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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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A whimsical bohemian styled inspiration shoot infused with dreamy lavender and varying shades of blue was designed to inspire brides of a dreamy summer wedding. The sweetheart table is adorned with delicate vintage china, classic silver drinkware, mixed with lovely blue and white hydrangeas, mums and purple succulents. Organic and elegant at the core, we hope this inspires.

Our bohemian bride is wearing a dreamy chiffon lavender and ivory gown; organic and elegantly chic. We also showcased a few different hairstyles while incorporating some loose flowers to her hair. Her bouquet complements the look nicely with a soft pop of color. Totally loving the deep purples and pinks of her bridal bouquet. A beautiful blue hydrangea sits at the middle to tie in with the sweetheart table centerpiece.

This chic bohemian session was photographed among the stunningly organic woodlands of Oregon. There is nothing like Oregon’s natural beauty to inspire romance and love. Enjoy!

Thank you so much to the amazing vendors that I collaborated with on this shoot!

Hair & Make-Up: Amanda Enos 

Vintage Rentals: A Vintage Soiree

Venue: Hoyt Arboretum in Portland

Dress: Urban Outfitters

Invitation: Wedding Paper Divas

Styling: White Ivory Photography

Organic Oregon Bohemian Bridal

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  • April 21, 2015 - 6:12 pm

    Renee Crank - You all did an amazing job! I can’t wait until the next shoot we all do together.ReplyCancel

    • April 21, 2015 - 8:04 pm

      White Ivory - Thank you so much Renee! It’s always so much fun working with you. I can’t wait either :-)ReplyCancel

I had such an amazing time today, photographing this wonderfully chic and woodsy Bohemian inspired bridal shoot. So many thanks to Amanda Enos, a fabulous hair and make-up artist, who is one of my favorite people to work with!

It was the perfect day, with awesome weather and of course a gorgeous Oregon backdrop to really inspire us during our time in Portland. I am excited to post the rest of this session as it will have lots of pretty details if you would love a bohemian inspired or styled wedding.

Enjoy the preview!

A Portland Bohemian Chic Inspired Shoot

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