Archive for November, 2012

Bre+Casey | Seattle Wedding Photography | Sun Mountain Lodge

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

The Thanksgiving holiday has Chris and I stuffed like two lazy turkeys because we are OH SO behind on blogging the remaining of our 2012 weddings and portrait sessions.  We’ve got a lot of exciting things coming up so I thank you for sticking around and being patient with us!

Now that I feel a little less lazy and a couple (or three, or four…or…) of pounds heavier, let me introduce you to Bre+Casey.  These two got married in Winthrop, WA at the Sun Mountain Lodge  on a brisk, but sunny October day.  Bre’s vision for her special day was to wed in a remote location, surrounded by her closest family and friends, embraced by the essence of fall.  Her beautiful decor and color scheme screamed “Autumn Chic” and I think she definitely succeeded.

Hanging out with these two for the whole day on top of a mountain allowed Chris and I to really get to know them as good people.  Bre’s the type of girl I felt immediate chemistry with.  She talks to you like she’s known you for years when she first meets you and that’s a gift that’s hard to come by.  Casey is a man’s man.  The whole day he was cool and collected.  I guess someone that’s bravely served our country for so long has been trained to stay calm.  You see, Casey is a hero, having served our country overseas for almost 4 years.  So it was an honor for us to be in his presence to capture his wedding day with Bre.

Take a look at their beautiful wedding sneak peek below and enjoy!

Bre's mom, Denise and Bre share one of the most beautiful relationships. They are truly each other's best friends and we are so glad we got to meet Denise.

A place with a stuffed polar bear AND a stuffed buffalo? Oh my!

THE most favorite shot. Thanks, girls for following along with our crazy idea!

Play the slideshow below for more of Bre+Casey.  If you are on an iPhone or an iPhone, click HERE.

Jackie+Justin | Seattle Wedding Photography | Kirkland Woodmark Hotel

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Jackie and I met when we worked for the world’s largest online retailer headquarters’ Accounting department.  We immediately bonded, not just because we worked long hours and spent lots of time together, but because I think she’s a cool chick!  When Jackie’s introduced to you, her face lights with the warmest smile as she reaches out her hands to shake yours.  It kinda makes you feel like she’s a childhood friend of yours whom you haven’t seen for a long time!  I’ve since left my job and Jackie’s moved onto another department within the company.  But you know that saying when people ask you if you miss your work, you say “I don’t miss the work, but I miss the people”?  That’s exactly how I feel.  Jackie and I used to take coffee breaks to vent about ginormous spreadsheets that’d make our eyes cross and send us home with migraines.  And we’d laugh about it before returning back to those dreadful spreadsheets.  It’s the friendships that we’ve made as we struggle to work 12 hours days that I miss.  The actually working 12 hour days part, not so much! :)

During one of our coffee breaks, I asked Jackie about wedding planning and whether she was excited about the big day.  And her answer back to me was, “I just want to be married to Justin”.  It was such a simple answer, but it was a pure one.  I can tell she loved Justin with all her heart and immediately knew these kids were going to make it.  Justin has always been a calm guy. At least he was always calm, cool, and collected when he was around me.  So when it came to him reading his vows to Jackie on the alter and he had trouble getting out his words, it truly touched my heart.  Their personal vows to each other were so sweet, I had to try to compose myself behind the camera view finder.  And it’s weddings like this that makes me love what I do.

Take a look at these two kids’ wedding sneak peek below.

Jackie's dress was one of the most gorgeous ones I've ever seen. But then again, what else can you expect from Vera Wang?

 

Purple was definitely a popular color this past wedding season. And Jackie's bridesmaids rocked these cute JCrew dresses.

Right before sunset, we grabbed Jackie+Justin and made sure we got some golden hour shots. Just gorgeous!

 

Play the slideshow below for more of Jackie+Justin.  If you are on an iPhone or an iPhone, click HERE.

Seattle Portrait Photography | Discovery Park | Sherrie, Chad, and Kids

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Everyone, please meet Sherrie, Chad, and their two lovely kids.  We spent a sunny, but cold morning at our favorite park to shoot, Discovery Park in Seattle and we had so much fun with this family.  Sherrie said that this was the first time they’ve ever gotten professional photos taken…EVER!  Although Sherrie and Chad were a little shy infront of the camera at first (the kids, as usual, are always naturals), they quickly warmed up after some minor coaching.  And as these photos show for themselves, the family had an awesome time around the park.  They will also be welcoming a new member to their family, a Golden Retriever pup!  Hopefully we’ll be able to meet that new addition in the future.  For now though, enjoy their photo sneak peek!