Vendor Spotlight :: Ashley Sawtelle Photography

This week for our Vendor Spotlight, we chatted with the ever-fabulous Ashley Sawtelle with Ashley Sawtelle Photography. We’ve worked with Ashley on a few weddings, a fabulous elopement, and a beautiful styled shoot. Read on to learn a little more about this talented artist!

How would you describe what you do?

I use natural light with my medium format camera to create photographs that are nostalgic and timeless. My style is the lovechild of documentary and editorial—joyful yet curated. Discovering what is important for my clients and what makes their wedding day special allows me to deliver a complete set of imagery.


What is your idea of a dream project?

I love discovering new destinations! Whether it’s traveling with my husband and documenting our travels or shooting an engagement session off the coast of California. I love what captivating environments do to a couple – it makes them love on one another a little more!


What has been your favorite wedding or event that you worked or attended? Why?

I love what weddings have become for couples. It’s really whatever your heart desires and the vision you hold. I enjoy the energy and excitement of big weddings, but also really appreciate photographing intimate gatherings. This past fall I photographed a sweet elopement at Beano’s Cabin in Beaver Creek (w/ Calluna Events). Witnessing and feeling the solidarity between the couple against the tall mountain peaks was a day I’ll never forget.


What makes you excited to go to work in the morning?

What the day has in store! I love that at any moment an amazing couple or vendor can contact you for a wedding or collaboration. Being able to build these relationships within a creative capacity is my favorite thing about this job.


What advice would you give a younger you?

Never stop being a student. Always continue to grow and learn everyday. I am amazed at what I’ve learned since the beginning and looking forward to the journey ahead.

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Mediterranean Inspired Styled Shoot

We are ecstatic that our Mediterranean Inspired styled shoot was featured today on Style Me Pretty’s homepage! It is truly an honor!

Wedding styled shoots with our fellow vendors that we love oh-so-much are at the pinnacle of what we are passionate about and what makes us excited each and every day! It is the perfect way for each one of us to express a new creative avenue that we have wanted to try out. It is also a way for us to get inspired by the creative people that surround us in this amazing world of weddings!

When Ashley from Ashley Sawtelle Photography, one of our office mates, approached us at the end of last summer about a styled shoot she had in her mind we knew instantly we wanted to collaborate with her. But we wanted to do it right! After a busy wedding season and end of the year we finally made the shoot happen in January of this year and it was one of those shoots where you are pinching yourself from the moment you arrive at all the beauty and talent surrounding you!

For this shoot we wanted to create a scene that was inspired by the Mediterranean coast. The color palette consisting of those gorgeous deep blues and teals, accented with the vibrant citrus colors and stunning floral hues.

Our table scape struck the perfect look of timelessness yet modern. With the stunning white backdrop of EXDO event center and the natural wood table, tied in with the tall gold tapered candles, eclectic dinnerware pieces and tile place cards. The hint of gold throughout was a nice neutral to keep our color palate grounded.

Throughout the entire shoot we felt inspired by each of the vendors that contributed. Each one brought a unique piece to the table and left us in awe. Twinkle & Toast provided the tile place cards, escort cards, sign and invitation suite and designed a custom pattern throughout each piece. Sugar Breck used real ribbon from Silk & Willow on the base of the cake. And hand painted tile cookies, adding a sweet touch to the theme.

Bare Root Flora provided the breathtaking bouquet, which was bound by the striking ribbon from Silk & Willow. They also provided the stunning centerpiece, which pulled in our vibrant colors perfectly and was finished off with some mouth watering citrus around the base.

Eclectic Hive provided an Indian wedding wood table and aged, mismatched wood chairs. They also provided the sheepskin rug, which balanced out the raw concrete floor and white brick background.

Alchemy Mineral Blends used light, spring colors from their new collection to show a fresh and dewy complexion for our bride against her dark, Mediterranean features. Angie Star Jewelry provided a simple gold and diamond wedding band; as well as diamond and gold studs.

We chose an elegant, yet simple two piece wedding dress from Rebecca Schoneveld and veil by Sara Gabriel, both found at a & bé Bridal in Denver, CO. We loved the subtle blue in the bodice of the dress, which tied in the blue from the rest of the shoot.

The West Elm in Denver provided the eclectic gold flatware, Peppercorn located in Boulder provided the striking blue napkins that really helped tie in the rich bright blue of the tile place cards, and the rest of the table décor came from Anthropologie.

And certainly but not least, Ashley Sawtelle from Ashley Sawtelle Photography captured the entire shoot perfectly. Her attention to detail and expertise behind the camera really shone through throughout the entire shoot. The photos are a testament to how talented Ashley truly is.

We can’t thank all our vendors enough for all the hard work they put in to pull this entire shoot together! We can’t wait for the next styled shoot! xx Calluna

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