As if their choice of venue wasn’t amazing and thoughtful enough, Natalie and Nick also did an awesome job of honoring both the location as well as Nick’s Greek heritage throughout their wedding. The San Juan Islands were represented thoughtfully through their reception decor, and the couple ended the night on the dance floor with a traditional -and totally thrilling- plate smashing. OPA!Read More
See a beautiful, nautical wedding photo featured by Seattle Bride Magazine and displayed with iridescent accents from Papersource!Read More
I’m on a Boat! Errr, well… I mean, I was on a boat, at least! Randa and Ross chartered the historic U.S.S. Virginia V steam ship for their wedding here in Seattle’s South Lake Union last summer, and invited me along to document their day. I knew Randa from my college days. We both studied Interior Design at Colorado State (feels like forever ago!) and obviously only one of us (Randa!) stayed the course with that profession. Randa is a seriously talented designer, and her design sense was expressed beautifully in all of the details of their nautical wedding. I also want to give a big shout out to Cheri from Eidle Wilde Floral for the stunning floral work aboard the ship.Read More
Lindsey and Greg: How do I love thee? Let me count the ways…
1.) For the ceremony, Lindsey wore the same wedding dress that her grandmother, mom, and aunt wore on their wedding days. It was so sweet to witness this sort of legacy.
2.) Greg’s amazing blue and orange wedding day fashion!
3.) Lindsey’s dad’s surprise serenade at the reception that made me think that everyone there was cutting onions…Read More
Three cheers for the couples out there who put their own spin on wedding traditions and knock it out of the park simply by staying true to themselves!
The bride’s black wedding dress and the skull-and-bone reception details were so much fun to shoot. Everything looked so gorgeous in the verdant setting at Maroni Meadows. I feel so lucky to have been a part of this day.Read More
The wedding vendor networking event was held at Capitol Cider's new private event space in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. The downstairs space can be rented to small or larger groups, and has a very cool, cozy vibe complete with communal tables and wooden booths. I suspect this place will be fully booked come holiday party season, and I can definitely see engaged couples considering this spot for their intimate celebrations. Also, their cider is just the best. YUM!Read More
L+T tied the knot in a small ceremony at Canlis and hosted a big bash to celebrate a couple days later at Canvas Event Space in Seattle's SoDo district. If their goal was to have an epic dance party for the books, Lauren and Tristan succeeded! They brought in so many incredible vendors for this party…Read More
Lauren and Tristan chose to host an intimate wedding ceremony with only their closest family and friends at the award-winning Canlis Restaurant in Seattle. Their larger reception --celebrated with many more guests-- was planned for a couple of nights later, so the couple and I took care of most of their portraits on the day of their ceremony. We started the day off by stopping at the Comet Tavern in Capitol Hill, where the couple first met. After, we snuck over to Volunteer Park to grab some photos with their pup, Ruby, with whom I am obsessed.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
In your face, thunderstorm! We rocked some portraits despite the rain at Ben and Connie's Colorado wedding! It was such a special day, and such a treat for me to shoot in my home state. Sometimes, a little bit (or a lot) of rain on your wedding day just adds to the ambiance.Read More
What a beauty this wedding was. Caitie and Kyle are the kind of couple that I would be happy to work with over and over again. They're super easy-going, have a great sense of humor, and ALSO they have a really cute dog that they let me pet. WIN!Read More
Amber and Lucas decided to tie the knot in one of their favorite places: near the Skyomish River in the small town of Baring, Washington, with only their siblings by their side. They rented a cabin overlooking the river. Played some frisbee before their ceremony, which was officiated by the groom's sister; ordered barbecue from one of their favorite spots, and had an impromptu dance party together in the living room to celebrate. It was a small gathering with lots of fun and big heart. A fave for sure. Congrats, loves!Read More
The countryside in Hillsboro, Oregon, where Natalie and Shayfer were married last month, surprised me in the best way. Much to my delight, this particular PNW setting makes for a drive-with-the-windows-down and watch-the-rolling-hills-pass-by kind of commute. Farm land. Hills of gold and green. Nice and hot in the summer. As if the setting of Scholls Valley Lodge didn't already make me feel as if I'd won the awesome wedding jackpot; this couple was also top-notch. They were THE NICEST. Their guests, gracious. Oh, and they're former choir nerds like me, so I couldn't help but feel an extra-nerdy connection to them. These are my people!Read More
The morning of Danielle and Sean's wedding at Ritter Farm, it poured sheets of rain during the drive out to Cle Elum. Rain like that might give us wedding photographers a bit of anxiety at times, but that day was different for me. The fall color along the drive through Snoqualmie Pass, and saturating the rural roads near the venue, popped like crazy against the gray skies. The yellows and reds only seemed deeper after a good rain. And to top it all off, there were lovely low clouds on the hillsides, not too far from the farm. Quiet. Fresh air. It's easy to feel like you don't have a care in the world in a place like that.Read More