Film photography, in the right hands, is something that can evoke the most intense emotions while leaving you weak in the knees. When wedding photographer Sarah Nichole Photography sent me this Oregon Coast Engagement session, a piece of the Katie Nicolle Photography workshop, I was immediately smitten. For me, this hits on so many levels. Photographically speaking, there is a gorgeous art in Sarah's choices, playfully dipping between shallow and deeper depths of field. The magic of film bokeh is something that, to me, digital cant quit touch... its just different and wildly enchanting when executed in such a dreamy way. Locale wise, I adore it. Long having had a fascination with the Pacific Northwest, I can see why there is such an attraction to an Oregon Coast engagement session, or any photography session for that matter! Jutting in and out of the rich dark volcanic rock, walking the length of the coastline, all while vibrant lush green pines stand watch in the background. They say locale is everything, I'd say its locale plus some pretty amazing film photography that really brings it home.
Love. Its often described through certain colors, certain flowery descriptors. The truth is, love doesnt fit into one perfect box. Love is also deep, dark, mysterious, brooding, angry, fierce, tormented and often wildly intense. While today is surely to be filled with stereotypical interpretations, I offer a version of the moody side in the form of The Gather Workshop. A collection of Michigan's wedding pros got together to create a unique and thoughtful styled shoot that is a gorgeous marriage of rustic winter meets harvest wedding. Working with the stark and bare world that fills our field of vision in the winter months, the team brought life to the harvest wedding by utilizing a bounty of earthly goods. Fresh elements like ornamental and real cabbages, artichokes, carrots, peppers, apples and so much more appear in places like bouquets and table settings. From a wedding fashion standpoint, the dress is boho chic, accented by the lush and overflowing floral crown, a harvest wedding must. Our bride's winter wrap and antler detailing are reminders of season, while a table nestled between the evergreen's provides the perfect amount of green to take our minds...
In my time I have seen some incredible Spanish weddings. No matter what the artistic direction might be, there are two elements always present, style & passion. When wedding planner La Puesta en Escena sent this red essence Spanish wedding my way, set in the unique locale of a poinsettia farm, I was immediately captivated by all it had to offer. The location, the styling, the incredibly unique bouquet and the delicious moodiness with which it was all captured spoke to me. I also love the insight on why the location was so choice, "The poinsettia, so recognized as a Christmas plant, has a lot of work, (to become a full size plant) which made me think about a wedding. It needs 6 months of preparation, from planting the cutting until it starts to bloom. All this taking care of it with care and nutrients." Joined by Spanish wedding photographer Carlos Lucca Fotografo, the team pulled together a dark & wondrous styled shoot that spills of moody love and deep red passion. While each image speaks for itself in this moody Spanish wedding, do not miss the in's and out's of why each element was chosen after the gallery. This is not your cookie cutter wedding, and for that, I could not love it anymore than I currently do.
Tags: avant-guarde bouquet, black suit, eclectic wedding, fashion forward bridal makeup, floral crown, lace wedding dress, poinsettia farm, poinsettia farm wedding, red wedding, spanish wedding, valentines wedding, winter wedding