Posts Tagged ‘Wedding’

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 | 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 Wedding Photography | Linh+Celso | Olive 8 and Sculpture Park

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

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.

 

Seattle Wedding Photography | Jody+Joe | Washington Athletic Club

Monday, July 1st, 2013

When you think of romance, fun times, and unrestrained partying, naturally you think accountants.

Right?  Wait, no?

Well we do.  And if you don’t, you haven’t been hanging with the right accountants.

Jody+Joe happen to be 2 accountants in love.  And 1 in 4 at their wedding were also of the beancounting brotherhood (they did the math, of course).  Let me tell you, them accountants sure know how to do them some weddin’!

When we first arrived, Jody was calm and quiet.  Too calm and quiet.  Maybe it was nerves, or maybe it was too early, but this much composure on your wedding day is illegal in 48 out of 50 states.

It all changed when we reached the first look, and she and Joe set their eyes on each other.  You could see it all melt away.  We watched as Jody+Joe let loose and returned to being carefree in the comfort of each other’s presence.  That, my friends, is how you know it’s love.

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

 

 

Seattle Wedding Photography | Brianna+Jack | Edgewater Inn & Sculpture Park

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

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.

 

Seattle Engagement Photography | Samantha+Nicky | SoDo+Washington Arboredum

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

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.

Jackie+Justin | Seattle Wedding Photography | Kirkland Woodmark Hotel

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Jackie and I met when we worked for the world’s largest online retailer headquarters’ Accounting department.  We immediately bonded, not just because we worked long hours and spent lots of time together, but because I think she’s a cool chick!  When Jackie’s introduced to you, her face lights with the warmest smile as she reaches out her hands to shake yours.  It kinda makes you feel like she’s a childhood friend of yours whom you haven’t seen for a long time!  I’ve since left my job and Jackie’s moved onto another department within the company.  But you know that saying when people ask you if you miss your work, you say “I don’t miss the work, but I miss the people”?  That’s exactly how I feel.  Jackie and I used to take coffee breaks to vent about ginormous spreadsheets that’d make our eyes cross and send us home with migraines.  And we’d laugh about it before returning back to those dreadful spreadsheets.  It’s the friendships that we’ve made as we struggle to work 12 hours days that I miss.  The actually working 12 hour days part, not so much! :)

During one of our coffee breaks, I asked Jackie about wedding planning and whether she was excited about the big day.  And her answer back to me was, “I just want to be married to Justin”.  It was such a simple answer, but it was a pure one.  I can tell she loved Justin with all her heart and immediately knew these kids were going to make it.  Justin has always been a calm guy. At least he was always calm, cool, and collected when he was around me.  So when it came to him reading his vows to Jackie on the alter and he had trouble getting out his words, it truly touched my heart.  Their personal vows to each other were so sweet, I had to try to compose myself behind the camera view finder.  And it’s weddings like this that makes me love what I do.

Take a look at these two kids’ wedding sneak peek below.

Jackie's dress was one of the most gorgeous ones I've ever seen. But then again, what else can you expect from Vera Wang?

 

Purple was definitely a popular color this past wedding season. And Jackie's bridesmaids rocked these cute JCrew dresses.

Right before sunset, we grabbed Jackie+Justin and made sure we got some golden hour shots. Just gorgeous!

 

Play the slideshow below for more of Jackie+Justin.  If you are on an iPhone or an iPhone, click HERE.

Portland Wedding Photography | Kat+Jeff | Cornelius Pass Roadhouse

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

We arrived in Portland the night before the wedding just so we can fit in an extra meal because Chris and I love love love Portland’s food scene.  Every time we go there, our first top has to be Pok Pok’s for their spicy garlic fish sauce wings.  After two stomachs full of wings, we checked into our hotel to get a nice night’s rest in anticipation for an awesome wedding the next day.

And what a wedding it was!  Kat+Jeff’s nuptials were held at one of the most unique locations we’ve ever shot at.  The octagonal barn was in the middle of a baby forest right in the center of town.  Once inside, you couldn’t tell there was a Fred Meyer right across the street.

Kat+Jeff are young lovers who met in high school, so you can call them high school sweethearts.  A lot of young loves that start out this way don’t actually last this long.  But we know these young love birds are going to make it.  Why?  Well, Kat is a loving and nurturing sweetheart who’s totally dedicated to her family.  And Jeff is a responsible, patient, and loving man that tends to stick around the people he really cares about.  With this combination, there’s no doubt they will be the poster couple for all high school sweethearts.

With that said, enjoy some of their wedding sneakpeek photos below and help us in congratulating this awesome couple.

Play the slideshow below for more of Kat+Jeff.  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!