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!
Meet the adorable Coco and her parents. I had the best time with them on the ferry for their end of the summer shoot. Coco is bursting with personality and it was such an adventure to watch her explore the ferry. They're expecting their second child and I love how this shoot perfectly captures where they are now...just months before they become a family of four. I'm sending so much love to this darling family and hope you enjoy their photos!
April and Nik's celebration was everything I love about weddings. It was elegant, fun, and full of personal details. We made a last minute decision to do their photos at the Seattle Public Library because it decided (in true Seattle fashion) to rain the moment we left the Four Seasons...but I'm so glad it did! The photos there are some of my favorites portraits ever. We then headed to Axis and did some more photos around Pioneer Square. Everything was beautifully coordinated by the couple and included many details made by Nik. The Hora is always one of my favorite parts of Jewish weddings, and this one was no exception. It was an incredible day celebrating these two wonderful people. Congrats April & Nik!
I recently delivered Lila & Steven's albums and it was so fun remembering the day with them. They're such a sweet, beautiful, and kind couple. Their wedding was spectacular and was a true reflection of their bond. The ambiance of the Arctic Club was perfect for their wedding. I couldn't be happier for Lila and Steven and cannot wait to see what their future holds!
Boudoir continues to be one of my absolute favorite things to shoot. Jillian messaged me about doing this as a gift for her husband, but it was also something she wanted to do for herself. I think that's what I like most about these types of sessions. I love connecting with women, shooting them one on one in the studio, and ultimately helping them see their own unique beauty. I'm so excited every time I deliver a session and love the reactions to the photos. Having images that make you feel good about yourself is important. My collaboration with Jillian was perfect. I think these photos are a wonderful expression of who she is.
It was a beautiful day at Alpental for this snowy shoot. Kelly & Michael looked fabulous (although I'm sure they were freezing) and I even scored some pancakes from the Pancake House. Pretty much the perfect day. I can't wait for their wedding next year!
Thank you Hawkins family for reminding me that there is beauty in the craziness and to embrace every second of having young children.
A few months ago we ventured out of the city to explore the Gorge and shoot Lila & Steven's engagement session. Not only was it a great way to get to know them (who doesn't bond over avoiding rattlesnakes) but the photos turned out amazing! This was truly one of my favorite shoots last year and I cannot wait to share their wedding with you in a few weeks!
It's hard to know where to start when writing about this wedding. It was full of heart, kindness was abundant, and the little moments were as important as the big ones. Weddings are full of things to do, people to see, and traditions to follow. Sometimes it's hard to stay in the moment with those things swirling around you, but Molly & Jon were able to. It was a pleasure from beginning to end to capture their celebration. It's weddings like these that make us love what we do.
A special thanks to Amanda Rose for her thoughtful planning and design, to Axis for always being pleasure to work with, and Iris and Gold for amazing hair & makeup.
2015 was a wonderful year for us and we're excited to share some of our favorite images from our adventures. We traveled all over the country and collaborated with some very talented people. Thank you to everyone who helped make our year amazing!
Cara & Justin’s wedding is one we’ll never forget. They’re an incredibly joyful couple who is clearly very loved by their family & friends. We spent the weekend with them at the Roche Harbor Resort on San Juan Island and were honored to capture their celebration!
Lauren & Greg’s wedding was one we’ll never forget. Visually it was stunning and the weather was perfect, but there was more to the day than just that. The ceremony took place at “Granny’s” a beautiful home on Bainbridge Island that felt like it was a thousand years old. It was filled with treasures from generation upon generation and I could have spent the entire day listening to the stories about each one. Granny, the house, the memories that had been created there, that bond and focus on family is what made this wedding special. As someone who values family above all else, I was so impressed with Lauren & Greg’s ability to create such a gorgeous and grand affair, while still remaining sentimental and focused on what really matters. There was surprise after surprise…a getaway boat from Granny’s home to Kiana Lodge, next Conan O’Brien delighted guests as he introduced the couple into the reception, and finally a full fireworks show. It was amazing and we were truly honored to capture such a magnificent day.
Shooting Mara & John's mountaintop wedding at the Sleeping Lady Resort was simply a dream. I can honestly say we enjoy all the weddings we shoot, but I felt such a connection with these two and love their photos. One image I particularly admire is of Mara and her dad at the end of the aisle. Their embrace warms my heart and I can feel his love for her within it. The whole day was effortless and authentic. We want to wish this beautiful couple all the best in life. Congrats Mara & John!