Posts Tagged ‘Leavenworth’

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 – Suryn+Shawn

Sunday, August 19th, 2012

The setting was at the lovely Sleeping Lady mountain resort in historic Leavenworth, Washington.  The flowers were lush, colorful, and vibrant.  The dress was fit for a princess. And the bride and groom looked as if they stepped out of the pages of your favorite fairy tale.  We first met Suryn+Shawn last winter immediately after they picked a venue location.  Right after we began to speak to Suryn about The Sleeping Lady, we realized just how much she was in love with it.  Suryn is the type of bride that believes in the details.  When Chris and I arrived on site, we were happily greeted by Suryn, who was helping the wedding party arrange her favors.  One of the calmest brides we’ve seen yet, she continued to help set table linens, help her bridesmaids into their dresses, and even practiced the first dance with her husband-to-be, all before she even thought about getting ready herself.  It was very evident that Suryn put her blood and sweat into making her perfect day by designing and hand making every one of her bridesmaid dresses, their hair clips, as well as a second white gown for herself to change into during the reception.  She is truly a talented person, it’s no wonder Shawn is head over heels over her.

Suryn+Shawn opted out of a first look because Shawn wanted to see her walk down the aisle for the first time.  As I stood in the aisle infront of Shawn when Suryn was walked down the aisle by her father, John, I heard, “Oh, she looks good!”  It made me smile and appreciate these little moments just that much more.

Suryn+Shawn wanted to share their special day with the most special people in their lives.  Their main goal was to make sure that everyone had a blast of a time and we believe they’ve succeeded.  The dance floor was alive and full from the moment the first dance was over until the DJ played the last song.  All of their friends looked like they were having the time of their lives, which made photographing the dance floor an awesome experience for Chris and I.

We were so honored to have been able to join Suryn+Shawn on their wedding day and we hope their photos will help them relive those special moments.

Suryn was stunning that day...like a Snow White. Just look at the gaze Shawn had on her!

Suryn handmade these gorgeous fabric flowers for her bridesmaids to clip in their hair. I might need to call Suryn up to get one of these myself. They are so beautiful!

In addition to making the hair pins for her bridesmaids, Suryn HANDMADE all of her bridesmaid's dresses. They were all tied in an unique way, one rightfully suited for each gal. My jaw literally dropped on the floor when I found out she made these. Just stunning!

This photo Chris took made me speechless. It was extremely hard that day for Suryn to get her vows out and it made me tear as well. Which makes it harder to see through my camera view finder! :)

This photo is like a fairy tale. The couple were such good sports, trekking through dirt paved trails in their wedding attire.

 

See more of Suryn+Shawn’s wedding day below in their wedding slideshow preview.  Click here if you are on an iPhone or iPad.

 

Ch-ch-ch-changes!!!!

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Chris and I are so excited to share some upcoming changes to our website and our blog.  We also have some great things planned for our bride and grooms which I hope will bring some tears of joy to our couples whom we enjoyed to work with so much.  Up first, Suryn+Shawn…so stay tuned for that.  But in the mean time, enjoy this beautiful sneak peek!

Seattle Engagement Photography: Suryn+Shawn

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

On a rainy winter Seattle night, Chris+I met up with Suryn+Shawn at a Seattle Starbucks to discuss their wedding in more detail.  I remember getting really amped up for the meeting because I was extremely excited about their wedding location.  This August, Suryn+Shawn will tie the knot in Leavenworth, WA at The Sleeping Lady resort.  Chris+I had previously shot a wedding here before and we just fell in love with this place.  However, after we talked and chatted over coffee with Suryn+Shawn, we fell in love with them even more.

We were definitely excited to work with Suryn+Shawn after postponing our initial shoot due to rain (Seattle…figures!).  They arrived at our first location, Pioneer Square, looking prim, cute, and super nervous.  And as luck would have it, the Sounder’s game had just let out.  Meaning…loads of people were walking around in the area.  It didn’t phase them though, and as these pictures show, they totally brought their A game.  There’s this vulnerability about Suryn that’s hard to describe in words.  But her eyes are fierce, her smile is mesmerizing so it’s no wonder Shawn is crazily in love.  And well…Shawn…I mean…just look at that smile!  These two made our job that day so easy, so we can’t be more excited to work with them again on their wedding day.  For now, take a peek at their engagement photos below.

Check out more of their engagement session below in their awesome slideshow!  If you’re on an iPad or iPhone, you can watch the video here.

Seattle Wedding Photography – Karen+Josh

Monday, July 11th, 2011

A wedding day is usually a couple’s happiest day of their lives.  It’s a day when they can enjoy it for all its worth and is all about them.  For Karen+Josh, not only did they make their wedding day a celebration of their love, but really, they made it a celebration of close loved ones.  Every one of their closest family and friends arrived in Leavenworth Washington to share in the most happiest day of Karen+Josh’s lives.  Chris and I were so happy and honored to have enjoyed the weekend with the lovely couple and their loved ones that the pictures came effortlessly.

All of us stayed at the Sleeping Lady resort in Leavenworth in our private cabins.  We ate together, played together, and danced together the whole weekend.  The celebration continued into the wee hours of the wedding night where, after the reception, we all gathered around a fire pit to continue the good vibes.  It was like the best summer camp ever!  Chris and I made so many new friends and we could not have thanked Karen+Josh more.

Karen+Josh, congratulations!  Here’s to many, many more memorable nights to come!  For now, we hope you enjoy your wedding slideshow!

Love,

Cindi+Chris

 

Click below to see their wedding show slideshow.