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Desert Wanderers: A Bohemian-Spirited Wedding Shoot in the Alvord Playa
Photos By Gallivan Photo
By Lauren Kathryn on Aug 1, 2016 at 3:00 am in Earthy/Organic, Modern and Bohemian
Awash in bohemian romance, today’s wedding shoot was set in the rain shadow of Steens Mountain on the cracked, shimmering salt flats of Oregon’s Alvord Desert playa, which, depending on the time of year, can be either completely dry or covered with an ephemeral lake, a shallow sheet of water that sometimes vanishes within days. When Bend-based photography duo Tim Gallivan and Caitlin von Gaertner set out with a team of local artisans to create and capture the dreamlike scene below, it was both.
“Our vision for this shoot was one of modern exploration,” Tim says. “We wanted to evoke a sense of vastness and possibility, of mystery and awe. The Alvord Desert is a strange, beautiful place, and our style choices blended contemporary boho-chic elements with details that reflected the landscape and its mood—unusual geometry, magnificent geology, gentle pinks and blues, and colored smoke for a touch of the surreal.”
Sharing is Happiness
Photography > gallivan photo
Videography > mike hiatt media
Location > alvord desert
Event Design and Planning > your day, your way
Flowers > summer robbins flowers
Cake > foxtail bakeshop
Rentals > peanut’s gallery
Hair > brooklin’s beauty pursuit
Jewelry > bend my style
Groom’s Attire > revolvr menswear
Signage > Chalked
Hand-Woven Wall Hanging > The Eclectic Weaver
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