Belle in the lavender fields at Back in Thyme Lavender last summer! Bridal sessions are the perfect opportunity to give you dress, hair, makeup and accessories a trial run before your big day! We spent about an hour playing in the field, capturing the details and finding poses that really made her feel comfortable and fabulous. That soft purple hue with her beautiful lace dress was perfection. Makeup: Ashley Lee Beauty , Hair: Brooklyn Matthysse
Alluvial Farms was the first farm to hire me to photograph the entire process of setting up their dream farm. I met them before construction on the yurt they live in on the property, before the barn to house the pigs had ever started and long before the pigs had ever even arrived! The owners of Alluvial are kind, generous and incredibly devoted to providing the best pork possible. As their own site says: “Alluvial Farms raises heritage breed pastured pigs on organic pastures. Pigs have constant access to the outdoors as well as a big airy barn where they can nest down and stay cool in the summer, warm in the winter. We source piglets from a local breeder in Spanaway who meets a high standard of humane animal handling.”
It’s so clear how much they care about their pigs and providing them with comfort, food, water and the freedom to roam! We are working together on an on-going basis, but this session was specifically to highlight the progess they had made on their dream farm- yurt, start to a barn and little piggies! We even got some shots of them, doing their thing and loving their pigs. Plus, we took their delicious product, styled it and created a little recipe for them to recommend to their customers. YUM.
If you’re looking for natural, fresh, local pork- I really can’t recommend Alluvial Farms enough. Support your local farmers!
Katie and Max were surrounded by their HUGE and HILARIOUS group of friends and family on their wedding day at Barnstar Events in Ferndale, WA. The entire day was full of laughter and while the weather was warm, we couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day to celebrate this sweet couple. I had the awesome opportunity of getting to know Katie and Max for more than a year before their wedding took place. Even though they lived out of town, they made their way back to Bellingham for an in person meeting and our engagement session together in the Fairhaven area. The chance to really get to know clients for a significant amount of time before their big day makes such a huge difference in the final product. I loved working with these two and Barnstar is a beautiful and unique venue offering SO many great opportunities for photos!
Other fantastic vendors as a part of this wedding day team: Flowers: Pozie by Natalie, Makeup: Elizabeth Marie, Hair: Leah Kooistra, Cake/Dessert: Pure Bliss Desserts, Catering: Crave, DJ: Audio Innovations, Wedding Dress: The Dress Theory Seattle
Woodstock Farms will forever be one of my all time favorite places to shoot in Bellingham. With spectacular views of the bay, all kinds of terrain, beautiful old buildings, huge trees and water access- it just doesn’t get any better. I loved hanging out with Morgan and Joe and I absolutely can’t wait for their big day this summer! The positivity, kindness and love was just emanating from these two all evening!