Engagement session season is finally winding down & I am gearing up for the beginning of wedding season – I can’t wait! One of my favorite ways to help my couples decide where they want to do their engagement session is by asking them what they like to do together on a free weekend. Rachael & Adrian mentioned hitting up the farmers markets, watching the Seahawks, and going wine tasting. I was so excited when we settled on wandering around the gorgeous grounds of Chateau Ste. Michelle for their session & I think it fit them perfectly! I love how their muted color palette of grays & whites contrasted with the lush greenery of the winery & we could not have found a more enchanting spot than this sweet little greenhouse. Rachael & Adrian bought the blanket we used during the shoot in the Philippines when they were there over the holidays – I love how this little piece of history & family made it into the shoot. Congratulations, you two, I can’t wait for your wedding at Dairyland in August!
Kevin & I are headed back to Charlottesville this weekend to celebrate his little sister, Erica’s, graduation from the University of Virginia! It is a bittersweet moment because (a) Erica is graduating college, which is crazy, and (b) she was a first year (that’s what we cavaliers call a “freshman”) when Kevin & I were fourth years, meaning we will no longer really know any undergrads at our alma mater. (Insert crying emoji face here) I had the joy of photographing the new members of my (and Erica’s!) sorority, Kappa Delta, each year during “Big Sis Week” so I wanted to post a little throwback to when these girls were fresh, wide-eyed first years in 2012. It has been an amazing journey watching them experience UVA – Erica is headed to her big-girl, grown-up job in DC after graduation, but I know we’ll all always have a home in Charlottesville. WAHOO WAH!
I am so excited to share this bohemian styled shoot with you all this morning! It was a whirl-wind of a dream put together with my dear friend, Jen of The Outer Edge, and a slew of amazing vendors. Jen first approached me with the idea of doing a bohemian inspiration session with a marsala color palette & our creative juices flowed from there. Jen was in touch with the talented Lisa at Serephine who actually created a custom headpiece for us to use in addition to several others from their collection. Rebecca of Avec La Vie Creations went above and beyond creating a gorgeous invitation & paper materials for us inspired by her spirit animals collection. Her designs flowed seamlessly with the luscious forest setting of Discovery Park in Seattle. One of the biggest show stoppers was our stunning model, Elisabeth, wearing the most beautiful gown from The Dress Theory. This Rue de Seine dress provided the perfect gap stylistically between flower child & art deco. Jen & I assembled our bride’s bouquet from florals we picked up at Pike Place Market in the morning, adding an extra special local touch to the shoot. Finally, not only was our bare cake created by Kristina Capulong oh so pretty, but also delicious! I hope you enjoy looking through these images as much as I do, and pick up a little inspiration that maybe you can incorporate in your wedding day as well!
THANK YOU to our amazing team of vendors! Check them out & show them some love… Model: Elisabeth Eastman // Hair & Makeup (& design): Jen Lagers of The Outer Edge // Head Pieces: Serephine // Paper: Rebecca Lefebvre of Avec La Vie Creations // Gown: Rue de Seine from The Dress Theory // Cake: Kristina Capulong // Florals: Pike Place Market // Location: Discovery Park, Seattle, WA
Kayla & Brian really enjoyed scouting for locations together for their engagement session – I love that planning their shoot turned into a fun couple activity for them! They checked out tons of great spots, but ultimately decided on the Mercer Slough Blueberry Farm & Nature Park. I had never been to this part of Bellevue and was blown away by the beauty of the park & all of the variety it offered, right in the city! We had a blast chasing the sunset around the park & capped off the evening with some bubbly. I am so looking forward to their wedding this summer at Inglewood!
I am thrilled to share that I will be participating in the Snohomish Wedding Tour this year! If you’ve never heard of a wedding tour before, it is an awesome opportunity to explore an area (in this case, beautiful Snohomish!) and check out tons of amazing venues & vendors! I will be posted up at French Creek Manor & chatting about photography, handing out fun promo materials & some very special giveaways! Tickets are just $5 per person and I would love to see you there! Maybe it’s the Southerner in me, but Snohomish weddings speak to my soul. I can’t wait to photograph more amazing couples in this gorgeous part of Washington!