Spring is a morning breeze, a vase of flowers, and a rainy afternoon. Spring is a state of mind; a promise to declutter, a time to catch up on your resolutions. It's the season for dates in the park and afternoon tea. It's the season to take chances and make things happen. Spring is the season of a happier you.
Mix of light and frothy with smooth and full (close up of yesterday's bouquet). Some of the most natural looks come from a mix of farmed and foraged elements. You know when squirrels plant trees for you? That's how I have ended up with a few young oak branches a year for a select few bouquets 😂🐿🌱 Here's to saying yes to happy accidents and serendipity 🍻Happy Friday! | 📷 @katieni
Now I get it. Waiting for your wedding day is the adult version of waiting for Christmas morning. You kindof have an idea of what's coming. But you don't really know how its all gonna all work out until the day-of. Just under the 5 months mark. Cupcakes and our wedding cake have been tasted. (Going with chocolate & buttercream frosting) RSVPs have started coming in with cute "I promise to dance if you play ___" song recommendations. And it looks like my place belongs to a crazy wedding planner (aka I dove right in to all the DIY stuff). YAY. YAY. YAY. #isaidyes#weddingplanningtime#loveandmarriage
Hey guys! Starting at 11 am on April 9th I am doing live demonstrations on two models of beautiful bridal makeup at St. Josef Winery Bridal Affair! A softer side to dramatic elegance this is a great time to gather inspiration and mingle! I will be showcasing how to prep the skin correctly, products I use that are long-wearing and look amazing for flash photography, and technique. Free admission, share this with a bride-to-be that you know! I can't wait to see you there :) #inspire#beinspired#portlandmakeupartist#portlandbride#weddingplanning#pnwmakeupartist#tistheseason#portlandcreatives 💋
It's editing day in the office! With my engagement season in full swing, I'm putting more hours behind my computer screen creating beautiful images for my clients. Using both film and digital mediums, there's a process I go through to get the images to look consistent. Would you like to see how that process goes? Tonight at 6pm on Facebook Live, I'm going to show you exactly how I edit my engagement photos in real time! Click the link in my bio to save the event in your calendar. If you can't make it, post your questions here and I will be sure to answer them. I can't wait to hang out with you all again!
A ROCK QUARRY WEDDING- have you ever thought of stepping out of the box for your wedding? Maybe a unique location? Maybe the family's rock quarry where you grew up, or a working ranch, maybe the apple orchard your grandparents farmed. What ever your location, may you find inspiration from our recently styled shoot! We also hope you like our copper backdrop. I can't thank enough all of these amazing vendors who participated. Each of them will go above and beyond to make your day extra "YOUnique". Photographer @whispering_winds_photography Floral design @kriskrisanthemums Makeup @anaisvaldezmakeup Hairstylist @sayidobridalbeauty Calligraphy @artful.virgo Cake & Macaroons @artfetticakes Invitation suite by Olivia Berg of @blankspace.tricities Hand dyed silk ribbons @aribbonsnest Couture linens @partycrushstudio Planning/Design/Decor @youniqueeventdesigns
Mmmmm yummy pastel colored desserts by @luxsucredesserts sure make our dessertware look so delish and our mouths water! #tbt to a magical shoot at the @deepwoodmuseum. Mmm. Mmm!
Paper goods / calligraphy @amanda.le.doux
Rentals by yours truly @vintagemingle
Photography helps me to see things differently.. Personally I base most of my wedding images on how things feel. I'm extremely empathetic and highly sensitive in that I sometimes mirror the emotions of people around me..I feel the energy, the excitement, the love, the anticipation. (But I'm always solid for my Brides) I offer some direction when needed but my favorite images are the ones I just see... I just notice something/feel something beautiful happenings and grab it. And then we get to revisit that moment again and again... I Love it.
Spring is creeping it's way here. It feels like ages since we could stand on the beach without a jacket, or use peonies mixed with home grown foliage greens. I know it will come, and I'm snatching up these fleeting moments of sun to get outside and get my hands dirty. I can't believe how excited I am to start making bridal bouquets again! 🌱🌿🌳🍃 | 📷 @katienicollephotography
Playing with flowers with @clementinetx today and feeling so thankful for the wonderful florist (and just wedding in general!) community. Guys, community really is better than competition. Cause you get to make sweet friends like Christin + learn and grow in ways you wouldn't have been able to otherwise. We're all in this together 💪🏼 Also, this greenhouse is the stuff of dreams!
Loving the spring Starbucks cups. Luckily I don't think we'll need this umbrella much today, but don't quote me on that....up and out with my (now 7 week old) assistant this morning and heading to @cortpartyrental to play a bit while sister plays with our favorite Nanny Sue!
Simple, fresh floral hairpieces are a favorite. They make such an statement! I love how this small piece curved and flowed perfectly around our bride's hair.
gown & veil @leelimcollective
This portrait by @maria.lamb is stunning! A favorite from this @brasadaranch editorial. See more on my blog! (Link in profile)
Today I hit my goal of bookings for the year + I am feeling so incredibly grateful. I am SO pumped about more elopements and intimate wedding, ALL my couples and their rad weddings. This industry is so hard sometimes + this being my second year it's hard not to feel like I should be shooting something new every weekend and traveling when in reality that's just not my lifestyle. I book a certain number of weddings each year to also be a great mom and wife to my sweet family at home. Their unwavering support means the world. So thank you to everyone who's believed and encouraged me along the way + especially thankful for God and all his blessings.
Also, @goodseedfloral this arch is the most incredible thing I've ever seen. Still amazed with it.
We need expressive, tangible art and ritual to make it through the dark days. Mixing custom, artful cocktails is both a hobby and a creative outlet. We support the arts worldwide and the People for the Arts campaign. Visit PeopleForTheArts.org to find out more! #ForTheArts
Being able to spend my days working with such incredible friends is such a blessing!! @swoon_floraldesign came up with this incredible structure on a creative whim! She just kept building and creating and then this...... you are fantastic my friend!! 💕💕
HMAU @kate_tuma #styledshoot#photoshoot#rustic#organic