Foundation of Love : Styled Wedding Shoot


A little over a week ago I photographed a styled wedding in Seattle, Washington. It was nothing short of splendid due to the amazing people who came together to make it possible. The crew at creativeLIVE invited me to teach an online photography course, which included a live shooting demonstration beautified by a group of selfless individuals who came together for the greater good of the photographic community. It was honor documenting their hard work and talent.

Many thanks to…
Design + Coordination : Kelsey Eads of Sugarcomb Events
Hair + Makeup : Tiffany Lowry of Tiffany Colors
Floral Design : Meghan Stoller of Mum Floral Design
Cake : Kara Burfeind of The Sweet Side
Fashion + Styling : Sherri Garcia of Styled Seattle
Paper Goods : Todd Karam of TKTJ Design
Linens + Pillows : Susan Trenery of Susan’s Couture
Set Construction : Kaleo Quenzer
Models : Bridget + Dakota … Monika + Adam … Meghan + Jeremy
Photography : Jasmine Star

And much appreciation to Summer Watkins of Grey Likes Weddings for featuring today’s wedding photos!

One of my favorite elements to the wedding design was the hand-dyed string Kelsey used in the centerpiece…

Coastal hints were used throughout the photo shoot and any time sand and watercolor are mixed, it makes for a very happy me.

Bridget and Dakota are married and made the sweetest model couple to work with…I especially think she looked gorgeous in the Jim Hjelm wedding dress…

Working out the Sally Crew hairpiece and jewelry…

Instead of a traditional guest book–and staying with the watercolor flair–guests were to sign a miniature canvas for the bride and groom with well wishes…

Oh, Monika…you’re gorge…f’real.

I love the different boutonnieres and the deep, rich purple anemone used for the groom…

Once I navigated the wedding detail photos, JD started shooting with me to capture different angles. This was extremely helpful, especially when we were running out of time! His photo is on the left…

I loved the clean and classic feel of the wedding cake…and it smelled delicious, too! In other news, JD captured the photo on the right…I’m so appreciative for his perspective and ability to see things outside of what I’m doing.

Toasting, roasting, and a lot of good laughs…

The best thing about a second shooter is capturing virtually the same moment from two perspectives….JD’s is on the left, and mine is on the right…

Rawr, Meghan…rawr.

The bride and groom gave their guests wedding cake and I especially love JD’s angle of Bridget (on the right) as the fun and radiant person she is!

To see more photos, be sure to check out Grey Likes Weddings today…and, lastly, to those who watched online and supported, thank you. Really. Together we spent the afternoon making dreams, mistakes, and resolutions possible. For this, I’m incredibly thankful.

Happy Tuesday!