A couple of Anna and Riley's friends surprised them by booking rehearsal dinner photography. They knew there was no better wedding gift than photos of these special memories! I arrived to their backyard celebration before dinner, captured candids and spontaneous portrait requests, and then we went right into toasts shortly after everyone was seated. Their parents shared stories and thank you's, and loved ones performed ukulele as the sun set. Anna and Riley are two of the nicest people, and it was such a joy to spend some extra time with them before their wedding!
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!
Your wedding day was full of so many special moments, and it probably all went by so fast. Now your photos are ready, and it's time to sit down and enjoy them! I know you're excited and it would be easy to quickly open them up before your partner even gets home, but I promise it's worth the wait. For couples looking to make an extra special experience out of opening these memories for the first time, here are some tips!
Madison and Michael now live on the East Coast and are traveling across the country for a Pacific Northwest engagement and wedding! They both grew up here, and Larrabee State Park was the perfect place to capture the feeling of Washington. It was such a beautiful morning for their photos, and I can't wait to get them back in front of the camera for their upcoming wedding!
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!
Danielle and Clay love spending time in the outdoors, so we drove up to Mount Baker to capture that sense of adventure in their engagement portraits! It was a gorgeous day at the end of September, and all of the bright reds and oranges really popped against the dreamy foggy sky. It makes me so happy to know they have these joyful photos together for their home and save-the-dates, and I can't wait for their Bellingham wedding later this year!
We carried on with this North Cascades couple session rain or shine! That choice gave us the entire lake to ourselves and a lighthearted, adventurous feeling in all their images. We spent their session laughing, giving big hugs, running around the beach, and even taking an unexpected leap into the water at the end. October leaves sprinkled the scenery with pops of orange, and I loved the way the layers of clouds connected all the distant hills together. Scroll through for some of my favorites!
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!
Jessa and Brendan are getting married! They wanted to capture the last of the Fall colors at their November engagement session. We took a walk through a favorite park, included their pup for a few portraits, and popped a bottle of champagne to celebrate. Jessa and I both grew up in Kirkland, and it was so fun to meet Brendan and get to know them as a couple before their upcoming wedding!
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!