It was a GORGEOUS day in Tacoma, WA! Sunny and in the 60's! That's unheard of in these parts this time of year so the weather Gods were on our side:) I met Toni and Brent at Point Defiance Park, and being that it was my first time there I was in absolute awe of how gorgeous this place was! Brent and Toni are some of the nicest people I've ever met. They both have a reserved, calm demeanor and are always quick to flash a smile or laugh at...

Bainbridge Island, WA.  July 2010. I'm off to Colorado tomorrow for some much needed family and friends time:) I hope everyone has a great rest of their week, and I'll have lots to share when I get back! In the meantime here are two of my favorite images I snapped while visiting Bainbridge Island for the first time last month. Cheers!...

Amanda and Stephen are two of the nicest people I know, and it was an absolute pleasure to photograph their wedding day. The entire day was fun and full of laughter. Amanda had some really fun details, and the wedding had a very young and hip vibe. It was this great contrast of a classic white church and funky tattoos and colored shoes wedding. Did I mention how much fun I had! Amanda was killin’ it in her dress and I wanted the bridal portraits to go on forever!

Thank you Amanda and Stephen for letting me share in your day and for being so adventurous!! Cheers!

I thought Amanda’s tattoos were really amazing!

It was a perfect June day and Amy and Bryce were both cool as cucumbers. Both had an air of composure to them that almost made me unsettled. I’m so used to adapting to the stressful fast-paced schedule of a wedding day that I had to keep reminding myself that everything was good to go. It was a relaxing laid back day and the smell of fresh flowers and burning wood saturated the air. Amy and Bryce are truly best friends, they know each other so well they can communicate with just a glance or a smile.  Amy, an avid gardener, wanted the wedding to have a very pacific northwest garden air to it, and I have to say she hit the mark! From the surrounding herb garden, the lavender accents, and the AMAZING aromas in the air it exuded everything wonderful and magical about the Pacific Northwest. Willows Lodge in Woodinville, WA was the venue and boasts amazing Pacific Northwest wine and cuisine.

Congratulations Amy and Bryce it was an immense pleasure sharing in your wedding day, and I wish you all the best in love and life.

Cheers!

So I'm blessed to not only be shooting a wedding today, but I'm also shooting a wedding tomorrow as well! I'm getting ready to run out of here and head up to picturesque Snohomish, but I thought I'd share a quick sneak peak from last weekends wedding. I LOVE when brides use what's in season and native to the area where they are getting married. This bride is a gardener and wanted all the details to be very garden inspired...

My mom and her whole side of the family are from the South, so needless to say magnolia trees have a certain nostalgia for us. For me they remind me of spending time in Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, and Louisiana with all my extended family. Amazing memories from my childhood and crazy road trips through the back-country of Mississippi. Memories of visiting my second cousins in New Orleans before the devastation of Katrina, and having my Grandma and Aunt Kathy all to myself on the white sands of Seaside, FL. Most...