Legends | The Resort at Paw's Up | Missoula, Montana

This past September, we had the privilege of collaborating with Greenwood Events and The Resort at Paw's Up to work on a shoot that had been on our hearts for years. We had a vision of showing Montana in it's best light, romantic, wild, passionate and untouched. We adore the story Legends of the Fall, and Tristan's fight against himself. It might be a tragic story, but the happiest he is in that movie is when he's with his true love, Isobel. And that's where this shoot was born from. The Resort at Paw's Up is one of the most beautiful places in Montana, and just being on the ranch was awe inspiring. Darci and Arden of Greenwood Events tapped right into our hearts and created this entire setting, even making a field of wildflowers for our lovely couple. Huge thank you to the team who made this possible!! It was such a huge effort on everyone's parts! You can see this story published in the Regional V2 issue of Rocky Mountain Bride. Thank you, Taylor for sparking this whole thing into motion! <3

Publication: Rocky Mountain Bride / Design, Floral & Coordination: Greenwood Events / Venue: The Resort at Paw's Up / Rentals: The Party Store / Tabletop Rentals: The TOP / Hair: CS Bridal Styling / Make-Up: Skin Chic / Paper Goods and Calligraphy: Cast Calligraphy / Linens: La Tavola / Ring: Trumpet and Horn / Gown: Romantique by Claire Pettibone / Dress Shop: Willow Bride / Groom: David Bracket / Bride: Mika Collins

 

Northern Wind | Olympic Peninsula, Washington

"You're the Northern Wind
Sending shivers down my spine
You're like fallen leaves
In an autumn night

You're the lullaby
That's singing me to sleep
You are the other half
You're like a missing piece

Oh my love
Oh my love
Oh my love
You don't know
What you do to me

You are all four seasons
Rolled into one
You're like the cold December snow
In the warm July sun

I'm the jet black sky
That's just before the rain
Like the mighty current
Pullin' you under the waves

Oh my love
Oh my love
Oh my love
You don't know
What you do to me

I'm the darkest hour
Just before the dawn
And I'm slowly sinking
Into the slough of despond

Like an old guitar
Worn out and left behind
I have stories still to tell
They're of the healing kind

Oh my love
Oh my love
Oh my love
If I could just
Find you tonight
If I could just find you tonight
Oh my love"

Northern Wind, City and Colour

 

We're so incredibly proud to finally show this shoot! We had the immense pleasure of producing a shoot for the inaugural issue of Dear Gray Magazine! Stephanie, the wonderful editor and creator of the magazine, approached us for a shoot that captured who Jeremiah and I were. From there we created this. We wanted something that felt like the two of us coming together. Jeremiah and I put ourselves into every shoot and wedding we do. Jeremiah is a little more rugged and natural where as I love the delicate soft and pretty side. One thing we wish to communicate to both our couples and other artists is the importance of putting your authentic self into each image and also understanding how your self and your story interacts with the couple's story. Understanding that and using that helps avoid trends or cliches while maintaining a classic, romantic feel.

You can find this editorial here, on the cover of Dear Gray Magazine!

A huge thank you to our incredible team who worked around the clock to make this a reality!

Design: Goldfinch Events & Design

Floral: Mum's Florals

Table Top Rentals: The TOP

Gown: Shop Gossamer

Hair Piece: Untamed Petals

Paper Goods and Calligraphy: LA Happy Design & Calligraphy

Linens: La Tavola

Suit: J.Crew

Ribbon and Silk: Silk and Willow

Hair and Make-up: Rachel Spray

Cake: The Sweet Side

Models: Taylor and Emilee Martin

"I kissed her neck and shoulders. I felt faint with loving her so much.” -Ernest Hemmingway

Malibu California Bridal Session

Jeremiah and I jump at any chance we get to shoot on the coast. We were traveling in SoCal for a lovely wedding in Santa Barbara so we thought "why not do a bridal shoot!?" We brought this amazing Theia Couture gown from Willow Bride, and I made the bouquet with flowers from the downtown LA Flower Market! I somehow also managed to do Dani's hair and make-up in the back of our rental car. I think that's what we call ghetto fab, but the end result was magic and I'm so glad we did this shoot. I always love creating with my husband, even if that means dragging him to downtown L.A. so I can stare at pretty flowers. 

Kindred

"For there is no friend like a sister in calm or stormy weather; to cheer one on the tedious way, to fetch one if one goes astray, to lift one if one totters down, to strengthen whilst one stands." Christina Rossetti
Forage & Fern workshop with Magnolia Rouge - www.magnoliarouge.com

Photography tutor / Tec Petaja - www.tecpetaja.com

Styling / Type A Society - www.typeasociety.com

Hair & make-up / Jess Wilcox - www.jesswilcox.com

Florals / Ponderosa & Thyme - www.ponderosaandthyme.com

Cinematography / Anna Lord - www.annalord.com

Venue / Holman Ranch - www.holmanranch.com

Veil / Girl with a serious dream - www.girlwithaseriousdream.com

Gowns / Samuelle Couture & Gossamer - www.samuellecouture.com & www.shopgossamer.com

Ribbon & shawl / Silk & Willow - www.silkandwillow.com

Ring / Trumpet & Horn - www.trumpetandhorn.com

Models / Ava & Jane Collins from JE Model Management - www.jemodel.com

Jess + Jess, Sadie Lake, Montana

Jess and Jess (yes, they're both named Jess!) had the COOLEST Montana wedding this past summer! Goldfinch Events did such an incredible job, like always, at bringing together all of Jess and Jess' fun ideas! We loved the Glacier Park Pendelton stripe touches, and glowing tee-pees! We also made their Super 8 film which Jess (groom) had a soft spot for, and even filmed part of it himself! 

Design and Coordination: Goldfinch Events & Design

Floral Design: Mum's Flowers

Rentals: The Party Store

Custom camp cups: Meriwether of Montana

Tee-Pees: Glacier Under Canvas

Music: Mike Murray Duo

DJ: Whitefish Events

Gown: Claire Pettibone

Dress Shop: Willow Bride

Bride's Accessories: Untamed Petals

Paper Goods: Noteworthy Paper and Press

Calligraphy: Stem Lettering

Make-Up: Rachel Spray

Hair: Michelle Rice

Bar: Scotty's Bar

Catering: BRAVO!