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.
Some shoots will just stay with you for a lifetime, and this was one of them. We photographed this amazing styled shoot on the day my Nana lost a hard battle to cancer, so when I look at these images, I get an over whelming sense of peace and a tinge of pain. Not to be cheesy, but I believe we had the prettiest Spring day you could ask for in Montana; a small miracle. The sun shone bright through the clouds and lit up the Swan range, just as we were hoping for, and we basked in its glory. For a short part of the year there's a sandy beach on Flathead Lake, and like the blooms we used, we took inspiration in their fleeting beauty.
Thank you a million times over to our favorite crew!
Model: Mady Rigg
Design and Styling: Goldfinch Events & Design http://goldfinchevents.com/
Floral Design: Mum’s Flowers http://www.mumsflowers.net/
Dress Designer: Sarah Seven http://sarahseven.com/
Dress Shop: Willow Bride http://www.willowbride.com/
Jewelry: McGough and Co. http://www.mcgoughandco.com/
Paper Goods and Calligraphy: Kelsey Kimport http://kelsey-kimport-qbyd.squarespace.com/
Rentals: The Party Store http://www.thepartystoremt.com/
Table Runner: Silk and Willow http://www.silkandwillow.com/
MUAH: Rachel Spray http://jeremiahandrachel.com/
In the midst of our busy season, with the constant travel and photographing it can be difficult for us to take a moment, and slow down. No matter how busy we are, the coast always brings us back. For us the coast, and ocean will always be where we fell in love.
Needless to say, we never miss a chance to photograph couples when we travel along the coast, and we are so glad we had the chance to meet Kevin and Priscilla for this beautiful night.
Sharktooth beach was amazing, and watching the wonderful way only two souls ridiculously in love can be, we had inspiration to spare. We always tell couples to think of an engagement session as a date, just with us there to capture the magic. We ran along the beach, laughing and enjoying a beautiful sunset, sometimes just pausing to watch the waves crash against the rocks, and the beautiful shades of pink and blue that would result.
Nights like these make us love what we do so much. Congrats Kevin and Priscilla! The joy you both have in each other in contagious, and wonderful.
This session was featured on Style Me Pretty
This past April we actually went on real vacation with my family. It was absolutely wonderful to spend a week on the gorgeous island of Kauai...so much that I didn't want to leave and I would pack my bags in a heartbeat to go back!! Of course, we can't be somewhere that amazing and not do a shoot! We were actually looking at tumblr at pictures of the island, when this beautiful lady showed up. On a whim we reached out to her and I'm so happy it worked out to do a small fun shoot with her!!! Ryenn is obviously gorgeous, but she's also very sweet and talented. I wouldn't be surprised to see her face in a catalog or runway one day! Gotta say, I'm insanely jealous of her island life-style. I made the flower head piece myself using the flowers on our house's property. Thank you Hawaii for being amazing, sheesh!
Thanks a million Ryenn!! xoxo