Elegant Robinswood Wedding | Annie & David

ANNIE & DAVID | WEDDING | ROBINSWOOD HOUSE | BELLEVUE, WA
Adjectives: Elegant, Emotional, Romantic, Fun, Open, Playful, Loving, and Real.

Annie and David are an incredible couple. They have a chemistry that is palpable and we had a such great time working with them. Their wedding was held at Robinswood House in Bellevue. The wedding told the story of their romance , from the Moroccan Riad where they first met; to their cross-Atlantic courtship; to Seattle and their present life here.  After a gorgeous outdoor ceremony, a cocktail hour and dinner followed. Congratulations Annie and David!

 


Noteworthy Sodo Park Wedding | Cindy & Sam

CINDY & SAM | WEDDING | OLIVE 8 HYATT & SODO PARK | SEATTLE, WA

Adjectives: Unique, Fun, Happy, Playful, Colorful, and Loving.

Cindy and Sam’s Wedding was one of the most unique weddings I have ever photographed!  Beautiful paper flowers and bouquets, Lego boutonnieres, the groom’s delicious home brewed beer, the amazing ceremony book arch, to name a few. The morning started with everyone getting ready at the Hyatt Olive 8 in downtown Seattle.  After Cindy and Sam caught their first sight of each other, we captured a few portraits, hopped in a limo and headed to Sodo Park for the ceremony and reception.  Two Buck Chuck played the sound track for the reception, and everyone had an incredible time.  Take a look at my favorites and the rest of the story below.  Congratulation Cindy and Sam!

Special thanks to Pink Blossom Events for the outstanding event planning and coordination!


Fox Island | Waterfront Destination Wedding

ASHLEY & JOHN | WEDDING | PRIVATE RESIDENCE | FOX ISLAND, WA

Adjectives: Sunny, Happy, Emotional, Loving, Playful, Relaxed, Natural, and Open.

When I first met Ashley and John, I knew they were destined to be together.  This was further confirmed after we had an incredible time shooting their engagement session at Snoqualmie Pass. Ashley and John’s wedding was held at a private residence on Fox Island.  The waterfront setting with 100+ year old orchard was the perfect setting for their gorgeous summer wedding.  The joy, love and happiness of Ashley and John was such an honor to witness and photograph.  Take a look at my favorites from their wedding below.  Congratulations Ashley and John!

 


Gorgeous Indian Wedding | Trupa & Krish

TRUPA & KRISH | WEDDING | THE HYATT  | BELLEVUE, WA

Adjectives: Colorful, Fun, Beautiful, Open, Loving, Dramatic, Honest, and Unique.

I had an amazing time working and getting to know Trupa and Krish during their 2-day wedding.  They are such loving, caring and kind people.  The wedding ceremony and reception were held at the Hyatt in Downtown Bellevue.  The day was filled with so many photo opportunities. I had an especially good time photographing the incredible dancing at the reception.  Kate (my associate photographer) and I left the wedding energized, even though we had just shot for almost 15 hours that day and several hours the day before.  Below are my favorites from their gorgeous Indian Wedding.

 


west seattle & discovery park wedding | andrea & tony

ANDREA & TONY | WEDDING | FAUNTLEROY UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST | DISCOVERY PARK : DAYBREAK STAR INDIAN CULTURAL CENTER | SEATTLE, WA

Adjectives: Open, Natural, Playful, Real, Romantic and Fun.

Tony surprised Andrea on Christmas morning with one last present… the promise to spend the rest of their lives together!  One month ago, on a beautiful July day, they celebrated these promises with their closest friends and family.  The ceremony was held in West Seattle at the Fauntleroy United Church of Christ.  Tony and Andrea chose not to see each other prior to the ceremony and emotion and excitement was felt by all as Andrea walked down the aisle.  After the ceremony, we hopped on school buses and captured a few images image in Alki before hearing to Discovery Park in Magnolia.  Discovery Park is by far one of my favorite photo locations in Seattle.  The magnificent fields, old buildings and beach make such outstanding backdrops for images.  The reception at Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center followed.  Enjoy my favorites and the rest of the story below!


laurel & steve | waterfront seattle wedding

LAUREL & STEVE | WEDDING | BELL HARBOR EVENTS CENTER, PIER 66 | SEATTLE, WA

Adjectives: Fun, Happy, Sunny, Loving, Colorful, Open and Real.

Laurel and Steve’s wedding was incredible. The ladies started out the morning at the Pensione Nichols, a wonderful bed and breakfast filled with tons of character, a few blocks away from Pike Place Market.  The guys got ready on Bainbridge Island and took the ferry over to Seattle.  We captured their first look at the Pike Place Market before heading down to the Bell Harbor Events Center for their ceremony and reception.  It was a magnificent and sunny Seattle day, and the roof top ceremony was just gorgeous.  During their reception, we snuck away to capture a few images of the bride and groom at twilight.  We then stumbled upon a flash mob dinner (see below) on Pier 62, and the group had just lit up sparklers, which allowed for even more great pics! The moment was perfect, like the stars had aligned, just for Laurel and Steve!




novelty hill winery wedding | lauren & nate

LAUREN & NATE | WEDDING | NOVELTY HILL, JANUIK WINERY | WOODINVILLE, WA

Adjectives: Colorful, Happy, Silly, Loving, Romantic and Passionate.

Lauren and Nate are an amazing couple! I had such an incredible time photographing their wedding day. The morning started with everyone getting ready at Novelty Hill, Januik Winery in Woodinville. This winery is one of my favorite venues in in the Northwest. It’s architecture is modern and clean and the courtyard and surrounding areas offer tons of photo opportunities. The weather was perfect and we captured some beautiful moments. Take a look at my favorites below. Congratulations Lauren and Nate!

 

 


elegant holiday wedding | the rainier club

STEPHANIE & ARIC | WEDDING | THE RAINIER CLUB & BLESSED SACRAMENT CHURCH | SEATTLE, WA

Adjectives: Festive, Fun, Open, Loving, Dramatic, Classic, Colorful, and Classy.

As 2011 draws to a close, I want to take a moment to express my gratitude to all of my wonderful clients who have made this year so wonderful!  As I post my last wedding of the year, I reflect on what it is to be a witness to one of the most important days of my client’s lives.  To be there from the nerves, to the tears, to the loving embrace of their partner.  I wish you all a very joyous Holiday Season and a Happy 2012!

Stephanie and Aric had originally planned to get married in Hawaii, but as life does, plans changed and they adapted.  They had two months to plan their wedding, and created an amazing event.  With a little help from Erica Hoffman of Two Birds Events the venue was booked, The Rainier Club, the church was chosen, Blessed Sacrament, the photographer was booked (oh yeah that’s me) and they were off!

The day started with everyone getting ready at the Rainier Club.  It was filled with so many beautiful holiday details, giving us tons of inspiration. On our way to the church we stopped by Pike’s Place Market to capture a few images and then we were off to Blessed Sacrament.  Before the ceremony we had a few minutes to shoot some long exposures with sparklers and I “Love” how they turned out!  The reception followed at the Rainier Club.  Take a look Stephanie and Aric’s wonderful Holiday Wedding below!

P.S. Special thanks to Kate Ford for 2nd shooting and my good friend, the Canon 35 mm 1.4, who was on one of my two camera bodies for the entire wedding!


the decisive moment | wedding at the four seasons hotel seattle

FRANCESCA & JOHN | WEDDING | THE FOUR SEASONS HOTEL | SEATTLE, WA
Classic, elegant, warm, dramatic, open, loving, simple, and amazing.

The Decisive Moment: Any art photography student can describe for you Cartier Bresson’s “decisive moment”.  During one of the first conversations Francesca and I had, we discussed Bresson and how the concepts constantly play into wedding photography, such as capturing emotion, drama, and life one frame at a time.  Fast forward six months to 11/11/11,  Francesca’s Wedding Day.  During our scheduled portrait time on a stormy Seattle day,  the clouds abruptly parted and our “decisive moment” occurred.   Suddenly, the dark stormy weather paused, the rain stopped , the wind slowed, and golden light poured in from the West.  Our clients were ready,  the cameras were filled with memory cards, and in front of us was a perfect location with amazing light.  Many other moments and emotions filled the gorgeous ceremony and reception.  But those twenty minutes of perfect light, loving clients, and spectacular location were my “decisive moments” for  this wedding.  Take a look at my favorite shots and let me know your thoughts!  Congratulations Francesca and John!


modern winery wedding | shelby & david

SHELBY & DAVID | WEDDING | NOVELTY HILL JANUIK WINERY | WOODINVILLE, WA

Adjectives: Modern, Loving, Romantic, Playful, Open, Dramatic, Real, and Sexy.

Shelby and David are such an incredible couple.  They are incredibly kind, humble, honest, fun people.  Shelby & David chose Novelty Hill Januik Winery for their wedding celebration.  The winery boasts modern architecture, with clean and dramatic angles and lighting.  It was a fabulous location to shoot,  and I continuously found new inspirations around every corner.  The morning started with Shelby getting ready at Willows Lodge, while the guys got ready at David’s office.  There were so many beautiful details from Shelby & David’s wedding that it was difficult to choose pictures for the blog.  We captured some emotional images of their first sight of each other with a little help from David’s son, Chase.  He has become increasingly interested in shooting ever since I photographed their engagement session this spring. Watch out fellow photographers, by the time Chase can obtain a work permit, he’ll be shooting some amazing images!  After Willows Lodge, we hopped in a limo and went to Shelby’s parents home on Lake Washington to capture a few additional portraits, then we were off the Januik Winery for the Ceremony and Reception.  Take a look at my favorites and their slideshow below.  Congratulations Shelby & David!

 

 

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