Taking photos of people is a very intimidating thing. I think that’s why I stick to things only. Nature doesn’t care if the shadows are a little off or the bloom of the flower isn’t quite perfect. People, on the other hand, care. But when my sister and her fiancee asked me to do a little session for them, I agreed but told them to find a professional as well because I was sure to disappoint. In the end I warmed up to the idea, even got a little excited — and we came out with several snaps that I think didn’t turn out so bad that I wanted to share simply because I think my sister and her new man are just too adorable.
The kids are huge fans of coffee, so it was only just to snap a few during our coffee break. It was freezing when we decided to do the shoot, so the coffee (and hot chocolate for some) was a very welcome thing. Here I quickly realized that taking photos of people indoors is a completely different ballpark than being outdoors.
The historical Vancouver Fort area here is one of our favorites places to go to. My husband and I have had many a sushi date in the grass, many a stroll around the grounds reading up on the history behind each building, and so forth. It holds a lot of meaning to us. Not to mention that my younger sister was married here as well.
I recently had the honor of being part of a styled shoot with the talented Michaela Noelle. Even though I didn’t get to be on site during the shoot since it took place in California, it was still fun to be a part of something like this. With lots of bright florals as the theme, I created stationery to showcase that. Printed with fuchsia, green, and gray inks, the stationery was given a floral + stripe design with the big blooms actually popping up as they were made up of separate tiny pieces of paper. The photos don’t show that bit of detail, but they were there! Coordinated with brown kraft envelopes, shimmery gold liners, and gold glitter string, this set of stationery was one of my faves.
Also, this styled shoot was featured on Wedding Chicks last week! Head on over there to see more of the detail that I didn’t share here on my blog.
Photography: Nicole Diane | Styling: Michaela Noelle Designs | Stationery: Anastasia Marie | Flowers: Thistle and Honey | Prop + Furniture Rental: Dogwood Party Rentals | Venue: Inn at Park Winters | Dress: Enchanted Bridal Shoppe | Groom’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse | Bow Tie: The Belle & The Beau | Cake Table Backdrop: One Stylish Party | Hair: Jordan Moreland | Makeup: Cameron Alexis Artistry
Inspired by one of my past stationery suites, this bride wanted something elegant, yet playful with type. So we assembled something classic with black and champagne brown inks. Printed on smooth white cover paper and paired with matching white envelopes, the only thing flashy about this set was the names of the couple who was getting married.
This couple had a southwestern theme for their wedding with peach and turquoise blue as their colors. We kept the invitation itself soft hued and then added the turquoise punch with the envelopes. Printed on smooth white cover paper, these invitations conveyed southwestern all over with the touches of fringe, the cactuses, and the choice of fonts.
This wedding invitation needed to have a modern, yet traditional flair to it. The bride chose a mix of falling confetti on the front and diagonal stripes for the back. Printed on smooth ivory paper with navy and gold inks, and then coordinated with shimmery navy envelopes — this suite stayed simple and totally my thing.