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Entries in Bellevue Wedding Photography (17)


Daily Shot of Inspiration | Newcastle Golf Course Sunset Wedding


Happy Friday!


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, August 10th || Love of Laughter

Something in the sweetness of Veronica's smile captivates me - I love photographing those candid moments that our couples don't even know we photographed.  

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We are getting ready to turn some heads ...

Every year Ken and I dedicate a couple of weeks to recharge our creative juices and step out of our normal environment to push ourselves as artists (and have a little "us" time in the process!).  The time has come, and although this means it will be a couple of weeks before I resume our "Daily Shots of Inspiration", it also means we are preparing to create some truly gorgeous images that I know you will love!  The Azzura "Daily Shots of Inspiration" will resume the first week of May, so stay tuned and we promise to give you a few surprises that will be worth the wait.  :)  


Daily Shot of Inspiration || Thursday, January 20th || Newcastle Golf Wedding Day

This is one of my top picks from Kristin and Devon's beautiful day at The Golf Club at Newcastle ... the glimmer of Devon's expression is so adoring, it invites me to share his smile. 


Daily Shot of Inspiration || Wednesday, August 25th || Newcastle Golf Club Weddings

As we were discussing where we should walk for our next photograph, I noticed how gently Ken was holding Hannah's hand.  Something about the simplicity struck me as indescribably beautiful, and one of my favorite images from the day was born.  


Jennifer + Jon = One Amazing Day

I am so excited to share Jennifer and Jon's wedding with you as this month's 'featured wedding'!  From the moment I arrived, the day was a whirlwind of laughter and excitement.  Jen and Jon are every bit as fun and fabulous as they appear, and a great night was had by all!

When I saw Jen's Monique Lhuillier dress, my jaw dropped.  It was so perfect for her - fun, whimsical, and with an elegant undertone.  (Monique Lhuillier is my favorite gown designer - there is just something feminine about the look of her designs that draws me to them every time.)

These photographs were inspired by an image Jen had found in a magazine, with an 'Azzura twist.'  Although there are dozens of photographs of Jen that I love, the image below is my favorite of the day. 

It always cracks me up to see the difference between guys getting ready and girls getting ready!  For us, hours of hair styling, makeup touch-ups, and general beauty obsession.  Guys shave and open a beer. 

As always, Aria Style rocked the florals! 

The look on Jen's face as she walked down the aisle is so sweet ... 

The perfect get-away!   

This was about the time that Jon threatened to take a nap, but Jen and I convinced him that it would be much more fun to take photographs.  :) 

How cute are Jen's Christian Louboutin shoes?  I have no idea how she did it, but she managed to keep them on until the very end of the night. 

Plum, cream, and green is one of my favorite color palettes ... perfect for any time of the year, and always sophisticated.

No reception at The Golf Club at Newcastle is complete without a walk around the golf course, with a quick stop-over in the Calcutta Grill! 


Austin kept the party going until the last dance - never a dull moment with this crowd! 

Congratulations, Jenny and Jon, and thank you for choosing us to be a part of your amazing day!

The Supporting Cast:

Ceremony Location: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bellevue WA 
Reception Location: The Golf Club at Newcastle, Newcastle WA 
Wedding Dress: Marcellas Bridal / Monique Lhuillier 
Florist: John Gardner, Aria Style  
Invitations: Confetti, Ladera Ranch CA 
DJ: Austin Beaver, The Austin Beaver Experience 
Cake: Creme de la Creme
Transportation: British Motor Coach  
Hair: Obadiah Salon 
Makeup: Michael Bride
Rings: Marci Jewelry  


Daily Shot of Inspiration || Thursday, July 8th || Bellevue Wedding Photography

It's the little things that make a girl feel special ... a little lace and a little crystal is the perfect way to start the day! 


Daily Shot of Inspiration || Monday, June 28th || Romance

Susan and Rob were such a fun couple to work with, and we are so excited to be a part of their Wedding Day.  This is one of my favorite images - I adore the romantic feeling, and you can see that these two are truly a couple in love.  :)


Daily Shot of Inspiration || Sunday, June 13th || Seattle Wedding Photography

I absolutely love this image - everything about it just gives me goosebumps.  It was a completely unplanned moment, and I don't think she even realized we were there until after she saw the photograph at the Premiere Show.  Gorgeous!


Daily Shot of Inspiration || Monday, April 19th || Bellevue Wedding Photography  

We created this image last summer, and it still stands as one of my favorites of the year.  It is simple, but there is a freedom in it that draws me.  Red is a 'good luck' color, so it has a special wish embedded just for them.


Daily Shot of Inspiration || Tuesday, March 30th || Seattle Wedding Photography

This image was inspired by a silhouette photograph Nicole's mom found in a magazine ... I loved the lighting on the front porch of their home, and the second I saw our little flowergirl peak back at me I knew it was destined to become a 'daily shot of inspiration!'


Daily Shot of Inspiration || Sunday, January 24th || Bellevue Wedding Photography

This photograph is so classic - Joel's relaxed-but-confident aura draws me to this image. 


Daily Shot of Inspiration || Monday, December 21st  

Kelli and Richie had THE MOST unbelievable sunset on December 5th - although I have seen some incredible colors at The Golf Club at Newcastle, this ranks pretty high on my list of the most gorgeous sunsets ever.  I did absolutely no enhancement in Photoshop on this image - not even a saturation boost.  It was seriously just that amazing! 


Daily Shot of Inspiration || Monday, December 14th  

Nothing beats a touch of vintage glam for a gorgeous look ... this the image of Kristin I promised to share.  I love her dress and her little red shoes!