Kelsey and PJ married this weekend in a beautiful backyard wedding overlooking Bellingham Bay. It was such an honor to be invited back into this family after capturing her sister's wedding last summer. Everyone had a hand in creating this celebration for them. Her dad built the arch for their ceremony with flowers grown and arranged by their friends. In an emotional and powerful moment, each guest stood and shared promises to the couple before their own vows. Her sister's friends and in-laws set up the decor and worked the reception. With a relatively small guest count, they were able to spend time with all of them. It was a gorgeous day full of sweet moments, and for the first time I'm sharing the preview photos here with you all! Stay tuned for the rest!
Sarah and Joe celebrated their wedding at Liljebeck Farms in Woodinville! In between getting ready and their ceremony, we drove over to her parents' home for a first look and portraits in their beautiful garden. Their day was filled with big easy smiles, colorful summer florals, special details for their cat Kallie, Taylor Swift playlists, and a lively dance floor!
What a fun and colorful wedding! Hailey and Ross previously shared a small elopement but still wanted to celebrate with their friends and families. They gathered together at Van Wyck Farm in Bellingham, and every piece of their day felt relaxed and joyful. They greeted all of their guests for pre-ceremony cocktails, enjoyed an incredible appetizer bar from Black Sheep, and brought everyone onto the dance floor before dinner. Weddings contain so many optional elements, and I'm a big encourager that you can puzzle piece them together in whichever order feels best for you. Hailey's sister is a talented wedding planner from California, and she matched their upbeat wedding with a bright and juicy color palette! I can't wait for you all to see these...
Laughter! Looking back through Karen and Jake's wedding images, that's theme I see running throughout their entire gallery. These two radiated joy all day long and surrounded themselves with people who were ready to celebrate that. They included autumn colors, board games, a private first dance, baseball on the big screen at cocktail hour, and Sour Patch Kids to snack on in between it all. Scroll through and take a peek at 300 of my favorite images!
This was such a dreamy engagement session! Amanda, Casey, and I explored Hovander Park during golden hour in August. We included two outfits, the expansive grassy fields, tree-lined pathways, and all the colorful dahlias and sunflowers.
Morgan & Joe shared a small ceremony and large reception at Pemberton Farm in Snohomish, WA. They were present to greet all of their guests as they arrived, and this made for so many candid images full of joy, laughter, and big hugs! We moved into the hanger for dinner, toasts, and dancing. The space is adorned with dreamy white draping and twinkle lights, and it created such a beautiful, well-lit space for their evening. We finished with golden sunset portraits, yard games, and the sweetest little ice cream cart. Take a peek at all my favorites from their day here!
After photographing their engagement and wedding, I had the absolute joy of having Mackenzie and Bryan back for a couple's maternity session! Bryan booked these photos as a surprise Christmas gift for Mackenzie, and it was such an honor to be included in another big event in their lives. We've known each other for a decade now, and they'll always have an extra special place in our hearts!
What a fun Spring engagement session! We started by walking throughout the Village Green and cute alleys of Fairhaven. Still early in the morning, it felt like we had the town to ourselves! We captured all the twinkle lights and cherry blossoms, then took a short trip to Chuckanut Drive for part two. Woodstock has trails full of greenery and gorgeous view of Bellingham Bay. We left with so many sweet options for their save the dates, and I'm excited to share my favorites here!
The team at Wander Design + Planning knew this riverside wildflower wedding was going to be a dream! When their clients chose not to have their day photographed, Wander reached out to book detail-specific photography. Their designs included bright juicy colors like chartreuse and terra cotta, a floral ground installation at the ceremony, multiple lounges, and pressed-flower cakes. I had the best time capturing these images, and though this blog is different than what I normally share, I'm so excited for you all to see this one!
Flat lays are a beautiful way to capture many of your special details in one photo! Today I'm sharing all of my tips for making it happen...
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