“Love is friendship that has caught fire.” – Ann Landers

It’s not often that I get to shoot a black gown – the rich shadows of this dress against the gold setting sun are mesmerizing. While most brides will opt for a lighter gown for their wedding day – an engagement session or formal welcome dinner would be the perfect time to rock a black gown if you’re drawn to this bold, elegant look.

This editorial was photographed just outside of Bend, Oregon – the desert landscape could feel harsh, but with the addition of soft autumn light and our beautiful model, it was a perfect balance. The warm neutral tones pair so beautifully with the bold dress and gold accents. If you’re drawn to a desert setting for your engagement or wedding photos – I’d love to create together in this inspiring landscape!

Film Lab: PhotoVision | From Erich McVey Workshop in Bend, Oregon | Creative Direction & Styling: Ginny Au assisted by Ashley Nicole | Flowers: Ashley Beyer assisted by Brenna Williams | Hair & Makeup: Amy Clarke for The Halcyon Agency assisted by Beth Level | Gown: ‘Gemma Gown’ by Rubicon | Jewelry: Shop Bop | Paper Goods: Mon Voir | Ribbon: Froufrou Ribbon| Models: Katie Korinsky of Muse Models | Location: Rene Schwab Cowgirl Hideout in Alfalfa, Oregon | Sponsors: Red Leaf Boutique and Neve Albums | Film Sponsor: Fuji Film

Anna Peters is an award-winning SEATTLE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER, specializing in artful, honest imagery for life’s most important memories. Since 2014 she has been documenting weddings, portraits and lifestyle imagery  – exploring the Pacific Northwest with her clients and traveling worldwide for destination + travel work. With an eye for simplicity and movement, Anna’s images are defined by a sense of natural ease, elegance, and poetry. For more information, and to inquire about working with Anna for your wedding day or portrait session, please get in touch HERE.