You can’t tell by the photos, but the weather for this adorable shoot was crazy! Just 10 minutes before the beginning of the shoot, there was rain, thunder, and lightning. But the skies opened up and, while it was cold, it was beautiful.
I have the pleasure of doing this angel’s photos every year for her birthday – each with a fun theme. Check out a few of her adorable shoots here, here, and here. It’s fun to watch her grow, and see what her little creative mind thinks up each year!
When two people fall in love, it’s beautiful. When a family falls in love, well, there are no words.
I can’t begin to describe in words how beautiful this day was, the photos below and this awesome video will speak to it’s awe. But the best part of the day, were the tears of joy by all of the families and friends (myself included!) as we watched the formation of a family.
The venue and grounds of Storybrook Farms were breathtaking. The bridal party got ready in the expansive house. There were so many great rooms and spaces within the mansion, and endless outdoor spaces. The ceremony took place just outside of the mansion on a cobblestone patio filled with rustic antique chairs overlooking the farm and vineyard. This perfect evening ended with the dream reception filled with delicious food, sweets, and great music. Kyla + Matt thought of every detail, and reflected their style and creativity.
Thank you again to Kyla + Matt, and your delightful girls, for letting me be a part of your day, and being fantastic clients and friends. Congratulations, and cheers to a happily ever after.
2nd Photographer: Ashley Doedens // Venue: Storybrook Farm // Wedding Planner: Lilac and Lace // Videography: Solefire Films // Catering: Skillet Street Food, Sub-Zero Ice Cream // Floral Design: Contemporary Floral // Decor: Vintage Ambiance, Seattle Farm Tables // Cake: Mike’s Amazing Cakes // Entertainment: Otto-Matic Mobile Music // Makeup/MUA: Off White Seattle
Eric + Sara are getting married!
I’m so excited for this beautiful couple’s wedding in October. If two people were perfectly made for eachother, this would be the mold. Two beautiful souls who radiate joy wherever they go!
The day we shot was gorgeous, but freezing. Both did such a great job not letting it show, but it made it so easy for them to snuggle and get close, making my job easy. Although, I couldn’t feel my fingers in the end, it was so worth the beautiful soft golden lighting and creamy skintones.
Congrats on the engagement, friends. Can’t wait until the big day!
Tri-Cities has quite the views in summer evenings. The sunsets are always to die for, and makes “golden hour” (aka the hour or so before sunset) that much more amazing.
Last year my client’s session got rained out for the 2nd location, so we were able to reshoot and I think this location and lighting worked out even better than they would have if it hadn’t rained.
Sometimes, things just happen for a reason!
2014 is officially out, and it’s another year in the books for this crazy ride in life. I am SO pleased with 2014 and all of the wonderful things I was able to achieve professionally, and I thank all of those friends and family members who helped make it happen!
I’d like to take a look back at 2014 and how many of my goals were met.
These goals were great milestones I feel that helped me professionally grow myself and my business in this banner year. It’s a great foundation that’s allowed me to hone and define the projects I love, and the projects I enjoy, but maybe not as much as the others. It’s been a year of really finding my niche and style, and what I really want to photograph as an artist.
I’ve got some exciting news for 2015. I will be expanding in the Seattle market, and with it, opening up a studio space! This will allow for some great work space for the questionable Seattle and Pacific Northwest weather. My husband is not as excited, because that means I get to have more of an excuse to buy more props (that we have to store), but it will be great for my clients. I will have space for working, storing gear and props, MEETING WITH CLIENTS!, and have multiple and versatile spaces for shooting!
So what are my top 5 goals for 2015? Let’s take a look:
Thanks for your support! In reading this, I know you care about what I’ve been working so hard to create. Special thanks goes to: my hubby for putting up with my crazy work hours (like taking a session on Thanksgiving Day!) and making room for all of my gear in our ever-shrinking condo, my parents and family for their avid promotion and support, Christina, Marcus + Maxwell, Raquel + Lissette, Amanda + Jay, Lily + Mateo, Vanessa and SessaVee, Ashley Doedens, Nicholas Petrilli Studios, Adrian Rodriquez, Grecia Rodriquez, Donnie + Jasmine, The Sanchez Family, Kyla + Matt, Dick Danger Productions, Chrissie + The Yoga Tree of Tri-Cities, Lourdes + Nicole, Rosanna + Mimi, Brianne + Alani, Linda, the Tri Cities Cancer Center, and the Domingue Family. (Wow! That’s a lot of people :))
I hope you have a 2015 full of happiness, joy, and success. I personally can’t wait to see what 2015 has in store!
So who’s ready to book some 2015 weddings and photo shoots?! 🙂
A few of my favorite photos from 2014: