One year after their fall micro wedding, Megan and Joey booked a Bellingham Airbnb and an anniversary photography session to celebrate! We used the beach outside their rental, included their dogs Newton and Gordon for portraits, and then let them run and play in the water. They made such a fun trip out of it, including stopping by the bakery that made their wedding cake, and I love knowing that these photos will remind them of all it.
In addition to Erika being my go-to hair stylist, Erika and Chris are both partial owners of their family business, Appel Farms. When we talked about a location for their anniversary portraits, they knew there was no place they'd be happier than at their farm. They brought their dogs, we threw a few sticks, and left with a huge gallery of photos and some sweet memories, too. If you love dogs and golden hour, this blog is for you!
Erika styled her hair herself, and her sister-in-law Beauty by Elizabeth Marie did a gorgeous job on her golden makeup. I couldn't recommend them more for your next portrait session or wedding!
When Jack sent me an email asking if we would photograph him and his new puppy on Mount Baker for their first Christmas card, the answer was a big fat YES!! The reindeer antlers, gift wrap, and Snuggie were icing on the cake, and we loved designing a custom Elf-themed card for Jack to send out to friends and family.
Bellingham & Seattle Engagement Wedding and Anniversary Photographer, Trinity Tree Farm: Chrissie, Andrew, Salem, and Jude
I've had the pleasure of photographing Chrissie and Andrew twice now (remember their snowy engagement session?). Each time, Chrissie tells me she's not photogenic, and each time I leave with so many sweet photos of the two of them laughing, hugging, and enjoying each other's company. That's the main reason I started focusing my business on couples (and the families they create over the years). It's pretty easy to smile for a solo photo, but it's easier to really mean it when your arms are wrapped around someone whom you're absolutely feel-like-your-face-is-going-to-fall-off-from-smiling-so-much in love with. I started my photography business with "smile and look at me" posing and slowly evolved into "don't look at me unless I tell you to." Stories, real laughter, and interactions are way more fun in the moment, and they're much sweeter to look back on, too.
The only thing better than celebrating an engagement, is celebrating an engagement and becoming a little family. Hannah, Dan, and their puppy Lenny arrived to Bellewood Acres dusted in an early November snow, and it was a magical way to welcome in the holidays!
My name is Caylie and I'm a Bellingham and Mount Vernon, WA wedding and engagement photographer. I love what I do!