Ken & Tania Shepard, the husband-wife team of Azzura Photography

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Daily Shot of Inspiration || Sunday, October 30th || Semiahmoo Resort Wedding

Semiahmoo Resort Wedding

A sweet moment ...

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Daily Shot of Inspiration || Saturday, October 29th || Thumbprint Guest Book 

I love this idea - it's a 'thumb-print signature tree,' which was customized for Kathy and Brandon's wedding.  All the guests made an imprint that became the leaves, then signed their leaf to make it complete.  This makes a great companion to the Azzura Signature Book, which allows guests to write messages and shows off your favorite engagement photos.  :)

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Daily Shot of Inspiration || Friday, October 28th || Loving Luly

Luly Yang Dress Display

It never fails: put a gorgeous couture wedding dress in a window, and every girl will stop and stare - even if she is already wearing one!

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Daily Shot of Inspiration || Thursday, October 27th || Bellingham Wedding Photography

Bellingham Wedding Photography

How cute are they?

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Daily Shot of Inspiration || Wednesday, October 26th || The View at Newcastle Golf Course

Bride at The Golf Club at Newcastle  

There is a simple elegance to this image that makes me smile - I love how casual and genuine it is, and yet perfectly sophisticated at the same time.

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Daily Shot of Inspiration || Tuesday, October 25th || Bell Harbor Weddings at the Seattle Waterfront

Bell Harbor Sunset Wedding "A person should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day in order that worldly cards may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul."

                                                                                                                                    - Johann von Goethe

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Daily Shot of Inspiration || Monday, October 24th || Bellevue Baby Portraits

Seattle Baby Portrait

I love it when we are able to photograph the "new additions" to the families of our couples ... so precious!

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Daily Shot of Inspiration || Sunday, October 23rd || Arctic Club Seattle Wedding

Simply lovely!

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Daily Shot of Inspiration || Saturday, October 22nd || Seattle Wedding Photography

I adore both of these images, created by Ken during a brief rendevous in the Fire Hall.  So hot! 

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Daily Shot of Inspiration || Friday, October 21st || Seattle Arctic Club Dome Room Wedding

Seattle Arctic Club Wedding Ceremony

We are so fortunate to live in an area of the country with so much variety and beauty in the venues.  The Arctic Club is one of my favorite ceremony locations, and I love these images from Anna and Ben's wedding.  As beautiful as the Dome Room is, Anna is even more stunning.  :)

Seattle Doubletree Wedding

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Daily Shot of Inspiration || Thursday, October 20th || Weddings at the Golf Course at Newcastle 

How unbelievably cute are these two?  I hope they call me for their wedding in 20 years ... 

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Daily Shot of Inspiration || Wednesday, October 19th || Weddings at the Golf Course at Newcastle

I honestly don't know how we managed to get the golf cart wedged in this position, but we took advantage of the opportunity to create one of my favorite group shots from Helen and Adrian's wedding day. 

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Daily Shot of Inspiration || Tuesday, October 18th || The Toast of Newcastle

Starbucks at Newcastle Groom Toast

Who doesn't love a good kick of caffeine?

Starbucks at Newcastle Golf Club

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Daily Shot of Inspiration || Monday, October 17th || Bellingham Wedding Photography

Bellingham Washington Wedding Photography

Ken and I love to travel, and Bellingham is one of our favorite weekend getaway spots.  Not only is it fun to visit, it is one of the most romantic wedding locations in Washington (and we have the photographs to prove it!)

Wedding in Bellingham, WA


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The Return of the Daily Shot of Inspiration

I have been racked with guilt over my neglect of the Azzura Cafe.  I wake up thinking "today, today!" and 13 hours later realized that it's 10:00 and I still haven't touched the blog.  The last two months have been our busiest of the year, and the whole team has been working round-the-clock to create over a dozen of those gorgeous Italian wedding albums that will find their homes with some truly amazing couples. 

Although I love the bustle of summer, I am happy that the crisp fall air brings with it time to reflect, relax, and restart the 'Daily Shot of Inspiration.'  With the many fabulous weddings we have captured this summer, I easily have enough images to keep you inspired and entertained until the New Year, and beginning Monday you can check back daily to find an image, a thought, and a love to make you smile.

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