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I have always had this vision in a lady in a red dress in the snow so why not make it a reality? I contacted a couple of my vendor friends and created this special snowy elopement in Mt Hood. Every thing about this session turned out exactly how I wanted it to. Something quick and simple on a sunny, winter day up in Mt. Hood at the Trillium Lake trail. The road to the actual campground was covered in snow and blocked so we had to walk. We decided not to walk all the way there and stopped in an area that was quiet and not so busy with people snow shoeing or cross country skiing. We did however meet up with a group of individuals, not wearing too much clothes, snow shoeing, and drinking beer. It was a great chuckle. One of the guys handed us Hamms beer (ewww) and congratulated my couple on their wedding. Tee hee. Little did he know, they were already married.

The couple – Annie & Rob

I knew Annie from junior and senior high school. Yes folks, JUNIOR HIGH which nowadays they call it Middle School. LOL. I reached out to her because I saw her on Instagram and remembered her piercing blue eyes. I knew I wanted her to be in the photo shoot because she’s gorgeous and the contrast with her blonde hair and her blue eyes against the dark colored burgundy colors of the clothes and flowers was going to be oh so perfect! I was so excited that she said yes and convinced her husband, Rob to join in!

The vendors that made this happen

You can’t have a styled event without having collaborations with other vendors to really put this together beautifully UNLESS if you are multi-talented and can create everything together which is NOT me. I have tried to make my own bouquets before and can’t get it to look 1/2 as pretty as what these florists can do! As for makeup, I hardly wear any myself that there is no way I have the equipment or talent to do that on someone else and make it look good without major post editing in Photoshop! No thank you. I will leave it to these wonderful vendors!

Tracy Schulz- the hair and makeup extraordinaire (HMUA)

Tracy is a licensed hairstylist and esthetician. Her bio on facebook:

“A licensed cosmetologist specializing in Commercial and Editorial Tracy brings award-winning artistry to every job. She enjoys working with a team and bringing the clients vision to life. Because of the nature of her work she does not have set business hours as some jobs may be early in the morning, overnight and involve travel. Her best method of contact is a text message (503-866-2207) or email (pincurlsbytracy@gmail.com). When not traveling Tracy enjoys helping women who have cancer through the Bald is Beautiful program where each person enjoys a makeover before their photo shoot when they are at a time in their treatment that is most shocking to their appearance. These patents fill her with joy and as Tracy says “Each one leaves footprints on my heart. “You can find her most recent work on 3- Billboard in Time Square NY, 6- Billboards in the South Sound Area of Seattle and the October 2018 cover of SU Magazine (National Publication) as well as a few commercials and corporate publication. Tracy has been nominated for Makeup Artist of the Year each year in since 2015 by the Portland Fashion and Style Awards taking home the award in 2016.”

You can find her info on Instagram @tracydoesmakeup or on her Facebook @TracySchulzhmua

We met at Tracy’s home to get started with the curling of Annie’s hair and to start the makeup application. I envisioned something pretty and nothing too dramatic since the look I was going for was natural. I really wanted Annie’s hair to be long and flow and her makeup to make her eyes pop. Tracy did a wonderful job and she even followed us to Trillium Lake and hiked with us to make sure that her makeup and hair was always touched up.

Floral magic by Robin Hunter of Songbird Floristry

We met up at the local Sherwood Starbucks and it was my first time meeting Robin. I heard of Robin because of my daughter, Alesia with Alesia Films. I was able to get a hold of her and collaborate with her on this snowy elopement in Mt Hood that I needed help styling. I told her the color of her dress and that this was a very simple shoot. Well, what can I say?!? She over-delivered and I couldn’t be happier!!!! Besides the couple, the flowers were the absolute showcase of this styled event.

Bio from her website:

“Hello! I’m Robyn with Songbird Floristry. As a kid, I loved to cook, sew, and had a strong entrepreneurial spirit. I never imagined I’d be a florist or a farmer! After finishing school, I took a part-time job at a hospital gift shop where I cross-trained to the flower cart. I fell in love. My career path jogged in a few different directions, but all the while my passion for flowers continued to grow. Along the way, my passion for gardening evolved into bravery (or foolishness!) to try farming on a small scale and more than 10 years in, I can honestly say that I  love what I do. 

Songbird has been a dream that has taken shape over time. I’ve talked with so many clients with straight-forward needs – beautiful flowers, transparent pricing, responsible sourcing, and easy ordering. You shouldn’t have to give up weekends driving across the city for vendor consultations to get that. We’ve got you covered, right here.

Songbird is where my passion for flowers and determination to figure out a better way to serve clients have come together. Thanks for checking us out!”

Here is where you can find the lovely Robin:

Website: https://www.songbirdfloristry.com
Instagram: @songbirdfloristry
Facebook: @songbirdfloristry
Personal Branding blog I did of her: Songbird Floristry

Personal Branding

OKAY, enough already. I know you all are very anxious to see the styled photos. See below and ENJOY!

I only take a limited number of elopements through the wedding season. Let’s create a magical and Stunning Elopement Adventure like this one. You maybe featured on my website called Stunning Elopement Adventures! Hurry and book now before all spaces have been taken. Contact me today and let’s talk!

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