Saturday, November 22, 2008

Kristin & Justin--A Seattle Wedding Preview

Kristin and Justin are an amazing couple. We clicked with them from our very first meeting, and over the past few months, we've really become great friends. First off, Airika and I love board games, and Justin and Kristin have one of the most interesting and extensive collection of boardgames I've ever heard of. Toss in the fact that they are cool people to hang out with, AND they totally connect with our passion and vision for photography, and you can see why we like them so much!

Heading into their wedding, the forecast predicted rain, rain and then some more rain, while daylight savings snatched away an hour of daylight. This would certainly be a challenge since their ceremony didn't start until 7pm, but we came prepared to do lots of off-camera lighting, just in case. To quote Yervant, (in his charming Auzie accent) "I always shoot with available light, but when light is not available, I bring the light." Thankfully, the rain held off, and all of the time we've spent reading Strobist paid off.

We started out at the South lake Union Park...

For this shot, Kristin had to get a little adverturous and daring. There wasn't a ramp or stairs leading down to this lovely little dock. The only way down was to go around an access gate, and drop down about 4 feet from a ledge onto the dock, hoping all the while that she doesn't brush against the grungy ledge, or worse yet, fall into the lake!

Then, on to Post Alley, down below Pike Place Market...

We started off shooting with available light, but the texture of the cobblestone was completely lost with all the flat overhead light. What to do? We called the driver down so we could use his headlights for some directional light and check out the results!

For their guestbook, Kristin and Justin had an antique typewriter for people to type messages on. So creative!


Kristin specifically requested a "bad@$$" photo of all the guys. I'm just glad these guys are my friends...

Justin and Kristin, we had a wonderful day with you. In fact, when we got in our car to head home, I think Airika's words were, "Now THAT's why we photograph weddings!"

Gerald and Airika

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Subscribing to our blog feed

Hi everybody! We recently discovered that the RSS feed on our blog wasn't working, so we uninstalled and reinstalled it to a new location. We even added an awesome "subscribe by email" feature, but now the problem is that everyone who was previsouly subscribed to our blog no longer receives our updates! So, if you'd like to be notified when we post new images to our blog, all you have to do is select one of the options to the right (RSS or email updates) and you will be added to the list.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Mackenzie & Brian's Wedding at Westminster Chapel

Mackenzie and Brian are amazing. Seriously, we have been friends with these two love birds for several years, and if you've never met them you are missing out! Their love, faith and passion are contagious, and shines through in everything they do.

Congratulations Mackenzie and Brian!!!
Gerald and Airika

Friday, November 07, 2008

Kristin & Justin--Engagement Session at Gasworks Park

Today is going to be a good day... especially for these two lovebirds. After months of planning and waiting, their wedding day is finally here!

Congratulations Kristin and Justin! We can't wait to spend the day with you!

Monday, November 03, 2008

Emily & Robert's Wedding Slideshow

Our internet is back up and we are so excited to share Emily & Robert's wedding slideshow with you! We're pretty sure you're going to love it, so take a look...

Flowers: Fena Flowers
Bridal Boutique: Weddings with Joy
Bridal Jewelry: beadALEX
Hair, Makeup & Coordination: Kat Guerrero
Rings: The Shane Company
Photography: Airika & Gerald Pope

Sunday, November 02, 2008


Hi everybody!

This is just a quick little note to let you know that our internet is currently down. We still have email access through our phones (yay for iPhones!), but we can't post any photos or slideshows until our internet is restored. We're working hard to figure out the problem, so hopefully we'll be putting more of your beautiful images on here soon! Thanks in advance for your patience and understanding. We appreciate you!

Airika & Gerald

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