Christianson's Nursery is a magical little garden venue in Mount Vernon, WA. It's where we got married, and it felt so special to be back for a few weddings this year! Shaylee and Danny celebrated with close family and friends on a July afternoon, and they embraced the ceremony rain with umbrellas and big smiles. Golden sunshine arrived just in time for first dances, a Saltadena cake cutting, and a sparkler exit outside the schoolhouse.
Jenny and Eric celebrated their recent proposal by booking an engagement session and a vacation to San Juan Island! It was important to them to capture the beauty that Washington has to offer, and we couldn't have picked a better day to do that. Growing up I loved visiting all the beaches, eating ice cream in Friday Harbor, and walking through the gardens in Roche Harbor. The islands will always be a special place to me, and I loved exploring Lime Kiln Park with these two!
Packed full of joyful candid moments and big smiles, I'm so excited to share this album of Katie and Colby's beautiful backyard wedding from August 2019! Albums include 20 thick layflat pages (10 spreads) with a hard cover in a linen or velvet color of your choice. Pictured here is a 12x12 album with a sage linen cover, debossed text, and white fill.
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, and I can't wait to join them next year for their reception!
Carla and Kevin chose to take their engagement photos among the greenhouses, gardens, and schoolhouse of Christianson's Nursery in Mount Vernon. Christianson's Nursery is one of my favorite places to be, and it doubles as a small wedding venue! Vinny and I got married behind the schoolhouse a couple years ago, surrounded by hydrangeas, rose gardens, and our closest family and friends. It photographs beautifully, and I highly recommend it if you're planning a small celebration or portrait session!
Caitlin and Alex gathered with their closest family and friends for a short-notice ceremony at Lowman Beach Park. It was a sunny October afternoon full of love, laughter, and sweet candid moments (all of my favorite things)! If you're thinking about eloping or planning a small outdoor ceremony, we live in such a beautiful area for these types of celebrations—no decorations needed. Scroll to see the highlights from this special day!
Anticipating that an upcoming stay-home order could cancel their March wedding, Keegan and Tara eloped early and postponed their reception for a later date. 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.
After spending a year and a half apart during Tara's mission trip, Keegan and Tara are engaged! We celebrated with an engagement session at St. Edwards Park where we took their first portraits together two years ago. Scroll to see a handful of my favorites from this happy rainy day!
Gretchen and Ryan hosted a backyard wedding on a beautiful July evening, surrounded by their closest family and friends. They put so much time and love into preparing the home, lawn, and garden in the months before the wedding, investing all of their wedding-prep into something long lasting for their family. A majority of the vendors were friends of theirs, and though I only met them a few times before their wedding day, they were so intentional about welcoming me in. Pozie by Natalie brought color to their ceremony and reception, close friends officiated and prepared an incredible meal, and her father drew the renovation process of their home for unforgettable save the dates and invitations. I'm so thankful to be a part of celebrations like these and to capture these moments for my clients to keep for a lifetime. Keep scrolling to view my favorites from Gretchen and Ryan's special day!
My name is Caylie and I'm a Bellingham and Mount Vernon, WA wedding and engagement photographer. My husband Vinny is my go-to second shooter, and we love what we do. Read more about us here!