Jan
29
2015

{STYLED} AN ELOPEMENT AT OREGON’S ONEONTA GORGE…

now let me just start off with the fact that i really do not normally feature styled shoots.  it’s just not my jam.  i’ve always preferred things that just happen naturally and probably why i stick to submissions that showcase the best storytelling.  however…HOWEVER, when the photographer’s work is gold and the reasoning behind the shoot is something i can 100% support, then it’s totally game for a feature.  and this one above is one of those.

huge thanks to

JESS HUNTER

for sending this simple, but stunning styled elopement. along with beautiful florals by PONDEROSA AND THYME and obviously the BHLDN gown completes it all.

Jess’s vision for the shoot aligned with what i said above:

“The goal of this shoot was to appeal a more adventurous type of couple–as you can see it was raining and the couple was standing in the river and this couple is embracing it. I also wanted to incorporate beautiful, high quality vendors so while it has a wild, organic feel it still remained beautifully elegant.”

head on over to JESS’ BLOG for more of her latest work.  it’s all so beautiful that you’ll want to see it for yourself.  no really, guys.  i’m super excited to discover her work and to follow along now.

Jan
29
2015

{REAL WEDDING} LOVE AT PENNSYLVANIA’S IRONSTONE RANCH

huge thanks to

BROOKE COURTNEY

for sending this one over to share.

Brooke’s work is always flawless and she always manages to capture the essence of the big day.

head on over HERE to check out more of her work.  you won’t be disappointed at all.

other wedding vendors involved:

Floral Designer:C & J Catering//Dress Store: J. Crew//Dress Store: Lovely Bride//Event Planner: Lyndsey Hamilton Events//Calligrapher:Queen Quills Calligraphy//Reception Venue:Ironstone Ranch//

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Jan
28
2015

{REAL WEDDING} LOVE AT NEW ZEALAND’S TE MATA PEAK…

sometimes i think i scare photographers when i respond to their submissions.  it usually consists of a lot of capital letters and exclamation points.  it’s the only and best way to show my enthusiasm and appreciation for the photographer sending their work my way and wanting to be on this blog.

one such photographer that is always on the receiving end of this is Jesse Pafundi from

GOLDEN HOUR STUDIOS

and i am especially excited to share with you this New Zealand wedding.  move over Iceland, you’ve got competition.

head on over HERE to check out more of Jesse’s latest work including his Africa safari trip.

Jan
27
2015

{REAL WEDDING} LOVE AT GEORGIA’S SHIPS OF THE SEA MARITIME MUSEUM…

as always, absolutely honored to share the work of

CAROLINE FONTENOT

on the blog again.

Caroline is truly one of the best out there.  she really knows how to capture the wedding day to make sure the best story is ever told.

head on over HERE for more Caroline’s latest work.  truly some gems over there that you won’t want to miss.

other wedding vendors involved:

Dress Designer: Amsale//Linens and Coverings:Beach View Event Rentals//Band:Cashmere//Bridesmaid Dresses:Ceremony by Joanna August//Event Designer: Harvey Designs//Tuxedo and Mens Attire:J.crew//Tuxedo and Mens Attire:Jos A Banks//Event Venue: Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum//Equipment Rentals: Snyder Events//Invitation Designer:The Aerialist Press//Caterer:The Olde Pink House//Paper Props:The Pretty Paperie//

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Jan
26
2015

{REAL WEDDING} LOVE AT TENNESSEE’S JACK ROBINSON ART GALLERY…

i am so thrilled to be able to share the work of

KELLY GINN PHOTOGRAPHY

huge thanks to Kelly and John, the talented husband wife duo, for sending this one over to share.

i also love what the bride and groom sent over to as they reflected on their big day.

Martha: Looking back I am seriously in awe that things turned out as well as they did. Better than we could’ve hoped for and loads better than we planned for. I have so many people and lucky stars to thank for helping pull everything together. Unfortunately, I only remember fragments of things as if I was in and out of consciousness that day because everything went by so quickly! Thank God people want to talk about it and show me pictures of what happened because it’s allowing me to go back and put together the pieces. Even though I’ve only seen 6 photos, I can already tell J&K were worth every cent. I can’t wait till I have all those and the videos from Creation Studios to go through and fill in all the missing pieces! (Seriously I think I was in a coma on June 15th.)

Whitt: Every time I think back to the wedding, and all the planning leading up to it, I can’t believe how perfect it was. Even up to the week of, our dreaded to-do list seemed so daunting. It’s truly a miracle that the day went off without a hitch. Not only did nothing go wrong – everything was better than we’d ever planned (thanks to our families, friends, and stellar vendors).

 for more of Kelly and John’s work, head on over to THEIR BLOG.  you’ll definitely want to see what else they’ve been up to.

other wedding vendors involved:

Videography: Philip Murphy of Creation Studios / Florist: Lynn Doyle Flowers / Ceremony: St. Peter Church / Reception Venue: Jack Robinson Art Gallery / Dress: Bride’s mother’s wedding dress, altered / Catering: Whole Foods / Linens- Party Connections

Jan
23
2015

{ELOPEMENT} LOVE AT HOYT ARBORETUM…

gosh, that last frame.

well really the entire elopement.  so very beautifully captured by

JAY EADS

 always ALWAYS a thrill to have Jay on the blog.  his work is just pure gold and you can see for yourself on HIS BLOG.

go now.

Jan
22
2015

{REAL WEDDING} LOVE AT CLARK ESTATE…

so very thrilled to have

MATHIEU PHOTOGRAPHY

on the blog at long last again.

I have known Matt and Molly since the very first year of this blog and they have been two of the best supporters behind the scenes.  it’s been so wonderful seeing their family grow the past five years and i am so very happy to finally be able to showcase their work on here again.

head on over HERE for more from this wedding then stick around THEIR BLOG to see what else they have been up to.