Pam Terpstra, the stylist for Rachel & Sam’s engagement shoot

When I first talked to Rachel in Tennessee to get to know her a bit,  I found her voice to be warm sweet and tender.  She explained to me that her and Sam were from Washington State, him from Ephrata and her from Moses Lake.  They met on a golf course, were engaged on a golf course, and now will be married on a golf course.  I thought to myself that we definitely didn’t need an engagement shoot on a golf course, that would be overkill!  She explained that Sam was a singer, song writer trying to make his way in Nashville, and that she was a budding photographer.  She also explained that she wanted a country, vintage wedding feel to her big day.  She told me that they were very laid back, casual people.  I immediately envisioned a cabin in a field and a field of flowers somewhere.  I wanted to incorporate both personalities by the cameras and the music and guitar.  These two have amazing chemistry and it is evident that they are madly in love with each other.  It doesn’t hurt that they are also very easy on the eyes.  I hope that the images speak for themselves and that they truly enjoy the passion that they share between each other.  It was an absolute pleasure to work with the both of you.

Pam Terpstra

Belle Victorian Gardens

31317 N. Cedar Rd.

Deer Park, WA  99006


Deer Park Engagement Session-Rachel and Sam

Stylist: Pam from Romancing the Stone

Really, sometimes to photograph a soft sweet poem is a mind refreshing experience.  That is the feeling of photographing Rachel and Sam. They are like poetry–soft, calming, and gentle. I love to live in the moment that they are in. I feel the feeling of loving. I know I don’t make to much sense here, but the images are writing a lovely poem that I had in mind when I spent the whole afternoon with them. Let me know if you feel the same.

Sam is a wonderful country signer who sings out loud, and that sure made me laugh. Rachel is an amazing photographer, and I am so appreciative to be her photographer. On top of everything, we had Pam from Belle Victorian Garden to style the whole session.  I just want to say “Thank you ! I love you Pam! You are a super duper woman! You are even trespassing on someone’s dandelion field just for us to get good shots. I adore you!”

The artist behind the theme-Alisa & The La Lune Events

Starting this week, I am going to blog few people that I truly love in the wedding industry. Here is the first post about La Lune Event.

About La Lune Events:

La Lune Events is a boutique event planning and design company based in the beautiful Inland Northwest.

We are curious, intentionally creative, and excited to bring any vision to life. We’re prop stylists meet wedding planners. Event designers meet creative team. Friends meet industry professionals.

We’re all about that magic that occurs when events are truly reflective of the couple, family, or client who had that first spark of inspiration. When your friends are awestruck at how the details of your special day are so inexplicably “you.” When the details flow together and the day is as stress free as you had imagined.

Creativity. Style. Beauty. Function. In a nutshell-we produce events that delight and inspire. Our job is to make your planning process easier…and absolutely enjoyable.

Alisa Lewis is an event designer and prop stylist working in the Coeur d’Alene and Spokane region. Co-owner of La Lune Events, Alisa has been designing, styling, and coordinating events in the northwest for the past 6 years. La Lune Events was founded in 2010 with Jessica Roy, another talented stylist and coordinator with an exquisite eye for design.

Alisa was raised in Hayden, Idaho but currently resides in the Spokane Valley with her home-building husband, Kyle, and bull mastiff, Diesel. She is expecting their first child, a baby girl, near the end of May. Alisa and her husband are avid gardeners and enjoy growing a large enough garden to sustain them throughout the year. Alisa is also a talented chef and writes a cooking and gardening blog on the side.  She is inspired by anything handmade and dabbles in knitting, sewing, canning, and painting.

Her goal is to provide La Lune Events clients with the best experience possible. By working closely with the clients throughout the planning process, Alisa builds a personal relationship with each couple and family.  Alisa aims to meet all of her clients’ expectations and incorporate all of their inspirational details by providing them with industry expertise, cutting edge design elements, and awe-inspiring events.


Jessica & Alisa

Spokane High country orchard engagement session-Stacey & Shayne

The Stylist: Alisa from La Lune Events 

Location: High Country Orchard

This was just such an amazing day with beautiful Stacy and Shayne in a spring blooming setting. It was fun and relaxing. The very very talented stylist and event planner Alisa set the whole picnic theme with cool antiques for this engagement session. I am speechless with everything and could not be more happier for how images turn out. Thank you Stacey for letting me to be part of your most wonderful event. I love you all!

From the bride:

Having shared an incredible journey together for the last seven years, we are so ready to say “Forever…I Do”. So what makes our world go round?… God, love, laughter, family, good friends, and being each other’s biggest supporter! Our most cherished words to each other are always “Stacey/Shayne I love you (S.I.L.Y)” We are ready to start a new chapter in our life with new and exciting adventures.

Spokane Wedding-Sammie & Blake

Wedding: Kingdom Hall Church

Reception: Mukugawa

Florist: Just Roses

This is the second wedding I have photographed for the Lovato family! Tansy and Andy are the nicest parents that I have ever met. I loved the family so much, so when they called me again for Sammie’s wedding, I could not have been more happier! Sammie & Blake are just so cute and fun. The beautiful ceremony was held at Kingdom Hall and a great reception was at Mukugawa! I loved everything about it! Here are some images to show how wonderful the day was!