I’ve been dying to share this amazing stylized inspirational shoot with you for months!!!
It’s taken so much self control to wait until the new and improved blog was up and running to share the images so you can only imagine my excitement being able to release this amazing shoot to the world (or the few people that actually read this blog- hahaaa!)
A few years ago I attended one of my first photography workshops where there was a stylized shoot included in the registration. It was an amazing opportunity to work with top notch wedding vendors and colleagues. The shoot included a variety of talented wedding vendors; from an amazing venue to florists to prop rentals and event coordinators. A few of my girlfriends attended this conference with me and together we talked about doing something similar locally on the Oregon Coast. Talk turned to a Pinterest inspirational board (of course!)….. fast forward to last fall when a photographer mentioned, among colleagues, wanting to do a stylized shoot in Oregon. I immediately told her I had the perfect spot and this began extensive conversations about when/where/how…….
With a vision in place, we turned to vendors that we trust and respect. Some from out of town but the majority being local vendors- knowing that here in Tillamook we have some of the most creative and talented wedding vendors on the north coast. My wish with this shoot was to highlight the local talent and personally showcase the sheer beauty and amazing event that we can collaberately put together in Tillamook County. The second goal was also to inspire and encourage local and Oregon Coast destination brides to think outside the box when planning their Oregon Coast Beach Wedding.
A few months later, I sit here still in awe of what driven, dedicated and talented people can put together. The sheer talent in the local wedding industry amazes me but what amazes me even more so are vendors who trust your work and vision and come alongside you to make such a vision a reality. This shoot simply could not have been made possible without all the dedicated hands and hearts of the following vendors. I would appreciate if you give them kudos today!
- Gowns: BHLDN
- Men’s Attire: Diamond Art Jewelers, Tillamook, Oregon
- Cake: Heavenly Delights Cupcakery, Eugene, Oregon
- Floral Design: Sunflower Flats, Tillamook, Oregon
- Rentals: Something Borrowed, Portland, Oregon
- Hair Artist: Kirstin Bennett of Shear Bliss Salon, Tillamook, Oregon
- Make-up Artist: Kaitlyn Dooher of Cutting Loose Salon & Boutique, Bay City, Oregon
- Photography: Xiomara Gard of Imago Dei Photography, Oregon Coast
- Special thanks to Denny and Chris Pastega, who allowed full use of their beachside property for this shoot!
- Thank you to our models; Andrea Edwards, Paul Richards and Whitney Quaresma
Without further adieu, I give you Shipwreck Love on The Oregon Coast.
The following images are actually an album design that I put together to showcase the shoot in story form. These are actual page spreads to a beautiful Signature Wedding Album…. enjoy and don’t use any self control on that pin button friends!!!