August 30th, 2014 by Cindi
Leavenworth Washington is known for it’s German town. In the winter, the downtown is lit up in Christmas lights and the surrounding mountains are filled with snow. It truly feels like you’re in the middle of old Germany. But just two weeks before Amanda+Nathan’s big day, Leavenworth was still smoke filled. The Central Washington forest fires threatened this beautiful couple’s big day, but luckily the fires were contained and the smoke was mostly cleared out of the town itself. It was however, 95 degrees that day and poor Amanda was in a thick, yet beautiful dress and she was such a great sport walking around in dried pine needles in the midst of a heat wave. Take a look at their wedding sneak peek photos. This wedding was small and intimate. It was truly a fairy tale wonderland type of nuptial. And I LOVE shooting weddings like this. Enjoy!
There’s more photos in Amanda+Nathan’s slideshow below. If you are on an iPhone or an iPhone, click HERE.
August 24th, 2014 by Cindi
A girl’s wedding day is a day she usually looks and feels her best. But when you happen to catch the stomach flu the night before your big day, that’s definitely a bummer. In this case, the bride has every right to go bridezilla on everyone and cry her heart out. Get as emotional as she can because it’s her day and it’s about to be ruined. But…this bride wasn’t Brooke. Poor Brooke felt horrible the whole day and not only did it not stop her from having a day of her life, she was the one apologizing to everyone that she was sick! Even when she needed to be rushed to the Emergency Room after a fresh face of make up, she still had a smile on her face so that everyone around her didn’t stress out over her. I admire her for being such a strong woman and she’s seriously one of the nicest people I’ve ever worked with. Check out her and Corey’s lovely wedding day below and wish them a wonderful life without stomach flus!!!
There’s more photos in Brooke+Corey’s slideshow below. If you are on an iPhone or an iPhone, click HERE.
July 31st, 2014 by Cindi
I don’t know what it is about Bothell…but I love it! Not just because I live here (ok so I’m a little biased) but it’s because it’s so interesting! Nestled a little Northeast from Seattle, it’s close to Kirkland and Bellevue, close enough to drive to Seattle on a regular basis, and also extremely convenient to Snohomish and a variety of farms where you can get fresh organic produce and meats. But what I really love about Bothell and it’s surrounding areas is that it’s full of families! It’s a great place to raise kids because of it’s wonderful school districts and communities with parks and other little kiddos running around. Lucy, Stella, Grayson and their families live within a 5 mile radius from Chris and I so we decided to hang out one HOT HOT morning at the Bothell Country Village. This place is a little unique to say the least (there’s a two story chicken sculpture near the entrance) but it’s one of the best places to bring kids. And boy did we have a blast!
July 24th, 2014 by Cindi
“Step Away from the Mean Girls…
…and say bye-bye to feeling bad about your looks.
Are you ready to stop colluding with a culture that makes so many of us feel physically inadequate? Say goodbye to your inner critic, and take this pledge to be kinder to yourself and others.
This is a call to arms. A call to be gentle, to be forgiving, to be generous with yourself. The next time you look into the mirror, try to let go of the story line that says you’re too fat or too sallow, too ashy or too old, your eyes are too small or your nose too big; just look into the mirror and see your face. When the criticism drops away, what you will see then is just you, without judgment, and that is the first step toward transforming your experience of the world.”
July 3rd, 2014 by Cindi
We love big-small weddings. What’s a big-small wedding you ask? Well, it’s when the wedding party, the guest list, and everything else about the it is considered BIG; however, the warmth of the crowd, the personalization of the ceremony, and the wedding couple themselves make it feel like a wedding that’s much smaller and more intimate. And those are the funnest weddings to shoot.
Spending the whole day with Jamie+Kheim was hardly any work at all. I said before that Khiem is one of the easiest guys to make laugh…and I still hold to that opinion. And Jamie, well…need I say more? She’s that classy bride that’s on time, patient, and lovely in every way. I loved that this couple incorporated speeches about their fathers who, sadly could not be with them on their special day. Jamie, a trained hula dancer made a special tribute by dancing for her new husband and the way that he looked at her while she performed could have made any heart melt. I definitely think this couple will make it…don’t you? Here’s a sneak peek of their wedding day below and enjoy!
There’s more photos in Jamie+Khiem’s slideshow below. If you are on an iPhone or an iPhone, click HERE.
April 15th, 2014 by Cindi
Jessica and I met over a cup of coffee in downtown Seattle. We gabbed for over an hour about her wedding day as well as other things. And by the end of our chat, we were the perfect bride/photographer match. I love how easy going Jessica is and I know I didn’t have to meet Mikiya to know how special he is as a person simply because of what she had told me about him.
On their wedding day, the weather Gods spoke to us and parted their 60% chance of rain cloud for a little over an hour so we can take some gorgeous photos of this gorgeous couple. Literally the moment we were finished, it started pouring cats and dogs. Now THAT’S good luck right?
Congratulations to Jessica+Mikiya…our first 2014 wedding! We couldn’t be more happier for them and we hope you enjoy their photos!
There’s more photos in Jessica+Mikiya’s slideshow below. If you are on an iPhone or an iPhone, click HERE.
April 2nd, 2014 by Cindi
Almost exactly two years after Amy+Erik got hitched, we got together for Emilio, their first son’s one year photo shoot. I love my job as a photographer because not only is repeat business great, but along the way, we make awesome friends. Hanging out with Amy, Erik, and Emilio was the highlight of that weekend. It made me realize that I really need to hang out with them more!
Emilio has eyes that’ll someday break many hearts! He’s started to break mine when we had to say goodbye to him. Just take a peek of their photos and enjoy!
February 4th, 2014 by Cindi
I LOVE LOVE LOVE taking photos of first time expectant parents. I don’t know how to put it into words, but I think it’s because when couples are expecting their first child, they feel so many things. Excitement, nervousness, fear, love, joy…and the list goes on and on. I think a woman’s most beautiful when she’s pregnant and excited. She smiles with such conviction because she’s truly happy to be soon holding a little creation she’s made with her loving husband.
December 4th, 2013 by Cindi
Good Tuesday morning everyone! Today we bring you one of the cutest little girls we’ve ever seen! She’s just 10 months old and her parents were just awesome to work with. We had such a wonderful time with Kenny+Hai and we loved seeing a father change his little girl into a tight dress. It was hilarious, to say the least, but his little daughter looked awesome don’t you think? Enjoy!
November 26th, 2013 by Cindi
Today we bring you Julie, Alex, Nev, and Ryker: