The kind of love that Lauren and Dane have is exactly why I love my job. Spending the past three weeks re-living their wedding day over and over through editing has filled me up with so much joy: the way Lauren and Dane look at each other with so much appreciation and respect, how excited their families were for her to walk down the aisle, the endless supply of laughter at the reception... I love all of this. As a wedding photographer, I see it becoming more and more common for my clients' families and friends to spend the wedding day watching the ceremony and first dances behind a phone, or texting at the reception. Aside from how difficult that makes things for the photographer, it makes me sad that they're not enjoying these moments. The Siegfried wedding shows what everyone else is missing out on. I can feel their presence in these, and I hope you can, too. Get ready to feel some love!
Hair: Carma Jean
Catering: Brotha Dudes
Flowers: Triple Wren Farms
DJ: DJ Scoobalicious
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Roche Harbor is one of my very favorite places! My family and I liked to vacation there in the summer time, always stopping at their little street market for ice ream or grapefruit candy. I loveeeeed walking though their gardens and that gorgeous walkway, occasionally getting a glimpse of a sunny summer wedding. We took one of their scoot coupes across the island to the Pelindaba Lavender farm (it smells amazing!), visited Pop-eye the one-eyed seal, and witnessed some incredible sunsets during Colors. If you haven't been to Roche Harbor yet, I really recommend it! And if you're dreaming of getting married in a garden overlooking ocean, check it out!
These two invited only their closest family members to this beautiful backyard ceremony, and I'd say it turned out perfectly! They "all got married," exchanged hugs and rings, and shared a homemade brunch and dessert.
Erica and Jared live out of state, so we prepped for their Bellingham wedding over email. I met Erica a week before at our venue walk-through and Jared just hours before the ceremony! The cool thing about wedding photography though, is that it's so easy to get to know someone. The way their family talks to them, the kind of shoes they want to wear, finding out which part of the day they're most excited about, seeing the way they look at each other during their first look... We enjoyed a standing ceremony overlooking the islands and Bellingham Bay. Family members happy-cried all around us as Vinny and I captured their first moments together as husband and wife. They lined up for hugs, played soccer in the backyard, and enjoyed yummy treats from Barb's Pies Ferndale. It was a beautiful day, and I felt lucky to be a part of it!
This was my first styled shoot, and it was the perfect way to launch into busy season! Kestrel, Andrea, and I collaborated about the locations, details, and vendors, and I'm really happy with how our vision came to life. We couldn't have done it without the following Bellingham vendors who donated their time and talents. Thank you!
Kestrel, Andrea, and I put our ideas together for two Bellingham styled shoots, and I'm so happy with how they turned out! If you haven't heard of the following vendors, I really recommend checking out more of their work and hiring them for your next event!
Venue: Lairmont Manor
Dress and accessories: Alicia's Bridal
Hair: Hair by Areca
Makeup: Jade Madison Artistry
Floral: Erin Land Event & Floral Design
Model: Jade Adair
Film scans: Joe & Patience (though most are digital)
Click here to view the styled shoot with Sarah and Taylor!
I love being near the waves and marinas, and I grew up taking family vacations to the San Juans each summer. Caitlin and Nic's wedding reminded me so much of those trips, I'm anxious to go back! We started their first look near the docks (pictured below), took family portraits under the large dome window of the Bellingham Ferry Terminal, and walked across the street for wedding party photos. The old green and purple building was a perfect backdrop for the bridesmaids dresses. Scroll to see my favorites and click here to order prints from the full gallery!
Madison and Jimmy booked their wedding photography about a year and a half ago, and I have so enjoyed getting to know the two of them! Sweetness and silliness was written all over their faces at their Larrabee engagement session, and their wedding was even better. Madison and I checked in with each other often in the months leading up to the wedding, and we agreed we were most excited about the first look. It was priceless, and we all laughed, cried, and smiled ear-to-ear.
Megan and Jaeger planned a beautiful wedding at Bellewood Acres in Bellingham for after Megan put on the finishing touches in her parents' home in Lynden. From their cold Mt. Baker engagement session through the end of their windy August wedding, I felt so honored that they chose me to capture their moments! Vinny and I photographed this wedding together, and we hope you like it! If you haven't been to Bellewood Acres to pick apples or pumpkins, or to sip their amazing sparkling cider, I really recommend going this fall.