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Summer is almost officially here, so why not kick it off with a Wine Country Summer wedding inspiration shoot. In the hills of the Willamette Valley, this bridal session offers up a combination of pastel pinks, luscious greenery and a mix of vintage rustic details.

For those who love the outdoors, there is no denying the absolute dreaminess of a reception among the earth and the stars. This beautifully appointed rustic reception table is adorned with a lush floral runner, vintage china and gold cutlery. The unique brown medicine bottles offer a vintage and elegant way to showcase the florals.

The stunning bride to be dawns a soft, blush strapless chiffon gown. The invitations conjure up a romantic side with greens and pinks, so softly complementing the organic tones of the details.

We hope to have inspired brides and create a color palette that will woo our summer brides!

Leave a comment to let me know what you think!

Styling and Rentals: A Vintage Soiree

Gown: Lulu’s

Invitations: Minted

Venue: Private Estate

Model/MHUA: Christina Stein


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I have been inspired, by a love story, for many many years.  It’s about a love that changes lives. It always stayed with me and I vowed to portray it on camera. Here is an image from a little project that has been near and dear to my heart.

It makes me so happy to be able to finally share it, well only one image for now. But I hope you’ll come back soon to see more of a musically inspired love story!

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So the other day, I finally did it. I whipped out a fresh roll of Fuji 400h film, loaded it into my little 35mm film camera….and went for a walk. There’s no time like the present, right? I had been wanting to practice film for the longest time, but with a new baby and lots to do, I had put it on hold.

Well I thought, no more. I have to do this, I WANT to do this! So I went to for a walk around my neighborhood capturing nature and I alsoI photographed my kiddos.

These are scans from my very first roll of pro film. Developed by a wonderful lab called Photovision. These are straight out of camera without any tweaking.

Waiting for your film to get developed is excruciatingly difficult, but the moment they come in, it’s all worth it. I kept wondering if I had botched them and wasn’t quite sure what to expect. What if they were all bad? Well if they were, I still wouldn’t give up.

My goal is to practice, practice and practice some more. Why? I love the medium. I love the look of film. And it really makes you aware of your surroundings, your subject and how you will compose and capture the scene. No gratuitous shutter pressing here.

I definitely have a way to go, but for the first round, I am very happy with the results. Most of all, I’m glad I took the first step. It’s not always easy to get out of your comfort zone, but when you finally do, I think you open up to new possibilities!

Journey Into Film Photography

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Last week I attended a very lively and fun young professional’s networking event in Yamhill county. My friends and colleagues over at A Vintage Soiree, were co-hosting the event and also brought in some beautiful pieces. They added in their unique styling and voila, we have some romantic wedding decor to show you.

I took some images of what they styled and wanted to share them here. Everyone loved what they designed, offering up some gorgeous eye candy and wedding inspiration, especially if you are tying the knot in beautiful Willamette Valley.

I absolutely loved the moss table runner. If you have a rustic, organic theme or elements you want to incorporate, this could be the way to go!

Organic and Rustic Wedding Decor

Succulents and vintage centerpieces are soft and timeless

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  • May 5, 2015 - 5:21 pm

    Renee Crank - You are so good girl! A great photographer and blogger!ReplyCancel

Not many words can describe how stunning Christina looked today in this beautiful soft and flowing blush gown. Against the backdrop of beautiful wine country, even amidst the scattered mists, we managed to capture some beautiful moments. Purely a romantic wine country bridal inspiration for you to dream of.

I am completely loving this blush gown BTW….

I am excited to share a lot more of this shoot. Come back to see more.



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