It was a perfect, sunny PNW afternoon for these two! We made our way down Chuckanut Drive and parked int he lot above Clayton Beach to explore the woods a bit before making our way down to the long stretch of sand. This is one of my favorite beaches in the area, mostly because of the amount of soft sand! I always love when couples bring along a change of outfits, too. So we were able to get a more casual and more dressy vibe!
This afternoon with Elyse and Jayson was such a beautiful PNW day! Seattle was showing off her sunny side and we walked around down near the ferry terminal for some fun shots near the Ye Old Curiosity Shop and to get that Great Wheel in the background before hoping aboard for a ride over to Bainbridge Island where we walked the cute town of Bainbridge to get some ice cream at Mora. We wrapped up our day with some beach time in Indianola!
Another beautiful evening at the one and only Larrabee State Park on Chuckanut Drive. This sweet couple warned me they were a little nervous about having their photos taken (as so many couples do!), but the evening ended up being so relaxing and fun. Exactly how I want all my engagement sessions to be! These sessions are the perfect opportunity to get to know each other in a non-stressful atmosphere before the big day, crack jokes and have a good time together. I couldn’t believe how beautiful the rhododendrons were for this session, too! Check it out!
The Heliotrope Hotel is a little gem located just minutes from downtown Bellingham offering easy access to all sorts of Pacific Northwest fun. It’s right on the bus line and walking distance to all sorts of local businesses- it makes for a great jumping off point for whatever your adventurous heart desires. It’s also the perfect spot for a unique kind of wedding day! Friends and family can all stay in the newly renovated rooms and the pavilion is the perfect size for a smaller wedding ceremony. This session was meant to feature just that- an all day adventure starting and ending at the Heliotrope Hotel!
I loved working with this awesome team of vendors to really show off the unique and colorful aspects of the Heliotrope. We wanted to show how a couple might utilize this space and take full advantage of the central location. These two started the day off with a hike with their dog (the hotel is dog friendly, too!) before coming back to get ready for their celebration! You’ll see photos in the hotel rooms that are full of natural light, shots of their bridal party on the property with all kinds of bright and geometric backdrops as well as ceremony and reception photos. Everything took place right onsite which is what really makes this venue special. Everything is all in one place and you can spend the time with your guests relaxing and enjoying yourself!
Every single one of the businesses involved in this shoot are LOCAL and AWESOME. We all specialize in weddings and events and can help make your day special, too. Absolutely check each one of them out if you’re on the lookout for vendors of your own!
Featured Wedding Vendors:
Styling/Coordination: MOMAD Productions
Event Rentals: Wander Event Rentals
Balloons and Stationery: Spruce
Florals: Pozie by Natalie
Desserts: Gathered Confections
Cocktails: Sara Galactica
Makeup and Model: Sarah Rorvig
Hair: JL Does Hair