Sometimes you need a recharge as a creative – and these editorial chic bridal portraits are giving me juuuust that.
I did this styled shoot recently with @ambernicotra & @emilyvandeheyphotography (give ’em a follow on IG!!) because I just wanted to create for MYSELF. Create without an agenda, without feeling like I “needed” to get certain shots, without feeling any pressure. And Amber is literally an angel on earth – she was THE perfect model for this shoot!! I will forever love her, her work ethic, and her natural ability to create.
The Bridal Portraits
The editorial bridal shoot turned out so so perfect – we hung out at The Lightroom PDX, a super beautiful naturally-lit studio in Portland. If you’re a photographer, sadly the studio isn’t taking bookings at this time, but there are tons of other beautiful ones in the area so don’t worry!!
We laughed, danced, talked, and made ART together and just overall had a blast. It was so refreshing to be around ladies who are so passionate about their work. And it was amazing to have an outlet to simply be creative & have time to turn this simple bridal concept into a full-on editorial shoot!
The Pretty Details
Amber wore two beautiful dresses from A And Be Bridal in Portland and WOW she brought the fireeee in both of them. We had gorgeous florals created by Stem and Stone Crowns that were totally out of this world and brought the shoot to LIFE. The boho, neutral florals + the greenery in the studio was the most perfect combo. And we borrowed the most stunning jewelry from Amanda Michelle Jewelry, too, which added even more to the two looks Amber rocked!!
Wow am I grateful for this shoot and for everybody who helped these editorial bridal portraits come together!! And the BIGGEST thank you to Amber for making this vision come to life with us – I adore you so much💛
The Portland Wedding Vendor Team
- Coordinator: @michelleallan.photo
- Photographer: @michelleallan.photo
- Model: @ambernicotra
- Makeup artist: Shantilly Artistry
- Florals & crown: Stem & Stone Crowns
- Jewelry: Amanda Michelle Jewelry
- Cake: Bite Me Cookies and Treats
- Dresses: A And Be Bridal (Portland)
- Venue: Lightroom PDX