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I tried to get all my work done before leaving to Asia, but more work piled while I was gone so I’m currently trying to get all caught up and as a result, my poor blog is neglected.  I’m taking a short editing break to share with you these lovely photos of an amazing couple who’s getting married next week!


While scouting out locations, Pamela found this lovely field by her house.  She snapped some pictures and sent them to me with an excited, “This is SO your style!”  And boy was she right!  When I showed up, I squealed with glee!  I pretty much squealed throughout this session because everything was just so beautiful.  The setting and light was amazing.  Her fabulous hair piece & dress (by Jessica McClintock) was gorgeous!  And from my blog, Pamela knew all my poses already, so I didn’t even have to tell her anything!  That made me so happy!  Anytime I started to direct them, she already knew what I was thinking.  LOVE IT!

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Aren’t they just so gorgeous?

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Ready for a funny back story?  When we showed up to the field, Pamela said, “What if there are snakes?”  Right then, Scott looks down and says, “um… there’s snake skin.”  He picks up the molted skin of a 4ft rattle snake!  We didn’t wander any further after that and stayed close to the edge.  So warning to anyone else who wants to run into a wild field… beware of snakes.  …but the risk was totally worth it because big empty fields creates amazing images like this:

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That gorgeous bouquet is actually faux flowers!  The best part is that the bouquet from her aunt’s wedding way long ago.

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And when I sent the proofs to them, I got this message back that filled me with the warm & fuzzies!


Oh my GOSH. SERIOUSLY. I am at work right now and I am seriously holding back my tears looking at these pictures!!!  I absolutely love them…I can’t express it enough, my gosh. I’m showing them to all my fellow nurses!! haha
And it’s 1 am but I’m going to wake up Scott on the phone and tell him how absolutely AMAZING they are!!  He’ll be so excited to see these!!!
You have seriously got some wonderful, amazing talent!!!
You have topped our whole engagement off with these pictures.
unbelievable :*) Seriously.
Thank you thank you thank you.

Anyway…I really can’t express my gratitude enough to you. I have always wanted to do something like this, and you honestly have made that a reality. Looking at those pictures also helped me think back on my relationship with Scott and the love we have had for 8 years. Thank you for showing that story through your pictures.

Anyway, thank you so much! You are honestly amazing!

I LOVE what I do!

This session has been featured in:

Green Wedding Shoes

Rock ‘n Roll Bride

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Beth - July 29, 2009 - 11:16 am

so gorgeous omigah that first one is insanely good!!

Mark Lim - July 29, 2009 - 11:20 am

All i have to say is…girl… you rock.

ProBridesmaid - July 29, 2009 - 11:44 am

Stunning photos! I love how you capture the sunlight. Pamela – You are one funky dresser – I love you outfit!

Junshien - July 29, 2009 - 11:52 am

Caroline …. wow, way to go! I love your client’s comments!

Kelly - July 29, 2009 - 2:03 pm

i am new to your blog and wow – i am blown away!
these pictures are stunning and absolutely breathtaking, i am in awe.

Vivian Tran - July 29, 2009 - 2:43 pm

hi Caroline! What a beautiful shoot you did…LOVE IT!


Pamela - July 29, 2009 - 3:11 pm

Oh Caroline, thank you again for doing this for us. My family and friends love them and Scott and I can’t wait to have them framed at our place:) are extremely talented and wonderful at what you do:) many hugs and thank you’s! 🙂

Kisha of Sahara Blue - July 29, 2009 - 3:54 pm

oh my – these photos are SO beautiful. i love the tone and the colours – stunning!
& how beautiful is the bride? gorgeous. love her veil thingy 🙂

kat - rock n roll br - July 29, 2009 - 4:03 pm

oh my gaaawd! i love them..her dress is gorgeous!

Carolyn Egerszegi - July 29, 2009 - 4:41 pm

Oh my GOSH. SERIOUSLY!!! Pamela is completely correct. Your work is absolutely amazing. This could be one of my favourite sessions of yours ever. This couple looks so beautiful and romantic and in LOVE. I’m swooning over every shot. I can’t even pick a favourite. Terrific work!!

karen - July 29, 2009 - 4:54 pm

As always, your photos are simply amazing!

amanda - July 29, 2009 - 4:57 pm

These are so amazing! I the dip in front of the tree shot, so beautiful! Gorgeous work!!

Shari @Pretty Chicky - July 29, 2009 - 5:54 pm

Caroline-your work is so beautiful! and it sure helps that the dress was AMAZING!

Tammi Luong - July 29, 2009 - 6:24 pm

this bride to be is just fabulous – i LOVE how she chose this rustic feel of a scene and then dons that fabulous bold dress with a bird cage. I can already tell you’ll have fun shooting her wedding because she oozes style! =)

impressive that your client knows your style to pick a backdrop like that! Goes to show that you have a definite style that individualizes you =)

Émilie - July 29, 2009 - 8:26 pm

Absolutely love the bride’s portrait and the couple sepia photos. The simplicity, the elegance: it’s just amazing!

The last one is dynamite.

connieMchung - July 30, 2009 - 12:05 am

hi caroline! omg. the light in these images is to die for. i love all the images!!! 🙂

serena - July 30, 2009 - 12:30 am

so soooo pretty!! love everything about this session!

Cindy - July 30, 2009 - 8:47 am

love your unique, distinct yet consistent shooting style! 🙂 These images are gorgeous!

Anna - July 30, 2009 - 9:43 am

These are just stunning! I am in love with her dress! 3rd from down is my favourite.. Beautiful work!

Karleen - July 30, 2009 - 8:43 pm

Caroline, these are so incredible! The lighting is fabulous. The composition so awesome. And I totally adore your BWs. The bride-to-be’s excitement in her email is so palpable.

David Redding - July 31, 2009 - 6:50 pm

Found you through R&R Bride and I’m SOOOO glad I did! Gorgeous work, just outstanding!

Laura - August 1, 2009 - 1:48 am

O how i wish i could afford to fly you in to The Netherlands to shoot my wedding!!! GORGEOUS!!!

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adam hudson - January 21, 2010 - 11:52 am

Amazing shots!!! You captured so much emotion. I LOVE the black and white kissing image where they are sitting on the ground.

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Ella - July 16, 2012 - 11:24 am

Beautiful session! I love it! Do you mind sharing this location? I’ve been going nuts looking for a field here in California for a family shoot I’m going next month. Thank you!

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