Mitch and Bre’s wedding day was perfectly Pacific Northwest- full of rain, umbrellas, pizza from Pizza’zza, personalized beer made by Atwood Ales AND cake topped in hops by Gathered Confections. The bride’s bouquet was assembled by the groom’s sister, Julia Moquin, and this afternoon was perfectly low-key and beautiful surrounded by close family and friends out at Hovander Park in Ferndale, WA! Check it out <3
Last year my husband and I took a cooking class with Andrea of Ravioli Experience- an AirBNB Experience I booked for the two of us as a surprise! Andrea grew up in Italy, owned his own restaurant in Seattle for 5 years and has been teaching classes for quite some time. This class was all about learning to roll out and cook your own colorful ravioli using colored dough died with natural elements. You can check out some photos of the class from my previous blog post here! As it says at the end of that post- I fell deeply in love with the cake Andrea made us for our post cooking feast. This Orange Almond cake is absolutely divine. It’s soft and moist and FULL of flavor, but not overly sweet. I made it for the first time last week and can’t wait to make it again. As I was photographing the cake in my home studio space using natural light the PNW weather decided to change rather quickly- as it does. So, I had the chance to photograph this cake in both even diffused light as well as direct sun. Which do you prefer?
A little behind the scenes look at what my studio setup was like this day!
Kayla was absolutely glowing during our maternity session at Hovander Park last summer! I can’t believe how quickly time has flown by and that her sweet baby girl has already been with us for several months. This was a lovely evening and the dahlias in the garden were in full bloom which gave me the perfect little pops of color <3 This soon to be family of four is so playful and I always enjoy spending time with them and was especially thrilled to capture this adorable baby bump!
Emma and Eric are full of stories, spunk and deep passion for so many different things. This fun filled afternoon up at Mount Baker was such a fun adventure. We drove together in their car that smelt of fresh rosemary sprigs they let dry out on their windshield, scouted their wedding venue at Wandering Waters, heard the stories of how they met, their bowling league, their love for making cider and drinking beer. It was a PERFECT day on the mountain boasting tons of beautiful color and we topped it all off with pizza and beer (and my favorite caesar salad in Whatcom county!) at the North Fork Brewery. Take me back!