What is an inspiration shoot? It is a photo session fully devoted to one idea without any limitations.
These shoots are meant to inspire everyone involved; the professionals and future brides (or grooms), with new, unique, and different ideas that they might not be able to envision when it is time for their wedding. We, as professionals, have the great opportunity to learn together and create some amazing examples of what we can all do during an inspiration shoot and take it too the customer, which is the best part. It is an absolutely amazing experience for everyone!
This one, that I was so lucky to be a part of, was titled “Falling in Love”. The idea was created by Melissa from Apple Brides, and she asked ME to be the photographer in this star-studded shoot. Can we say honored? When you are approached to work with some amazing people to do an inspiration shoot, you really can’t pass it by. So of course I was incredibly excited and ready to participate in this “Falling in Love” idea and to help Melissa’s idea come to life through my lens.
To add to the pure excitement of working with these amazing professionals was being at the absolutely beautiful, breathe-taking, and picture perfect location of Camden Ranch. Wow, every single detail about this spot is what you might dream of. The ranch is located is just north of Spokane about 40 minutes and it is a Christmas Tree farm in the winter months, but in the off season it transforms into an elegant Wedding and Event facility, that I think any bride would enjoy. The beautiful gazebo, the perfectly manicured grounds, and the large 3,000 square foot wooden building for all of the gathering purposes, it is ideal for any wedding.
The photo opportunities on the ranch are endless and I worked a lot of angles and new ideas, making sure we highlighted what the ranch itself has to offer and the variety that all of us have to give as well. Not only did the ranch give us a great backdrop, but so did the fall colors, the trees changing, the rows of Christmas tress, and the changing ground beneath our feet, all giving us some unique textures and colors as backdrops to capture our beautiful model bride in her elegant dress. It came together perfectly, inspiring all of us.
It was an absolute joy to work with so many talented people and being apart of the group to help capture everything on film was even better. I hope to have more opportunities like this knock on my door because just like this one, I will enjoy every moment of it!
Venue: Camden Ranch
Floral: Whimsy Floral Design
Dress: Storybook Bridal
Chair Rental: Event Rents
Hair and Makeup: J. Ashley Sellen Design & Artistry by Jennifer Welch
Cake: Happy Cake Co.
Calligraphy/Stationary: Hana-Lee Sedgwick (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Custom Labeled Wine: Winedentity
Model: Sarah Lucke
Coordination/Styling: Melissa Persling
114 W Pacific #209
Spokane, WA 99201