Elegant Modern Backyard Wedding

Shout out to West Seattle!! Well, Three Tree Point, but close enough!

We have the most amazing views here – and this one was serious. A serious serious view.

Jay and Dan threw the coolest wedding party of the year, with undeniable style and breathtaking atmosphere. I enjoyed it a little….

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Stunning Spring Wedding at Melrose Market Studios

A Sunday brunch wedding with VIP flower girls, Top Pot Doughnuts and the Artist Sam Day – yes please! During our ‘important photos’ planning meeting, Abby and Ben told me how their friends’ daughters were the lights of their lives. They joked that if you came into their home, you may be confused about the photos of the four of them all over their fridge! Twist my arm, I had to take lot of photos of precious little girls all day!

Dodging rain sprinkles, we snuck in a few shots with the cheery blossoms across the street from the WAC, and then Uber’d on over to Melrose Market Studios.

Two Birds Events did an amazing job setting up the ceremony decor. Vintage gold frames with flowers, floating candles and glassy babies everywhere, simply gorgeous. Sam Day starts his live painting before anyone arrives, getting the room on canvas before adding a guest here and there. He waits until the first dance to add the bride and groom. It’s really impressive to watch it come together! DJ Leslie of Seattle Parties is always spinning the good times and keeping the party on track. And to TOP it all off – doughnuts!

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WAC Seattle spring wedding

WAC Seattle Spring wedding

WAC Seattle Spring wedding

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WAC Seattle spring wedding

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Second Professional Karen Derby

Make-up by Offwhite Make-up and Beauty

Hair by Vu Montgomery from Obadiah Salon 

Flowers by Gwen Jones of Gwen’s Creations

Sam Day Wedding Painter

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Two Birds Events

Seattle Parties DJ Leslie

Top Pot Doughnuts

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

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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!

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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

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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