The 2018 issue of Bellingham Alive’s Winter Fashion magazine was SO much fun to be a part of! I loved the neutral color scheme with pops of colors and FEATHERS! Lisa Karlberg hand crafted all of the feather wardrobe pieces herself and handpicked the outfits and accessories from local businesses. Find the entire list of participating shops below! You can find this issue on store shelves near you until the end of December!
The Heliotrope Hotel is a little gem located just minutes from downtown Bellingham offering easy access to all sorts of Pacific Northwest fun. It’s right on the bus line and walking distance to all sorts of local businesses- it makes for a great jumping off point for whatever your adventurous heart desires. It’s also the perfect spot for a unique kind of wedding day! Friends and family can all stay in the newly renovated rooms and the pavilion is the perfect size for a smaller wedding ceremony. This session was meant to feature just that- an all day adventure starting and ending at the Heliotrope Hotel!
I loved working with this awesome team of vendors to really show off the unique and colorful aspects of the Heliotrope. We wanted to show how a couple might utilize this space and take full advantage of the central location. These two started the day off with a hike with their dog (the hotel is dog friendly, too!) before coming back to get ready for their celebration! You’ll see photos in the hotel rooms that are full of natural light, shots of their bridal party on the property with all kinds of bright and geometric backdrops as well as ceremony and reception photos. Everything took place right onsite which is what really makes this venue special. Everything is all in one place and you can spend the time with your guests relaxing and enjoying yourself!
Every single one of the businesses involved in this shoot are LOCAL and AWESOME. We all specialize in weddings and events and can help make your day special, too. Absolutely check each one of them out if you’re on the lookout for vendors of your own!
Featured Wedding Vendors:
Styling/Coordination: MOMAD Productions
Event Rentals: Wander Event Rentals
Balloons and Stationery: Spruce
Florals: Pozie by Natalie
Desserts: Gathered Confections
Cocktails: Sara Galactica
Makeup and Model: Sarah Rorvig
Hair: JL Does Hair
Comphy is dedicated to providing you with the softest sheets, coziest blankets and most luxurious towels on the market. Their slogan “Developed for Spa. Designed for Ahh” is so true, but these fabulous products aren’t just for spa anymore. They have created lines just for you and your home, too.
I started working with Comphy 1) to help properly light and photograph their beautiful bedding and spa lines and 2) to give input in styling and displaying their product in a way that speaks to their consumers. Bedding is most certainly an entirely different beast when it comes to lighting and styling, but I’ve certainly found the most interesting part of these sessions to be the entire team of people on hand just to help with ironing wrinkles! It certainly takes a village and I have had the privilege of working with a few different designers on these sessions including Morgan of MOMAD Productions and Cathy of CDK Interiors. Every little detail matters in creating a plush and inviting scene that makes everyone want to crawl out of their own bed and into a Comphy bed.
Bedding and home essentials like pillows and towels are things that inherently speak to everyone, but our job is to find a way to show off these amazing products and entice you to invest in a line of essentials for your home or business that will last you a very long time, make you never want to get out of your bed and bring you joy and happiness every time you use them. Below are some fun examples of how we have used Comphy products to create playful, unique and lush scenery around their varying lines and to give this client the content they need!
And because a little behind the scenes is always fun- here’s me. Standing on a bed. Photographing a person “sleeping.” This job takes me places and has me doing things I never thought I would. Every. Single. Day. Being a photographer is pretty cool.