I was beyond excited with Ashley reached out to have me do her bridal portraits. I have shot Ashley many times over the years as she was one of the very first models I photographed during my time at the Art Institute. This shoot really felt full circle to me. Now ten years in, I have my dream business and get to work with incredible clients capturing once in a lifetime moments. We had such a great time catching up and I couldn't be happier for Ashley as she enters this next stage in her life!
I am fortunate to remain close with many of our couples years after their wedding. It's an interesting job to pop in and out of people's lives during huge moments, but to not know them on a day to day basis. Social media kept Shauna and I in touch, and slowly as their family grew, we began to see each other more. Our boys now know each other and we've become close friends. Shauna is also an extremely talented photographer and we can talk shop while our kids play. Photography has brought so much joy to my life and I'm extremely thankful it sent this this lovely woman and her family my way.
Audrey and Chris' wedding was such an elegant affair. Held at the Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle, the combination of Audrey's vintage chic mixed with the Park's Modern, avant guard style in a way that made my photographer's heart sing!
Planner/Designer: Manette Gracie Events, Location: Olympic Sculpture Park, Catering: Taste, Florist: Contemporary FloralPhoto Booth: 321 Foto, DJ: Integral DJ's, HMUA: Salon Maison, Dessert: Mighty O Donuts, Lighting: Seattle Event Lighting, Dress: Saks Fifth Avenue, Groom's Suit: Bonobos, Signage: Songbird Paperie, Ice Sculpture: Creative Ice
Claire & Brian's wedding was the most beautiful and emotional wedding Evan and I have photographed. They were tender and joyful in a way that I will never forget. It was a true celebration of love and I feel honored we could be there to witness and capture their day.
Design & coordination by Manette Gracie Events, Florals by Melanie Benson, Catering by City Catering, Venue Fremont Foundry, Cakes by Hello Robin Cookies & Dahlia Bakery
I am so happy for this gorgeous woman. I've had the pleasure of shooting for Danielle and Carl since the early years of our business, and absolutely love them. We wanted this session to feel modern and romantic, and the images are truly favorites of mine. Danielle is a nurse and Carl recently graduated and is now Dr. Anderson (a huge congrats!), so we recreated a photo from their engagement session with their stethoscopes. These two are going to be incredible parents!
Capturing Alexis and Danielle's wedding was one for the books! No part of the day felt like work, instead I felt like I was photographing two friends I'd known my entire life. They let me into their circle and trusted my process. It is easy to be around these two and I am so grateful I could be there to capture their celebration. This is a sneak peek at their wedding images, enjoy!
The world's cutest family award goes to these three! I have captured this couple in many different ways over the years, but as a family with Emilia is hands down my favorite. They're one of the most genuine couples I have ever met and are extraordinary parents. They're truly a family we admire and are grateful they're part of our lives.
I absolutely adore this maternity session. Their style is so classic and I love that they chose this look for their shoot. The images are so romantic and their connection is so effortless. The images of Lindsay on her own are definitely favorites of mine. Her white dress was stunning! Shortly after this session they welcomed their baby boy and I am so happy for them.
When Megan reached out to me with an idea for a velvet inspired shoot, I couldn't resist. I love the simplicity of the set up and how the texture and colors of the velvet take center stage. There is something dark and dreamy about it, even against the white wall. It was a true collaboration and I am thankful I was part of this fabulous team.
I met Clinton and Justine while in school at the Art Institute of Seattle. They began dating around the same time Evan and I did, and it was incredibly special to photograph their elopement. We wanted to keep their portraits simple with a twist. These portraits are stunning and perfectly show how tender and playful their relationship is.
I've always wanted to shoot at the Gorge, so when Ted and Laurel were interested, I took the opportunity to do a full styled shoot with them. Chesney from All the Flutter really outdid herself with the sweetheart table, perfect for two! Their blue hues perfectly matched the river cutting through the desert. I couldn't have been more happy with how this shoot turned out and am so thankful for the entire team that made it happen!
When we shot Shauna and Dane's wedding a few years ago, I would have never imagined we'd become such close friends. Shauna is such a kind person, it was hard to not stay in touch. Now two kids later, we have seen each other's families grow and continue to support each other. Shauna, who is also a gifted photographer, has been a source of inspiration to me. There's nothing like the support you get from another mother, and I feel lucky she stopped by the studio for these portraits.
The couples that we shoot hold very special places in our heart. We witness one of the most important days in their life, and it's an honor to capture those moments. Dasha and Steve were particularly special for me. We didn't know them before they hired us, but I was able to shoot Dasha's bridal portraits & boudoir images before their big day. That time with her really stands out. It was so wonderful connecting with her one on one. I knew their wedding was going to be visually spectacular, but beyond that, it was bursting with heart. To meet these two is to love them. I am forever grateful to Rebecca from New Creations for bringing them into my life. I am looking forward to seeing what the future holds for this amazing couple!
Planner/Designer: New Creations Wedding Design & Coordination, Location: Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Florist: From the Ground Up DJ: Brandon Ghorley Videographer: Peak Digital Cinema MUA: Ambra Emerald Eyes Hair Stylist: On Site Beauty by Brooke Dress: Ysa Makino
I recently had the pleasure of photographing the ladies of New Creations. They're Seattle’s only wedding planning company specializing in Filipino, Chinese, Japanese, and Hawaiian weddings, however they'll happily work with anyone. Their approach is warm and genuine, and one of having a friend help you plan your wedding rather than a hired company. Offering everything from Full Design & Planning to Final Planning & Day-of Coordination services, I've seen what these talented women can do. With our over 13 years experience, they are knowledgeable, professional, and really fun to work with!
Amanda and Philip met and fell in love in San Francisco, so when it came time for their engagement session, we knew we had to go back to where it all began. We spent the day exploring their old stomping grounds and talking about their upcoming Seattle wedding. I loved hearing their stories and seeing the city through their eyes. This trip was such a treat for me and I'm so thankful to have this beautiful couple in my life.
I knew upon meeting Alexis and Danielle that I was going to love every second of working with them. They are energetic and are one of those couples that just seem meant to be. Their session was filled with laughter, cuddling, and tender moments. I couldn't be more pleased with these images or more grateful for the chance to spend the afternoon with them.
I have so much love for this couple and their sweet boy Henry. Isn't he the cutest? He's surrounded by so much love and is such a happy boy. Clearly he also has delicious toes! I couldn't be happier for Stacy and Arun and look forward to watching Henry grow!
There is something very special about getting a message that one of our wedding couples is expecting their first child. I have had the pleasure of shooting this beautiful couple many times since their engagement, but their maternity session is one of my favorites. These images are so simple but absolutely stunning. Regina is glowing and the sweetness between her and Ken is undeniable. I am so grateful I was able to capture this time for them.
2017 is officially here and we want to take this time to thank our friends, family, and clients for their endless encouragement this year. Photography brought Evan and I together ten years ago and the connections we've made since then continue to shape our lives. In 2016 we continued to grow and push ourselves creatively. I shot in my studio more than ever and collaborated with some amazingly talented people. We are grateful that so many people have invited us to capture such intimate moments in their lives. What a honor to be trusted with such important events. We sincerely thank you for your support. Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!
Dasha and Steve's engagement session at Discovery Park is one of my favorites from this year. It was the perfect fall day and I felt like I was walking through the park with old friends. I remember meeting them for the first time and was instantly drawn to their warmth and sincerity. Their wedding is tomorrow and I cannot wait to capture their day!