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ORGANIC ETHEREAL |  AVIVA & MICHAEL

Aviva and Michael might not have tried it, but their wedding color was the Pantone color of 2017, how trendy! Aviva and Michael met in college and Aviva did what most college girls would do when they see a hot guy, stalk him on Facebook. The stalking paned out, because Michael thought Aviva was very pretty and the rest of their love story was written. Their simple, modern wedding was perfect. Bright colors, bold looks and a dress that Aviva fell in love with right away! This wedding reminds me of something from an indie, romance movie. Most of the wedding planning, decorations and planning was done by the bride and groom and it looked very PROFESSIONAL! The wedding and reception was breathtaking and the couple were filled with happiness and lots of love. 

PHOTOGRAPHER: ASHLEY GERRITY PHOTOGRAPHY |  A

Sunrise Portrait Session

It's not all about the vows, the ceremony decorations and the reception music.  Dig deeper...capture how beautiful you feel during this amazing time in your life.  Capture the details that surround you.  Capture the light and the breeze.  Capture all of it.  It's all a part of the energy that goes into helping you create the memories.  Being mindful of the details, the smallest ones, and taking note of their influence on your emotions, moods and thoughts will help you to slow down and enjoy.  Life isn't a checklist and although you're probably using one or more of those to plan your wedding, remember to soak in the moments that make up how you check each item off.

This sunrise portrait session, captured on film by the amazingly talented Justin Tearney, is inspiration of the idea that each moment of life is beautiful in its own right and should be memorialized...especially when surrounding a wedding.  Think of how to use this organic, lifestyle shoot as inspiration...an engagement, lifestyle or bridal session would all be beautifully captured with the soft light of sunrise and the millions of possible details in a lovely, organic field. 

PHOTOGRAPHY Justin Tearney | FILM LAB The Find Lab | SHOT FOR Forage and Fern | CREATIVE DIRECTION Magnolia Rouge | SHOOT LED BY Brumley & Wells | HAIR & MAKEUP Jess Wilcox | FLORALS Ponderosa & Thyme | VENUE Bodega Ridge

ORGANIC ETHEREAL | COUPLE’S BOUDOIR PHOTOSHOOTS FILLED WITH ROMANCE

Capture the essence of your creative side with your special someone. Allowing your significant other to share in your passions uplifts the should and enhances the ultimate moments you have with one another. This Couples Boudoir shot were captured by the talented Lancaster, PA Photographer, KATY TREFRY PHOTOGRAPHY

"The best kind of love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds." 

-The Notebook

PHOTOGRAPHY: KATY TREFRY PHOTOGRAPHY | PHOTO EDITING: ARTEMAS PHOTOGRAPHY | MODELS TONY AND HANNAH CULVER | CREATIVE DIRECTION AND STYLING: GINNY AU | ART DIRECTION: KAELA RAWSONS FOR GINNY AU | HAIR AND MAKEUP: EMILY NEWMAN AND KAELA RAWSON | DRESS AND LINEN SHIRT: ZARA | PHOTOGRAPHED AT THE ERIC MCVEY WORKSHOP IN ELK, CA AT NAVARRO RIVER REDWOODS STATE PARK

The Fine Art of Film Photography

Film photography.  It's making a comeback.  Although it hardly left the scene altogether, many photographers are choosing to return to the medium that allowed them to embrace their subjects on a truly intimate level while shooting.  Truthfully, we're thankful for the era where digital reigned supreme because in a way, it diversified photographers and allowed each to dive into their medium of choice and define their individual approach and style.

For this article, we sat down with JUSTIN TEARNEY to discuss the strengths of film and learn why he chose to primarily shoot on it when capturing weddings for his clients.

"I'm a storyteller, first and foremost.  I'm not just taking pictures of my subjects in beautiful poses.  My goal is to connect with people on a level that allows me to capture their energy, emotions, essence...this is what ensures my clients love their photos for a lifetime."

We asked Justin how shooting on film specifically allows him to make this connection.  "Don't get me wrong, digital photography has its strengths.  I shoot that too, when the situation calls for it.  But film, specifically medium-format film, allows me to take in all the details of what's happening.  There's no looking at a display screen to ensure you got the shot so you're forced to truly hone your craft and get good at just knowing you had all of the elements right."

We asked Justin what he feels are some of the aesthetic draws to photographs shot on film.  "To me, there are so many beautiful things about it but I'm specifically drawn to the colors and tonality.  There's a subtle softness to film images that is really very flattering for portraiture.  Ultimately, you get timeless, rich, real images that aren't subject to trends or fads."

PHOTOGRAPHY Justin Tearney | WORKSHOP Forage & Fern | CREATIVE DIRECTION Magnolia Rouge | SHOOT LED BY Brumley & Wells | STYLING The Wells Makery | HAIR & MAKEUP Jess Wilcox | FLORALS Ponderosa & Thyme | JEWELRY Rye Grass Studio | RIBBON Sideband | GOWN Leanne Marshall | MODEL Heather Hockley | WITH The Find Lab, Jonathan Canlas, Belinda Olsen | VENUE Bodega Ridge | ASSISTANT Charla Storey

ORGANIC ETHEREAL | Dream Weddings Styled Inspiration

In nature, cream is the color of clean.  Organic materials that accent the natural beauty of the great outdoors such as plant-dyed, linen table cloths, silky, shear chair covers, heirloom flatware and gold-accented china allow your guests to relax and feel the warmth of the setting sun as they join in celebration with you.

PHOTOGRAPHY Katy Trefry Photography | WORKSHOP Moda E Arte | STYLING & DESIGN Joy Proctor Design | PAPER SUITE Written Word CalligraphyJulie Song Ink | TABLETOP RENTALS Classic Vintage Rentals | LINENS La Tavola Linen