Elyse and Jayson tied the knot overlooking the city of Seattle from Pacific Tower on a completely perfect Seattle summer evening. This magical location has everything from an urban feel to the city skyline and secret little hidden gardens. I knew this wedding would be something special after spending the afternoon learning so much about this awesome couple during their ferry-filled engagement session. The love and respect these two have for one another is so apparent, but it’s even more obvious that they LOVE to make each other laugh. This entire day was full of sweet emotions, big laughs, so many hugs and a beautiful couple making their forever commitment together!
Brittany and Eli’s big day at the Bellwether Hotel happened to take place during one of the smoggiest summer days due to the wildfires that were burning in Canada at the time. Many people get concerned about what these kinds of weather conditions will do to photos, but in all honesty- it’s kind of wonderful. Not that I am happy about our beautiful forests being destroyed AT ALL, but the smoke actually filters the sunshine on a hot summer day to create a really even and lovely situation for photography.
This colorful group was a lot of fun and despite the weather it was an absolutely beautiful afternoon on Bellingham Bay!
I had the unique opportunity to get to know Belle and John for a bit over a year before their wedding ever arrived which certainly isn’t the case with every couple I work with. Their engagement session up at Mount Baker in the Heather Meadows area was just a little taste of the fun ahead. Belle is actually my dental hygienist and when she asked me about photographing her big day, handing me a new toothbrush and complimentary floss, I couldn’t have been more flattered. Note: I am totally one of those weirdos that love going ot the dentist and it’s only so much better ever since i started going to Sweet Tooth Family Dentistry! I can’t recommend them enough!
Well, when their special day rolled around it was nothing short of magical. Belle has one of those big grins that brings smiles to all the others faces in the room in an instant and watching these two, surrounded by their closest friends and family, so joyfully floating through this big occasion was amazing. Evergreen Gardens is a fantastic venue full of color, flowers and MANY different backdrops. Pizzazza NEVER fails to impress me with their elegant pizza spread and mouth watering salads. There was laughter, cake smashing and lots of yard games - my fav! Other vendor shout outs that made this day awesome: Florals by Pozie by Natalie, Makeup by Ashley Lee Beauty and Hair by Brooklyn Matthysse!
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