Holly Shankland Photography: Blog http://www.hollyshankland.com/blog en-us capturing moments of love and adventure holly@hollyshankland.com (Holly Shankland Photography) Mon, 26 Mar 2018 23:27:00 GMT Mon, 26 Mar 2018 23:27:00 GMT http://www.hollyshankland.com/img/s/v-5/u758198791-o469919373-50.jpg Holly Shankland Photography: Blog http://www.hollyshankland.com/blog 120 80 Trash the Dress // Lake Tahoe, CA http://www.hollyshankland.com/blog/2017/8/trash-the-dress---lake-tahoe-ca If anyone out there thinks they can do anything close to this cool in their wedding dress, please book me, because I'm DOWN to get wild and adventurous the day after. Aub's and Aaron surfed double in their wedding attire and made me super proud. 

 

 

 

NAMASLAY

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Aubrey + Aaron // Lake Tahoe, CA http://www.hollyshankland.com/blog/2017/8/aubrey-aaron---lake-tahoe-ca Can I get a little peppa to go with my salt??? Also known as Salt and Pepper Productions, Aubrey and I have been creatively creating images since 2004 when we met in high school. Shooting this wedding was an honor and a tear jerker. Watching your best friend on her big day sends all of the emotions running through. Aubrey is an amazing photographer herself and has stood by my side on countless weddings as my second shooter. Aubrey and Aaron would have eloped under a waterfall if it weren't for their huge love of their family and wanting them to be able to be a part of this day. So, Aubrey and Aaron compromised and had a small, family only wedding in Lake Tahoe, CA. A whole week of waking up on the lake, wake surfing, bbq's, cooking, games, laughing and loving. I couldn't be more grateful to have such a talented and loving human being in my life. To see her marry someone who loves her and supports her in all her aspirations is truly such a gift. Hear Hear to the courageous men that raise us up to being our best selves. 

 

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Emily + Travis // Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe http://www.hollyshankland.com/blog/2017/8/emily-travis It's amazing to find fellow Michiganders out here on the west coast. There is something about that mid-western personality that just can't be beat :) :) Not only is Emily drop dead gorgeous, she's a super amazing person and bad ass skier, in fact State Champion. Emily grew up in a tiny town in the upper peninsula of Michigan that most people nothing about! I was very familiar with her home town as I had spent lots of winters ski racing across Michigan during high school. My brother also spent 7 years going to college in the U.P. He's basically a doctor...or the skiing was great, one of the two. If you ever hear of someone being a "Yooper" go ahead and make friends with them :) :) We have a lot of special land in Michigan and I am super proud to call the Great Lakes and the Great Land my home roots. Did I mention the cutest puppy in all the land, mountains, and a Tipi....talk about ahhhhhmazing. Big congratulations to Emily + Travis!!!!

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Rosemary + Taj // Mendocino, CA http://www.hollyshankland.com/blog/2017/8/rosemary-taj---mendocino-ca  Rosemary and Taj brought their family and friends to the beautiful Heritage House, just south of the quaint town of Mendocino, CA. We had a heartfelt ceremony, the doggies by our side and a super fun party! The Heritage House is one my favorite venues! It lies on such a beautiful section of the Mendocino coast! Plus, our own private beach! 

 

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Paige + Kevin // Lake Tahoe, CA http://www.hollyshankland.com/blog/2017/8/paige-kevin---lake-tahoe-ca  

I love nothing more than the adventurous spirits. The moment we got to eagle rock, the skies started raining quite heavily on us. I said, "I'll go up there if you want, your choice...." "LETS DO THIS", said Paige...the Bride. I think her bridesmaids would have made a different decision. We ran up there in sneakers and she changed her dress under an umbrella. BAM. The rain stopped for just long enough for us to play around on the rocks and get some beautiful shots. A giant rainbow came out and blessed us with some clear skies during the wedding ceremony. It was quite magical. Always say yes....always take the adventurous route :)

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Sara + Adam // Caberfae Peaks, Michigan http://www.hollyshankland.com/blog/2017/7/sara-adam---caberfae-peaks-michigan The whole Taylor family has been good friends of our family since our high school days. All of us kids ski raced together and always enjoyed Donna Taylor taking us all in like her own on race days. Sara reached out to me long before engagement asking me to be her wedding photographer :) :) Coming back to my home town and shooting her wedding was an absolute treat! The wedding was held at Caberfae Peaks, a special place to me where I spent most all of my winter days. It was awesome to go back after 10 years and see what this place was like during the summer. I love both of these families like my own and am so happy for Sara + Adam.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Will + Lucy // Carbondale, CO http://www.hollyshankland.com/blog/2017/7/will-lucy---carbondale-co Great spirits of the east, we call upon you, land of the rising sun, the new day, new beginnings, the spring time, new chapters and new cycles, new life and new birth, bless you, thank you 🙏🏻may we be one ✌🏻 

🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞

Great spirits of the south, we call upon you, fire, youth, vitality, the hot summer sun, the energy we are in now, bless you, thank you 🙏🏻 may we be one ✌🏻 .

🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

Great spirits of the west, we call upon you, the place of water, the fall, the harvest, time of reaping that which we sow, the setting sun, the plants going to seed, naturation, bless you, thank you 🙏🏻 may we be one ✌🏻 

💦 💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦 💦 💦 

Great spirits of the North, we call upon you, the ancestors, the dark of the night, the cold winter, the ending of cycles, passing, death, bless you, thank you 🙏🏻 may we be one ✌🏻 

🗻🗻🗻🗻🗻🗻🗻🗻🗻🗻🗻🗻🗻🗻 🗻🗻

Great spirit father sky, the sun, the stars, the cosmos, the great expanse, the great mystery, he who shines down his energy to warm us, creates life, bless you, thank you 🙏🏻 may we be one ✌🏻

.💫💜💫💜💫💜💫💜💫💜💫💜💫💜 💫💜

Great spirit Mother Earth, the great mother to us all, we call upon you, pachamama, she who nurtures us, she who provides for us, so generously and so abundantly, we call upon you and we ask forgiveness, may all living beings live in harmony with you, honor and protect you, bless you, thank you 🙏🏻 may we be one ✌🏻

  ðŸŒ±ðŸŒŽðŸŒ±ðŸŒŽðŸŒ±ðŸŒŽðŸŒ±ðŸŒŽðŸŒ±ðŸŒŽðŸŒ±ðŸŒŽðŸŒ±ðŸŒŽ 🌱🌎

The great spirit within, within us all, each of our own unique expressions of the one, and the place which where we are one, collective, the great sea of souls, we call upon you, we call upon us, we call upon all the ancestors and guides, of both Lucy and Will, to be here, forever in their union of love, bless you, thank you 🙏🏻 For we are one ✌🏻

⚛️🦋🕉🦋⚛️🦋🕉🦋⚛️🦋🕉🦋⚛️🦋🕉🦋

Blessed be, Aho. 🙏🏻 .

Thank you for the beautiful ceremony @kosmic_kat and Dan Whitney 🙏🏻 .

💜💙💚💛❤️ Will + Lucy ❤️💛💚💙💜

 

 

 

 

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Kadie + Geoffrey // New Jersey http://www.hollyshankland.com/blog/2017/6/kadie-geoffrey---new-jersey Sometimes when ya know, ya know! Kadie and I were friends at first sight during our yoga teacher training with Marianne Wells Yoga School in Costa Rica and have been meeting up all over the country since then. I guess you could say Kadie had a pretty similar love at first sight experience when she met Geoffrey :)  Kadie + Geoffrey showed me a good time in NYC and I absolutely fell in love with their backyard Tipi set up :) I think I may just have to call in the Kadie Way when I decide to get married :) :) 

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Alison + Robbie // Kirkwood CA http://www.hollyshankland.com/blog/2017/6/alison-robbie---kirkwood-ca

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Danielle + Bryce // The Chateau, Incline Village http://www.hollyshankland.com/blog/2017/6/danielle-bryce---the-chateau-incline-village Danielle and Bryce // The Chateau, Incline Village Danielle and Bryce // The Chateau, Incline Village Danielle and Bryce // The Chateau, Incline Village Danielle and Bryce // The Chateau, Incline Village Danielle and Bryce // The Chateau, Incline Village Danielle and Bryce // The Chateau, Incline Village Danielle and Bryce // The Chateau, Incline Village Danielle and Bryce // The Chateau, Incline Village Danielle and Bryce // The Chateau, Incline Village Danielle and Bryce // The Chateau, Incline Village Danielle and Bryce // The Chateau, Incline Village Danielle and Bryce // The Chateau, Incline Village Danielle and Bryce // The Chateau, Incline Village Danielle and Bryce // The Chateau, Incline Village Danielle and Bryce // The Chateau, Incline Village Danielle and Bryce // The Chateau, Incline Village Danielle and Bryce // The Chateau, Incline Village Danielle and Bryce // The Chateau, Incline Village Danielle and Bryce // The Chateau, Incline Village Danielle and Bryce // The Chateau, Incline Village Danielle and Bryce // The Chateau, Incline Village Danielle and Bryce // The Chateau, Incline Village Danielle and Bryce // The Chateau, Incline Village Danielle and Bryce // The Chateau, Incline Village Danielle and Bryce // The Chateau, Incline Village Danielle and Bryce // The Chateau, Incline Village Danielle and Bryce // The Chateau, Incline Village Danielle and Bryce // The Chateau, Incline Village Danielle and Bryce // The Chateau, Incline Village Danielle and Bryce // The Chateau, Incline Village Danielle and Bryce // The Chateau, Incline Village Danielle and Bryce // The Chateau, Incline Village Danielle and Bryce // The Chateau, Incline Village

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Mike + Casey // Cave Rock Engagement Session http://www.hollyshankland.com/blog/2017/5/mike-casey---cave-rock-engagement-session

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Lincoln + Kelly // Kauai http://www.hollyshankland.com/blog/2017/4/lincoln-kelly---kauai   

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Mike + Rachel // Koh Samui, Thailand http://www.hollyshankland.com/blog/2017/4/mike-rachel---koh-samui-thailand

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Ryan + Lyndsey // Lake Tahoe, CA http://www.hollyshankland.com/blog/2017/4/ryan-lyndsey---april-8th-2017---lake-tahoe-ca

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Moosejaw Bohemia 2017 http://www.hollyshankland.com/blog/2017/3/moosejaw-bohemia-2017 Getting the band back together....this time in the very remote and very friendly, Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

We spent 13 days digging the depths of the remote land in search for ice, polar bears, yurts, cats, deer, northern lights, skiing, whiskey, and dinosaurs. 

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BANFF http://www.hollyshankland.com/blog/2017/2/banff This past January my best friend and I road tripped across Canada. Helly Hansen, Faherty and Big Truck Brand hopped on board to sponsor our trip. In exchange, we provided them with some awesome content! 

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Really Real Yoga - Take 2 http://www.hollyshankland.com/blog/2017/1/really-real-yoga---take-2 I returned to Costa Rica this time to be the on staff photographer / videographer for the Marianne Wells Yoga School. Living in Costa Rica for 2 weeks as an a assistant to Marianne and as a creative was such an incredible experience. Yoga is a practice I hold very closely to my heart. I strive to live by these principles daily. Creating and finding the balance....being and spreading LOVE JOY AND PEACE. www.mariannewellsyoga.com

 

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Moosejaw Winter Outerwear 2017 http://www.hollyshankland.com/blog/2016/12/moosejaw-winter-outerwear-2017 Moosejaw, LOVE THE MADNESS. Moosejaw is one of my favorite companies to work for. Moosejaw found me in 2013 when they were shooting a catalog around Lake Tahoe. I assisted them for the week and have been shooting with them ever since :) We have a ton of fun traveling all over the country to shoot climbing, yoga, running, backcountry skiing, ice-climbing, snow camping....and MADNESS. This shoot was Aubrey and Myself once again accompanied by my boyfriend, Ryan, modeling as well as his best friend from high school, Phil. Day 1 we camped out at Pyramid Lake...explored, went fishing, hiked to petroglyphs and slept in our new 18x20 canvas tent! Day 2 we drank whiskey and hiked to the highest possible elevation to see the rain turn into big white snow flakes.

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Sheraz + Leanne // SSS Napa http://www.hollyshankland.com/blog/2016/11/sheraz-leanne---sss-napa  

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Helly Hansen Spring Rain Gear http://www.hollyshankland.com/blog/2016/10/helly-hansen-spring-rain-gear Aubrey and myself had a ton of fun photographing the 2017 spring rain gear this past winter. Turns out they loved the photos, I even saw my face on the homepage of Amazon!!! We truly love seeking adventure to showcase outdoor gear. We rented a tree fort in Bodega bay, played in puddles, and ran along the beach :) The awesome part about working with Aubrey is that we can both shoot and both model :) So we run around finding good light, sharing ideas, and playing on both sides of the camera. We brought our boyfriends along to model as well, they both did a great job but think that we need to pay them a little more, haha. This was our second shoot with Holly Hansen, since then we have done another and are scheduled to shoot the 2017 Winter Urban Wear...Stay Tuned!!!

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