Coastal Bridal Inspiration: Cannon Beach Styled Shoot

The coast is calling, Pacific Northwest brides-to-be. To strike the perfect balance of organic, elegant, and effortless, take style inspiration from the awe-inspiring surroundings of the Oregon Coast. From an ethereal tulle veil evoking the mist of the ocean to the deep, unexpected hues of the bridal bouquet, a haze of romance envelops all aspects of this Cannon Beach styled shoot, captured by the talented McKenna Rachelle Photography as a part of the Jeremy Chou Oregon Coast workshop. As an Oregon Coast native, McKenna’s roots certainly shine through the images below.

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The Details:

Wedding Dress: Mywony Bridal
Model: Alyda Grace of Option Models
Design & Styling: Tristan Needham Design
Hair & Makeup Artistry: Cassandra Kennedy
Ribbon & Styling Textiles: The Poetry of Silk
Instructor: Jeremy Chou, as part of the Oregon Coast Workshop

From Dawn to Dusk: A Bridal Editorial

From lace that’s like the soft light of the morning to beading that glimmers like the glow of sunset, this bridal editorial, shot by the talented Dillon Ivory Photo, feels like a journey through a full day of romance. The talented team took inspiration from each BHLDN dress to create a distinctly inspired bridal look, and the results are that of magic hours.9w7a10139w7a10449w7a10099w7a1113 9w7a1119 9w7a1151 BHLD bridal editorial9w7a1261 9w7a1244


Dresses: BHLDN

Photography: Dillon Ivory Photography

Hair and Make Up Artistry: Alisha Cassandra Hair 

Flowers: Carrot Flower Company

Model: Ksenya Sovenko of Heffner Management

The First Dance: A Ballet Bridal Editorial

Music and movement are languages of love, and as  the first dance is one of the most emotionally potent points of a wedding, there couldn’t have been a source of better inspiration for this carefully choreographed editorial. Ink & Grain Photography captured the beauty of ballet with blooms by Ponderosa and Thyme and an ethereal Leanne Marshall gown via Portland’s The English Depart. Rich with feeling, this styled shoot juxtaposes soft tulle and pastel petals with striking shadows and bold movement- resulting in the ultimate representation of romance.

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Brunch with the Bridesmaids

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As the very first editorial planned for Northwed Magazine, this bridesmaids’ brunch editorial was extra sweet to shoot. I had the honor of working with talented photographer, Julie Harmsen-Fitts and food and prop stylist Malina Lopez, who kindly offered up her home and impressive collection of antiques for the day.

The inspiration for this editorial centered on celebrating the excitement of marriage and savoring the gift of friendship. To honor such a special occasion, I dreamed of a setting that was rich with vintage charm and feminine splendor. What could be a better way for a bride to ask her girls to be her bridesmaids than with a modern take on a tea party? Amongst pretty pastries, bright fruits, and candelabras, the delicious, delicate lemon crepe cake by Love and Pie was the star of the brunch table. To make the editorial even more special, the girls surrounding the table are my best friends who I’d gladly call my own bridesmaids one day. 
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The Details:

Photography: Julie Harmsen Photography
Food and Prop Styling: Malina Lopez
Creative Direction and Wardrobe Styling: Olivia Tinsley (Northwed Magazine)
Crepe Cake:Love and Pie
Other Sweets: Whole Foods (tarts), Le Panier (pastries)

Lucy and Ryan’s Styled Session on San Josef Bay


When it came to displaying Lucy and Ryan’s love for one another, San Josef Bay made for the ultimate backdrop. The two of them recently tied the knot in a coastal setting, and this shoot was the perfect opportunity to capture a more casual celebration of their commitment. The happily married couple called upon the artistically-inclined photographer, Kimberley Kufaas to capture their couple’s shoot and harness their love for the beach. The results are simply stunning. Though the styled session was carefully pieced together with an editorial eye, the narrative that it represents is anything but contrived. Wade through their beautifully rugged and emotionally-rich images below, and keep watch for their wedding images to come.

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Enchanting Winter Styled Shoot

Enchanting Winter Styled Shoot | Behind the Sea Photography |

As snow softly falls from above, the beauty of winter captivates our souls. The kiss of the cold ignites goosebumps on our skin and the light reflecting off of the white dances a little differently. There’s an undeniable aura of romance that the season provides, and this enchanting styled shoot, captured by Behind the Sea Photography, beautifully marries the wonder of a wedding with the majesty of wintertime.

“For this shoot, we set out to create a warm and moody indoor environment that would lend itself to a intimate winter gathering. Lush florals by Jordan Moll topped off the style with a rich, moody color palette of crimson, berry hues, gold, and a touch of dusty blue.

The Summit at Snoqualmie gave our series a final, dreamy touch as the light snowfall highlighted an original gown by Phuong Minh Nguyen and a sparkling headpiece by Melinda Rose Design.”

-Olivia of Behind the Sea Photography

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Local Love: Pacific Northwest Styled Shoot


If you’ve ever questioned if the Northwest is truly best, this locally and sustainably sourced styled shoot by Lightworks360 Photography is sure to remind you why fell in love with the place you call home. We’ve got a lot to be proud of in the upper left, and collaborative talent that shines through these images is no exception. This Pacific Northwest styled shoot is rich with inspiration to make your wedding not only only a celebration of your love, but of all the creativity and beauty that the region radiates.

Learn more about the story behind this styled shoot:

Being born and raised in the incredible Pacific Northwest, with mountains as a headboard, the beach as a pillow, and the forest as a blanket… it makes a girl pretty spoiled. As I assembled my dream team for our end-of-season styled shoot this year, I had two strong visions: I ONLY wanted a locally-based, female-led team for our vendors, and I wanted to display as much of the crazy-beautiful variations on the backdrop of the Pacific Northwest.


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“On the Wind” Organic Styled Shoot


Inspired by a landscape of rich, rugged rock, lush waters, and rolling trees, this styled shoot beautifully captures the spirit of the Pacific Northwest. Romance abounds in every shot captured on film by the talented Anna Peters. Embracing the Earth’s elements, the bride’s dramatic cathedral veil and the ribbons of her bouquet softly float in the wind. The bride’s carefree spirit shines in an understated three-quarter sleeve dress and a loose, bohemian French braid. The styled shoot’s effortless elegance continues into the tablescape, where casual linens and simple place settings meet with a cascading floral arrangement and vintage candelabras. The calming color palette of earthy greens, soft gray-blues, and ethereal ivories is sophisticated and fresh, perfect for a transitional summer to fall wedding. Allow yourself to get swept away by the gorgeous images of this styled shoot.

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