Tali & Justin – Patrick’s Point State Park Engagement, Humboldt County, California

Once upon a time we went on a photo tour, met some amazing couples, and made some pretty portraits, AND THEN WE NEVER SHARED THEM. Imagine we’re breaking these gems out of the Disney Vault — the TWF Vault.

Ages ago in the month of July we journeyed to the pacific northwest. We camped in beautiful places, ate a whole lot of donuts, visited friends and photographed 11 amazing couples. We filled our black Saturn Vue to the brim (and then some) and towed along my (Mariah’s) cousin Stuart. He assisted us on our many photo shoots and ensured there was never a dull moment… songs about Theodore Roosevelt and Johnny Appleseed were written and sung, uncomfortable inside jokes were created, and over 6,000 miles were driven. It was exhausting, exhilarating and beautiful, and we can’t wait to do it again!

Here are photos from Tali and Justin’s engagement session in Patrick’s Point State Park. Easily one of our favorite photos sessions ever since I’m definitely a ‘by sea’ kind of gal. Patrick’s Point has all the best things: lush forest, colorful wildflowers, and craggy, wave-smashing rocks — all seated by the stunning Pacific Ocean.

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Tiffany & Bobby Super 8 Wedding Film – Earlham, Iowa

Bobby and Tiffany had such a fun and personal wedding day. They got married at Tiffany’s childhood home in Earlham, Iowa. Their friends and family spent the days leading up to the wedding preparing the property and setting up for this lovely event. The weather was perfect, the dessert was delicious, and the drinks were a-plenty. Leslie acted as both maid-of-honor and Tiffany’s wedding planner leading up to the date. Below are some behind-the-scenes photos of what those gals dreamed up: lots of vintage china, homemade applesauce, antlers, and bicycle wheels (Bobby is a pedicab driver!).

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Also, the string lights, cake stands, vintage silverware and china are available for rent!

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Spring Wedding Inspiration – Planning, Design & Rentals

We had a fun photo shoot this spring to showcase some of Leslie’s many skills and a few of our rentals. We met before sunrise to begin set up to catch that beautiful morning light. The dew made my canvas shoes sloshy and my feet cold. I remember being quite excited when the warm sun finally came out. Below are a few of those photos.

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If there is anything you see that you would love for your next event, get in touch! We would be happy to custom create decor and help bring your own vision to life. By the way, Leslie’s desserts don’t just look pretty, they are delicious. She’s happy to make your wedding and shower cakes or create an entire dessert table like you see here!

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