There’s something so uplifting about working with a team of determined creatives with heart, especially on a personal project like this. Seeing this styled shoot come beautifully to life was so encouraging (and exciting!). What has also been encouraging, is the welcome I’ve received in the Bellingham wedding community. For that, I’m thankful, and I owe some amazing women many thanks for this collaboration in particular.
Tight timelines and the threat of inclement weather almost halted our plans, but with a last minute location change, and that determination, we pulled it off! This shoot also couldn’t have happened without our models, Gord and Melissa, who will actually be getting married this summer!
The seed for our styled shoot was planted over coffee with the lovely Ashley of Love Beauty Bellingham, who clearly has a way with makeup…
And these flowers! Eucalyptus, proteas, roses, an air plant…all made gorgeous by Kate at In Bloom Designs.
Gord and Melissa were a joy to work with. It’s not every man who will take a day to patiently sit through hair and makeup and put on a suit to have pictures taken, but it made Melissa happy, so Gord was happy, too. I loved that.
We were all swooning over the gorgeous two piece dresses that Meghann and Kathleen at Frankie & Maude designed. Such lovely women, doing beautiful things. Special thanks to Kathleen for coming along to the shoot and assisting.
Many thanks to Elspeth at Hair Art Studio for Melissa’s romantic up do…
And thank you to Leslie at Lairmont Manor who got us in last minute…this wedding venue, tucked away in Fairhaven,
provided all sorts of pretty with which to shoot.
Photography: Mikaela Ruth
Flowers: In Bloom Designs
Dresses: Frankie & Maude
Makeup: Ashley of Love Beauty Bellingham
Hair: Elspeth at Hair Art Studio
Venue: Lairmont Manor