Vendor Spotlight - Basic Invite


There are so many things that go into planning a wedding. Choosing the right invitations was one of the most difficult things for me (I would say we, but let's be honest... Jason did not care what the invites looked like). So I am super excited to share these beautiful invites that I got to photograph for a wonderful company called Basic Invite. Their paper goods are beautiful and so easy to customize! Seriously... like, I am kind of a control freak about these type of things so to be able to pick a design I liked and then be able to adjust the colors, font, placement of elements and more was super awesome. 

This is the perfect company to check out if you are like me and want to have options and be able to pick EXACTLY what you want. They have 40 different envelope colors for you to choose from and nearly endless options for the color of different elements on the cards!

Beyond being beautiful and easy to design Basic Invite has a FREE address collection service. I mean seriously... that would have been so helpful! 

I love working with companies that I can relate to and Basic Invite totally understands the mind of a bride like me. There are a thousand decisions to make in a short amount of time and it's easy to get bogged down by finding thing that you like, but aren't quite right for what you are wanting. They make it simple to create that perfect invite for your wedding day.

Featured on The Pretty Blog!

I am so excited to see the images from an amazing collaborative styled shoot featured on The Pretty Blog today! Definitely go check it out

This shoot was put together with paper goods supplied by Wedding Paper Divas, floral design and styling by HART Floral, delicious baked goods by Foxtail Bakeshop, hair and makeup by Kate Tuma, and photography by me. 


Oh, and I cannot forget the beautiful artwork by Lindsay King which made for the most perfect background for this shoot... and I get to live with it in my house all the time! Love it :)

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Every year there is a little bit of dread when putting this year-end review post together. It is overwhelming. The amount of images to go though, choosing my favorites, and putting it all together... but once it is done it makes me so happy to look back at everything and relive those moments from the past year.

Instead of writing a huge post I want to simply extend a gigantic THANK YOU to everyone who trusted me with their precious moments from this past year (and beyond). You made my year one for the books. You all have made both my personal and professional life better and I hope the images we created together live on for you to enjoy for years to come.

The images below were chosen because of the connection I have with them. For me, not every image has to be technically perfect. It is more important that it makes you feel something... it may be the composition, color, moment, overall feeling. I hope you enjoy them. 

Here is to a great 2015 and to an even better 2016! Let the adventure begin!

The last image needs a caption... This photo was taken from Jason and my backyard from our first home together as homeowners. I stood outside on December 31st to capture the last light of the year as the sun set over Mt. Bachelor and brought 2015 to a gorgeous end :)