A Dreamy Styled Shoot at Cannon Beach | Photographs by Emily Zamora!

Posted on June 10 2020

A Dreamy Styled Shoot at Cannon Beach | Photographs by Emily Zamora!


 We have the happiest styled shoot for y'all this morning! Emily created the sweetest styled elopement shoot at Cannon Beach a few months back and we can't help but smile huge every time we look at these. Take it away, Emily


Emily Zamora



How long have you been shooting?
I've been shooting for what feels like forever, but I've been in business for about 2.5 years and have been shooting weddings for a little over a year!


What's your main photography focus?
Couples & weddings



How did you get into photography? Was it something you always loved or did it take you by surprise?
Since memory loss runs in my family, I learned early on that it’s the little details that go a long way. I never wanted to forget parts of my childhood and young adulthood, so it became second nature for me to document the things I loved with photographs. I couldn’t feel luckier that this hobby became a career focused on making the most of my life and others’ through my photography.


Are you more of a technical shooter or are you more creative?
Definitely more creative. Although I did take a photography class in college I am definitely not highly educated in all the technical things about photography. Real life and joy inspires me. Freezing moments in time and capturing them in a way that makes you feel the moment is what I strive to do with every session.



Floral wreath, flower crown hat, and bouquet: Knot and Fern
Bride hair and makeup: Underwood Makeup
Bride tulle skirt and velvet body suit: Alma + Willow by Opal and June
Bride earrings: Matr Boomie
Floral embroidery Jackets: Blank NYC
Second shooter: Riley Jordan Photo


Where did you pull inspiration for your shoot? Was there something that sparked an idea or did it take a lot of brainstorming? Maybe both?
The idea of DIY and unconventional ways to elope was the main theme throughout the shoot. Keeping things simple and do-able, while also leaving room for personal flare. (an excerpt from my own small post about it) - If breaking the norms is your kind of thing, check out this styled “unconventional with and edgy flare” seaside elopement at Cannon Beach in Oregon. From the bride wearing non-white separates, to the minimal decor and intimate ceremony- this little elopement is packed with details you don’t want to miss!



How would you describe the vibe of your shoot?
Edgy and unconventional/unique while also being a little whimsical.


Did you DIY any of your shoot? Work with lots of vendors? We want to hear all about it!
I did not hand create anything for the shoot, but did end up bringing a few items from my own closet.


Did anything go wrong during your shoot or in the planning process? What happened and how did you make it work?
Yes! The whole shoot started out from another photographer who reached out to me because she was going to be visiting Oregon. I love any excuse to hang and shoot with fellow photographers from all over so I was more than down. Sadly as the months and weeks progressed, she become more and more aloof and unhelpful with gathering resources and vendors. In the end, she ended up cancelling on me the morning of. But the shoot itself ended up turning out to be stunning and sooo much fun. We had an amazing sunset, AND I ended up asking a insta-photog friend to join me for the shoot and we met in person for the first time and have since created a real-life friendship! 


If you could give photographers one piece of advice when shooting a styled shoot, what would it be?
It would be to focus on your communication with and taking care of your other vendors. If you treat them with respect you will get all of that and sometimes more in return. Whether that be helping with product costs (like florals) or giving them some photos of themselves in return for their service. You take care of them and they will take care of you!



Emily, we love how happy these photographs turned out and love all the details + location, too! Thanks for sharing your photographs with us and we cannot wait to see what you create in the future! You're awesome!

XOXO. Lissa and Lauren

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