Stunning Wilderness Photo Shoot by eWatts Photography

You know what I have a soft spot for.. an outdoor photo shoot.  There’s just something about capturing beautiful gowns and romantic moments in the wilderness that seriously makes my heart aglow.  And when that outdoor photo session happens to be captured by the talented eWatts Photography and features a stunning couple with equally-as-stunning style – even better. So join us for a breath of fresh Utah air, a breathtaking woodlands canyon, and some eye-candy that will keep you sweet all week long!

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Photographer: eWatts Photography / Other:Provo Canyon / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Wood Nymph Wedding Theme

Wood Nymph Wedding

Every girl wants a fairytale wedding. Some want to feel like a princess, whilst others may want to feel like a fairy… either way, it’s all about a girl feeling magical on her wedding day, and a wedding theme such as this should just about do it! This beautiful and mysterious Wood Nymph wedding inspiration by Paul Douda Photography will not only delight your senses, it will also have you dreaming of warm Summer nights, decadent luxury, and romance under the stars. Be prepared for a woodland treat and your ‘inner fairy’s’ little heart to skip a beat!

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From the photographer: I wanted to focus on a wedding with earthly magic seen though the eyes of a mysterious wood nymph. At a time when the heat of summer begins to wane, the leaves transform their colors, earthly creatures begin harvesting and preparing for the bitter cold of winter. I choose the wood nymph as my theme for their playful earthly focus, but also for it’s mystery and magic. I represented this theme by using earthly products or mimicking them where ever I could. For example we used birch and vines as an alter, wood benches for seating and the ceremony itself in the woods. The reception used wood tables and benches, moss runner, wood candles and vases, branch silverware, wood slabs for chargers and the table scape itself being set under a large tree. We also had a moss swing with vines, shoes covered in leaves and flowers, deserts centered around berries and apples, menus in the form of a maple leaf, as well as an organic game centered menu. We conveyed mystery and magic though dramatic makeup for our model, dry ice in drinks to create a potion effect, and a complex layered ethereal gown. I choose the name Edmund Mountbatten for our groom; Edmund being a common princely first name and Mountbatten being a Royal English Surname. I choose the name Rusalka Wood for our bride; Rusalka being literally translated to Wood Nymph in Czech and Wood referring to our focus. As a wedding planner there are certain design themes that you always dream about creating. For me this was one of them and I am so very pleased with the final product, the process and the entire experience. I hope you enjoy experiencing it as much as I enjoyed creating it.

Photography: Paul Douda Photography / Hair Stylist:  Pinned by Betty /Event Designer:  Designs by Spring / Floral Designer:  Grand Floral Design by Robin / Dress Store:  Bliss Bride / Decor:  West Elm / Makeup Artist:  Melissa Rae and Company / Jewelry:  Beads of La Jolla / Personal Stylist:  CBS Lifestylist /PR Rep:  Mackenzie Marketing & Design / Bakery:  Wicked Spoon Desserts / Paper Props:  Simply Michelle / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Hunger Games Theme Styled Shoot – “After The Games”

Hunger Games Setting

Unless you’ve been living under a rock you must of heard about the latest book turned movie sensation The Hunger Games! So many fans were beside themselves to see the much anticipated movie release and Hunger Games mania is everywhere you turn. It makes sense creatives such as Elle Golden are inspired by this tale and decided to bring to life the story with their superb talents. And we are SUPER excited to share this amazing Hunger Games theme styled shoot  they produced with you today.

Not only did Elle and her team manage to plan the entire shoot on Pinterest & Facebook in secret, but created a stunning piece of work which inspired me to go out and buy the immediately! Their vision was to bring to life the love story of Katniss and Peeta ‘after the games’ and includes two amazing looks – their ‘everyday’ utilitarian meets hunter theme here in {Part One} and the upmarket ‘Capitol glam’ style theme {coming in Part Two}. 

Although styled with an engagement session in mind, I believe this shoot will be the spark of inspiration for many outdoor weddings and woodsy style events (or whatever your little Hunger Games inspired heart desires really!) A huge thanks to Elle for sending us this beautiful imagery. Make sure you read all about her inspiration and how they put the shoot together below.

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Photographer Elle shares: After devouring the Hunger Games books, I couldn’t quite imagine what life was like for Katniss and Peeta after the games. We know where they ended up, but how did they get there? So I decided to bring their post-games love story to life with an engagement session! With only 2 weeks to plan the entire shoot, we didn’t have time for pro stylists. I’m glad it worked out that way because I only had 2 intentions behind the shoot:

1. a fun practice session for me to try new shooting techniques and

2. inspiration to real couples planning shoots.

I used Pinterest to visualize ideas ( & Polyvore to create outfit collages. I gave Katniss & Peeta “everyday chic” & “Capitol glam” looks. Everyone involved was added to a secret Facebook group to stay in touch. It all came out the way I envisioned it, with one exception: I made DIY ‘sponsor parachutes’ using yarn, balloons, & glue, but it was an epic Pinterest fail! I hoped to hang them from the trees and have one contain a box with Katniss’s heart & arrow engagement ring, but it just didn’t work out. Use paper mache people!

I did Katniss’ hair & makeup myself. The save-the-date was custom-designed by a friend of mine. I just printed out the digital file at OfficeMax! Half the models’ clothes are from our own personal closets and the handmade bow, arrows and quiver are borrowed from a friend. The food is from a local grocery store and the vases, candles and tray are from a thrift shop!

So it doesn’t take much to make your engagement session a little different – “The odds are ever in your favor” with a little imagination! 😉

How amazing is this shoot and Elle’s vision?  If you love this as much as we do, be sure to check back in tomorrow to enjoy Part Two – Capitol Glam!

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Lead Stylist/Photographer: Elle Golden Photography / Assistant: J. Leigh Captures / Videographer: Life Bridge Productions LLC / Save the Date: Killer B. Designs / Models: Courtney DeeAnne and Phillip Eugene /Model Agency:   Courtney DeeAnne Modeling  / Jewelry: Jewelry:  Spiffing JewelryNatural Abstract / Shoes:  BCBG Max Azria / Men’s Fashion:  Kenneth Cole Reaction /Submitted via Two Bright Lights