This session was recently featured on PNWeddings, and I am so excited to finally be able to share the images! Last year I photographed a beautiful wedding for two of my clients and their three-month-old son. Looking back on it now, it would have been so fun to do a bridal session before the wedding, and better yet, include her son in the photos. So when one of my very best friends and her son stumbled upon a wedding dress in her size at Ragfinery for only $10, we knew we had to do something with it! I held Kai in my arms when he was only six days old, and Alannya has rocked as a mom from day one. Seeing their connection grow over the past two years has brought me so much joy. We set up a styled bridal shoot with Hair by Leah, Tracy Li Makeup, and Foothills Flowers and watched this idea come to life!
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.
I've known Kai since he was six days old, and I feel so lucky I get to capture these moments for his family. To celebrate his second birthday, I followed him around Boulevard Park on a Tuesday morning for sweet father-son photos. It wouldn't be a Kai-session without handfuls of rocks and noses covered in whipped cream. :)
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!
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!
After weeks of rescheduling due to weather, Chrissie, Andrew, and I decided to embrace Bellingham's second round of snow days, and I'm so glad we did! The trees at Sunset Pond were dusted with snow and the trails were white and fluffy—a sweet and magical-looking combination with these soft pinks and blue-greys! And Chrissie was all smiles, despite the freezing temperatures in her heels and dress. I can't wait to watch these two get married!
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.
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.