In May, our group held a small styled shoot out at Champoeg State Park in Newberg. Our goal was to create a positive collaborative shooting environment to take some creative risks and grow as a community! Our core colors were peach and blush, and the overall theme was wine country rustic. We hoped for organic, romantic, and classic images that were also relaxed and unfussy. With our incredible models Monica and Brian, along with a gorgeous 4-tier cake with handmade sugar flowers from Sewell Sweets and a hand tied bouquet of farmer's market peonies, our vision came to life! This was an amazing evening of collaborative shooting, and we're excited to share some of the images with you today!
One of the greatest things about shooting collaboratively like this is that not only do we get to feed off of each other's creativity, but we also get to see the shoot through other photographer's eyes. Our models received four different galleries with four vastly different styles! Each gallery has a different atmosphere and it's just so incredible--these were all shot at the same time. This is an amazing reminder that if you're searching for a photographer, it is super important to check out their portfolio to make sure they create the style of work that you're looking for. We're all listed over on our Find A Photographer directory, where you can quickly check out and compare ten of Yamhill County's best portrait photographers! And now--let's get to the pictures!
The images above are all from Samantha Shannon Photography, who organized the shoot. "I wanted to create a shoot that reflected my love of sunshine, vibrant pink florals, and our beautiful Oregon wine country weddings. I love to shoot with a good amount of sunset glow, and the day did not disappoint! My style is clean, bright, and airy, which paired really well with the romantic and organic feel of the shoot. It was a pleasure working with some of my favorite Yamhill county wedding vendors!"
Visit Samantha's blog post on the styled shoot here.
These images are all from Elaina Noelani Photography. Elaina said, "Walking into this beautifully styled session by Samantha Shannon Photography was a dream. But being met with the gorgeous warmth of the light plus a completely crazy in love couple was like a fairytale! For this session, I focused my attention on the glow and flares that the sun was providing to create beautiful depth in the images and focus on the authentic love and connection of our subjects. The light just danced around them- just pure beauty!”
These are images from Michelle of Chelletography. Michelle says, "The location was gorgeous and I had such a fun time with everyone! I absolutely loved watching how Brian & Monica interacted as a couple!"
These are photos from Rachel of Wishflower Photography.
This was such an incredible shoot! We have a few more photos to share--some behind the scenes photos of us in action!
Thanks for following along on our Spring Styled Shoot! If you're interested in working with us as a vendor or photographer on the next one, contact us!
This month, we took a little road trip to Salem to photograph the cherry blossoms at the Oregon State Capitol. Our group shoots normally happen around Newberg, but because the Capitol is just so beautiful in the spring, we had to make the trip down there!
We brought some of our kids, and we had a fun morning making some great portraits! We hit the very tail end of blossom season, but lucky for us, the Capitol is perfect for photography in all seasons! It's always so fun after meetups to compare images and see the different ways each of us captured the same location. Scroll down to see more of the magic that each of us captured!
Katie Coleman Photography
Laura Diebel Photography
Samantha Shannon Photography
In March, we attended the Dream Bigger Retreat Creative Mastermind event, a retreat for wedding and portrait photographers. It was hosted in Lincoln City by our members Alison Murray and Samantha Shannon, and featured hands-on learning, goal setting workshops, and styled shoots. It was an amazing experience for our group to connect and spend time really investing in strengthening the photographic community here in Newberg!
Most of the photographers who attended live in Newberg, and specialties ranged from family and newborn photography to commercial and branding photography, all the way to wedding photography! With such a wide range of specialties, each person had knowledge to share. We heard from Rachael at Wishflower Photography on flat lay and product photography on Saturday.
On Sunday, Samantha at Samantha Shannon Photography led a workshop on goal setting using the Desire Map.
In between, we had two beautiful families travel out to the coast for styled family photo sessions. It was so fun to see how each photographer worked differently, and such a blast to shoot with our friends!
If you'd like to see an in depth recap of our retreat, Samantha has a full blog post on the experience on her blog here. If you're interested in learning more about our group or would like to join in on the next retreat, get in touch with us via our contact form! We love meeting other professional women photographers in our area!
There were some incredible people who helped make the Dream Bigger Retreat happen! Thank you to these wonderful folks:
Brighter Beauty Design
Lange Estate Winery
Alison at Murray Photography
Elena Watanabe at Poppy + Lu
Laura at Laura Diebel Photography
Nanci at Nanci Imagery
Rachael at Wishflower Photography
Samantha at Samantha Shannon Photography
Sarah at Sarah Morace Photography