I'm a big advocate for mixing up tradition and having fun with your wedding plans. Marla and Matt chose to have a brunch wedding at the Bellingham Ferry Terminal complete with a waffle bar, fruit, scones, quiche, bacon, and donuts. We started their day with a first look and portraits down the street at Marine Park, and we included their dog for a few special photos, too. It was a smoky August morning, and the pink tint from the sun tied in beautifully with Marla's blush dress from Belle Bridal. Scroll to see my favorites from this colorful, happy day!
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.
Mia and Berkly shared a colorful July wedding at Lairmont Manor, decorated with bright summer florals from Pozie by Natalie. After a sunny ceremony on the lawn, they celebrated with a family style meal. I don't see this serving style often, and it was a beautiful way to bring their loved ones together! Scroll to see my favorites from their wedding day, and then take a look at their Bellingham engagement session and guestbook.
Rebecca and Thomas married on a Tuesday afternoon in September at Lairmont Manor. Their bright yellow flowers added a beautiful pop of color to the rainy day! We stayed dry with a first look under the greenery, portraits using my clear umbrella and the covered walkways, an indoor ceremony, and a dinner under Lairmont's tent on the front patio. It was a joy to work with these two again, and you can view their Bellingham engagement session here.
Claire and Matt shared a "we still do" ceremony and reception at Hotel Bellwether after eloping in 2020. This venue overlooks the bay, perfect for showing off the Bellingham scenery for their loved ones. Despite a forecast of thunderstorms, it was a bright, sunny September day--and a beautiful way to end my summer wedding season!
Albert and Jane have spent the past year visiting each other at Peace Arch Park. Like many couples who met before the pandemic, the border closures have prevented them from crossing to see one another. Peace Arch Park is a special place that's considered neutral ground between Washington and Canada. It's a place where loved ones can come together for walks and picnics, and I'm grateful that we still have a spot to be able to capture celebrations like engagements. View some of my favorites below!
We celebrated Boo & Ky's engagement with a walk through two of their favorite spots in Bellingham, Fairhaven and Boulevard Park! I loved the special details they included and the variety of their outfits. They thoughtfully incorporated pieces from family, a handmade paper bouquet, a favorite comic book, and colors that they plan to include in their wedding. Scroll to see my favorites!
Erika and Hunter celebrated their Fall wedding with a small ceremony and reception at Semiahmoo Resort. It was a cold afternoon, but we got to enjoy beautiful golden sunshine all day long. I loved the yellow buildings, expansive ocean views, their their cozy fireplace ceremony!
Their officiant, Shannon (Tall Red Head Girl), is one of my all time favorite vendors and officiated our own wedding several years ago! If you're looking for a funny and experienced officiant who will create a joyful ceremony customized to your story, I highly recommend Shannon.
Mia & Berkly's engagement album will be twice special to look back on after their friends and family fill the pages with best wishes at their wedding! We took these photos to celebrate their choice to get married, and it's only fitting that these images be printed with the dual purpose of a guestbook at their wedding. If you've been looking for a practical excuse to order an album of your engagement photos, this is it! Pictured here is a sage linen cover and the new 8x8 size, available for portrait sessions and duplicate albums. View more album details, samples, and videos here!
Mia and Berkly celebrated their engagement with a two-location session at some of their favorite places in Bellingham. Pictured here is part one at Elizabeth Park. It was a rare sunny February afternoon, and I loved the golden light glowing through the trees. Can't wait to create a guestbook album with these images!
My name is Caylie and I'm a Bellingham and Mount Vernon, WA wedding and engagement photographer. I love what I do!