Windy Oregon Coast Inspiration by Nicole Colwell Photography
Listen to the trees as they sway in the wind.

Their leaves are telling secrets. Their bark sings songs of olden days as it grows around the trunks. And their roots give names to all things.

Their language has been lost.

But not the gestures.
— Vera Nazarian

Tides of change come when the wind blows. With them they bring new beginnings, new loves, new adventure. They entice us to envision a place and time that we have yet to see. Yet to imagine. Yet to visit. A place where our wildest dreams become reality. A place that was created to awaken the soul, the imagination. This place was captured perfectly by Nicole Colwell Photography at a recent workshop hosted by the lovely Donny Zavala. This editorial is the perfect display of what happens when creative genius ends up in the hands of a remarkably talented team.

From photographer Nicole Colwell: "I fell in love with the images I have seen of the Oregon coast and was so excited to have the opportunity to photograph this beautiful place during the Donny Zavala's Workshop back in April. Lucia of Utterly Engaged styled this beautiful organic coastal editorial and I was in love with all the romantic elements throughout the shoot. The muted pastels in the breathtaking gown by Claire La Faye, the wild yet romantic florals by Selva Floral and the simplicity of the gathering farm table had all of us drooling. Oregon in April calls for lots of rain and even though it was a dreary day the sun decided to make an appearance that highlighted all of the beautiful natural elements of the shoot." 


Photography Workshop Instructor: Donny Zavala | Location: Sunset Beach, Oregon | Creative Director & Stylist: Utterly Engaged | Speaker & Workshop Sponsor: PhotoVision | Floral Designer & Stylist: Selva Floral | Hair & Makeup: Kate Tuma | Paper Goods & Calligraphy: Kelsey Malie Calligraphy | Vintage Rentals: Something Borrowed PDX | Linen: La Tavola | Surface Styling Boards: Emma Natter | Client Albums: Priscilla Foster Handmade | Ribbons: Tono & Co | Film Sponsor: FUJIFILM | Wedding Gowns : Claire La Faye | Suits: Duchess Clothier | Veil & Hair Accessories: Melinda Rose Design | Rings: Susie Saltzman | Model: Muse Management 

I am considered a hybrid photographer which means I will shoot both digital and film photography to create soft, airy and romantic images. Your wedding day will be filled with extraordinary moments - intimate, surprising and joyous. Those fleeting moments captured creatively are the timeless visual heirlooms that will instantly bring you back to the essence of your wedding day.
— Nicole Colwell