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.
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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!
I love photographing families because it’s a great opportunity for me to play with kids. Every child is different and each and one of their personalities cracks me up. Theresa+Serimon are great parents, not because they’re personal friends of mine, but because I can see it through their kids. You can tell Chloe wants to be like her beautiful mom in every way. Anywhere from posing photos like her mom, to having matching boots and a mini scarf. She’s on her way to being a beautiful classy little lady…just like her mother. Christian thinks so highly of his daddy. He told me his dad is stronger than Marshawn Lynch and can lift a whole house. Now that’s a hero!
On a rare sunny Seattle fall afternoon, we went out to the park and took these lovely photos of the Strong family. Enjoy!
Love is moving across the country for someone because you can’t live without them. Courtney+Zac are both from the East coast and when Zac was offered a job here in Rain City, Courtney followed after graduating from school. Now that’s what I call love! They wanted to take engagement photos in Seattle before their wedding next year back home across the country and although we will not be their wedding photographers, we’re so glad we got to meet them and got to spend the morning with them around beautiful Seattle. They are shy, funny, daring, laughable, and adorable all at once. Just check them out and see for yourselves!
There’s more photos in Courtney+Zac’s slideshow below. If you are on an iPhone or an iPhone, click HERE.
Fireseed Catering is the hidden treasure we discovered thanks to Sam+Nicky. It was such a beautiful September day and the location was just beautiful. Everything about the venue fit Sam+Nicky and we are so glad they gave us the opportunity to document their special day. Sam wanted to make this day as personal as possible. She’s the ultimate DIY bride…risking being eaten half alive by mosquitos so she can go into the woods with her father to chop down branches for her center pieces. It’s a story Sam told me over a cup of coffee weeks before the big day for which I almost snorted liquid through my nose.
When it comes to a great couple, Sam+Nicky truly defines it. I can not imagine how hard it would be to maintain a long distance relationship for the ENTIRE duration of that relationship. But these two love birds did it. For as long as these two’s been together, they’ve never really lived in the same city. In fact, immediately after their wedding, Nicky had to fly out the next day back to serving our country in the National Guard. As we captured their wedding day, our hearts really went out to them. Because Nicky is such a great guy and Sam is the most beautiful and gentle person inside and out. They were just the perfect match for one another. We’re happy to share that Nicky will be moving back this winter to finally begin his life together with Sam. But in the meantime, we hope these photos help them relive their day and bring them a little bit closer from the miles that separate them for now.
There’s more photos in Sam+Nicky’s slideshow below. If you are on an iPhone or an iPhone, click HERE.
When the first words out of the groom’s mouth during his wedding day is, “TWO-CHAINSSSS!!!” you know it was going to be a good day. As photographers, on a wedding day we spend about twelve hours on our feet and it can sure be tiring. But being with Nichole+Tim, they made us forget about our aching feet. Nichole+Tim just wanted to have fun on their wedding day…and they weren’t kidding. When we saw that each of the banquet tables at their reception housed two Costco sized bottles of liquor, we knew this party was going down! Oh…and did we mention the Costco sized wine buffet off to the side in case people ran out of alcohol at their tables?
Weddings are supposed to be fun and Nichole+Tim proved this to be the case. I’ve known Nichole for years! In fact, Chris and Nichole worked together when he purchased my engagement ring and Nichole actually remembered the day he took a long lunch to get it. So it was even more special for us to photograph their special day for them. We’ve never had such a crazy time with them and their wedding party, walking around Pioneer Square yelling at the top of our lungs. Just check them out!
There’s more photos in Nichole+Tim’s slideshow below. If you are on an iPhone or an iPhone, click HERE.
I’m sure we’ve all met someone that automatically made us feel comfortable around them without them even trying very hard. That’s how I strive to be when I meet new people and Rachel was that person for me. I first met Rachel while shooting Bre+Casey’s wedding last fall. When Rachel contacted me about photography and we met at a coffee shop, I knew right away that she was the type of bride I wanted to shoot. She has an innate ability to comfort people that’s around her and her wedding day was just that. Rachel+CJ wanted to celebrate with their closest family and friends. They’re the couple that’s so thoughtful that they didn’t even get their own plate of food until their guests all got their food during reception. And they are so meant to be for one another.
It doesn’t take long for one to see how passionate CJ is about Rachel. Not only did his vows to her made me tear through my camera lens, it was also the way he held her during our portrait session together. Whatever pose we asked him to do, he did with such ease. As if he’s meant to hold her all his life. And the way he touches her face when he kisses her…it melts my heart.
We were so blessed to be apart of this awesome couple’s wedding day. Take a look at their sneak peek and slideshow below!
There’s more photos in Rachel+CJ’s slideshow below. If you are on an iPhone or an iPhone, click HERE.
Weddings like this don’t come around often. When the bride is dressed in her wedding gown…and also dressing the tables with table cloth. When rounds and rounds of Costco sized bottles of liquor are brought into the venue. And when one of the groomsmen falls into Lake Union dancing to All 4 One’s “I Swear”. Yes, I knew I was looking forward to Quynh+Paul’s wedding for a reason!
Quynh+Paul didn’t want a fancy wedding. Their wish for their wedding day was to have good food with good family and friends. And these are the weddings that I love to shoot. Most of Quynh+Paul’s friends, to this day, are from middle and high school. You have to admit, there’s something to be said about people who maintain close with high school friends. They’re the type of people that seems to always be there when you need them. It was quite an honor to be there with Quynh+Paul on their special day. Since I’ve known Paul for such a long time, it was heart warming to see him so happy. For as long as I’ve known Paul, he’s the type of guy that knows how to love. And he’s found, what I think, is his equal.
There’s more photos in Quynh+Paul’s slideshow below. If you are on an iPhone or an iPhone, click HERE.
When Brooke+Corey told us they wanted their engagement photos to be a little bit different than what they’re used to, I was ecstatic! They were open to almost anything and I have always wanted to do an engagement shoot with water balloons. So when I pitched the idea to them, they were more than gun-hoe about it. They even upped the ante by bringing some super soakers! Chris and I were having as much fun as they were having in these photos while shooting them.
In addition to having fun, they also wanted to recreate their engagement night. In Corey’s words, the engagement “was a story of plans gone wrong”. Corey was supposed to surprise Brooke with a romantic proposal by asking her to take a picture of him with the Space Needle in the background and right before she would snap the shot, he’d get down on one knee. But when he started to that, the ring rolled out of the box, dropped on the ground and in the knick of time, Brooke snapped the shot of Corey looking at the ground, “dumbfounded” (also Corey’s words). Although the proposal didn’t go the way Corey wanted (let’s be honest, what proposal ever go perfectly right?) we still believe it was a romantic night for these love birds. If their engagement was this fun, I just can’t wait for their wedding in 2014. But for now, enjoy their sneak peek!
There’s more photos in Brooke+Corey’s slideshow below. If you are on an iPhone or an iPhone, click HERE.