Nearly all of my time in the fall is spent outdoors shooting wedding photos for amazing couples in love. I couldn’t believe how perfectly colorful this tree was for Laura and Matt last weekend!
I often have a hard time narrowing down my favorite wedding photos for a blog post, and it’s especially so when the photos convey real, emotional moments. That was most definitely the case with Patricia and Kirsten’s Fort Worden wedding. How could I not begin this post with a good series of photos showing the blissful joy of their first look? How could I not include multiple real moments from their emotional ceremony at Battery Tolles Bluff? And how could I not include a bundle of images from their exuberant New Orleans style Second Line procession from ceremony to reception? I simply had to share them all. These two LOVE to dance. Their reception even included an organized line dance that packed the dance floor. Patricia and Kirsten – congratulations to you!!
Ceremony Venue: Battery Tolles Bluff, Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, WA / Reception Venue: USO Hall, Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, WA / Second photographer: Vanessa Simpson / Wedding Dress: Mori Lee / Florist: Friend of the couple / Cake: Friend of the couple
Kristine and Michael’s wedding reflected a perfectly timeless and romantic style with classic black tuxes, blush pink and champagne florals, and one show-stopping wedding dress. With the details so elegantly designed, I felt lucky to be able to focus on so many real moments of love between these two and their families. Some of my favorite moments included the joy in Kristine’s mom’s eyes as she helped Kristine into her dress, a little giggle Kristine let out while reading a card from Michael, the glances they made to each other during their ceremony (which was officiated by the same priest that presided over Michael’s parents’ wedding!), and how the night was just so full of energy as their reception dancing went on and on. I also loved their traveling love story – how they began dating while studying abroad in Rome, and got engaged in the Bahamas. So romantic! Congratulations, Kristine and Mike!
Ceremony: St. William the Abbot / Reception Venue: Westbury Manor / Second photographer: Erika Koop / Videographer: JL Productions / Hair/Makeup: Tiffany Hayden / Wedding Dress: Enzoani / Shoes: J Crew / Bridesmaid Dresses: J Crew / Florist: Flowers by Brian / DJ: Body Rock / Anniversary Wine Guest Book: Handmade by the Couple
Dasha and Matt were married in the sweetest little chapel ceremony, and their country club reception that was so colorful and joyful. I absolutely loved hearing how much their family and friends adore these two – each of their champagne toasts was such a wonderful and heartfelt tribute to the couple. There was a lot of sparkle in Dasha’s shoes, but also in her smile. I’m not sure I’ve seen a happier bride!
Ceremony: Trinity Chapel / Reception Venue: Bartlett Hills Country Club / Second photographer: Veronica Hinojosa / Videographer: Hi Guchi Films / Hair/Makeup: Pin Me Up / Wedding Dress Designer: Mori Lee
My late-summer weddings took me from Seattle to New York to Washington’s Olympic Peninsula to Chicago and back again. I’m so glad I do what I do, and thankful to have incredible clients to make all of that travel exciting. As I complete many beautiful weddings and reveal them to my lovely couples, you’ll see a lot of pretty coming to the blog!