After a decade of love, Hannah and Ash finally eloped along the Washington Coast! We made the five hour drive from the Bellingham area the day before and did a walkthrough together to visualize our plans. On the morning of their wedding, we started with a sunrise ceremony and quiet vows, followed by a first dance and portraits along the beach. It was just the two of them, their officiant, myself, and my second witness, and it was beautiful. These two have been engaged as long as I can remember, and witnessing their happy tears and laughter has my heart absolutely full of joy. Scroll through to view my favorites!
Mikaela and Grant married at the Seattle Washington Temple on a sunny May afternoon. We began their photography with a celebratory exit from the temple and finished with family and couple portraits. I love that this location has so many beautiful spaces for loved ones to gather together for photos just steps away from the parking lot!
Lacey and Elliott got married at Christianson's Nursery on a sunny August afternoon. New safety precautions impacted their original wedding plans, but they couldn't imagine not getting married. Christianson's served as the perfect setting for their intimate ceremony. Between the blooming gardens, twinkle lights, and the floral décor, this Mount Vernon micro wedding looked anything but last-minute. We're looking forward to joining them again for their larger wedding celebration!
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!
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!
Anticipating that an upcoming stay-home order could cancel their March wedding, Keegan and Tara eloped a week early. They exited the Seattle Washington Temple all smiles, surrounded by their parents and a few other close family members. It was a beautiful day full of so much love, and I hope it helps spread a little joy and hope to other couples getting married this year.
Larrabee State Park is a perfect location for tiny outdoor weddings and elopements, especially for those who want to embrace all the beauty that Bellingham has to offer. Sarah and Michael booked photography with me after attending Bryan and Mackenzie's wedding, and I'm so glad they did! The contrast between these two celebrations just goes to show that weddings come in all types and sizes. Whether couples have a handful of guests or over 300, whether it rains or shines, being a wedding photographer is the best job, and I'm so happy and thankful to be a part of these special moments.
My name is Caylie and I'm a Bellingham and Mount Vernon, WA wedding and engagement photographer. I love what I do!