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!
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!
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!
Anna and Riley shared a sunny July wedding at the Hotel Bellwether in Bellingham. They both have a love of boats and being out on the water, and this was the perfect waterfront venue to include that for all their friends and family. Some even boated to the wedding, giving us opportunities to use the marina for portraits. We had a big group, and everyone showed up ready to celebrate, laugh, and make memories. This made for great candids throughout the entire evening, and an incredible dance floor! This blog is an extra long one, and I'm happy to finally share so many of my favorites with you all!
Lauren and Ben wanted a photographer who would preserve the bright, bold colors of their wedding day, and we had so much fun being a part of it all! They got married in July at Creekside Celebrations, a new wedding venue in Sedro Woolley, WA. It's a short drive off the freeway between Bellingham and Mount Vernon, and it was the perfect place to host their friends and family! Many loved ones spent the weekend camping on the property, enjoying the beauty of the creek and evergreen trees. The entire day was full of laughter and happy tears, and I'm so excited to finally share some of my favorites here with you all!
Ash & Sherryl's loved ones flew from around the world to be together for their wedding day! We started with portraits and a ceremony at St. Louise Catholic Church in Bellevue, followed by a small second ceremony in the home. Everyone changed into new outfits and came back together for a reception at the Redmond Ridge Community & Event Center. Desert Bloom Floral Designs filled the room with colorful flowers, Chutney's provided an incredible Indian meal, and DJ Surge got everyone on the dance floor for a fun, joyful evening. It was a beautiful celebration, and I'm so grateful I got to be a part of it!
Valerie & Tara booked me for their wedding years ago, and I've been looking forward to this ever since their engagement session! They chose to get married at Lairmont Manor on a fall afternoon, serving a spread of appetizers and desserts to their family and friends. They incorporated red elements throughout their celebration to honor Chinese traditions, such as the custom sash on Tara's dress. These two are clearly so happy together, and it was an absolute joy to be a part of their day!
My name is Caylie and I'm a Bellingham and Mount Vernon, WA wedding and engagement photographer. I love what I do!