I’m so thankful I met Brett and Katie. This is not just because they are a wonderful couple, but also because they introduced me to this hidden gem: Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island, WA.Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island has just announced that they will host their first wedding. This is really cool because, until recently, it was a private residence and closed to the public. Thank you Brett and Katie for a great day. I look forward to your wedding!
Bloedel Reserve engagement photography
7571 Northeast Dolphin Drive
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110-1097
I had the privilege of shooting Arthur and Kelsey’s GORGEOUS wedding in Seattle last weekend. They are so loving and put so much attention to detail in their wedding. I’m excited to share their day. Stay tuned!
Erik and Kristin dance to the beat of their own drum. Or, in this case, swing music. Their enthusiasm is infectious and the love they have for one another is deep.
Erik and Kristin came together through dancing. Swing dancing. Both Kristin and Erik brought authentic swing dancing clothes for the shoot. When I first met them in Georgetown, Erik opened up the back of his car and showed me, literally, an entire wardrobe of swing era clothing for both Kristin and himself. It was really fun picking out several outfits for different parts of the shoot. This kind of planning is what makes a good photography session FANTASTIC. And with that I present to you their wonderful photography session in Georgetown (an industrial and artsy neighborhood in south Seattle.)
Last weekend was amazing. I met the winners of my yearly Valentine’s Day photography session giveaway and we had a blast. Eric and Kristin wowed me with their contest entry and it formed the basis for our session. Georgetown is the perfect fit. More photos soon!
I have to say I was a little bit nervous when asked to shoot Erich and Amy’s engagement and wedding photography. Erich is an accomplished wedding photographer based in Salem, Oregon and he has high standards as you can see by his wedding work.
However, as it turns out, the fact that Erich is a wedding photographer is a huge bonus. He and Amy are great subjects because they are both very familiar with the camera and lighting.
I had a secret place picked out for an engagement session and I waited until the right couple came along that fit that location.Although they don’t do weddings and wedding photography at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle (currently) they may in the future. In either case, I wanted to shoot in the Frye because of this one fantastic room covered from floor to ceiling with oil paintings. I don’t do random and generic engagement sessions. I firmly believe an engagement session should reflect some aspect of the couple and the more thought that is put into it, the better the pictures turn out. Erich and Amy were perfect!
I’m really excited to share this sneak peek of Erich and Amy’s engagement session. We shot in two locations that I had been saving for the right couple: the Frye Art Museum and a special art installation in Magnuson Park, which I can’t wait to show you in the next post.
Erich and Amy are creative people and the entire day fit together perfectly. Lots of great ideas bounced around during the shoot and we had a very fun and full day.
I’m so happy to show you one of my all-time favorite outdoor engagement sessions. It’s one of my favorites, really, for several reasons. First, Sam and Matt are really warm people who are obviously very in love. They were so much fun and absolutely great sports. As I wrote in my last post, I called the couple a few weeks before the shoot and suggested we try to take some engagement photos in the style of the movie, “A River Runs Through It.”
As it turns out, this movie is one of Matt’s favorite movies. And, not only that, but the couple love to fly-fish together.
Thus, the stars aligned and the weather (which was rainy for weeks) cooperated. We shot these engagement photos at the base of Snoqualmie Falls, just below the Salish Lodge along a rocky riverbank.
I couldn’t be more happy with the way they turned out. I’m really looking forward to shooting Sam and Matt’s wedding this Fall!
Here is a short video from the day. Enjoy.
I love shooting engagement and wedding photography at Snoqualmie Falls. It is a rugged and rustic place, with amazing light, mist, and lush green foliage.
When talking with Matt and Sam this past year, we started honing in on ideas for an outdoor enagagement session. Matt and Sam are both into the outdoors and love to explore the wilds of Washington and Idaho.
One day while I was out jogging I started thinking about ideas for their engagement and suddenly it came to me: why not revisit Snoqualmie Falls ( a place that Matt and Sam told me they love) and create a shoot based around the movie ‘A River Runs Through It.’
It’s one of my favorite movies. As nervous as I was to pitch the idea, it turned out that Matt and Sam love that movie as well. A LOT.
These photos are just a sneak peek of the incredible engagement session at Snoqualmie Falls (just outside of North Bend, WA.)
I can’t wait to show you more.
I am now offering something completely unique in the wedding photography world: adventure portraits combining photography and painting.
In collaboration with Seattle painter Niki Sherey, I am offering paintings based on photos of my client’s weddings, engagement, and family photography sessions.
Niki is a fantastically gifted artist and I am thrilled to offer this very special service for all of my clients in 2011!
Before and after:
This photo is from Patrick and Tara’s gorgeous Orcas Island wedding.
Despite the constant rain, Robin, Maeve, and I are enjoying our weekend. We hope you have a great weekend too!
More shoots on the way, stay tuned.