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.
Teresa and Jake have been so fun to work with, from start to finish! I feel so lucky that they chose me to capture their wedding day, full of love, color, hugs, and happy tears. Witnessing their first look and seeing the joy of their family members hugging at the end of the day were by far my favorite parts of the wedding, and I am so excited to share them! If you'd like to order prints from their special day, please visit their full online gallery, too.
Corrin and Gerek's families welcomed me into their sunny day at Woodstock Farm, and that always feels so special. As a wedding photographer, I get to know people for who they are but also for who they are with each other. The family dynamics, the laughter, the stories... I get to listen to how they met, watch them play with nieces and nephews, and see them put together the unique details that make the day theirs. This is the best job.
I met Rachel last summer as a photographer at her brother's wedding, and I had so much fun watching her family support her and John in the same way they did for Evan and Kim. Rachel and John didn't hold back their silliness in front of me, and that's what made their wedding day especially fun. Listening to the toasts from their friends and family and noticing their parents tear up during the ceremony showed just how loved they are, and I'm so happy I got to be a part of their day! A big thanks to my partner, Vinny, for second shooting for me.