When I first moved back to Alaska one of the first places I visited was Bird Point, on Turnagain Arm on your way to Girdwood and the further south Kenai Peninsula. In the winter it has a muted palette of marshy browns, mud flat grays, forest greens, and deep ocean blues. Elizabeth Dye is one of my favorite designers based in Portland, Oregon (where I moved my business from) and she makes ethereal gowns that flow and move and look like they belong in beautiful natural locations. I asked her if she would be interested in collaborating in a shoot and told her what I had in mind, and she ended up creating a beautiful, muted blue gown to perfectly fit our model, Samantha. Sam wore some of her jewelry passed down through her family and tribe and it all tied together with a foraged bouquet by Bloomsbury Blooms. This shoot was featured on Magnolia Rouge.