Monthly Archives: May 2011

Real Engagement: Alixe + Mike in Port Alberni, British Columbia

I love this fabulous camping themed engagement shoot by Ophelia Photography! Alixe and Mike spent the day in Port Alberni, British Columbia doing everything one might do on a “glamping” trip (glamorous camping, as coined by Alixe and Lisa of Ophelia Photography). Their day was spent setting up a tent for two, building a fire and roasting marshmallows, followed by a little wine sipping and a romantic boat ride. This session has a cozy atmosphere that I can’t get enough of. I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day… did anyone spend the weekend camping or glamping? I did enjoy a few s’mores during my holiday weekend!

Makeup Artist: Lauren MacLean
All images by Ophelia Photography
Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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Real Wedding: Myndi + Dennis in Scottsdale

This is a lovely, modern Arizona wedding photographed by The R2 Studio. Myndi and Dennis were married this past March in an outdoor ceremony, surrounded in desert scenery of Scottsdale, Arizona. They incorporated a color palette of bright green, purple and gray throughout the wedding attire and details. I love the rustic, sculptural cactus outlines contrasting with the couple’s crisp wedding style.

A few pre-wedding words from the bride:

“Well, the man and I have found that we don’t like to conform. First example, we are having 2 first dance songs. No cake, dessert bar instead. No guest book, postcards instead. No flower girl, 2 ring bearers (our nephews). We are also planning on having stations instead of a plated dinner, to which includes a mashpotini bar (can’t wait!!). I am still trying to convince him that a pickle bar is a good idea, but I think that he is afraid I will spill pickle juice on my dress. One of the reasons that we picked Troon North, is because it has a great outdoor ceremony site and the cocktail hour is on their patio overlooking the Phoenix lights. The reception is in a ballroom, which isn’t necessarily our number 1 highlight, but we loved the pretty scenery of the McDowell Mountains.”

Photographer: The R2 Studio
Floral Designer: Flowers by Jodi
Musicians: Ray the DJ
Reception Venue: Troon North Golf Club
Cake Designer: Honey Moon Sweets Bakery and Dessert Bar
Ceremony Location: Four Seasons Scottsdale at Troon North
Makeup Artist: MAC Cosmetics
All images by The R2 Studio
Submitted via Two Bright Lights



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