Bohemian Bridal Inspiration Shoot in the Evergreen Forests of Pacific Northwest Celebrates Diversity

From Jaime, the planner: 

“This is a new realm for me and as a woman of color, I would love to have more women of color featured in this industry. This is an ALL women of color shoot which holds a special place in my heart. With the movement in mainstream media giving Asian American actors a more prominent role in Hollywood Movies, this gives other industries courage to also move in this direction. I believe in diversity and inclusion.

This styled shoot features a Filipino photographer and models with Thai, Laotian and Vietnamese backgrounds. The style is a whimsical bohemian woodlands vibe that takes place in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. The goal was to take brides to be to a dreamy place of wonder that they could recreate for their own big day. The bohemian inspiration for this shoot was inspired by my time growing up in San Diego and my days at the beach. If you’re planning a wedding with a bohemian woodlands vibe, I hope that this gives you some inspiration.

Growing up, I never thought that being a model could be a real life gig but now that I see more representation, it gives me hope that it could be a possibility and not just dream.”

Photographer: Marissa Casillas | Stylist/Planner and Floral Designer: Instant Traditions | Hair and Makeup Artist: Michelle Stoyanoff | Venue: Rock Creek Trail, Hillsboro OR | Linens: Bella Boutique Designs | Model/Planner: Jaime Ta | Models: Sandra Es and Naly Setthavongsack