Jessica and Ed welcomed their third baby, a boy, around the same time they moved into their new home in Seattle's Queen Anne neighborhood. I've photographed their older children and absolutely adore their precocious girls; their clever personalities are already shining through, and boy do they make me laugh! Jess and Ed invited me over to document their newborn, and their new family of 5.
From the moment Celine and Alex got in touch with me about photographing their small courthouse wedding I knew they were going to be a blast to work with. They rocked their courthouse wedding in downtown Seattle and suggested we stop for a celebratory ice cream at Pick-Quick Drive Inn afterward. My sweet tooth and I were all-in!
As much as I do love warm weather and getting my fair share of vitamin D from that big old ball in the sky, the truth is you can still have beautiful portraits if you choose to brave a little stormy weather, within reason, of course! Jessica's family opted to keep our date to hang out at the Olympic Sculpture Park on a slightly chilly day in April. The rain cleared up just in time for our family photo session and we were left with a breeze and weather that was a tad bit chilly. But on the plus side, it was great weather for getting those snuggly family photos I love so much!
Leilani and Ian borrowed an accidental tradition from her parents' wedding anniversary: her mom and dad were married 7.8.78, and these two married at the courthouse on 1.8.18. A little extra numerology luck for an incredibly sweet couple.
A highlight of the night for me was the first dance at the Inn at the Market. While their guests headed to dinner, Leilani and Ian chose to share a quick first dance on the rooftop, with their son playing DJ. They had the rooftop terrace to themselves. It was magic.
Only three other people in the world -friends of the couple, the judge, and I- were there that evening to witness Jill and Giti exchange their vows, but as I've learned over the years and seen time and time again, the number of wedding guests doesn't diminish the heightened energy of the wedding ceremony.