Archive for the ‘Weddings’ Category

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 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 Wedding Photography | Jessica+Mikiya | Within SODO

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Jessica and I met over a cup of coffee in downtown Seattle.  We gabbed for over an hour about her wedding day as well as other things.  And by the end of our chat, we were the perfect bride/photographer match.  I love how easy going Jessica is and I know I didn’t have to meet Mikiya to know how special he is as a person simply because of what she had told me about him.

On their wedding day, the weather Gods spoke to us and parted their 60% chance of rain cloud for a little over an hour so we can take some gorgeous photos of this gorgeous couple.  Literally the moment we were finished, it started pouring cats and dogs.  Now THAT’S good luck right?

Congratulations to Jessica+Mikiya…our first 2014 wedding!  We couldn’t be more happier for them and we hope you enjoy their photos!

There’s more photos in Jessica+Mikiya’s  slideshow below.  If you are on an iPhone or an iPhone, click HERE.

Seattle Wedding Photography | Sam+Nicky | Fireseed Catering, Whidbey Island

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

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.

 

 

 

Seattle Wedding Photography | Nichole+Tim | St. Ignatius Chapel and Pioneer Square

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

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.

 

Seattle Wedding Photography | Rachel+CJ | Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center; Discovery Park

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

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.

Seattle Engagement Photography | Priscilla+Dale | Washington Arboretum and Edmonds Beach

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Priscilla+Dale will be getting married in about four weeks and a couple of weeks ago, we were lucky enough to spend a nice Sunday afternoon with them walking in the park and on the beach.  Priscilla is a photographer’s dream.  Why?  Well, because she laughs on command!  I’ve never worked with anyone that can laugh naturally as easily as she can.  And although Dale is a little bit more serious, when we asked him to be a little silly infront of our lenses, he totally surprised us.  I wonder what the wedding day will bring out of these two.  Check out their engagement sneak peek below.

There’s more photos in Priscilla+Dale’s  slideshow below.  If you are on an iPhone or an iPhone, click HERE.

Seattle Wedding Photography | Quynh+Paul | Lake Union Crew

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

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.

Seattle Engagement Photography | Brooke+Corey | Kerry Park and Discovery Park

Sunday, August 4th, 2013

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.