A Styled Bridal Photoshoot

Evon Bridal by Sara Ranlett Portraits

In March, I was approached by local wedding dress designer, Evon Bridal, for a creative styled bridal photoshoot. I was thrilled; I don’t photograph many weddings by choice, but I do absolutely adore photographing bridal work. The delicate details, the romanticism, the yards and yards of tulle! I couldn’t let this chance go by.

For those of you out there who aren’t familiar with the process of putting together a creative photoshoot, it’s a lot of work; coordinating schedules between half a dozen people, figuring out locations, art direction, moodboards, what to bring, there’s a lot to be accounted for! But I do love managing and taking the reigns when it comes to putting it together, and I love seeing the final vision come to life.

We all assembled at a studio on Capitol Hill, which had it’s…quirks. It was rustic, let’s say that! But it was close to coffee, had amazing light and more than enough room for the full team.

Stephanie getting some final hair touch-ups from Magali, who is an insanely talented hair stylist!

It was a whirlwind, but over 4 hours, I photographed seven amazing bridal gowns. Each one was unique, with gorgeous attention to detail, and Joelle & Stephanie really brought them to life!

I wanted to write a post about this experience, because it’s not often I shoot bridal and wanted to highlight this amazing new designer in Seattle. Enjoy these galleries of each dress, and if you’re interested in the creative team credits or if you’re a bride who would love a gown like this for her wedding, scroll down to the bottom!

Creative Team



Stephanie Laurie- A natural model, a total goofball & sweetheart, I love having the opportunity to bring Stephanie in for a photoshoot! You can follow her on Instagram at @stephanie.s.laurie

Joelle Hanton- Her gorgeous illustrations always blow me away, and I was so thrilled to work with her for the first time at this photoshoot! She’s @blushandlilac_illustration on Instagram

Nikki J- I first had the opportunity to work with Nikki on a photoshoot last November; her work is absolutely stunning! If you’re a bride who’s looking for a make-up artist, you couldn’t do better! Find her on Instagram as @n_zartistry

Magali- This was my first photoshoot with Magali, and I was floored at how deftly she was able to transform both Stephanie & Joelle’s hair styles! I’m absolutely looking forward to working with her again! She’s @hairbymagaligz on Instagram

And of course, the designer of these amazing dresses can’t be left out! Nana von Olnhausen is just emerging on the Seattle city as a wedding designer, and it was wonderful to work with her. Can’t wait to see where life takes her, and her business from here. You can follow her on Instagram at @evonbridal_sea