Inspired by the muted greys and blues of the Pacific Northwest coastline, husband-wife wedding photography team Bethany & John, explores the fluidity of movement (the sea, the dress, the bride), and reveals the emotions of a romance torn by distance. “We used inspiration from poet Longfellow as well as my husband and I’s own long distance love story to create a scene set against the mountain landscape and tranquil sea, filled with both warm light and moody colors – symbolizing ever-changing emotions. “

From Beth, “As the bride walks along the beach, she reminisces about past moments with her love. She is light-hearted, remembering the whispers of sweet-nothings, the feel of their hearts beating together. As she continues along the beach, she recalls how far away he is, and the veil is a symbol of the distance between them. She reads a love-letter she’s written, and pauses to reflect on their time together – preserving the moment in her mind. Near the cliffs, she becomes tranquil, at peace; knowing that their hearts are joined forever. The quote by Longfellow expresses her desire for the ocean – she gazes upon it, yearning to glimpse a sign of his arrival – oh so soon. Finally, as twilight comes, her spirit soars free: dreaming of the upcoming moment when they finally meet again.”

Photographer Beth Joy Photography | Floral Designer Studio 3 Floral Design | Gown Monirose Bespoke Bridal | Calligraphy & Invitation Silver Fox Calligraphy | Bridal Accessories All About Romance | Ribbons Adorn Company | Hair and Makeup Artist Sarah Ren Makeup Artistry and Hair | Model Chloe Rain Roberts