This styled shoot embodies the unique union of Allie and Ben. The couple met at their church when they were only teenagers. According to Allie, Ben was bad with remembering names but he was good at sending her glances from the church pews. The two began their courtship through fleeting conversations at church and by sending one another songs over Facebook. When they finally had their first date, they spent it donating blood. Allie was petrified when they arrived at the Blood Bank but Ben held her hand while her blood was taken. This imprinted in Allie’s memory as a very romantic moment. Allie says Ben was her first boyfriend, her first Valentine and her first Love. Several years later, their love story continues. They were engaged on her 19th birthday and were married in June.
The day of the photo shoot was a delight for the couple and their photographers alike. The beautiful setting of Smith Rock, Oregon served as the ideal backdrop to a couple in love. Allie wished for a fairytale wedding, which is well achieved by the baby blue lace and trailing white skirt of her engagement gown in the photos. This theme was achieved again with the floral lace and delicate train of her wedding gown. The photographers chose a plentiful landscape that negated the need for props. Instead, they used the cliffs, trees, grasses, and even fallen leaves to accent the bride and groom. The golden grasses and blooming sagebrush of the setting were ideal for illustrating Allie’s storybook style. Ben’s sharp suits compliment her dresses in each photo. The images of Ben and Allie on the precipice of the cliff illustrate both a love for the stark beauty of nature and their sense of adventure. Since they have been together, they have traveled to Paris, Mexico, and all the way to Brazil for the Olympics. In other photos, the backdrop of the night sky was used to show the more sultry side of the couple. Overall, this album illustrates their unique and intimate story of the newly weds.
Photographers: Viktoriya Bogdanova & Schanel James
Flowers: Yanna Sklyarova
Hair: Robyn Miller
Make up: Nina Rodruan
Cake: Dream Cakes
Wedding Dress: Adorned in Grace