back to Seattle last night and catching the first flight home this morning, but that just takes us an hour closer to MORE coastal goodness today. next stop, Point Reyes, CA...or really anywhere with wifi so I can get some emails done. . floral design: @tulipinadesign // backdrop painting: @valerieteele // 1:1 session with @darcybenincosa // scanned by @photovisionprints