Saturday, October 31, 2009

Melanie and Chuck's Wedding at Willows Lodge

We hit it off with Melanie & Chuck from the very first meeting. We were sitting outside in the rain at the UVillage Starbucks when we discovered our shared love for travel, wine, and good food. The perfect match was confirmed when they told us that they wanted to set aside three hours on their wedding day for portraits in Seattle--yes please! They always made us feel welcome and frequently reminded us that they chose us not only because of our photographic abilities, but because they really liked the idea of actually getting to know their vendors--people who they truly wanted to share their day with. We couldn't ask for more--for us, the joy in photographing weddings is not only found in the art we create, but in the relationships that we build with our couples. Melanie & Chuck, thank you for sharing a glimpse into your lives and for allowing us the privilege to capture your beautiful wedidng day. We're looking forward to our next round of Grand Mariner prawns at the Willows Lodge Happy Hour! :) ~Airika & Gerald

Stay tuned for our next post...Melanie & Chuck's slideshow!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tara & Matt's Wedding Slideshow

Bridal Boutique: The Bridal Garden
Photographers: Gerald & Airika Pope
Florist:  Erin and Company
Wedding Coordinator:  Barbara Bryant
Pastor:  Robert Christensen
Catering:  Mama Stortinis
Cake:  Oh Kelly's  (Kelly Barkhurst)
Stationary: All About Weddings
Umbrellas: Bella Umbrella

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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Tara & Matt's Wedding

There's just something about the warmth of the sun that brings a smile to my face. Mostly sunny skies equals a very happy day. The entire week leading up to Tara and Matt's wedding, Airika and I were checking the weather reports, hoping and praying that the weatherman would change his mind about their wedding day. Thankfully, the weather ignored the forecast, and a bright shining ball of happiness showed up for the party. :) It was particularly sweet because it meant that Tara and Matt could move forward with their plans for a stunning outdoor wedding at Rock Creek Gardens.

As you may recall from Tara & Matt's preview post, they rented a few umbrellas from Bella Umbrella just in case the weatherman had been correct. Tara's half of the wedding party...

...and Matt's half of the wedding party. It was amazing to see how much support these two have from their friends and family.

Like I said earlier, their wedding was stunning! I absolutely love the bright colors they selected.


I'm definitely a sucker for candy... and I'm pretty proud that I was able to refrain from walking off with the jar of Reese's Pieces.

Congratulations Tara and Matt! We are so excited for you and your new life together!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Tiffany and Kellen's Engagement

Tiffany and Kellen are amazing. They're easy-going and up for anything--even an engagement session in the rain! We had barely gotten started shooting when we found ourselves scrambling for cover. The skies were opening up into an abnormally heavy rainstorm for Seattle. We shot in doorways and under overpasses, and after we had exhausted all of the covered shooting spots in Pioneer Square, we headed to the Seattle Library for some reprieve from the rain. It was a fabulous session, and Gerald & I can't wait to shoot their wedding next May!

Congratulations, Tiffany & Kellen. You are awesome and truly meant for each other!


Monday, October 05, 2009

Rebekah & Jonathan: Wedding Preview

I love the Fall, and Rebekah and Jonathan's wedding this past weekend encompassed everything I love about this time of year--incredible weather, rich colors, great food, and good friends.

Here's a quick preview from their wedding...

Thanks to Stocker Farms for giving us a free tour of their corn maze!

Friday, October 02, 2009

Katie & Jon's Slideshow

Bride's Hair Design: Ericksen Avenue Salon, Bainbridge Island, WA
Bridal Bouquet & Hair pieces: Flowers To Go
Bridal Gown: Lovingly Handmade by Katie's mom
Caterer: Molly of Molly's Creations
Centerpiece Flowers: Pike Place Market, DIY
DJ: Adam Campagna, Kingston, WA
Invitations and Stationary design: Anna Marie Seymour, Love and Luck Design
Rehearsal Evening Karaoke: Gordon Sound

Rehearsal Dinner:
Manor Farm Dinner

Abbey Rentals and Advanced Rentals

To view slideshow in its own screen, please click here. Enjoy! :)

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Katie & Jonathan's Poulsbo Wedding

Variety. It's what gets me excited every time Airika and I shoot a wedding. Every couple is different, every wedding is unique, and there are always opportunities to discover something new. When two separate individuals--each with their own history, family, and personality--come together to celebrate their new life together, it's always a thing of beauty!

One of the things I loved about Katie and Jonathan's wedding was that they incorporated their Jewish and Christian backgrounds into their ceremony. They really love and respect each other for their differences, and wanted to make sure both were celebrated throughout the day! They had a Christian minister (Katie's godmother), a traditional katuba (Jewish wedding contract), and a ceremony under the chupah. It was a truly beautiful blending of their faiths.

We had a little time to go explore downtown Poulsbo with Katie and Jonathan, just down the street from where Katie grew up. It's such a cute little town!

Now what's the fun in getting married if you don't get to goof off a little?

Katie and Jonathan were married at Katie's Grandparents house on Lemolo Point in Poulsbo, WA. It is a very special place for their family--ever since raising their family there, Katie's grandparents have worked hard to make sure there is always room for their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren to come home and spend time together. It was the perfect place to gather and celebrate!

Check back tomorrow for Katie & Jon's slideshow!

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