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!

 

 

Novelty Hill Januik Winery
VOWS Wedding & Event Planning
Rubin Photography
Loves Me Flowers
Pedersen’s
DJ Anthony Hyperfunk
Greenlight Event Design


willows lodge wedding | sarah & jesse

SARAH & JESSE | WEDDING | WILLOWS LODGE, WOODINVILLE, WA

Adjectives: Loving, Sweet, Relaxed, Happy, Open, Real, Joyous and Playful.

 

Sarah and Jesse’s wedding was held at Willows Lodge in Woodinville.  It was such an incredible day filled with friends, loved ones, and family.  You could feel their nerves as they got ready, but the second they saw each other they immediately relaxed.  After a beautiful ceremony the cocktail hour and party started. Take a look at the rest of their story below. Congratulations Sarah and Jesse!


shelby & sutton | sunny summer wedding

SHELBY & SUTTON | WEDDING | THE ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICE BUILDING | UNIVERSITY PLACE, WA

Adjectives: Fun, Playful, Loving, Caring, Colorful, Dramatic, Industrial, Open, Happy and Warm. 

Shelby and Sutton have great sense’s of humor.  Throughout the day they were constantly making each other smile and laugh. Their day was filled with the full spectrum of emotions from tears of joy and to loving embraces and wide smiles.  The morning started with everyone getting ready at the Environmental Service Building in University Place. Close to their venue is an old mine that has now been turned into a park and golf course.  It was an incredible industrial backdrop to capture some dramatic portraits.  Take a look at the rest of the story below.

Venue: Environmental Service Building

Wedding Photographer: Rubin Photography

Hair: Platinum Salon, Leah


sara & niall | northwest city wedding

SARA & NIALL | WEDDING | THE CANAL | SEATTLE, WA

[quoteLeft]Adjectives: Lovely, Authentic, Happy, Playful, Emotional, Caring, and Open.[/quoteLeft]

When I first met Sara and Niall, we had an immediate connection.  They are both down to earth individuals that share a profound love and respect for each other.  The morning started with Sara getting ready at Source Salon in Ballard.  Niall and his family (most of whom had flow in from Ireland) got ready at private residence in Ballard.  We captured images all around Ballard before heading to The Canal for the ceremony and reception.  Sara and Niall’s wedding was such a lovely affair. The intimacy and connection between them was palpable.  Congratulations Sara and Niall!

 


the inn at port ludlow | northwest beach wedding

NATALIE & JB | DESTINATION WEDDING | THE INN AT PORT LUDLOW | PORT LUDLOW, WA

Adjectives: playful, beachy, sunny, breathtaking, fun, happy, emotional, timeless and loving.

I love the Northwest! Specifically, I love the beauty and the diversity our natural surroundings. Hood Canal exemplifies this beauty perfectly. There you find everything from mountains to forrest to gorgeous beaches and waters.  I was thrilled when Natalie and JB told me their wedding was to be held at the Inn at Port Ludlow.  It is a beautiful property set on the water with incredible views in every direction.  It was such and honor to witness Natalie and JB’s love and affection for each other as they were married, surrounded by their closet friends and family.  Take a look at the real story of their day below.  Congratulations Natalie and JB!


alexa & nate’s wedding | the canal

ALEXA & NATE | WEDDING | THE CANAL | SEATTLE, WA

Adjectives, Colorful, Styled, Chic, Beautiful, Fun, Modern, Custom, and Dramatic.

 

Alexa and Nate’s gorgeous wedding was held at the Canal in Ballard.  The morning started with the ladies getting ready at Rosaline Hampton’s salon, one of the top stylists in the Northwest.  Meanwhile the guys got ready on the West side before everyone headed to Gasworks Park for Alex and Nate’s first glimpse of each other.  We captured some really great images there before heading to Ballard to take a few more.  The ceremony and reception followed at the Canal.  Take a look at the rest of the story below.  Congratulations Alexa and Nate!

 

Venue and catering: The Canal
Event design: Sapphire Events
Wedding photography: Rubin Photography
Makeup and hair: Rosaline Hampton
Event planning: a Kurant Event
Flowers: Flower Ally


elegant city wedding on the water

SARAH & MICHAEL | WEDDING | MAYFLOWER PARK HOTEL AND BELL HARBOR CONFERENCE CENTER | SEATTLE, WA

adjectives: fun, elegant, playful, loving, urban, and classic

When I first spoke to Sarah on the phone I had a sense that her wedding would be a blast!  After meeting her and her bridesmaids in person my suspicions were confirmed.  The morning started with the ladies and the gentleman getting ready at the Mayflower Park Hotel in downtown Seattle.  The ceremony and reception took place at the Bell Harbor Conference Center.  Enjoy a few favorites and their slideshow below!

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Venue: Bell Harbor

Wedding Coordination: Klink

Wedding Photographer: Rubin Photography

Videographer: Medici Studios

DJ: Steve Robinson

Wedding Officiant: Marcos Raya

Florist: Aria Style


romantic cedarbrook lodge wedding

JENNIFER & JEFF | WEDDING | CEDARBROOK LODGE | SEATTLE, WA

Adjectives: loving, colorful, beautiful, emotional, and vibrant.

When I first met Jennifer and Jeff I knew we would have a great time shooting their wedding.  In working with them you could really see how much they love each other and how loved they are by their friends and family.  The morning started with some clouds as we arrived at the Cedarbrook Lodge.  After capturing a few getting ready images the clouds parted just in time for their ceremony.  It was an emotional ceremony filled with some really fun and beautiful moments.  Their reception started with a gorgeous performance from Jennifer’s belly dancing teacher and then the party began.  Take a look at a few of my favorites and thier slideshow below.  Congratulations Jennifer and Jeff!


shelby & david | first frames

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

Check out a preview from Shelby and David’s amazing wedding!  The full post is coming in a few weeks!