I’ve been working on my dream board again.
A while ago, a photographer friend of mine posted her wish list. A little dream list of places she wanted to photograph, the kinds of sessions she wanted, etc. I think she called it a bucket list. Same idea.
She did hers a little differently, but I love the idea of making a list and making some of it public. Dream board, vision board, bucket list, wish list…whatever you want to call it…
I have two. One is a board and one is more of an art journal. But the idea behind it is the same. Put want you want out there and keep it in your mind. Whether you believe that you’re asking the universe to send you something, or you’re sending yourself reminders to work toward that goal…it works. I know because last year, I put two venues on my list that I kept dreaming about and the first two weddings I booked for this year’s summer weddings are at those venues. Could it be a coincidence? Sure. But I don’t think so. (Aaaand I’m so excited about them!!!!)
So I think it will be fun to make a little list and put it here. The 2017 Dream Board? Maybe I’ll make it a yearly thing. So here goes…
The 2017 Dream Board
(First though… Your wedding isn’t about me. It’s about you all. I do my best to show you and the overall feel of your wedding, just photographed in my style. If yours isn’t going to be like anything on this list, that doesn’t mean I don’t want to photograph it. I love your wedding. And you. That got weird fast… Anyway, you get my point. Don’t let this list stop you if you from messaging me.)
Winter. Weddings. This is one of the most beautiful states to live in and winter is gorgeous. I know it’s cold and stuff, but imagine these things: clear, sunny day after a fresh snow and a snowy mountain backdrop…white lights and snow at night, maybe a lit up barn with open doors…gray winter day with snow falling. Yessssss to all of this. Bring on the winter weddings.
Palouse area of Washington. Have you ever seen this place? Here, let me google image search that for you. Absolutely amazing. If you’re getting married somewhere over there…PICK ME! PICK ME! haha Really though…
Themed weddings. Especially if it’s something that will get us featured somewhere fun. I would love for us to be able to submit to Offbeat Bride or Rock n Roll Bride. Those are both awesome websites to poke around anyway, so you should check them out.
I hesitate to mention specific venues because I don’t want anyone to come and not see theirs listed and feel left out. You, know, because everyone is coming to my website and I’m so popular. That’s sarcasm, of course. The list is too long to post here. I have a few tops though…OK…
Stone Tower Estate. Oh, this place… They’re also a member of the Bitterroot Wedding Association and we had a meeting there so we could tour the venue. Go watch the video tour. If I built my own house, it would probably be like this. It’s magical. Whimsical. That tower room. <3 (Pick me. haha)
The Flying Horse. Do you ever get an idea in your head and it won’t leave until you try it? Another BWA meeting was held here and it’s so awesome. I have this idea for a photo that will whisper at me from the back of my mind until I do it. Artists are weird like that. They have a bunch of photos on their website. Those hanging lanterns are beautiful.
The Ranch Club. That barn. There aren’t many photos on the website, but if you google it and wedding, you’ll see tons. It’s the coolest.
The White Raven. This is a new venue in Alberton. I met the owners and they’re super sweet. Remember that thing I said about winter weddings? A winter wedding here would be so. good. Any time of year though. It’s beautiful.
Fine art/conceptual sessions. What does that even mean? I build stuff and make things. I paint. I love Photoshop and composites. Let’s create something together…with you in it. Want to build a set, make a dress, have wings, cosplay, wear some crazy headpiece, something weirder, something more simple…be art? Me too. Let’s go for it. I have a second journal of ideas just for this.
With horses. I love horses. There are tons of horses around here. Let’s do some portraits with them. Especially if we can work it into a fine art session. OOooooh!
Dramatic posing and lighting. I have a couple of new lights coming in the mail and I want to play with them.
Ok. So this is enough for now. The actual list is super long. My head and books are full of ideas. See something here you want too? Let’s do it! Send me a message.
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