Winter Wedding at the Monte Cristo Ballroom – Staci and Kevin

Most of my clients want the same experience – beautiful posed portraits, mixed with a lot of fun. Staci and Kevin had some great ideas for the fun! She shared them with me via Pinterest, and we worked out our own versions. I think this group nailed it on the ‘TV Drama Series” photo! We were so lucky to have some sunshine for this winter wedding day – I really wanted to make her ‘mannequin in the store window’ idea happen. Both the bride and groom’s children played big roles, basically entertaining their relatives by how cute they are, or how much they have grown.  The party was also on trend with colorful lighting for the reception. It’s lovely how color and light can create a perfect party atmosphere.

 

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Fun wedding photos Monte Cristo Ballroom Everett

 

Fun wedding photos Monte Cristo Ballroom Everett

Fun wedding photos Monte Cristo Ballroom Everett

Pink and Silver wedding

Monte Cristo Ballroom wedding photos

Fun wedding reception photos Monte Cristo Ballroom Evertt

Fun wedding photos Monte Cristo Ballroom Everett

Classic Four Seasons Seattle Wedding

Patty and Chad had the sweetest and most beautiful day! Their classic style and taste is really working for them!

It was very important to be married in the Seattle church Patty’s parents and grandparents had been married. It was also important to throw an elegant party.

With help from BreeAnn at Pink Blossom Events and the gorgeous Four Seasons venue, they created a stunning space to enjoy the night.

They even managed a classic Seattle summer sunset! Don’t they look happy?

 

Classic Four Seasons Seattle Wedding

Classic Four Seasons Seattle Wedding

Classic Four Seasons Seattle Wedding

Classic Four Seasons Seattle Wedding

Classic Four Seasons Seattle Wedding

Classic Four Seasons Seattle Wedding

Classic Four Seasons Seattle Wedding

Classic Four Seasons Seattle Wedding

Classic Four Seasons Seattle Wedding

Classic Four Seasons Seattle Wedding

Classic Four Seasons Seattle Wedding

photo credit: Derby Photography

Classic Four Seasons Seattle Wedding

Classic Four Seasons Seattle Wedding

Classic Four Seasons Seattle Wedding

Classic Four Seasons Seattle Wedding

Classic Four Seasons Seattle Wedding

            Rentals: Pedersens
·           Videographer: Pixel Dust
·           Draping: Prop Gallery West
·           Transportation: British Motor Coach
·           Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J Crew
·           Cake: Four Seasons Seattle
·           DJ: Affairs To Remember
·           Hair: Gene Juarez
·           Makeup: Salon Maison Bridal
·           Floral Design: Aria Style
·           Wedding Dress: Luly Yang Couture
·           Designer/Planner: Pink Blossom Events
·           Photography: Carol Harrold Photography

 

 

 

 

Rocking the Orange and Blue * Colorado summer wedding

Blue and Orange Colorado wedding

What a fortunate girl I am to be asked to photograph this wedding. Bobby is the brother of one of my dearest friends, and the most kind and generous man you could ever meet. His bride, Ann, did an exceptional job with the elegant yet casual styling of the whole event . Bobby’s daughter Abby was such a help, and so sweetly emotional. The ceremony was held at the historic Ryssby Church, right in my home town of Longmont. We took lots of fun photos there on that warm perfect day, including some hilarious Pinterest inspired ideas that Ann found. They both get a huge thumbs up for the evenings entertainment, a fantastic local band called The Last Men on Earth. This band came out with a bang, and did not stop until we were all exhausted from dancing and singing along to their 80’s rock. I have never been to such a high energy wedding reception, and I can surely say, there will never be one like this again. Ann and Bob – thank you for bringing me along this epic incredible ride!

Blue and Orange wedding Colorado photography

Blue and Orange Colorado wedding photography

Blue and Orange Colorado wedding

Blue and Orange Colorado wedding

Blue and Orange Colorado wedding

Blue and Orange Colorado wedding

Blue and Orange Colorado wedding

Blue and Orange Colorado wedding

Blue and Orange Colorado wedding

Blue and Orange Colorado wedding

Blue and Orange Colorado weddingBlue and Orange Colorado wedding

Blue and Orange Colorado wedding

Blue and Orange Colorado wedding

Blue and Orange Colorado wedding

Blue and Orange Colorado wedding

Blue and Orange Colorado wedding

Blue and Orange Colorado Rock and roll wedding

Blue and Orange Colorado Rock and roll wedding

Blue and Orange Colorado Rock and roll wedding

 

 

 

 

 

Girls of Summer – Seattle Summer 2015

What a beautiful summer we had in Seattle. Started so early and never went away!

Here’s three portrait sessions from August – all girls and all adorable.

I am excited when my clients have ideas and props. The extra thought makes the shoot even more fun!

Seattle baby portraits

 

Then I photographed Kai and her her two little girls, whom she uses the nicknames Cupcake and Strawberry for. I loved what they wore for their shoot at the Ballard Locks.

 


 

And last but not least. my nephew, Gavin, brought his newborn little Kensley over.

I am proud of him on so many levels! Welcome to the family little precious one!

 

Seattle Baby Portraits

Firefighters in Washington had it tough this year. This lucky one also had the happiest of occasions.

Firefighter with baby portrait

 

 

Preferred vendor * Aria Style at Palisade Seattle

This past weekend I had the pleasure of photographing Lynette and Nate’s wedding at Palisade in Magnolia. This Kansas City couple planned a lovely and successful celebration, with the help of their friends, and a preferred vendor list. I am so grateful to be on the preferred list at several beautiful Northwest venues, and I know my colleagues feel the same. Award winning Aria Style is known for their exquisite flower arrangements. The bride was so happy with how gorgeous everything looked, based only on information she gave them over the phone. Their eye for color and detail is, as Lynette put it, “breathtaking”!

Palisade Restaurant Seattle Wedding

Palisade Restaurant Seattle Wedding

 

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Seatlle Weddingn Palisade Restaurant Carol Harrold

Seatlle Weddingn Palisade Restaurant Carol Harrold

Seattle Wedding Palisade Carol Harrold Aria Style

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