Katie Stoops Photography

A beachy Californian engagement shoot

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I love California. At some point in my life, I will undoubtedly live there. So when Phi & Eric invited me to come out to San Diego for their engagement shoot, there wasn’t even a question in my mind of trying to make it happen…it was definitely going to. They have two pups who look like Muppets and are loved to pieces. One of the things that Phi & Eric love doing together is going to Burning Man in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert and they wanted to incorporate that in some way. Having a decorated bike at the festival is an important piece of the Burning Man culture…riding around the desert for days. Then, we headed out for a long hike down to the ocean which was worth the workout. Take a look at those cliffs! I love the contrast between the desert and the ocean-very dramatic. Naz from NazFilms and I simply can not wait for their wedding next month in Cartagena, Colombia!


Featured on Style Me Pretty: Blood Orange styled shoot

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When the ladies of Ashley Baber Weddings wanted to create a modern, colorful wedding inspiration shoot, there was no way that I was going to say no. I love working with them and I’ve been dying to see more color in wedding & event designs! The tones of a  blood orange inspired this bold tablescape, which was staged at the beautiful VanLandingham Estate in Charlotte, NC. An overall refined bohemian theme inspired the paper goods from Rock Paper Scissors and overflowing, lush floral designs by The Place for Flowers.

The blouson Sophia gown by Mira Zwillinger was a perfect fit for our beautiful, relaxed red head bride. The versatility of the Two Birds bridesmaid gown allowed our bridesmaid to try different styles throughout the day. Plus, those dresses are incredibly flattering for many body types.

I absolutely love all of the vibrant colors, mixed with ambers on top of a soft grey linen. Fun yet elegant!

If you are looking for welcome baskets for any event, you must contact A Signature Welcome. They put together the best selection of goodies for guests & they couldn’t be any nicer to work with!

The seating chart was a surprisingly easy DIY by tracing a poster created by Rock Paper Scissors onto glass with a white paint pen.

Tired of the normal small dessert tables? Have a sorbet bar with your favorite flavors or wedding colors ready for guests to enjoy.

Coordination & Design: Ashley Baber Weddings / Wedding Gown: Mira Zwillinger / Bridesmaid Dress: Two Birds, Bella Bridesmaid / Welcome Basket: A Signature Welcome / Floral Design: The Place for Flowers / Rentals: Festive Fare & Party Reflections / Paper: Rock Paper Scissors / Linen: La Tavola / Hair & Makeup: Who’s The Fairest

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She was chaos and beauty intertwined. A tornado of roses from divine-Shakieb Orgunwall