Oregon Coast Wedding

Photographers experience burnout. I think partly because we generally have no control over what we photograph. We arrive at a given location and set out to use our skills and eye to photograph what is before us. Now, you know I am one for loving documentary. There is a beauty in truth and the rawness of real. but sometimes we don't have control over things we NEED to make a good picture-  light, time, location, etc.

And, it was in the throws of this burnout that I decided to direct and style my own shoot, so I could take back a little bit of the control and create a piece I loved.

I did the hair and makeup, the table styling, all the indigo dip-dyed elements you see below (i went indigo crazy! even dip dying the ultra skinny taper candles! kind of stinky, but so worth it), I created the centerpiece (so beautiful, want me to do a tutorial?) and gathered some of my favorites to work on this with me- namely The Dress Theory out of seattle for our beautiful Vienna gown, Portland Farm Tables for their handmade trestle tables (you can rent them for your wedding!) and Graceline (www.gracelineart.com) for calligraphy of the vows, menus, and escort cards.

Basically, if I were getting married on the Oregon Coast... this is what it would be like. who wants to come?

 

bride poses at golden hour at this oregon coast wedding photographed by Destination wedding Photographer Lexia Frank - a film photographer in portland oregon. TOP DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY, OREGON COAST WEDDING, WWW DOT LEXIA FRANK DOT COM
bride poses on the beach at this Oregon Coast Beach WEdding with a crown braid and backwards necklace with her Dress Theory Gown photographed by Destination Wedding Photographer Lexia Frank - a film photographer for luxury weddings in oregon. TOP DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY, OREGON COAST WEDDING, WWW DOT LEXIA FRANK DOT COM
a calligraphed menu by Gracelineart.com with seaglass at a beautiful beach tablescape at this oregon coast wedding photographed by destination wedding photographer Lexia Frank - a film photographer in portland oregon. TOP DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY, OREGON COAST WEDDING, WWW DOT LEXIA FRANK DOT COM
calligraphed escort cards by Gracelineart.com and indigo dip-dyed ribbons at this coastal tablescape at this wedding on the coast in oregon coast photographed by Destination Wedding Photographer, Lexia Frank - a film photographer in portland oregon. TOP DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY, OREGON COAST WEDDING, WWW DOT LEXIA FRANK DOT COM
coastal tablescape with indigo dip-dyed fabric and driftwood centerpiece with skinny taper candles at this coastal wedding in Oregon Coast Wedding photographed by Destination Wedding Photographer- Lexia Frank - a film photographer for luxury weddings in oregon. TOP DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY, OREGON COAST WEDDING, WWW DOT LEXIA FRANK DOT COM
bride poses on the beach in her Dress Theory Gown and crown braid at this oregon coast wedding photographed by destination wedding photographer Lexia Frank -a film photographer in Portland oregon.
a driftwood centerpiece with dip-dyed indigo skinny taper candles during this oregon coast wedding photographed by Destination Wedding Photographer Lexia Frank -a film photographer in portland oregon. TOP DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY, OREGON COAST WEDDING, WWW DOT LEXIA FRANK DOT COM
a hand calligraphed menu by Gracelineart.com and seaglass accents for this tablescape at the oregon coast wedding photographed by destination wedding photographer LExia Frank- a film photographer in portland oregon. TOP DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY, OREGON COAST WEDDING, WWW DOT LEXIA FRANK DOT COM
Tablescape with driftwood centerpiece and skinny taper candles with indigo dip-dyed fabric at this coastal wedding at the oregon coast wedding photographed by Destination WEdding Photographer- Lexia Frank -a film photographer in portland oregon. TOP DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY, OREGON COAST WEDDING, WWW DOT LEXIA FRANK DOT COM
indigo dip-dyed taper candles in a driftwood centerpiece at this coastal wedding at the oregon coast wedding photographed by Destination WEdding Photographer Lexia Frank - a film photographer in portland oregon. TOP DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY, OREGON COAST WEDDING, WWW DOT LEXIA FRANK DOT COM
bride poses on the beach in her Dress Theory Gown and indigo dip-dyed veil at the oregon coast during this oregon coast wedding photographed by Destination WEdding Photographer Lexia Frank -a film photographer in portland oregon. TOP DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY, OREGON COAST WEDDING, WWW DOT LEXIA FRANK DOT COM
trestle table by portland farm tables and driftwood centerpiece with skinny taper candles and an indigo dip-dyed fabric at this coastal wedding at the oregon coast wedding photographed by Destination Wedding Photographer Lexia Frank -a film photographer in portland oregon. TOP DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY, OREGON COAST WEDDING, WWW DOT LEXIA FRANK DOT COM
sea stones at this oregon coast wedding photographed by destination wedding photographer Lexia Frank- a film photographer in portland oregon. TOP DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY, OREGON COAST WEDDING, WWW DOT LEXIA FRANK DOT COM
crown braid for wedding hair and an indigo dip-dyed veil at this oregon coast wedding photographed by Destination WEdding Photographer Lexia Frank - a film photographer based in portland oregon. TOP DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY, OREGON COAST WEDDING, WWW DOT LEXIA FRANK DOT COM
wedding hair ideas- braid crown at this coastal wedding with an indigo dip-dyed veil and Dress Theory Gown at this oregon coast wedding photographed by Destination WEdding Photographer Lexia Frank -a film photographer in portland oregon. TOP DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY, OREGON COAST WEDDING, WWW DOT LEXIA FRANK DOT COM
wedding hair ideas, braid crown or crown braid, with a Dress Theory Gown and hand calligraphed wedding vows by gracelineart.com and photographed by Destination Wedding Photographer Lexia Frank -a film photographer in portland oregon. TOP DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY, OREGON COAST WEDDING, WWW DOT LEXIA FRANK DOT COM
bride wears a gown from The Dress Theory and is photographed by Destination Wedding Photographer LExia Frank- a film photographer in portland oregon. TOP DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY, OREGON COAST WEDDING, WWW DOT LEXIA FRANK DOT COM
the Vienna Gown from The Dress Theory in seattle and perfect wedding hair ideas - crown braid or braid crown. bride poses on the beach at this oregon coast wedding photographed by Destination wedding photographer, Lexia Frank, a portland oregon film photographer. TOP DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY, OREGON COAST WEDDING, WWW DOT LEXIA FRANK DOT COM

Also, do not delay! today, the 20th, is the very last day to enter the wedding giveaway! the full details are HERE , but just write in to lexia@lexiafrank.com and tell me about yourselves, and why you want the investment you make in wedding photography to also go to wonderful charitable causes. this closes at midnight. you dont have to be fancy. dont overthink it. just be real with me and talk to me like we've known each other for years. so excited to finally read all the entries (i've been keeping them on lockdown until tomorrow!).

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