S & C Wedding

Picking just a few highlights from this 350 image wedding was so hard guys, I loved these images so much. All of them. It was one of my favorite weddings to date. I like it so much that I even finished editing it a week early (which as a work at home mom of 3 with nonstop wedding since, that is no easy task!). This wedding was so elegant and so full of love. I know that is a cliche. So full of love, aren’t all weddings? Well let me tell you, weddings have varying degrees of romance, spark and love. And this wedding was a good one. ❤

It was July 23rd, a perfect day for a wedding in Washington. It had cooled down after a blistering week and the sky was filled with just enough clouds to make it beautiful. The venue was the cutest little chapel near downtown Olympia. It was so darling it made me want to get remarried all over again, full of character and charm. Oh and that bridal suite was to die to for. A photographers dream. Every last detail was thought out and stunning. I mean those flowers, the dress, the veil, even the dress hanger was dreamy. It was a picture perfect wedding, literally.

But the reception was even more. At the Heritage Room right across the street from Capitol lake. As someone who is still pretty new to the area, I miss out on gems like this one. Just those grand wooden doors, polished cement floors, accent lighting that created stunning bokeh details, oh I swooned hard. Not on that but the staff and food was awesome. It was a triple hitting as far as reception venues go. As you can probably see for yourself in the photos below!

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Are you getting married in 2017? I would love to chat more with you about how I can help you fill your photography dreams for your big day.

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Garcia Wedding

A few months ago (because I am so behind on blogging, sorry guys), I did a wedding for a TX native couple that flew up here to have their wedding close to one of the brides sisters. It was pretty cool to work for TX based clients all the way up here in the PNW for me, as a Dallas girl!
The ceremony was small and intimate in the best way right on the coast over looking the water. It was held at an old lighthouse with some of the most friendly volunteers running it that I have met! They were awesome ladies and I really enjoyed hearing about the history of the venue from them! Followed by an amazing dinner at a waterside restaurant in Seattle.
As always, enjoy these highlights from their big day!
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Buckley Wedding

Oh this wedding. This wedding has pulled on my heart strings since the day I got my first email from Laurie. It is always such a pleasure to be asked to photograph someone’s wedding. It is such a huge event in their life and this being my first year focusing on them (after years of being a second shooter back in NY), I was so touched when I was asked to be apart of this day. I don’t think I have had anywhere near as many guests at a wedding thank me so dearly for being there as this one. But then again this was not a normal wedding, this one was special.
The first time Laurie emailed me she told me that her first husband was military and had died 5 years ago. She told me that she didn’t think she would ever know love again. But then she met her fiancee and he helped her and her 3 kids and bought “so much healing” entire their lives. I knew right away I was going to take this wedding.  I am a sucker for a great love story and this one just hit close to home for me. I knew I wanted to be there for them on their day.  To capture such an amazing and inspiring love story, to witness a broken family become whole again. I use that phrasing on purpose. The whole wedding was themed around both sides of this new family finding the missing puzzle piece and becoming whole again. If you don’t have watery eyes at this point, you might want to check to see if you are still human.

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Future Mrs. M Bridal Shower

Now I don’t normal do parties. I think it is the introvert in me that makes them awkward for me to do. I would rather stick to posed sessions and weddings where it is much easier for me to blend into the background. But when you have a chance to work with an awesome local photographer, you don’t say no! This was actually the first bridal shower I have been too! A weird fluke due to being military and having 99% of all your local friends already married.
It was stunning. Let me tell you, the food smelt so good, I had a hard time not digging in myself.  Oh and the Albee’s! This was also my first time going there. It is to die for. I would take another event at that venue again in a heartbeat just for an excuse to go back.

Here are some highlights from this event! I had a lot of fun with the detail shots since everything was just so beautiful! Ps. It always tickles me when I find someone else who names their Daughter Lila/Lyla. This is only the 2nd time this has ever happened in the 5 years since we have had our own Lila!
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