I recently had the opportunity to photograph at the amazing Thornewood Castle in Lakewood!
Yes, Washington has a real castle and it’s about as awesome as you think it is! Thornewood Castle is a historic Tudor home that was built using pieces from a 400-year old English castle. As in imported from England to the Pacific Northwest. So cool, right? The home now serves as an inn and a wedding venue. I knew I had to add it to my list of places to photograph, especially after looking at Thornewood Castle wedding photos.
I got my chance when a Seattle group I’m in hosted an open shoot at Thornewood. Dozens of photographers and models hung out at the castle and it was so cool to see everyone work throughout the day. There were so many awesome looks and my only regret was not having more time to photograph everyone there. It was definitely fun, and I got to meet some new industry friends!
I knew before going that I wanted to photograph some bridal looks, and I linked up with the sweetest model Sydney. Fun fact, Sydney is actually getting married at Thornewood this summer! I told her it was great practice but she honestly didn’t need any. Just wait til you see the photos! I also coordinated with Lisa from Enchanted Florist in Tacoma and Heidi from Mango Ink in Spokane, for some of the most beautiful floral and paper goods details. They really nailed it! The dress for this shoot came from Sherry at The Wild Love Collective.
My vision for this Thornewood Castle wedding shoot:
For this shoot, I knew I wanted my images to have a romantic, modern feel. Anywhere in the castle would have delivered on the romance, but I felt the English style garden was the way to go. So most of the shoot takes place there. I loved how the invitation suite also had romantic elements with the fonts, but there was also a modern aspect with its bold colors. Lisa brought a modern touch to the florals with a predominantly white bouquet with muted pinks. I have to say I love the white orchids the most! I’m so grateful for everyone’s talent on this shoot and they really helped me bring my vision for Thornewood Castle wedding photos to life.
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