Happy Valentine’s Day to all you love birds out there! Valentine’s Day is historically one of the most popular days to get engaged, so I wanted to share some of my very favorite engagement ring shots today- Including my very own! I mean, who can resist a beautiful piece of bling!? I do my absolute best to be sure I get a great detail shots of the engagement and weddings rings at both my e-sessions and on the big day!
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
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!
Jardin Del Sol is a beautiful little garden venue tucked away in the lovely Snohomish, Washington area and offers SO many fantastic backdrops all within steps of the main venue area. Each time I’ve had the opportunity to shoot here the space has been immaculately kept and full of color.
As often happens on wedding days in all the hustle and bustle, the bride and groom were running behind schedule- so what to do, you ask? Well, you don’t panic and you step up your detail game! The combination of the lush greenery of Jardin Del Sol and the many details Angela and Luis had worked hard to put together for their special day, there was plenty to photograph. As the couple arrived we were all geared up and ready to focus right on them as the day began to unfold.
Angela’s daughter was the flower girl for their big day and it was so sweet to watch the two girls get ready together and share some really special moments before walking down the aisle. It was a very emotional ceremony for this couple who had been together for several years and begun building a life together long before their official wedding ceremony, but they certainly know how to party after all the tears had been dried! The dance floor was full of fun on this beautiful summer evening in the Pacific Northwest. <3