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Wooden USBs for Wedding Photography

Last wedding season I was having a tough time finding reliable wooden USBs to use for my wedding clients. The hardware posts were bending when I put it in or out of the USB drive or they were corrupt. It was very frustrating so I was eager to find a new company this year to use. So glad of my partnership with USB Memory Direct.

Their wooden USBs are available in a array of different shades: Pine, Maple, Mahogany, Walnut, Bamboo, Maple Bamboo and Fiber Wood. I chose the Tower wooden USBS, a classic rectangular design and smooth wood finish add a little style and sophistication. The caps have a magnet to make getting the on and off a cinch.

I also went a step further this year and customized my USBs from USB Memory Direct by having them print my logo on each one. It just a more personal touch when you deliver your clients images on the USB.




Modern Wedding invitations

Floral wedding invitation

Ombre watercolor wedding invitation

Watercolor wedding invitation

Wedding website



I am excited to be partnering up with Basic Invites for this sponsored post. If you follow my social media you know I am crazy about styling and photographing my client’s wedding invitation suites. Wedding invitations are such a gorgeous wedding detail and set the tone for your whole wedding. It will be your wedding guests first impression of your wedding style.

Through Basic Invite you can order your wedding invitations online and is one of the few websites that allows their customers almost unlimited color options to give a cohesive look to your wedding. Once you select a design you can change the color of each element on the card to over 180 different color options!  So, you can make sure the card is exactly how you want it – down to the littlest detail.

Basic Invite  is also one of the few websites that allows customers the ability to order a printed sample of their actual invitation so they can see exactly how it will print as well as the paper quality before they ever have to place their final order. I love that they give this option because it’s not just about the way wedding invitations look but also how they feel in your hands. That Basic Invite offers this extra service is a big plus in my book. 

They also have 40 different envelopes to choose from, which can make your envelope stand out before it is even opened.  All their envelopes peel and seal so the envelopes can be easily closed. Oh my gosh, if only I had this for my wedding! So easy.

 Each of Basic Invites, wedding invitations is part of a set. You can find everything from save the dates to wedding invitations and enclosure cards, wedding menus, wedding programs and even matching thank you cards!

They also have a  free address collection service to request your addresses with just three simple steps. Share a link, collect addresses, and get free envelope printing.

And to make your wedding invitation suites cohesive, they offer wedding websites that are completely customizable just like their  wedding invitations! These wedding websites are mobile friendly and super easy to use. You can instantly upload all of your wedding details along with images and a map with directions which is super convenient for your guests.

Check out Basic Invite for great wedding invitation ideas!

I love the wide range of selection they offer. Their watercolor invitations selections are gorgeous. The new clear wedding invitation suite would be perfect for a modern wedding and the floral wedding invitation would go great with an outdoor wedding in the garden.

Tip: mail a copy of your wedding invitation suite to your photographer before the wedding. It gives them time to figure out how they are going to style it and you don’t have to worry about bringing it on your wedding day.


Bend Boudoir Photographer | French Chateau Bridal Boudoir | Tara Francis Photography

Bend Bridal Boudoir


The setting for this beautiful French  wedding inspiration was out in the country side of Burgundy, France at an 18th century Chateau called Chateau de Varennes . Wedding planner/designer named world’s best by Vogue  was Jesse Tombs of Alison Events . This is from Sylvie Gil Workshop. Film was developed by Richard Photo Labs. Floral designers Becky and Holly from Holly Flora. Hair and Make-up by  media editor @stylemepretty MUA @marina_littlemissmakeup. Shoes by BellaBelleshoes. Ring by Trumpet and Horn,  bridal robe Girl and a Serious Dream and  bridal lingerie by Claire Pettibone.

We are proud to be sponsored by @fluttermag @verawanggang @oscardelarenta @yonderdesign @thetabletopcompany @latavolalinen @shopgossamer @girlandaseriousdream @laboheme_deco @styledbytc @theblacktux @janniebaltzer @bekah_anne_accessories @bellabellesshoes @clairepettibone for @trumpetandhorn @chateaudevarennes @the_mrs_box

To inquire about Bridal Boudoir in Bend Oregon please email tara@tarafrancisphotography for a Boudoir Pricing Guide.




Brasada Ranch Wedding | Dave & Ali | Tara Francis Photography

Brasada Ranch wedding

Getting Ready Brasada Ranch

Outdoor wedding Brasda Ranch

Brasada Ranch wedding floral arrangement

Just a sneak peek of Ali and Dave’s wedding day images from their wedding at Brasada Ranch in Bend, Oregon.  This was a beautiful wedding with views looking towards the mountains. There were so many wonderful details that their wedding stylist and planner Kayla from Brilliant Wedding Co incorporated. The reception was lined up with farm tables that were built just for their wedding by at Heirlooms & Co along with the other wonderful outdoor furniture you see.

Hair and makeup done by Cassidy Elise Hair. Other makeup done by Beauty by Alexa Catachall. That gorgeous dress by Alvina Valenta. Her ring by Rebecca Overmann. Floral arrangements and bouquet by Floral Designs by Alicia

Ali and Dave chose not to have a cake and therefore had a Maracron cake instead by Foxtail Bake Shop and therefore had a Maracron toss in each other’s mouths.  It was pretty fun.

Other Rentals were O’Brien Events, West Coast Event Productions, La Tavola Linen, The Swig Rig, Calligraphy from Sophia Love Letters, Silks by Tono & Co, Favors by Love Travels Favors.

Entertainment by Blue Wave Band and Flip Flop Sounds.


As the sun was setting we took a Brasada Ranch wedding shuttle and went down to see the horses. Just as we were leaving they started running circles around the bride and groom, Ali and Dave. It was magical.

Check back soon to see more images of this amazing wedding at Brasda Ranch.