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Being a 2nd photographer for Lydia Messenger Photography is seriously the BEST! She is so kind hearted and an amazing photographer I mean if you live in California you need to hire her NOW!! I had the pleasure of 2nd shooting this amazing outdoor wedding in Forest Falls, California that Maddie and Ethan put together. This couple was just  the sweetest around. Their love for each other was so simple and sweet, It just melted my heart.

 

This wedding was so inspiring it was on Utterly Engaged make sure you check out the full post HERE.

 

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Groomsmen getting ready in a little cabin at the camp the wedding was at.

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The brides shoes were just ON POINT!

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The beautiful floral design by Hockridge Florist  Loved all the wild bright colors but done in such a tasteful way

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WEDDING DETAILS //

Main Photographer: Lydia Messenger Photography

Caterer: Kopper Kettle Kafe

Dress Designer: Nicole Miller

Floral Designer: Hockridge Florist 

Location: Forest Falls – Lakeview Feild

Suits: LA fashion district

Socks: Stance socks

Engraved Pocket Watches: Etsy

Cinematographer: Lucrida Productions

Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist: Randall Tompkins

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I can’t tell you enough how thankful I am for everyone that is spreading the word about my photography here in Spokane. You guys are all truly the best! That is how I met Christy and Nate. They are expecting their little one to arrive at the end of August and I am over the moon about being with them to photographer their bundle of joy for the year!!!!

First up was their Maternity session. When I asked if they would be up for driving around and just seeing what we would find..no hesitation..and they were totally on board. I mean they are my kind of people!!! Guys if you are up for a little adventure to get your images count me ALL IN

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We stayed along Palouse Hwy and explored along the road. This is what ended up happening…

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Christy and Nate thank you so much for having me capture such a special time in your lives. I can not wait to meet the little one! You truly are an amazing couple and I am so excited for you both!

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Las Vegas, Nevada’s barren desert really does make for the most amazing light and photos. Now being in the Pacific Northwest I miss all that dry land to do photos in. Its like you can never be fully happy. California people want to photograph in lush greens, forest escapes, big mountains and then people from Washington want dry barren deserts, beautiful golden light, and ocean breeze. Now moving to Washington I have more of an understanding of what people have been talking about. I am even more grateful for this opportunity to be creative. I feel like living in Washington has already taught me to think differently and to really push myself in how I capture images.

As promised…Part 2 of the Walk in the Park…Styled Shoot Out

If you missed it here is Part 1

The Amazing Crew that put everything together |

Design | Sugar and Fluff Design House

Flowers | Layers of Lovely

Make-Up | Michelle Piper De Young

Styling | Ashley Taddei Styling

Model | Ashley Taddei Styling

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The details that Sugar and Fluff brought to the shoot where quite stunning. A rustic bench, a stone urn filled with ranunculus, and vintage umbrellas.

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It was so fun to add a little more color to the shoot with some fun Blue and Purple Smoke Bombs. Definitely need to do another shoot with these! 

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If you would like to see more of this Shoot Out make sure you head of to RUFFLED BLOG as it was featured on their site.

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I have really been meaning to share this amazing opportunity I had awhile back. Every year there is this huge photography convention in Las Vegas called WPPI. I have always wanted to go to then I met Richelle Dante Photography, which then turned into meeting other inspiring photographers/friends I knew I had to get on board. I shared a room with a bunch of gals and we set out on an adventure. Abi Q and Richelle Dante where hosting a desert shootout with Sugar and Fluff. This was super fun to be apart of as they produced a beautiful set up for everyone to be apart of.

If you would like to see more of this Shoot Out make sure you head of to Ruffled Blog as it was featured on their site.

The inspiration from this shoot “was a moment in time as mother and daughter have lunch in Central Park in the 1960’s”

The Amazing Crew that put everything together |

Design | Sugar and Fluff Design House

Flowers | Layers of Lovely

Make-Up | Michelle Piper De Young

Styling | Ashley Taddei Styling

Model | Ashley Taddei Styling

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Can’t wait to share Part 2 here soon!

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“Instant attraction!” is how Jackie explained to me when she met Ryan for the first time. I was able to be their to capture their sweet, natural wedding for them.
They had come together with Ryan’s side of the family to get his parents backyard together for the reception. Loved hearing about all the little and big details in how they made it all happen. Everyone that helped truly made this wedding feel so special to them. They have the most grateful hearts.
I had asked Jackie to share a little bit about how Ryan had proposed to her cause it was just to cute not to share, here is what she had to say…
In March, It was a rainy Monday, we were staying at my sister’s house until our apartment was ready. I had said goodbye to Ryan that morning, he was headed to work in priest lake for the whole week. I was laying down for a nap that afternoon when Chris had called me downstairs for something. He said “Come look at this,” and gestured for me to open the backdoor. I opened it and Ryan was on his knees while it poured outside. He was soaked and started to ask me to marry him, I shouted “yes” before he could get the word “me?” Out.

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We started with photos at Ryan’s parents house then went to Turning Point Open Bible Church for an intimate outdoor ceremony.

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Jackie you are one stunning bride, mother and soon to be mommy of your little girl! I’m so excited for your family.

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How Ryan and Jackie look at each other is just so adorable. Their love for each other truly shows. 

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Beautiful mama, Had so much fun capturing her baby girl too.

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Waiting for the ceremony to start

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exchanging of vows, they had each written their own vows. Loved how Jackie could keep her in her pockets of her dress

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Thank you Jackie and Ryan for having my be there to capture your beautiful day! Love you both so much !!!

 

Ceremony Venue | Turning Point Open Bible, Spokane, WA

Reception Venue | Parent’s Backyard

Wedding Dress | Davids Bridal

Grooms Attire | Mens Wearhouse

Floral Arrangements | Grandma

Makeup Artist | Crystal Himelspach

 

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