Lauren and Ben share a love for the outdoors! They incorporated natural elements throughout their big wedding, and when an anniversary session on Mount Baker was suggested, they were all in! We started with a casual outfit and then changed into their full wedding day attire. It was special to see all these pieces again, like Ben's hummingbird socks and Lauren's beautifully detailed dress. They even brought a framed photo from their wedding portraits to include at the end. Anniversary sessions are a fun way to extend the wedding experience, to feel present and free of distractions, and to celebrate one year of marriage with your partner!
If you're looking for a Bellingham wedding venue that perfectly captures the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest, this is it! Elisabeth and Edward married at Woodstock Farm, a primarily outdoor venue along Chuckanut Drive. They got ready at the house on-site with their closest friends, took portraits throughout the trees and small trails, and took advantage of the waterfront views as a backdrop for their ceremony. Their celebration was heartfelt and full of joy, and I had the best time catching all the candid moments they were so present for. These two are so loved, and it shows! Look closely and you'll find the bride's handmade pottery, including the table vases and the little stars that added so much magic to their arbor. Combined with flowers from my good friend Adina of Tangled Roots Floral, this wedding was a dream to be a part of!
There are so many beautiful places in Bellingham to capture Fall colors, and the end of October was perfect for this Lake Padden engagement session! It was important to Sadie and Tyler to include their dog Cedar, and I fell in love with him instantly. Adrienne from Wags Down the Aisle provided professional pet care and made it a fun, easy experience for everyone! She kept him safe and spoiled while we focused on couple portraits, and then helped him smile at the camera for photos of them as a family. Scroll through for some of my favorites!
Beaux and Ky shared a sunny March wedding at Bellingham's Lairmont Manor. After two postponements throughout the pandemic, it was such a joy to finally celebrate them! They chose a comic themed wedding with a bold color palette, handmade wooden and comic paper flowers, and a variety of personal touches like their custom Funko cake toppers. Ky surprised their grandpa with matching Marvel socks, and other family members joined in on the fun with special pins, suspenders, and bowties.
What a dreamy day! These two shared a beautiful garden wedding full of thoughtful details, meaningful moments with loved ones, and the most incredible golden fall colors. The entire day featured the bride's personally designed flower arrangements and tiny origami cranes inspired from a favorite storybook. Located at my all time favorite venue, it was so special for the two of us to be back where we got married, and to photograph all of these memories for them!
Chelsea and Andrew married at a Brockman Farm, a new wedding venue in Snohomish, WA! This space has expansive greenery, beautiful trees and shade, a pond view, and a newly renovated reception room. It was the perfect spot to host all of their friends and family, and to celebrate this next step in their lives together! It's been such a joy being a part of their journey, and you can find their engagement session here.
Kelsey and PJ married in a backyard wedding overlooking Bellingham Bay! It was such an honor to be invited back into this family again after capturing her sister's big wedding last summer. These two weddings were the perfect example that it's possible to have a fun, relaxed day no matter the guest count. Attitude is everything, and this group arrived ready to celebrate and make some memories! All of Kelsey and PJ's loved ones had a hand in creating this event for them. Her dad built the arch for their ceremony using flowers grown and arranged by their friends. Kelsey's sister's friends and in-laws set up the decor and worked the reception. PJ's brother officiated, and in a surprise emotional moment, each guest stood and shared promises to the couple before their own vows. It was an incredibly special day, and I'm so excited to share some of my favorites here!
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 the 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 my favorite images!
My name is Caylie and I'm a Bellingham and Mount Vernon, WA wedding and engagement photographer. I love what I do!