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!
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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.
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!
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.
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.