Bridal Inspiration | Makapu’u Lookout, Hawaii

“Like a wild flower; she spent her days, allowing herself to grow, not many knew of her struggle, but eventually all; knew of her light.” – Nikki Rowe 

Inspired by these words, Lucia brought together the most gorgeous elements for this sunrise bridal inspiration. The cascading hillside surrounding Makapu’u Beach and the soft light and ocean breeze welcomed this Carol Hannah gown with such grace. As the sun began to rise above the water line, these organic elements came to life while displaying the most gorgeous textures. Floral styling by Catalina Neal welcomed an overgrowth of dusty mauve blooms while Hikari provided a delicate, timeless look with hair and makeup. I’m so thankful to have had the opportunity to shoot alongside such amazing creatives.

This collaboration features such amazing creatives and I’m honored to have this beautiful shoot featured over on Joy Wed!

Photography Instructor: Donny Zavala   |   Creative Director + Stylist: Utterly Engaged   |   Creative Assistant: Caroline Cervantes

Floral Design: Catalina Neal   |   Makeup Artist + Hair Stylist: Hikari Murakami   |   Gown Design: Carol Hannah

Ring Design: Susie Saltzman   |   Silk Ribbons: Tono & Co.   |   Headpiece: Heart of Gold Designs   |   Model: Angelei Shulman

Film Scans: PhotoVision   |   Full Inspiration Feature: Joy Wed

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Rocky Mountain National Park Engagement | Ashely + Jake

I’m so happy for my sweet friends and neighbors, Ashley and Jake. Celebrating their love story is something I’ll truly cherish as these two have been together since high school! While they are planning their wedding, we couldn’t help but to slip away for a few engagement pictures. Rocky Mountain National Park was the perfect location for a bit of exploring and countless laughs. Ashley and Jake, I had so much fun with you two and wish you many years of happiness together.

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“Life is captured by small, beautiful moments. Katherine truly understands the meaning of this and captivatingly expresses this in every photo. She chose the alluring Rocky Mountain National Park for our location. With the most gorgeous sunset and lush green mountains, this location creates romance in its very air. We had a wonderful time exploring, making one big adventure of it. She understood the tenderness of our love and captured it effortlessly. She doesn’t just take a photo, she creates art. She made us feel so comfortable and welcomed our personalities with open arms. Jake and I are so thankful and honored to have worked with her. Thank you Katherine for creating a stunning and memorable engagement shoot!” – Ashley

Location: Rocky Mountain National Park

Florals: Katherine Ridgely

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Vinewood Plantation | Carroll + Richard

In July my sweet friend Shauna hosted a two-day creative workshop at Vinewood Plantation in Newnan, Georgia. I encouraged my friend Melissa to make the trip with me from Colorado and my goodness, the experience was truly wonderful! Shauna and her team came together to foster the idea of collaboration over competition while encouraging us to pursue those creative ambitions stirring within our hearts. Our time at the Thrive Workshop was filled with two gorgeous styled shoots, the sweetest lineup of speakers, and a beautiful Friday night social.

Below you’ll see a few of my favorite moments from our lifestyle session with Carroll and Richard. Not only did they supply florals for this shoot but were also the sweetest to photograph. I can’t wait to share more!


Thrive Workshop: Shauna Veasey Photography   |   Venue: High Meadows at Vinewood Plantation   |   Floral Supply: Wildcraft Flowers

Floral Design: Virtu Floral and Event Design   |   Hair and Makeup: Jamie Marsau – Beauty Asylum   |   Make-up: Beauty Counter

Design: Jamie McPherson

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Siloh Floral Workshop | Denver, Colorado

While several months have passed, I am so excited to be sharing my Siloh Floral Artistry workshop experience through these gorgeous photos. In March I had the privilege of attending the first ever workshop by Siloh Floral Artistry and it was more than I could have imagined. The workshop was hosted at the Denver Photo Collective and while the space is already gorgeous, the bright, open room was stocked with the most stunning selection of flowers.

Liz is truly the sweetest and was so incredibly giving with her time and knowledge. We spent a majority of the day building the most gorgeous arrangements, talking business and sharing dreams. I am so grateful for this time with Liz and for the encouragement she instilled to chase all of those creative aspirations stirring within my heart.

Thank you to Winsome & Wright for capturing it all!


Floral Design and Workshop: Siloh Floral Artistry

Photography: Winsome and Wright

Venue: Denver Photo Collective

Sand Dunes Elopement | Brumley + Wells

After planning our wedding and then re-planning around upcoming events, we decided to have fun and switch things up a bit. So, we pushed the bigger wedding plans aside and a simple elopement it was! I couldn’t stop smiling as all day I had been receiving the sweetest messages from the few friends who knew and the ones that had a suspicion it was happening soon! Joshua and I have made some wonderful new friends here in Colorado and we couldn’t be more thankful for their kindness. We spent the afternoon at the Great Sand Dunes with Jacob and Liz and my goodness, they are truly lovely! I’m also incredibly thankful for Liz Griffith as she made the most beautiful arrangements for us! It may have been windy and a bit on the chilly side, but the Sand Dunes were absolutely beautiful and the evening couldn’t have been better! Jacob is truly wonderful and I’ve been swooning over these gorgeous images ever since they arrived! I can’t wait to share more with you guys!

Photography: Brumley + Wells

Hair and Makeup: Liz Wegrzyn

Florals: Siloh Floral Artistry

Wedding Gown: Wtoo by Watters via BHLDN

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