rustic elegance :: dairyland styled photo shoot | seattle wedding photographers

We have been plugging along at this photo business thing for a few years now, and I'll be honest: there have been some slow times. They say that which is worthwhile always takes time, and let me tell you, I’m learning and relearning that lesson every day. I am naturally of a quiet disposition: not overly fond of crowds or making a big show of myself or my business. Anyone of a similar disposition knows that it’s a challenge running your own company. Every day, I push past my own boundaries to grow more, learn more, and embrace others more.

That’s what this shoot was about. Seattle has such an incredible wedding community, and I really wanted to tap into that. So, I decided to plan a styled photo session. I wanted it to not just be about the details (oh, there are details!), but about the people involved, about the love that ultimately brings us all together. This city has some serious talent to offer, and I can honestly say every single person involved not only met, but exceeded my expectations.

In this vein, we asked a real couple to model for us. Of course, it just so happens that they’re fabulously attractive, newly married, and so in love. For me, Rachel and Jimmy brought such life and energy to this photo shoot, it would not have been the same without them. 

I worked closely with Katie Slayton from Sprinkled in Seattle on creating this event. She took my idea of “meeting some awesome vendors and putting something incredible together. On a farm. With amazing models.” and flew it to the moon. The intricacy of her detail work, from found items to pieces she made in the weeks leading up to our shoot, Katie worked so hard to make this a possibility, and I’m so thankful for that!

Thank you so much to all the vendors who made this a success!

Planning + Design : Sprinkled in Seattle

Photography :: Vanasse Studios

Venue :: Dairyland

Flowers :: Laurel’s Floral Decor

Cake :: The Sweet Side

Tables :: Seattle Farm Tables  

Rentals :: Pedersen’s

Models :: Rachel + Jimmy Brown

Hair + Makeup :: Yessie Libby

Paper Goods :: Swash Letterpress + Design

Chalkboard :: Wedding Chalk Art

Catering :: Eat Drink with Eric Baur

Dresses :: Cicada Bridal