Archive for July, 2014

Seattle Family Photography | Lucy+Stella+Grayson+Fam | Bothell Country Village

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

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!

Seattle Boudoir Photography | Brooke | Grand Hyatt Bellevue

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

“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.”

–Oprah Winfrey

Seattle Wedding Photography | Jamie+Khiem | Pioneer Park Pavilion

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

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.