30 Jan

Romantic Griffith Park engagement shoot | Photo by Michael Radford Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85180

For Lizzie + Caleb, it was all about timing. For years they were near each other without knowing. With a number of close mutual friends, they almost met countless times. Once, two years before they met, Lizzie even attended a wedding he filmed—she was in his video. And they’ve been in the same cities at the same time for work, barely missing each other. When they finally met while with friends at the farmers market, the connection was instant. Exactly one year later, they’re getting married the same weekend they met. Cue happy tears!

Thanks to Michael Radford Photography for sending their Griffith Park e-sesh our way!

Romantic Griffith Park engagement shoot | Photo by Michael Radford Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85180

Romantic Griffith Park engagement shoot | Photo by Michael Radford Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85180

An enchanting ensemble by Free People to contrast the natural surroundings…

Romantic Griffith Park engagement shoot | Photo by Michael Radford Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85180

Romantic Griffith Park engagement shoot | Photo by Michael Radford Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85180

Romantic Griffith Park engagement shoot | Photo by Michael Radford Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85180

Lizzie says, As a wedding photographer myself, it’s so surreal to be on this side of the camera. For years of photographing other couple’s stories, I always wondered what it’d be like, who I’d be with and what we would do… What would be our thing? As time has passed over the years, I’ve learned to cherish simplicity in photographs. So when we were picking our engagement session, my biggest priorities were that we’d have pretty light, a soft background, and each other—simple. 

Romantic Griffith Park engagement shoot | Photo by Michael Radford Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85180

Romantic Griffith Park engagement shoot | Photo by Michael Radford Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85180

Romantic Griffith Park engagement shoot | Photo by Michael Radford Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85180

Romantic Griffith Park engagement shoot | Photo by Michael Radford Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85180

Romantic Griffith Park engagement shoot | Photo by Michael Radford Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85180

Can we talk about this bouquet?! Lizzies friend Crystal of Heirloom Design House created a market-inspired arrangement as a nod to when they first connected at the farmers market.

Romantic Griffith Park engagement shoot | Photo by Michael Radford Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85180

Romantic Griffith Park engagement shoot | Photo by Michael Radford Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85180

Sweet parting words, c/o our bride-to-be:

It’s still true that when you know, you know! I feel so overwhelmed and blessed to be called Caleb’s wife. There’s no one I’d rather fight with. And make up with. And watch The Office reruns on the couch with. And be adventurous with. And be boring with. He is the most patient person I’ve ever known, and although no person is perfect and lasting relationships take hard work, there’s no one I’d fight harder for.

Congratulations you two!

Photographer: Michael Radford Photography / Location: Griffith Park in Los Angeles, CA / Bouquet: Crystal of Heirloom Design House / Hair: Lauren Prohaska of Hello, Darling! Wedding + Event Hairstyling  / Makeup: Blushington, West Hollywood / Dress: Free People

 
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29 Jan

Cake stands | 100 Layer Cake

 

Bountiful closing sale

Big news today, lovelies. BIG. Especially if you live in our fair city of Angels. One of our very very favorite shops on Abbot Kinney, Bountiful, is closing and having a MAJOR sale to celebrate. After 20 years in the same spot, the owner Sue, has decided to pursue her design business full time. Which is AMAZING, though we’ll be terribly sad to see such a magical shop depart from our community.

That being said, we’re terribly thrilled to take advantage of the sale!

Cake stands | 100 Layer Cake

Every. Single. Cake. Stand. will be $40 each. $40!!! No matter the size or color. Same goes for glass cake domes, crystal, china, and more. It is WAY worth a trip to Venice to browse Sue’s amazing collection.

Cake stands | 100 Layer Cake

Cake stands | 100 Layer Cake

Cake stands | 100 Layer Cake

Cake stands | 100 Layer Cake

Could you die? We shot these photos a few years ago when we hosted a Bountiful Pop-Up shop, but the store is still just as lovely. We hope you’re able to stop by!

Bountiful
1335 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
Call with questions: (310) 450-3620

 
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29 Jan

Organic, natural Oregon wedding inspiration | Photo by Shannon Von Eschen | 100 Layer Cake

(Yeahhh, prepare to be wooed.)

All of the lovely wedding photography we swoon over here on 100lc is the result of the creatives who dedicate their time and energy to capturing a bride + groom in an honest, authentic, and beautiful light (often literally). When we took a peek at Shannon Von Eschen’s photos from the Erich McVey Workshop she attended, all that hard work and talent was evident. Lucky us, she spilled the deets of the workshop and her experience with us today.

Organic, natural Oregon wedding inspiration | Photo by Shannon Von Eschen | 100 Layer Cake

Organic, natural Oregon wedding inspiration | Photo by Shannon Von Eschen | 100 Layer Cake

In all honesty, I wasn’t a groupie of Erich McVey‘s. At first. I hadn’t even heard of him until a few close photographer friends raved about his workshop. I Googled his name and was suddenly smitten. I signed up with a close friend of mine, but found the journey to the workshop and the interactions with both Erich and his wife, Amy, a complete and utter joy. They were the most wonderful people in the world and the kindest, smartest, and most encouraging couple I’ve met. 

Organic, natural Oregon wedding inspiration | Photo by Shannon Von Eschen | 100 Layer Cake

Organic, natural Oregon wedding inspiration | Photo by Shannon Von Eschen | 100 Layer Cake

Organic, natural Oregon wedding inspiration | Photo by Shannon Von Eschen | 100 Layer Cake

This workshop changed me in so many ways, namely because I learned to just jump in. I was debating on a name change, but they pushed me to do it. I was debating about committing to film, but they pushed me to do it. And I was worried about how I’d grow as an attendee shooting behind a “legend” at a workshop, but they pushed me forward, let me, let us all, shoot as much as we wanted and then, later, allowed us the privilege of sharing our photos with anyone and everyone who wants to see them! 

Organic, natural Oregon wedding inspiration | Photo by Shannon Von Eschen | 100 Layer Cake

Organic, natural Oregon wedding inspiration | Photo by Shannon Von Eschen | 100 Layer Cake

Organic, natural Oregon wedding inspiration | Photo by Shannon Von Eschen | 100 Layer Cake

Organic, natural Oregon wedding inspiration | Photo by Shannon Von Eschen | 100 Layer Cake

Ashley Beyer has an absolute gift for floral design, yessir.

Organic, natural Oregon wedding inspiration | Photo by Shannon Von Eschen | 100 Layer Cake

Organic, natural Oregon wedding inspiration | Photo by Shannon Von Eschen | 100 Layer Cake

Shalynne Imaging - Water

Organic, natural Oregon wedding inspiration | Photo by Shannon Von Eschen | 100 Layer Cake

Organic, natural Oregon wedding inspiration | Photo by Shannon Von Eschen | 100 Layer Cake

Getting to shoot alongside the talents of stylist extraordinaire Ginny Au was a dream come true. Ginny used the elements of the Earth to inspire all of our shoots and though it’s been hard to pick a favorite, I’d say this water shoot holds my heart. Her ability to portray visually the fluidity of water, but it’s all too common opposites of being both calm, yet fierce, graceful, yet strong, shallow, yet deep, and altogether a beautiful and necessary life giver had me inspiration-whelmed Yes, that. If anything, I hope my photos accurately portray this amazing team of talent–showing how beautiful their ideas and stories are in a still-frame.

They sure do! Thanks to Shannon and the team below who made this workshop and shoot happen!

Photographer: Shannon Von Eschen / Workshop: Erich McVey Workshop / Location: Smith Rock State Park / 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: Rue de Seine ‘Chloe’ from The Dress Theory / Jewelry: Shop Bop / Ribbon: Froufrou Ribbon / Model: Jordyn Grae of Muse Models​ / Sponsors: Red Leaf Boutique & Neve ​Albums / Photo Lab: PhotoVision / Film Sponsor: Fuji Film ​

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