I think everyone dreams about having an Oregon Coast Elopement. Today I am actually getting to share one, even though it was a styled shoot, I absolutely love this couple and how the day morphed. It was foggy and then went straight into a beautiful sunset. Come on! Two kinds of photo sessions in one! I was able to spend the day with other amazing creatives, which really filled my artistic tank!
One of the hardest parts of being a photographer is working alone all week and then having one day where you meet awesome people and interact with them all day, and then boom, back to solo-ville.
Something that is important to me is to collaborate with other creatives. I jumped on the opportunity to do a styled shoot created by Mae and Co Creative Event Planning. Manda runs the show and she is a creative genius!
We were able to show up and just start snapping photos. As a photographer, you want to focus on getting great images and I have put together my own styled shoots which didn’t allow me to completely focus on that. It is hard when things go wrong with the shoot like vendors falling through, parking tickets, props breaking, you need to fix them, and you’re the photographer. This was just a dream for me to not have to worry about all of that.
I appreciated that they took a very whimsical and moody approach to the shoot. The model was wearing a Sweet Caroline dress and it was the most beautiful shade of green and gold. You cannot get any better doing an elopement on the Oregon Coast with a dress that gorgeous.
The cool part about this shoot was that it went from foggy to a beautiful sunset all in the same day. We also got shots of the model in another gown, shots of Manda and her husband as well as Jessica in one of the other gowns. It was like four shoots in one!
I can’t even believe how talented the florist, Amy of Brier and Ivy was. The backdrop was so stunning and the choices of flowers and the colors were perfect for the shoot.
If there is one thing I can recommend to any new photographer is to invest in your business and making connections with other creatives. I feel like this leveled my game up ten notches. You can’t do everything so focus on what you’re good at and pay others if you can to do the rest. I paid $150 and it was worth every cent to save my sanity, time, and to meet other people.
I absolutely loved this day and being able to meet other photographers at every level. It makes your realize that there are so many opportunities to grow your business and make yourself better if you look for them. Now Oregon Coast Elopements are on the top of my list and I cannot wait to work on another! Shoot me a line and lets get together and plan one!