This has been one of those crazy/fabulous/super-busy/wouldn't-trade-it-for-the-world weeks, and I'm feeling particularly grateful today. Although I am once again behind on my ambitious blog-post schedule, our 2014 summer dates are quickly filling up and we are already looking forward to many wonderful celebrations. I know I've been saying 'thank you' alot, but we really are thankful for all the goodness in our lives. Our wedding industry friends and clients are such a big part of that goodness, and we appreciate the opportunity we have to be in your lives.
After choosing the beautiful destination of Sun Mountain Lodge for their Wedding Day, Lisa was determined to find a horse to frolic with them in the fields. Her planning was rewarded with an incredibly cooperative horse and some gorgeous photographs to celebrate the adventure.
With all the hustle-and-bustle of the summer wedding season, this simple and sweet image reminds me to relax, savor the moment, and indulge in the occasional nap. :)
I love everything about this image ... the romantic feeling, the unbelievable clouds, and the gorgeous Seattle Skyline. I have a feeling this may be the very first page in their wedding album!
All the beautiful chaos of the day seems to fade away when the bride & groom get a moment together, just the two of them ...
You can almost feel the swagger in this photograph ... they rocked it!
The little details that catch our eye can create the most charming photographs ... this vintage chalkboard sign was a surprise gift from Chris & Dori's wedding coordinator, Merry Beth from Aisle of View - so sweet!
Niomi has a smile that would make any man melt ... she was such a lovely bride, inside and out. :)
To celebrate the spirit of Independence Day, I wanted to share one of my favorite recent engagement portraits. Soon after Marty returned from his Navy deployment, Kelly had the brilliant idea to honor his arrival with a recreation of the vintage 'Sailor Homecoming' photograph. It was the perfect inspiration for this image, and we wish you all a Happy 4th of July!
We are honored beyond words to be awarded Seattle's Best Photgraphers of 2013 by Seattle Bride Magazine. Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of our wonderful clients and colleagues that voted for us - we are truly grateful, and will are determined to make 2013 the best year yet!
Ken and I just returned from an amazing trip to Vegas where we had the honor of photographing for the MGM Grand Signature Wedding campaign, as well as meeting up with some of our far-away friends who joined us for the WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International) 2013 Conference. It was a busy week, but an awesome opportunity to spend some time planning our goals for the upcoming year, starting with the complete revamp of our website (yay!) We'll be keeping all the good stuff, adding lots of never-before-seen images, useful info, and as much entertainment as one little url can handle. :)
In the meantime, enjoy a few of the images from our photoshoot with MGM ... it was such an honor to be chosen to participate in this, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed to see some of the images on a 50-foot billboard!
Simply gorgeous ...
Last April I joined a group of amazing photographers from all over the world to photograph in Paris, and I've been saving the images for a rainy day like today. This trip was an inspiration to me, and I'm especially grateful to the Boudoir Divas for putting the workshop together. Looking at the images have ignited my wanderlust ... if anyone has a great idea for our next destination photoshoot, feel free to leave a comment with your recommendations. :)
On a wedding day, anything can happen! Samantha won my undying adoration for this little kiss. :)
I grew up in the midwest, so perhaps my land-locked childhood makes me gravitate toward the water ... there is something so lovely about the expanse of the lake as the background for this ceremony. When I look at this image, I can hear the waves gently lapping along the side of the ferry, and I feel peaceful, hopeful, and happy.
I love the twinkling lights of the Seattle skyline in the background, contrasted with the velvety-blue richness of Lake Union. Beautiful.
This image reminds me of a sailor returning from his years at sea to finally embrace the woman he loves, the many years of waiting finally culminating in one beautiful, perfect kiss ... did I read too many romance novels as a teenager?
With only a few months to plan, Seattle Metropolitan Bride & Groom created an amazing Style Event at the newly remodeled Columbia Tower Club. An hour or so before the doors opened, Ken and I photographed a whirlwind fashion shoot with two stunning brides as models. I'll be sharing more from this event in the weeks to come (including some truly inspiration decor ideas), and I'm kicking it off with a "double-shot" of Daily Inspiration featuring A Princess Bride Couture wedding gown ... gorgeous!