It was a beautiful early afternoon in the Redwoods just outside of Oakland, California. We were walking through the woods, talking, laughing, taking photos. We came around a corner and saw this carpet of blue flowers. We couldn’t pass up this opportunity. And then the sweetest thing happened, Damon picked up Natalie so she wouldn’t have to walk through it herself. Just because. This is true love ♥

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xoxo, Rahel ♥

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Whew, what a whirlwind of a weekend! On Saturday we were running around, crossing off the final little items on the to do list. Like finishing packing, loading everything into the car, getting additional fabric for the brochures… On Sunday we only had to hop into the car, get some Starbucks goodness to hold us over and drive down to Monterey. Enjoy ♥

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The wedding show was an awesome experience! Yes, the first 10 minutes were crazy and I was nervous as heck, but once we started to talk to interested, lovely people, the excitement started to kick in. I’m still so happy how our pink little booth turned out! Definitely bright, soft & dreamy, a perfect image of me and my business.

Thanks everyone for coming to the show and stopping by our booth! Can’t wait to work with you!

xoxo, Rahel ♥

PS: a special thanks goes to my lovely friends at Gavita Flora. They generously provided the gorgeous flower arrangements that really brought the whole booth to life!

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Soooo toll – Du bist grossartig <3 wirklich wunderschön gemacht, hat sich bestimmt ausgezahlt! Lieber Gruss Kim

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January flew by so quickly! This month was all about creating that wedding expo booth I’ve talked about previously (here & here), having a fun time working on a styled wedding shoot and coming up with new and exciting ideas to make the wedding photography experience even more amazing! Can’t wait to really spoil my couples this upcoming wedding season ♥

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1 // Early in the month I found this pretty location for the styled shoot  2 // Picking out the PERFECT pink paint color for the wedding expo booth is harder than expected  3 // A little trip to Carmel Valley, just because

4 // Gavita Flora did an amazing job on this majestic bouquet for the shoot!! LOVE!  5 // The other day I felt like creating some selfie art. Maybe some of these will actually make it onto the website…?  6 // This was the winning photoshop image of the expo booth. I cannot wait to share more pictures of all the fabulous details! It’s a perfect reflection of me and my style!

7 // Our little puppy from hell…  8 // Yep, I had custom pencils made – with GOLD imprinting!!  So stylish!  9 // One of my favorites of the styled shoot. Doesn’t she just look jaw-droppingly beautiful!?

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xoxo, Rahel ♥

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Adrian has outdone himself! When I asked him (ehem, more like told him) to build a booth, I don’t think he expected to really build a booth! Like a lightweight, wooden, fold-able photography show booth.

Now, with the walls almost complete, it’s my turn to get creative. Since I’m an overly visual gal, I snapped a quick photo of the panels and played around with some ideas in Photoshop.

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// Deciding on the Art Display

My first task was to choose the size and number of framed photos that will be featured on the back walls. After going back and forth for like 30 minutes, we both agreed on 4 large frames. This seems to be the right fit. Nevertheless I bought five large frames, just in case…

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// Finding the Right Color for the Booth

I started out with adding a chair rail to make the booth feel more elegant. Love the effect! In my head I had imagined to go with an all white or partly pink booth. Once I added the white however, it looked too sterile and too safe of a choice. The polka dots didn’t really help the matter either…

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So then I started to experiment with some pink choices. Definitely super pretty and 100% me! Just… Which one to go with?

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So, which one is YOUR favorite?? Seriously, I’d love to hear your thoughts!!

xoxo, Rahel ♥

 

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It was fantastic!

Working on styled wedding shoots is absolutely a blast. Tons of work, but it truly is so inspiring, refreshing and wonderful, being able to collaborate with industry friends, create something beautiful and feel like a little girl in a candy shop.

Here’s a first little sneak peek of a successful shoot. More to come soon! ♥

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Floral Design by Gavita Flora

Hair & Makeup by Kelly Jones

Ballerina Style Wedding Dress by Ju.Lee Chic

Menswear by Nordstrom

And a special thanks to Sierra & Anthony, a real life couple, for modeling that afternoon!

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