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Rustic Mountain Wedding

This, my friends, is exactly how you start the work week.  With a drop-dead gorgeous rustic meets romantic wedding set against the breathtaking backdrop that is the Cascade Mountains.  It’s the kind of day that combines soft pink hues with lush florals from Patti Bosket Au Naturel, dancing ’til dawn and a world of happy moments captured by Blue Rose Photography.  See it all right here


From Blue Rose Photography… Chelsea and Andrew had all of their friends and family join them for a four day wedding celebration at Mountain Springs Lodge in the Cascade Mountains near Leavenworth. They rented out all of the cabins on the property and had their guests stay there for the weekend. Chelsea’s mother helped plan and design their rustic outdoor wedding. They had their ceremony set up overlooking a field with mountains in the distance. Their ceremony arbor was filled with lush florals (by Au Naturel). Chelsea’s chiffon gown flowed in the wind. Chelsea is a hairstylist so her hair was perfect! The ring bearers were Andrews nephews and had the cutest little suits.

After their ceremony all of the guests walked over to the barn area for cocktail hour and reception fun. The barn was near a coral of horses and everyone had fun petting them and taking their pictures. They had a live band (The Kennedy Brothers) play throughout the night and everyone had a great time.

Photography: Blue Rose Photography | Floral Design: Patti Bosket Au Naturel | Cake: Sure To Rise Bakery | Reception Venue: Mountain Springs Lodge | Catering: Mountain Springs Lodge Chef | Band: Kennedy Brothers | Ceremony Venue : Mountain Springs Lodge

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Boho Chic Shoot at Fort Steilacoom Park

When three photographers like Kerry JeanneJenny Ostenson and Rebecca Anne  join forces to create a shoot, good things are bound to happen. And with Il Bel FioreWanna Cupcake? and Allie Way Design are on board to contribute to all the pretty – pretty is just a guarantee. This entire gallery is just one beautiful boho moment after another, and it’s all waiting for you here.

From Kerry…We three photographers met for the first time at Anthem Tea & Coffee in downtown Tacoma to talk about our vision after connecting through a photographer’s group on Facebook. Rebecca mentioned that it was her dream to style a Bohemian shoot. That immediately piqued my interest. My family has a long history of being wanderers and even my mother’s name means, ‘Bohemian One’. It felt only natural to make this the theme and inspiration for our shoot.

Each detail of our shoot is saturated in the Bohemian lifestyle. From the heirloom quilt, the drape-y lace, vibrant flowers to the wingback chair. Every piece has a bit of the story. We chose Fort Steilacoom Park specifically for our shoot. The trees, long grass and beautiful wild flowers provided the perfect backdrop scenery. The park is a huge area and diverse in its foliage, so we decided to use several areas of the park to set each of our scenes. I think that out of all our ideas, this was the best. It allowed us to have three completely different swoon-worthy moods, but kept the storyline consistent with our vision.

The decision to work with Wanna Cupcake? to create our dessert was a no-brainer. I had worked with Karie and Jim on a personal project months ago and since then we’ve had a great relationship. Karie knew exactly how to make our vision for the cakes come to life. The end product was gorgeous and added the perfect touch to our table scene.”

From Allie…I loved modeling for this shoot! I got to have my hair and makeup done, and play dress up and wear a floor length lace gown, and my main man looked so handsome in his suit. It felt like our wedding day all over again. It was dreamy, romantic, and so very fun. Working with three photographers sounds challenging but was actually very easy, and everything went seamlessly. They all seemed to have a similar vision and overall idea for the day, and they worked together very well. I loved creating custom calligraphy pieces for the shoot. I’ve always appreciated art and design, and recently have gotten more into hand-lettering and calligraphy. I run a small Etsy business, Allie Way Design, and it has surprised me with a variety of business opportunities and new connections. I truly enjoy the process of custom hand-lettering, and am excited to see how my business continues to grow and develop.

From Rebecca…I loved collaborating with two other photographers. We were all on the same page with what we wanted and how we wanted to do the shoot. It made things so easy! I brought up my dream of doing a Bohemian themed shoot and that was it, that was our shoot. We each brought pieces from our own homes to help create this shoot, along with pulling in pieces from some amazing vendors. Jenny brought our elegant yellow crystal plates, candles, books and details. Jenny and I brought in all the lace and fabric for the lace tent. Kerry had gorgeous furniture pieces. And Jenny’s grandmother had the most beautiful quilts. Oh yeah, and I gold tipped our succulents in the back of Jenny’s car before our shoot in the pouring rain.

Allie contacted me through our model search on Instagram and as soon as I saw her inquiry I knew her and her husband were the perfect match for our shoot. I knew Allie through college and I had admired her calligraphy for quite some time so it was not even an option not to use her talents! Plus she is the sweetest person ever!

Gina from Il Bel Fiore is a florist I have worked with in the past and does first class work! I felt so comfortable just telling her our theme and color scheme and letting her create…and she did! I could have looked at her flower arrangements all day long.

From Jenny…Deanna Wahl with Lounge 9 Salon, and Korrine Claxton of Korrine’s Facial & Waxing Studio have been long time professionals, and personal friends of mine. I have worked with both of them on several projects, and I knew they would each bring something unique to this stylized shoot. Deanna was a wonderful addition to our team because of her knowledge of the industry and the ability to take an idea and go with it. Korrine has experience working on stylized shoots and is able to see the vision through the photographer’s eyes.

The apple core quilt top used in the table scene was made some time in the mid 1900′s. It was hand pieced and hand stitched together. The fabrics range from the late 1800 to around 1940. The quilter is unknown. Cheryl Collins, Jenny’s mother-in-law finished the quilt by adding batting and a backing then machine quilting in 2014.

The “Joseph Coat” quilt top used in the sunset scene was made by an elderly women who made quilt top to supplement her retirement income. Just strips of fabric hand sewn together. Probably made around 1950 or 60. Cheryl finished the quilt by adding batting and a backing and machine quilting in 2012. Cheryl has won several awards for her quilting work over the years.

Photography: Kerry Jeanne Photography | Photography: Jenny Ostenson Photography | Photography: Rebecca Anne Photography | Floral Design: Il Bel Fiore | Hair Stylist: Lounge 9 Salon | Calligraphy: Allie Way Design | Cake Bakery : Wanna Cupcake? | Chalk Signage: Chalk Artistry & Design | Make Up Artist: Korrine's Facial & Waxing Studio

Vintage Bridal Inspiration

Truth be told, it really doesn’t get much prettier than Bainbridge Island.  But add in a world of gorgeous vintage-inspired details + a gallery of light-filled images from Kelly Marie Photography and you’re looking at an entirely new definition of stunning.  Think a breathtaking forest setting meets perfectly imperfect florals meets a whole lot of yummy treats.  See every last beautiful moment in the full gallery.


From Kelly Marie Photography… Although I am based out of Lodi, California, I spent many years of my life in the Pacific Northwest. The environment and people of Bainbridge Island, Washington are what shaped me into the person I am today. It is this town where I realized I wanted photography to be more than a hobby. Because of this, I wanted to take what inspires me about the PNW and share it with others.

Yes, Washington has a reputation for rain. However, I chose to design my shoot based off the golden light that shines through the forest. I loved the feel of mixing golds with the earthy greens and browns. Practically all the props used are vintage, from the candlesticks to the gold glass buttons adorning the moss. Moss and ferns are a part of everyday life on Bainbridge, so I embraced these plants. It is these ferns along with the wild foxgloves that make up the bouquet (plus baby’s breath because who doesn’t love baby’s breath!). The brownie cakes were made with vintage molds and drizzled with a powdered sugar icing. The candles are a lovely DIY element; the candles were bought at the dollar store, and then I painted on gold sparkles to fade to the top. I love how the sparkles captured the light! I also chose to hint towards the weather of Washington with the lyric “Like the rain, I have fallen for you.” These words were painted on leaves with gold paint.

I hope you enjoy these photos and are inspired by them. I had a wonderful model, Samantha, and the beautiful natural setting of Bainbridge Island.

Photography & Design: Kelly Marie Photography