This styled shoot was inspired by old world luxury and glamour, with subtle hints of Art Deco flair. The cake, cake, escort cards, signs – and even a plum! – were adorned with gold leaf accents.
Deep Woods Events | Elmira, Oregon | Glitz and Glam Styled Shoot
This styled shoot was inspired by old world luxury and glamour, with subtle hints of Art Deco flair. Using gold and black as the primary colors, we went for extravagance in everything. The bride wore a crystal-adorned champagne ball gown by Allure Bridals, along with rose gold rings and accessories, shimmery copper-toned eyes, and fancy feathers in her hair. The groom wore his own gold-tipped bow tie and white wing-tip shoes. The cake, cake, escort cards, signs – and even a plum! – were adorned with gold leaf accents. The floral arrangements were full of garden roses, stock, and eucalyptus, which filled the air with a lovely aroma. Deep Woods Events, in Elmira, OR, was the perfect setting for this vision, as the property is full of old-growth trees and expansive gardens. Even though everything wasn’t in full bloom, the setting was still lush and dreamy. To tie everything all together, we were blessed with a beautifully sunny, 60-something degree day in March. We even found a beautiful bird’s nest in one of the shrubs, which of course we had to sneak in to the shoot!
So much talent and hard work went into this styled shoot. I was so honored that all these vendors joined in with me on creating this vision. I couldn’t have asked for more a more perfect team to collaborate with. And, the fact that we pulled it all together in just a week and a half, it literally made me want to cry tears of joy the day of the shoot. A million thanks to all of you!
dress & accessories by @blushbridaleugene
cake by @gretchenatthesassycupcake
hair by @hair.witch
florals by @flowersandthyme
makeup by @thelashloftpnw
bride @squishmunkable of @black.elephant.photography
additional desserts by @marketofchoice
rentals by @glassslipperrentals
photography by @annhughesphoto
signs by #chalkedupbykate
additional décor by #inthebeginningsbyshelby
Veronica and Ryan will be getting married at Shadow Hills Country Club this coming September. Most people I have ever photographed (that is, all people until Veronica and Ryan) have always tried to schedule photos for a sunny day. But Veronica jumped at the chance of doing a rainy day engagement session, and I was all for it. We did the photos at the University of Oregon campus in the fine arts section. And OMG, am I obsessed. We even recreated the proposal because, how fun are these photos? Get ready to swoon!
Veronica and Ryan, it was fantastic working with you both, and I am so excited for your wedding!
I know it’s been many months since I’ve posted. I know it’s best to blog at least once a week. And about onece a week I make a resolution to blog more.
But like life, this blog is a work in progress. And I have been working, and progressing.
Some things I hope to share soon are pictures of my own kids (because – let’s be honest – they are my biggest work), a couple of weddings, some portraits (including sports photography), and a birth session.
And some things I have lined up are some commercial photography, more weddings, and more of my family (of course).
For now, I leave you with this single image of my first lace knitting project. Because it, like this blog, has yet to be finished and will reveal many things in time.
Little Livi was seven weeks old when we did her newborn pictures. She was just starting to smile and coo. As my daughter is now nearly 4 months old, it was hard not to think about how much my little girl has grown in just a “few” weeks.
Livi is the first girl for the family, who has two older boys that ADORE her. And with those big, dark eyes, who wouldn’t?
Welcome to the world, little Livi!
I first met this mama at a New Year’s gathering. She had a beautiful little girl who was just a few months old at the time, but who had already shown that she was a feisty one. This little firecracker and my son shared their first kiss together when they were about a year old
at a pool party beside the infant pool in my back yard. (Gosh, they grow up fast, don’t they?) Now, this curly-haired, wide-eyed girl is going to be a big sister to another little girl. How could I resist doing portraits for this adorable family?
Best wishes to you and your growing family, beautiful friend!