Archive for the ‘Couples’ Category

Seattle Engagement Photography | Morgan+Tyson | Juanita Beach Park

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

We’re back from a short hiatus after having our wonderful baby son, Matthew.  I’ll introduce him onto this blog soon enough when the time is right.

Speaking of timing, isn’t it one of the most important aspects of whether something will work out in life?  Morgan+Tyson knew each other in college but never dated one another at the time because the timing wasn’t right.  They both were in different relationships and it wasn’t until a little after both of them graduated, when they were both single, they decided to give it a try.  Try they did and it all worked out because next year around this time, they’ll be married!

Morgan+Tyson really wanted an engagement shoot that spoke to their fun and quirky relationship.  Morgan is a local kickboxing instructor.  Now, I’m not talking about some fru fru dancing kickboxing here.  I’m talking about all out, punching a boxing bag type of a work out.  She really wanted to incorporate that aspect of her life into this shoot and we had a lot of fun doing it!  From the sounds of it, their wedding is going to be a riot and I just can not wait until these two tie the knot.

There’s more photos in Morgan+Tyson’s  slideshow below.

 

Seattle Wedding Photography | Amanda+Nathan | Leavenworth Sleeping Lady Resort

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

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.

Seattle Wedding Photography | Brooke+Corey | Novelty Hill Januik Winery

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

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.

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 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.

 

Seattle Portrait Photography | Emilio+Fam

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

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!

Seattle Portrait Photography | Dorothy+Casey+Bump

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

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.

Seattle Family Photography | The Lu Family | Kelsey Creek Farms

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

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!

Seattle Family Photography | The Johnson Family | Discovery Park

Monday, November 25th, 2013

It’s almost that time of year…Thanksgiving!  November and Thanksgiving is all about family.  So for this week, we’re counting down to Turkey Day with a family a day!  Here’s the Johnson family!  SaraLeigh, Ryan, Reese, and Lee!

 

Seattle Family Photography | Theresa+Fam | Discovery Park

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

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!