Morgan Green from Amazing Day Photography teams up with her favourite local wedding team to create this West Coast woodland-inspired shoot at the Fraser River Lodge
"In the fall of 2016, we started planning a stylized session that would incorporate some of our favourite vendors and highlight the beauty of the West Cost. We started with the word “woodland” to start drawing inspiration from—and we knew that we wanted the session to have a spring feeling to it.
"We immediately knew who we wanted to model for us: Jami at Adventure Awaits and her amazing husband. Being outdoor enthusiasts, they were the perfect couple to bring our vision to life! And who better to glamify her but Rae from Makeup by Rae. Rae has such an amazing ability to highlight natural beauty, which is exactly what we wanted.
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"Having photographed several weddings at the Fraser River Lodge, and getting married there myself, we knew it was the perfect backdrop for our session.
"Working with Kristina at Buds and Blooms Floral Shoppe, we wanted to make the florals one of the main features of the shoot. We focused on the natural greenery with pops of white and cream.
"We then met up with Nicole at Past Pieces to go through her massive inventory of antique furniture. We selected some key pieces that, coupled with the flowers, would be the foundation to our session.
"Next it was on to picking out the dress. We headed over to Everything but the Groom and worked with Heidi to find the perfect dress. We wanted something new and modern, but which still had a very soft elegant look. The “Marilyn” dress by Morilee was perfect!
"The last pieces to pull together were the cake and the stationery. Crystal at Reddy Made Cakes provided us with a beautiful three-tiered white cake that we could then decorate with the same florals that we would be using with everything else. Eva from Love of Creating made my own wedding invitations, so I knew she was the perfect person to do up the stationery for us.
"Finally, we had all our pieces together and it was time to head out to the Fraser River Lodge. With the forecast calling for rain that week, we were not sure we’d even be able to get outside for any photos. But we knew if we had the most beautiful set-up that we’d be ok. Luckily for us, the rain held off ‘til the end of the day and we were able to get a mix of both indoor and outdoor photos. Working together with Kristina and Leanne Madeline we pulled the whole styling of the session together just the way we envisioned it to look!
"The photos turned out exactly the way we wanted them to, and we could not be happier with them!"
Photography: Amazing Day Photography
Session Styling: Amazing Day Photography, Buds and Bloom Floral Shoppe, and Leanne Madeline
Venue: Fraser River Lodge
Florals: Buds & Bloom Floral Shoppe
Hair and Makeup: Makeup by Rae
Cake: Reddy Made Cakes
Furniture Rental & Place Settings: Past Pieces
Invitation and Paperwork: Love of Creating Design Co.
Dress: “Marilyn” dress by Morilee from Everything But The Groom
Ring Box: The Mrs. Box
Ring: Model’s own
Shoes: The Bay
Suite: Model’s own
Model: Jami Savage from Adventure Awaits