We all love coffee right? But who would have imagined a styled shoot based on "the perfect blend" at a coffeehouse?! Totally genius, right? We thought so. When this team of pros sent this shoot our way, we couldn't help but squeal! Can we talk about those paper goods by Avo Ink?! Brilliant!
From Sonja, the photographer...
A little bit about the shoot:
With the inspiration for our styled shoot being "Our Love is
Brewing" we envisioned a morning ceremony with a brunch-time feel for the
reception, bikes + pies, coffee + mimosas. We went a bit retro with the
decor, incorporating pieces from Ryan and Cale's own home and meaningful items
from their relationship in our shoot (hello, puffin!).
The books, the
typewriter, the golden unicorn, the porcelain duck, a framed poem from their
eighth anniversary - all things from their home brought to our shoot to give it
life and meaning. While planning this shoot we were looking for a couple
to model, and we went with Ryan and Cale because they are friends of mine, they
are stylish, and also because they are used to me following them around with a
Ryan and I have been friends since high school, and I've known
Cale since they were first dating, so when, a few days before the shoot, I
received a text with a picture of them picking up their marriage license
together I couldn't contain my excitement!!
This was actually going to
be a celebration of their real marriage! We went ahead with the styled
shoot that we had been planning, but Ryan and Cale picked out their rings the
day before, and had a private ceremony just the two of them earlier in the
The shoot was laid back and fun, reflecting the couple perfectly,
and after we finished up we went out for drinks to celebrate the beautiful
A little bit about the couple:
Ryan and Cale met each other in Colorado after Cale moved here
from Alaska in 2003. They have been in love for 12 years, inspiring
everyone they meet with their generous hearts and warm personalities. They have moved all around the front range and recently settled in Old
Town Fort Collins with their dog Melrose and cat Tiffani. Things Ryan loves: old-timey novels, small knick-knacks, puffins,
and he loves 19th century women's poetry. Things Cale loves: baking, coffee, animals, and he has a passion
for individuals with special needs. They are both heavily involved in the community, always giving of
their time and talents, and are enjoying the excitement of being newly