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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.
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.
One of the best perks about being a wedding photographer is having the opportunity to meet so many different kinds of people from many backgrounds. It’s fun to learn about each individual couple, how they met, how they became engaged, as well as where they came from. So when we met Linh+Celso, we were so excited to find out that they wanted to incorporate as many of their cultural traditions as possible in their wedding.
Me — being from Mainland China and growing up in the States since I was 8 — I did not really know what all goes into a traditional Chinese wedding. Of course different parts of China have their own different traditions, but the tea ceremony is very widely practiced, and it is a symbol of paying respect to the couples’ parents, grandparents and other family members that have been a part of their lives up to this point. It was so nice to be a part of that, and be able to capture that in photos. Mix this with some fun groom games here and a lion dance there, and this absolutely becomes one of the most anticipated weddings we wanted to blog to date. Judge for yourself! Enjoy Linh+Celso’s wedding sneak peek below!
There’s more photos in Linh+Celso’s slideshow below. If you are on an iPhone or an iPhone, click HERE.
As a wedding photographer, I love my job. Because I get to be by the sides of truly awesome people on the happiest days of their lives. Seeing people in love and how they interact with one another on a day they’re starting a new future together is truly a blessing. I couldn’t ask for a better job and I am lucky enough to work with the best people. Brianna+Jack are two of those people. Their wedding day was so stress free and went on without any hitches. It was probably one of the easiest weddings we’ve ever done.
You know that saying, you can often judge someone’s character by their friends? No? Did I remember that wrong? Well, if that saying is somewhat true, then Brianna+Jack are great people. I believe one of the reasons why their wedding day went so smoothly was because of their friends. The wedding party never strayed to do their own thing. They were present when they should for pictures and never left the bride or groom’s side when we needed them to be there. Jack’s best man made one of the best speeches I’ve ever heard and it was pretty evident that he spent a lot of time on it. Brianna+Jack were surrounded by all these people that loved them and it speaks volumes about how they are as people. Chris and I were so happy we got a chance to capture their happy day. Enjoy their wedding photos below!
There’s more photos in Brianna+Jack’s slideshow below. If you are on an iPhone or an iPhone, click HERE.
On a nice Saturday afternoon, we went out on a stroll through SoDo with Samantha+Nicky. Leading up to this engagement shoot, we’ve only worked through and met with Samantha. Nicky currently lives in Arizona as he’s helping us serve our country in the military. Just for that, we should applaud Nicky for his dedication to our country! We should also applaud these two for doing one of the hardest things in a relationship…maintaining a long distance relationship. So we thought the song “Near or Far” by Carissa Rae would be suiting for their slideshow. Hopefully after the wedding, Sam+Nicky can finally live in the same city again.
Since we haven’t met, we didn’t know what to expect from Nicky. But we knew since Sam was such a sweet person, the person that she loves will probably be pretty cool as well. And cool he was. He was more than that…he was outright wonderful! It didn’t take us long to realize Sam+Nicky are a perfect match for one another. They are both the kind of people you meet and immediately feel comfortable to be with. There’s no awkward small talk with these two. They’re genuinely nice people who listens to what you have to say and laughs at your corny jokes not just to be nice but truly because they find you funny.
Sam+Nicky’s marrying this September on Whidbey Island at the gorgeous Fireseed Catering. It is truly a fabulous location and I just can’t wait for their wedding day. September is one of the most gorgeous months in Seattle and how fitting because Sam+Nicky are a gorgeous couple. Just take a look and judge for yourselves! Enjoy their engagement sneakpeek below!
Play the slideshow below for more of Samantha+Nicky. If you are on an iPhone or an iPhone, click HERE.
Jamie and Wai were two of the first friends I made in high school. I remember us as kids…just 15 years of age…hanging out in the lunch cafeteria. We didn’t have impossible dreams but we did dream. We knew we wanted to go to college and possibly work in the corporate world. And that we did. The three of us continued to college together. Jamie graduated earlier from the Running Start program while Wai and I graduated together a couple of years later. Wai and I also entered the corporate world together at the very same company.
Fast forward 10 years to current day and I can hardly believe they are both mothers. Sometimes when I’m around them and their two beautiful daughters, I think about our high school days. Back then, who knew what those naive, heavy makeup wearing, baggy clothes donning girls thought about children and kids. Because it feels like it really wasn’t that long ago that we were calling each other using 3-way to gab about our boy crushes. And every now and then, I have to remind myself that we’ve all grown up. But as always, I am so happy for my two friends because they are truly amazing people. Our friendship has lasted more than 15 years and I know it’ll continue until we are all old and gray. And I hope our kids will all be good friends like us when they grow up. Just check out these little cuties…they’ll make any one proud parents!
Jean and I have been friends since high school. And I’ve said this before, but I don’t remember ever meeting her. And she doesn’t remember meeting me either. In our memories, we were just in each others’ lives since around 1995 or so. In high school, I was not one of the popular ones. I had a little bit more than a handful of good girl friends I talked on the phone with and wrote notes to. Those friendships lasted through college and to this day, we’re just as close as we’ve ever been.
Jean and I literally chat every single day. If a day goes by without chatting with her, it feels like something’s misaligned. I was in her wedding when she married her high school sweetheart, Jun, and she was my maid of honor when Chris and I got hitched. A friendship like this doesn’t come by very often and I’m truly blessed for woman like Jean in my life.
Throughout the years of chatting daily with Jean, I’ve noticed our conversations take their slow turns, depending on where we are in our lives. Currently, we chat a lot about babies and motherhood. I’m blessed to be able to share with her in this, probably one of the happiest times of her life, and I truly can not wait to meet her and Jun’s little baby boy. It was a long journey to get here, but a really good one. I can’t be more happy for these two parents-to-be’s. Enjoy their recent baby bump stroll through the park below and I’ll be excited to post photos of the little boy when he arrives.
If every photographer had clients as great as Brianna+Jack, they’d literally jump up and down with joy because people like Brianna+Jack make our lives as photographers so much easier. They are practically naturals infront of the camera and they literally laugh at everything we say. Which make us believe we’re the funniest people on earth! And that’s always a good feeling. :)
Brianna is an accountant. And if you think you know the traits of an accountants, then throw those stereotypes out the window. Brianna’s probably one of the funnest accountants you’ll ever meet. She’s a great person to know…because she’ll party with you and then she’ll help you budget your finances. And Jack is a future doctor as he’s currently in med school. He’s a great person to know because he’ll party with you then cure your hangover the next day. This is a power couple I’m telling you! And we’re so excited for their early summer wedding at the Edgewater Hotel in a few months. Just look at them! They’ll make any canvas eager to have their pretty faces printed on it! But in the meantime, enjoy their engagement sneak peek.
Play the slideshow below for more of Brianna+Jack. If you are on an iPhone or an iPhone, click HERE.