Woodland Family Photos: Baydo Family

I love that we were able to make it to Washington during our Christmas trip to the Pacific Northwest and that I was able to photograph this amazing family! We spent time with my family in Oregon for Christmas and Larry threw out the idea of the Baydo’s wanting to possibly do family photos. Since Eric and I were already so close we figured sure why not! It was a little chilly out but they survived with trips to the car to defrost while they waited until it was their turn. We got some beautiful family photographs and didn’t even have to leave their property! 

I was born and raised in Oregon so anytime I get to go to the Northwest I just love seeing all the green and trees. Little backroads like this are everywhere and walking along them, exploring and breathing the fresh air brings back memories and makes me miss it. Being that we now live in Southern California where green and trees are far and few between, it’s hard not to stop and take pictures constantly when we travel up North. The little road that runs along the edge of the Baydo’s property was the perfect spot for pictures! I love the winter feel of the tall sparse trees lining the road and even a little fog in the distance. So pretty! Richelle has some great location idea skills. 🙂

They were so kind, inviting us into their home and making us feel so welcome while we were there. They even sent us home with some goodies and amazingly delicious fresh pepperoni that we put to good use on our 16 hour drive home. 

Thank you for your being so welcoming! God has blessed you all with such a beautiful big family and it was so much fun to photograph and spend time with you all! – Megan


A Cozy Winter Wedding at the Old Newhall Barn


I recently worked on a styled wedding shoot with Tricia of Tricia Dahlgren Wedding Consulting and Event Coordinating that was published on Green Wedding Shoes today and have been dying to share the gorgeous photographs from the shoot. Be sure to head over and check out the feature here on Green Wedding Shoes. I pulled inspiration from memories of growing up in Oregon and then did my best at explaining the feel to Tricia so we could bring the design together. Things like our cold winters, warm berry cobbler, friends and family who loved showing off their latest hunting trip and curling up with a blanket and some hot cocoa are some of my favorite memories.

Our goal was to emphasize a cozy winter style in the wedding details. We incorporated a red plaid jacket for the bride, deer antlers, many wood textures, candles, s’mores, a hot cocoa station, warm pies, a picnic setup as the sweetheart table and an amazingly gorgeous old barn wedding venue. I am completely head over heals for how this shoot came out and could not have asked for a better team to with with. Thank you all!! Thank you, Thank you!

Venue: Old Newhall Barn    Event Coordination: Tricia Dahlgren Wedding Consulting and Event Coordinating    Event Design: Megan Hayes & Tricia Dahlgren    Baked Goods: The Bake Boutique    Flowers: Recycled Love Story  Photographer: Megan Hayes    Event Rentals: A1 Event Rentals    Invitations: Sloane Harmony Design   Groom Attire: JCrew    Bridal Store: Cruz’s Bridal    Gown Designer: Alfred Angelo    Hair: Lauren Thurston    Makeup: Meredith Bussler    Birch Escort Card Holders: The Lovely Glass Jar    Candle Holders: Church House Woodworks     Models: Chad & Cristal Porter