“It’s been an ugly day”, she said, “tell me something beautiful.”
And he said her name…

When your romantic groom plans a portrait from a wedding, while you’re shooting their engagement session, you know the wedding is going to be amazing.

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Andrea and Dusty are one of my favorite couples ever.  Both lovers of art, they have the kind of love you typically see in romance movies and scoff at as “not real”.  I’m not the only one that feels this way when I see them together – many of their friends do.  I was incredibly honored when they asked me to be their wedding photographer; after working with them to capture family photos over the last couple of years, it was so exciting to be a part of another chapter from their story.

And let’s be real… the way to my heart is to sweetly whisper the words “we hired a coffee truck, and you have an open tab” in my ear.  Done. I’m your girl.

From sweet dusty rose accents, to the bridesmaids vintage tea-length dresses, the groomsmen each wearing Chucks, and an early morning visit to a true barber shop, the day couldn’t have been better.  Hundreds of their loved ones came out to witness Andrea and Dusty commit to a life together.  I literally could not narrow this sneak peek down more, despite my best attempts.  A gorgeous day in Twin Falls in a venue overlooking the Snake River Canyon, with a lit up balloon finale.  Perfection.  Here’s a little peek at the story of their wedding day

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“I paint my own reality.
The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to,
and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration.”
 – Frida Kahlo

Models: Evie Acker, Kennedy Kaya, Victor Gomez
Hair and Makeup: Unique Irish
Art Director: Unique Irish
Dress (white dress): ModCloth with embellishments by Unique Irish
Stylist/Concept: Krista Melone
Photographer: Krista Melone
Location and Bouquets: Edwards Greenhouse

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While I haven’t released any of the actual images from this workshop yet, I did want to share some of the “Behind the Scenes” of a workshop!  My phenomenal team – Jena (my business partner/co-teacher), Unique (Hair and Makeup, Stylist, Creative Director), and Bryce (Cook, Furniture Mover, Assistant, and a billion other little job details) – are what helped make this such a great workshop, and you get to see them in action in some of these photos!

The group of women we had at this workshop was so fun and wonderful and we branched far outside of the “Stardust” shoot (several attendees ended up having the chance to shoot their first fine art nudes! You can see a BTS of that in one of the photos).  We had an amazing time, at one of the most wonderful locations I’ve ever been to.  I cannot wait to go back!

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PC: Krista Melone – Bryce and Kristina in the kitchen

sarabts001pinimagesarabts002pinimagePC: Sara Rivera – Unique doing hair and makeup, Krista taping the dress in place on Kristina

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PC: Kelsey Farnham – Krista, Unique, and Jena setting up the models.  Attendees photographing the models.  Jena giving critique and advice as we set up a pose.

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PC: Sara Rivera – setting up the levitation photo, almost throwing the dress over Kristina’s head

kelseybts004pinimagePC: Kelsey Farnham – Jena demonstrating part of the pose for the levitation image

kelseybts006pinimagePC: Kelsey Farnham – behind the scenes of another attendee shooting

kelseybts005pinimagekelseybts007pinimagePC: Kelsey Farnham – Jacqui photographing the models, the entire group photographing a set-up

bts33pinimagePC: Krista Melone – the group photographing (caught by Jacqui who posed)

sarabts005pinimagePC: Sara Rivera – some of the photographers doing a spontaneous nude fine-art shoot with Kristina

bts01pinimagePC: Krista Melone – one of the attendees practicing the skills we worked on during the editing portion

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My dearly beloved if I am to die today and never see the sweet face of you I want you to know that I am no great man and am lucky to have such a woman as you.

– Wild Bill Hickok

I loved photographing Shane and Heidi’s wedding in North Idaho a couple of weeks ago!  Although rainy and cold, their energy was infectious and the bridal party had me cracking up the entire day!

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“I have died every day waiting for you
Darling, don’t be afraid.
I have loved you for a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more”
“A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri

Oh, how incredibly beautiful was Ben and Kaylyne’s wedding!  The soft rose and foggy blue colors complimented the rustic wood of the venue so flawlessly.  Kaylyne looked absolutely stunning in her dress, and Ben and their daughter Madison made for one gorgeous family.  I loved how small and intimate this wedding felt, with just their closest friends and family gathered for a short ceremony celebrating love and family.

Venue: Still Water Hollow
Wedding Design and Coordination by: Ira & Lucy
Flowers by: Just so. Event Floral
Hair and Makeup by: Shawna Hines
Catering by: Open Table Boise Catering
DJ: VCI Audio Entertainment
Cake: Amaru Confections
Rentals: Tates Tents and Events

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  • November 8, 2016 - 6:16 pm

    Bailey - BEAUTIFUL pictures and BEAUTIFUL bride! Just so you know the dress came from B.B. Bridal in Boise! Thank you 🙂ReplyCancel