Allie & Noah Inspired Shoot | HTP Workshop


It takes months and months of planning to put together workshops. Contacting vendors, finding shoot locations, putting together presentations, planning the meals, decorating, purchasing favors and finding perfect models…but it is SOOOO worth it. This workshop was AMAZING and the photo shoot was a DREAM. The Notebook has always been one of my absolute favorite movies, and the main characters (Allie & Noah) were the inspiration for this shoot! For those of you who have seen the movie, the canoe, ice cream & bike scenes are all iconic to the award-winning film.

When I came up with the concept of the shoot, I immediately knew that I wanted to do the canoe scene. But, I also wanted to incorporate more from The Notebook movie, and for a while I couldn’t quite figure out what. Then, the vintage bike came into my mind and I knew I had to have one! I searched high and low (Brandon and I spent an entire 90 degree day walking through vintage stores downtown and couldn’t find ANYTHING!) Then, I did a ton of Googling, and I found the PERFECT bike! The ice cream cone scene was the icing on the cake and I could not be more IN LOVE with this shoot!

Gabbi and Chase could not have been more phenomenal. They were such troopers! We had them in canoes, on top of bike handle bars and workin’ it in 100 degrees…but they are SO adorable together and the chemistry between them made this shoot absolutely perfect.

I will be blogging more about the workshop this week (with some killer behind-the-scenes shots) but, for now, here are my absolute favorites from our Allie & Noah inspired shoot! Enjoy and leave them some love!


How unbelievably gorgeous is Gabbi!? Makeup by the amazing Allison Barlow and hair by the fabulous Bobbypins & Blush!



July 13, 2014

  1. Nicole Regan says:

    Oh my goodness, so gorgeous!! Love the light!! Beautiful job!!

  2. Kendra says:

    Ohhh these are adorbs. You did a fabulous job!

  3. Jessica crawford says:

    I absolutely LOVE THEM! ♡ Great job!! 🙂

  4. shelby says:

    I just looked through all of your pictures on your blog and it’s safe to say i’m in love. Your style and your shots are incredible! These are by far my favorite photos i have ever seen! I just bought my first camera and i dream one day my photos look half as amazing as these! You’re amazing!!

  5. Kerri Lynne says:

    Oh my goodness, this is one of my favorite movies and I just LOVE this shoot girl! Awesome work!!

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