Monday, August 25, 2008

Amy & Colin: Lovin' Life

For a little glimpse into the lives of Amy and Colin, look no further than this first photo! They are two of the most youthful, fun-loving, laid-back, go-with-the-flow-no-matter-what, people that I know.

Their story began in a little town out in Seymour, Indiana. They were both working at a summer youth camp run by Spring Hill (which coincidentally, I also worked at one summer when I was in college!) Over the course of the summer, they began to spend more and more time together, all the while denying that there was anything going on, both to their friends and apparently to themselves!

As I listened to their story I couldn't help but laugh because I saw so much of myself in it. I was close friends with Airika for over 5 years before I admitted to anyone that I "might" like her. This despite the fact that I had been faithfully hand writing letters back and forth with her for 3 years by that point!

Anyway, at some point, they also came to their senses and embraced what had been staring them in the face all this time, and here they are...

Amy and Colin, Airika and I are absolutely thrilled for you guys, and we can't wait to see what is in store for you!


Friday, August 22, 2008

Kelly and Patrick: Fashion Aftershoot

You may remember Kelly & Pat from one of their 2 awesome engagement sessions, or perhaps from their gorgeous wedding at The Canal last April. Well, as it so happened, it snowed in Seattle on Kelly & Pat's wedding day, which meant that their dreams of sunny outdoor portraits were thwarted. So, they contacted us and asked if they could do a post-wedding photo shoot, and we happily agreed!

We worked with Kelly & Pat to plan the theme of their session and decided that the Fairmont-Olympic Hotel in downtown Seattle and the University of Washington campus would be the best surroundings for the images we were hoping to create. Well, the weather and our locations did not disappoint and we were even lucky enough to sneak a couple of quick photos inside a cute little cafe AND the UW library, which were rare treats indeed!

Kelly & Pat, thank you for a fabulous day and for your patience while we worked on your images. We are so excited about all of them and can't wait to see them in print!

Kelly & Pat, you are gorgeous & amazing! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to work with you yet again!

Airika & Gerald

P.S. We love love LOVE photographing Fashion Aftershoots! If you've been thinking about scheduling your own session, please let us know soon. We still have a couple of weekend dates open in September & October and we'd love to help you plan your session!

Artistic Wedding Photography

Monday, August 18, 2008

B&R Slideshow

Ceremony: Trinity Episcopal Parish
Flowers: Pike Place Market
Cake: Jen's Desserts
Wedding Stationary: B3 Designs
Catering: Kaspar's
Reception Coordination: Invisible Hostess
Dress: David's Bridal
Bride and Grooms rings: Blue Nile

Click here to view the full sized slidshow in it's own window.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Samantha & Jonathan

Beautiful. What else can I say? Samantha and Jonathan totally rocked it! If I had the free time to blog 50 photos from this session I would, but alas...
We hit up a few really cool locations in their neck of the woods--Cal Anderson Park, the cute little pea patch that they've started together, and the rooftop of Jonathan's Seattle appartment.

Most people, (myself included) are not comfortable in front of a camera. Samantha, however, is not most people. What a killer look!

Congrats Samantha and Jonathan!!! We're looking forward to your wedding in a few weeks!

Friday, August 08, 2008

Jordan & Ty: Life

Meet Jordan & Ty. Jordan likes to laugh. and smile. at Ty. Ty adores Jordan. They are a perfect match.

I love it when a couple's love for each other is so evident that I can't stop smiling the entire time I am shooting their session. That was the way it was with Jordan and Ty. From the moment we met them, we knew that they were the right match for us and we couldn't wait to get them in front of our cameras.

Jordan & Ty, we had a blast with you and can't wait to photograph your wedding in Maui next May. Enjoy your photos!

Jordan is not only a rockin' model, she also has a knack for photography. Check out this photo she took of Gerald and I.

Thanks for such a great time, guys! We should do it again sometime. ;)


Destination Wedding Photographers

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Marie & Brian: The Slideshow!

Marie & Brian are wonderful, fun, beautiful people and their wedding was a true reflection of them! Their wedding day boasted clear blue skies and Marie & Brian enjoyed every single minute of it. Not only that, but all of their vendors were fantastic, so if you're looking for some top-quality vendors in the Mt. Vernon/Burlington area, check out these guys:

Wedding Venue: Hope Island Inn, La Conner
Reception Venue: Skagit Golf & Country Club, Burlington
Officiant: Rosie Robles
Bridal: Belle Bridal
Floral Design: Jungle Luv

Marie & Brian, thank you so much for your friendship and for the oportunity you gave us to capture your special day. Enjoy your slideshow!

To view your slideshow in its own screen, click here.

If you were a guest at the wedding, and would like to receive a free print credit and be notified when all of their images are online, please click here and follow the instructions.

Marie & Brian, thank you for being so AWESOME!! We wish you a long life together of happiness and fun!

Airika & Gerald

Pacific Northwest Wedding Photographers

Friday, August 01, 2008

B & R--A preview

B (names protected for privacy) is hands-down one of the most creative people I know. She had her hand in just about every detail of her wedding--the bouquets, invations, programs, reception design (including seating cards, table runners, menus, photos, table arrangements) and starfish favors--were all perfectly coordinated by B. I am 100% serious when I say that she could have a VERY successful wedding planning and event design business!!!

And, lest you think that B is the only creative one in the family, R is a photographer and every room in their home is decorated with beautiful landscapes and scenes from around the world. As you can imagine, these two creatives were a ton of fun to work with!

Thanks for a great day, B & R. It's a pleasure to share our anniversary with you! :)

Airika & Gerald

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