Sunday, October 26, 2008

Gina & Greg's Wedding at the Golf Club at Newcastle

Venue: The Golf Club at Newcastle
Wedding Gown & Bridesmaid Dresses:Bellevue Bridal
Bridal Hair: Katie Virnoche, Mollie Michelle Salon
Wedding Coordination: Heather Sharpe, A Sharpe Occasion
Cake Artist: Crem De La Crème
Event & Floral Design: Rented Elegance

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Get Hitched, Give Hope: Tomorrow Night!

Hello blog friends!

Tomorrow night, Gerald and I will be attending a Bridal Event called
Get Hitched, Give Hope! It's a fabulous cocktail party fundraiser happening on October 23 at the Dome Room of the Arctic Club in Seattle. Brides, grooms, and guests will have the opportunity to indulge in sips and sweets while they mingle with wedding vendors, shop for gorgeous wedding day goods, and give to a great cause.

Some of Seattle's wedding professionals will be donating their services for a silent auction, and brides will be able to get wedding services that they need, all while giving back to a great cause: the proceeds from the silent auction go to
Brides Against Breast Cancer and the Making Memories Foundation. Even though there were no more booth/donation spaces left for photographers, we wanted to show our support for the cause, so if any of our current brides attend, we have a little something that we'd like to give you. :)

With your help, the founders of Get Hitched, Give Hope, hope to raise $50,000 to grant wishes for breast cancer patients and their families. Please join us to toast to this wonderful cause!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Emily Robert: A preview

If you've ever heard someone talk about childlike faith, Emily & Robert's love for each other is kind of like that. It's selfless, grace-filled, full of hope, and always seeking to find the best in the other. I was so touched by the raw sincerity of their love, that I was brought to tears several times on their wedding day.

Emily & Robert, hold on to the true gift of love that you share. It is truly special and inspiring.


P.S. If you were a guest at Emily & Robert's wedding, click here.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Elizabeth & Steven: Engaged

Several weeks ago, Elizabeth and Steven invited us out on a little trip to Bainbridge Island to take their engagement photos. It was a beautiful late-summer day, and the time literally flew by as we explored the shores and streets of Bainbridge--shooting photos, drinking mochas, and enjoying the sunshine as we went. In fact, we were having so much fun hanging out with them, that we actually left one of our camera bags in a coffee shop somewhere along the way! We didn't even realize it until our ferry to Seattle was pulling away from the dock! Somehow, Airika convinced them to back up the boat to let her off,while I went on ahead with Elizabeth and Steven. Ok, ok, maybe they didn't have to back up the boat, but they did have to radio the captain for permission to lower the ramp that had already been raised for departure. We are so glad that Elizabeth and Steven have a great sense of humor! :)

Elizabeth and Steven, thanks for a wonderful day--we cannot wait to photograph your Christmastime wedding!


Seattle Lifestyle Photography

Friday, October 17, 2008

Anna & Eric's Wedding Slideshow

I'll never forget the day that we received an inquiry email from Anna. She wrote us a long, beautiful letter about how she cried during her visit to our website and how, from the moment she saw our images, she knew that we were THE photographers for her wedding. Then she encouraged us to visit her wedding website so that we could see photos of her and Eric and read their engagement story. Even before I read their moving love story, I was hooked by the beautiful melody of the song that Eric had written for his bride. It is only fitting that I now share that song with you in their wedding slideshow.

Anna & Eric, thank you for giving us a wedding photography experience that we will not soon forget. Your love for each other is inspiring.

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

Wedding Gown: Maggie Sottero
Anna's Jewelry: Her grandmother's vintage
Anna's Veil/Hat: Vintage inspired; created by Anna, her mom, and her Matron of Honor
Men's Attire: Vintage Costumers
Florist: Flowers on 15th
Ceremony Venue: All Pilgrim's Christian Church
Reception Venue: Daughters of the American Revolution House

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Gina and Greg's Wedding: A Preview

Gina & Greg's wedding at The Golf Club at Newcastle was amazing! We were blessed with a beautiful day and lots of time for photos. Enjoy this little preview, and stay tuned for Gina & Greg's slideshow in a couple of weeks!

I love this quiet moment between Gina & Greg.

I'm not sure if Gerald and the guys were supposed to be on the golf course, but this image was worth the risk.

Gina's veil insisted upon flying with the wind. So, we decided to take it off and have some fun with it!

If you were a guest at the wedding, please click here to be notified when all of their photos are ready, and to receive a complimentary print credit.

Congratulations Gina & Greg! We've had so much fun working with you!


--edit--OK, I just had to add one more!!!

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Samanthan and Jonathan

Samantha and Jonathan celebrated their wedding with a intimate gathering of friends and family at DeLille Cellars--a beautiful, and little known gem of a location only minutes away from us in Woodinville, WA. As much and Airika and I love traveling to new and exotic locations for weddings, it was a special treat to photograph such a beautiful wedding so close to home!

I really like this photo that Airika grabbed shortly before their ceremony. The striking thing to me is that the only editing that has been done to this image is a contrast adjustment. She created the toning, the texture and the soft feel of this image by shooting through a thin, transparent curtain hanging in the doorway of this room... silently capturing the mood and the feeling of their last quiet moment together before forever joining themselves as husband and wife.

If you were a guest at Samantha & Jonathan's wedding, please click here to receive a complimentary print credit and to be notified when all of their images are ready.

Congratulations Samantha and Jonathan! Your slideshow is coming soon...


Woodinville Wedding Photographer

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Becky & Ryan: New Life on Catalina

As promised, Becky & Ryan's slideshow has arrived! The Southern California sun, the sea, and a couple passionately in love--what more could a wedding photographer ask for? Becky & Ryan, thank you for inviting us to be a part of your day--we've had a blast working with you and are so excited to share your slideshow with you!

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

To all of B & R's friends and family--thank you for welcoming us to your dinner tables and treating us like we were a part of the party. We enjoyed getting to know all of you and hope that you enjoy the slideshow too! To be notified when all of Becky & Ryan's photos are available online, and to receive a complimentary credit, please click here.

Becky & Ryan, thanks for creating such an unforgettable wedding experience!


Catalina Island Wedding Photography

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