as these two are off honey mooning I’m swooning over their wedding day 😍😍 And for the rest of us...happy freaking monday - I saw some real shit today. Like literally human poop on the sidewalk. Then someone ran into a cyclist, my last avocado was rotten and I was right behind/narrowly missed a wreck on the freeway this afternoon. Eesh and I even put money into a tip jar that said “karma jar.” Maybe I didn’t tip enough 😂😂 how did your Monday go?
I have spent all weekend editing films. I have stared at a computer screen for more than 24 hours since Friday evening. I am still behind.
But I feel, somehow, at peace about it all. I don’t know how. I have to get these films done for my amazing couples before the next wave of weddings comes in a few weeks. I want them to be beautiful.
So thank you to my couples for bearing with me as I play catch up from a whirlwind of a summer. Love you all! ❤️
It’s a fresh week and I’m missing the beach.
Today was incredible, spent at several locations around Astoria with some very talented ladies. The space at @fortgeorgebeer
was perfect. Karalee with @karaleessweettreets
did a wonderful job coordinating everything and making absolutely beautiful cakes. Diana with @dianaamoulder
provided stunning florals. Brook was one of our gorgeous models and did a fabulous job, as did her assistant Kenzie. I had to share one quick sneak peek and I can’t wait to share more!
Can I be back on this dock tomorrow? PLEASE?!
A year ago today I found where my heart and soul belong. I saw creatures like this and it made me feel something I had never felt before.
People say “wanderlust” is real, but I feel more than that. I feel drawn to this place, to Alaska, as more than a spot I enjoy. It feels like home to me.
I belong on the black rock beaches and in the lush forests.
I belong on little boats that sit for hours to see a whale for a second.
I belong on little marina docks watching sailboats go by on a dreary day.
I wish I could go back whenever I wanted. I wish I was closer. I wish this was my home.
Where is this place for you? Are you there right now? 🌿⛰😍
Getting married? Know some that's engaged? Start your planning October 13th.
MonroePhoto.com live at Classic Affair with all of our vendor friends.
Guys. Can we gush??! These two gave us free reign to help them plan their elopement. Everything from Lauren getting dressed in the forest to asking us to help pick where they said their vows. So grateful for their trust in us and how excited they both were about taking pictures the WHOLE time!
Wishing I were back on the west coast today. It was such a dream.
Have you heard of the Willamette Heritage Center? It's a gorgeous wedding venue in Salem, Oregon. And if you are getting married in that area and still looking for a venue, you could win a day at their Dye House Venue! Attend their wedding show on Saturday, September 29 between 11am and 5pm and sign up for their raffle and you could WIN! + Gift bags will be given to the first 300 attendees
+ All the deets @willametteheritage
+ Raffle giveaway: 8-hour rental to the Willamette Heritage Center's Dye House ($1,120 value!) This show features indoor and outdoor vendor booths: event venues, caterers, photographers, hair + makeup, DJs, security, and more + the opportunity to find their perfect dress/suit in the fashion show by The Bridal Gallery! .
// Florals: @goodseedfloral
// Makeup: @makeupbywhit
// Hair: @dallasmerkley
// Dress: @allurebridals
// See more of this wedding in our Fall Issue .
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Windswept near a shipwreck.
The fact that the word "blanket" can actually be added back to our vocabulary is making me all sorts of giddy inside. 🤓 Who else is an autumn lover?? 🍃☁️☕️
Congratulations to Christine and Brian who were married yesterday in Astoria! I can’t wait to share more soon!
Wedding days are my favorite ❤️
Marie said it best...”laughing like goons the entire time.” Gosh I like deez guys 🤓
Serious question - California coast or Oregon coast?