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Winter Beach Engagement Session

Who says you can’t go to the beach in the winter? I loved getting to document Tracey & Brice’s engagement on the shores of the Puget Sound last month. Tracey works part time at Anthropologie, so it was no surprise that her outfits for the session were on point – the cloudy skies coordinated perfectly with their casual white & blue color scheme! Your ensembles don’t have to be over the top to make an impression – especially during an engagement session when the photos are all about your love! Congratulations you two – best of luck planning your Texan nuptials!

What better way to warm up after our shoot than with a hot cup of coffee? I absolutely love the look of Cafe Umbria in Ballard! Perfect exposed brick walls, broken-in leather couches & authentic Italian pottery coffee mugs!

Kevin & I are busy busy prepping & moving over to our new apartment before we head to Whistler for Christmas (and then Idaho for new years!) – Lots of trim to paint, pictures to hang & diy projects to complete in the coming weeks, but we are so excited to make this spot our new home! Wishing all of you loads of merrymaking this holiday season! Cheers!

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Vintage French Country Inspiration Shoot

I had the utmost pleasure of getting to photograph this beautiful french country styled shoot designed & coordinated by the fabulous Julia Pavlovski of Wedding Wise! Model Leah Powers, Julia & I gathered on a crazy rainy day at French Creek Manor in Snohomish & got to work assembling gorgeous decor from Vintage Ambiance . From antique desks to a vintage lace backdrop & gilded coupe glasses, everything went together perfectly. Beautiful signage by  Custom Prints by Tabitha accented antique table settings & Macarons from Mulino Pastry were the stars of the show! Bloom by Tara provided an amazing array of ivories, purples and greenery for the floral arrangements. I couldn’t get enough of the unique centerpiece which featured a flat, raised wooden board with holes in it for the flowers to poke through like a raised wildflower bed! Bellevue Bridal contributed two stunning gowns – we all especially loved the backless number with gold underlay!  Bella Umbrella also made an appearance with their classic pagoda parasol. We even snuck in the vintage teacup Kevin’s grandmother had given me as a wedding gift! This shoot was such a blast with such amazing vendors – thank you, Julia, for including me – hope to work with you all again in the future! Cheers!

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Snowy Winter Session: Allison and Greg

I hope you are all having a wonderful start to the holiday season! We are busy getting ready ourselves & I am catching up on a TON of editing! Photo albums, Christmas cards, decorating the apartment & planning galore! Have I mentioned we’re also moving to a NEW apartment this month? I will have a home office (hurray!), a fireplace & lots of home decorating projects. We are beyond excited! Kevin, Lemon & I were so glad to get to spend Thanksgiving with Kevin’s parents in Bremerton this year, and bonus! Kevin’s cousin, Allison and her husband, Greg came over for the weekend as well! We played Telestrations – I learned that I am a terrible drawer – ping pong, Settlers of Catan (which I also lost – I’m sensing a trend here) and dominos! It was frigid outside so it was a great excuse to cuddle up by the fire and drink hot chocolate – except when I made Allison and Greg venture outside for a quick photoshoot! They have been married for two years & are currently living in Pullman, WA – can’t wait to visit them & get a solid re-match in Settlers! Happy holiday season everyone!!

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Seattle Winter Wedding: The Canal, Ballard

Wedding season may be slowing down, but family portraits, engagement sessions & bookings for next year are picking up! The holiday season is also in full swing & we’ve got lots of travel plans ahead. I wanted to take a minute to share a little recap of Bre & Jonah’s winter wedding at the Canal in Ballard! It may have been chilly outside, but they sure had a blast celebrating & breaking it down on the dance floor. Their first look was just the sweetest and I cannot get enough of Bre’s gorgeous striped wedding dress! Congratulations Bre & Jonah! Wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving – There is so so much to be thankful for. Cheers!

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Love & a Dog: Family Portrait at Golden Gardens

I loved getting to swap family sessions with my dear friend & awesome photographer, Betty, her husband, Matt & their corgi pup, Indie (aka Lemon’s boyfriend)! I love getting to photograph couples in love – especially when they are and game for traipsing through tall grasses & standing out in the freezing wind! Betty & Matt sure knew how to work the camera & their outfits were killer. Indie was as handsome as ever and I can’t get enough of these golden winter sunsets! Thanks for spending the chilly afternoon with us! I am so glad we had hot toddies to warm up our frozen hands afterwards!

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