I love when the sun finally decides to come out and play!  The weekend we did Karrie and Bryce’s engagement photos that is exactly what happened!  It was an absolutely beautiful day at Arbor Crest in the Spokane Valley!

When I first met Karrie and Bryce they said two of their favorite things to do together was drink wine and go out for coffee.  Their first date was at a coffee shop.  And, together they’ve grown to love wine (and each other!)  The theme for their Commelini Estate wedding is  They had hoped to do their engagement photos at one of our local wineries to keep with the feel of their wedding.  After much talking and searching we decided on Arbor Crest.  And, it certainly did not disappoint.  I cannot believe I’ve never been before!  It is stunning to put it simply!

When you combine a gorgeous location, a stunning couple, and lots of love this is what you get….

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I cannot believe that this poor little blog has been neglected for so long!  I have so many beautiful photos to share with you!

First up is Jessica and Patrick’s engagement session!  Jessica and Patrick live in the Seattle area.  Since they have family over on this side of the state they opted to get married here.  I cannot wait for their wedding in August in Sandpoint, ID.  It is going to be such a fun wedding.  I am already dreaming of all the beautiful photos that will be captured.  But, for now back to their engagement session.  They came over to Spokane in February for a long weekend.  We crossed our fingers and hoped the weather would cooperate.  With plans to meet in downtown, we set out.  We went into the downtown / Riverfront park area.  It doesn’t matter what season it is Riverfront park is always so beautiful!  From there we went over to the Spokane WSU campus.  Jessica and Patrick met at WSU and are huge Cougar fans.  So, it was entirely fitting that the session end there in their WSU gear.

Makeup by Shasta Hankins

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Congratulations to Corinne! Your entry #3 was selected to be the winner of the gorgeous garter from LadyBird Creations.  I know it will look fabulous at your wedding!  Please contact me to claim your prize!

For everyone else I hope you’ll take a moment to check out Erin, Ladybird’s website to see all the pretties she has to offer.  I love that she custom makes pieces for brides at very reasonable prices.  You will be able to get a one of a kind piece that is custom made for your big day.  Ladybird also offers pieces for prom as well, so all the high school students getting ready for prom can find something as well!

In case you missed the original post you can see all the shots from the Bridal session I did with LadyBird.  Don’t forget to book your bridal session before the end of May to receive an amazing introductory offer!  If you’re already booked your wedding with me you get an even bigger bonus!  And, because a post isn’t as fun without at least a few photos here are some featuring the accessories again.

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I love this cuff! She custom made it to match the dress, and I think she did an amazing job. The vintage lace gives it just the right touch to compliment this dress from Bridal Collections.

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This last shot is a great detail shot of the hairpiece, as well as earrings and necklace all from Ladybird Creations.

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  • Ladybird Creations - So excited for Corinne! Congratulations! If you didn’t win, please visit me on facebook and message me about your own custom pieces for your wedding…or email me at erinsgems@yahoo.com. Thanks to Creatively Yours Photography for this awesome shoot and setting up the giveaway!ReplyCancel

If you missed all the gorgeousness of yesterday’s post you really to go and see it!  Yesterday I shared a special Bridal inspiration session I did to showcase how amazing Bridal portraits can be.  It featured some very special vendors.  One of whom is Ladybird Creations.  She made all the accessories that we used in the shoot, including the amazing garter.  She custom made it to perfectly compliment our dress that we had picked out for the model from Bridal Collections.  This garter is especially fun, because it is actually two pieces.  Apparently this is the new trend.  I hadn’t heard of until Erin was telling me about it.  By having it be two pieces you can use one piece to throw at the reception, and still keep the other part for yourself as a keepsake/heirloom.  I have to say I love this idea!  I’ve known about having a toss bouquet for a long time (awesome idea as well!), but hadn’t heard this one.  Yet, another reason that I love doing these inspiration shoots… I always learn something new!

Here, is the best part!  Erin from Ladybird has graciously offered the garter that we used in the shoot as a giveaway.  So, if you’re getting married soon this is perfect for you!  And, bonus not only are you getting your garter you can also check off your something blue!  Those beautiful little vintage rhinestones are, you guessed it, blue!  Love it!  Here are a few of the images from yesterday with the garter.

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  • Corinne Estabrooks - Entered! Btw, the tweet option won’t work because it’s over 140 characters :( ReplyCancel

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  • Bianca Weaver - Our wedding is November 8th and our theme is Rustic garden with purple, lavender and white colors.ReplyCancel

  • Katie Lucas - My wedding will be October 15, 2015 and it’s a COsMIC verse wedding. Beautiful galaxy colors for me and superheroes for my fiance :) ReplyCancel

  • Karrie Miles - Our amazing day will be July 19, 2014. Theme is celebration and wine.ReplyCancel

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  • Meghan Johnson - My big day is June 14, 2014 and my theme is romance and whimsy! Beautiful garter- it would fit perfectly with my dress!ReplyCancel

Many of Spokane Wedding Photographers offer engagement sessions, just like I do.  I always tell my wedding clients that engagement photos are a great way to get to know each other (couple and photographer) better.  And, of course the other benefit of getting some beautiful photos of the two of you together.  Today I want to share with you another idea for before your wedding.  Bridal portraits offer another amazing chance to get to work with your photographer as well as your hair and makeup artists.  For many of us for years we’ve dreamed about our weddings- the dress, our hair, the colors, the flowers.  And then, in a flash it is over and done.  On the wedding day of course we’ll take some beautiful photos of you both by yourself and with your groom.  But, the bridal session is all about you!  It is about capturing all the details and the gorgeous wedding glow that is you!  Consider instead of having boudoir photos done (which often remain tucked away in drawer somewhere) having a bridal session.  I don’t know a single groom that wouldn’t love to have all these beautiful photos of his bride.  And, these photos can actually be displayed for him to enjoy whenever he’d like.

I was inspired to put together this beautiful session by this simple idea.  The bride getting ready in her groom’s button up.  There is something so simple and yet so sexy about it!

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Part of my amazing team for the day- Shasta Hankins did Amanda’s makeup (stunning as usual!) and Charity Wise (totally glamorous, right?!) did her hair.

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Say hello, to this beautiful garter made by Ladybird Creations as were all the accessories that our beautiful “Bride” is wearing.  Stay tuned too, because this gorgeous garter could be yours!  Be sure to come back tomorrow for all the details!  All her accessories are stunning.  And, she custom makes many including this garter!

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Accessories- Ladybird Creations

Dress- Bridal Collections

Hair- Charity Wise

Makeup- Shasta Hankins

Model- Amanda English

What do you think?  Are you ready to book your bridal session?  Maybe your already married and would love to surprise your groom with some new photos?  Now is the time!  Now through the end of May book your bridal session for a very special rate!  Call me at 509-939-5721 to get all the details and schedule yours!