It was a smoky September morning and Niel and Alesha were enjoying a walk through Peace Arch Park. Posing as a product photographer for a puzzle company, I stopped them and asked if they would help me with a few shots. Niel and I had carefully planned the proposal in advance, and he got down on one knee after she read the puzzle's special message. She happily pulled off her mask, said yes, and we celebrated with an engagement session!
Megan and Joey got married on an autumn afternoon at Kirkland Marina Park, and you can view their micro wedding blog here. Wedding photos are best enjoyed in print, so they added a custom 10x10" album to their collection as well as two 8x8" duplicate albums to gift to their mothers. Duplicate albums are offered at a special price when ordered at the same time as a custom album, and they include a fabric color of the couple's choice. Megan and Joey chose a metallic silver cover with white debossed text for all three, and I'm thrilled to be able to share images of the finished products here! Album pricing and details can be found on our Album tab.
Megan and Joey got married on a November afternoon at Kirkland Marina Park. Their beautiful pups and a few close family members joined in for a micro wedding under the gazebo just as the autumn rain rolled in. I tagged along for two hours, and we celebrated with a cake cutting and portraits. I grew up in Kirkland and spent many summers at this park, and it was so special to be back for a wedding day!
Claire and Nate are engaged and I'm so excited to tag along for the journey! If these two look familiar, I photographed them back in 2016 at the same location. My style has grown and changed, but Claire and Nate are as silly and smiley as they were in our first session together. Their ability to focus on each other, not take the photos too seriously, laugh, and just enjoy each other's company led to genuinely happy photos full of memories. I can't wait to be a part of their wedding next summer!
Since Rebecca and Thomas's wedding consult took place over video call, their engagement session gave us a great opportunity to meet in person and get to know each other better! We took a walk through Fairhaven (my favorite area of Bellingham) and then drove down the street to Woodstock Farm for a view of the sunset.
Christianson's Nursery is a magical little garden venue in Mount Vernon, WA. It's where we got married, and it felt so special to be back for a few weddings this year! Shaylee and Danny celebrated with close family and friends on a July afternoon, and they embraced the ceremony rain with umbrellas and big smiles. Golden sunshine arrived just in time for first dances, a Saltadena cake cutting, and a sparkler exit outside the schoolhouse.
Jenny and Eric celebrated their recent proposal by booking an engagement session and a vacation to San Juan Island! It was important to them to capture the beauty that Washington has to offer, and we couldn't have picked a better day to do that. Growing up I loved visiting all the beaches, eating ice cream in Friday Harbor, and walking through the gardens in Roche Harbor. The islands will always be a special place to me, and I loved exploring Lime Kiln Park with these two!
Packed full of joyful candid moments and big smiles, I'm so excited to share this album of Katie and Colby's beautiful backyard wedding from August 2019! Albums include 20 thick layflat pages (10 spreads) with a hard cover in a linen or velvet color of your choice. Pictured here is a 12x12 album with a sage linen cover, debossed text, and white fill.
Over the course of a week, Hannah and Storm reached out to me about their wedding date, we booked and met over Zoom, and gathered together for a micro wedding at Hotel Bellwether in Bellingham, WA. The rainy September skies cleared just in time for their first look and portraits, and we ended their day with a sunset and champagne toast. I tagged along for five hours and it was a super sweet, relaxed day full of so much love. Scroll to see some of my favorites, and don't miss their pup Ghost watching her walk down the aisle!
After multiple changes in wedding dates and plans due to COVID restrictions, Jacelyn and Matt embraced a sweet, easy-going micro wedding at Lairmont Manor in Bellingham, and it was perfect. The gardens provided shade and glowing spots of sunshine throughout their ceremony, and their parents joined over Facetime for their first dance. These two were such a joy to work with, and I can't wait to join them next year for their reception!
My name is Caylie and I'm a Bellingham and Mount Vernon, WA wedding and engagement photographer. My husband Vinny is my go-to second shooter, and we love what we do. Read more about us here!