Jeff & Emma

Seattle, WA

Jeff & Emma met at their church and after a friendship started dating and now are engaged! I am excited to shoot their wedding this August in Monroe. We ventured to Discovery Park in Seattle that totes beautiful landscapes and a classic light house. We were just at the end of the warm spring day in Seattle, which made for a fantastic day to do engagement photos.

When I think of Emma & Jeff, this quote from Augustine comes to mind, “Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.”. They have a pure, innocent and joyful love. You can see the adoration come out of them towards each other. I am excited for their future together! Congratulations Jeff & Emma!

Kaitlyn & Matt’s Wedding Day

Venue: Pine Creek Nursery & Cascade Community Church / Monroe, Washington

Matt & Kaitlyn were married on November 5th. A day that cleared in the middle of two days with snow! The heavens opened up just for them. This day was full of unique arbors, green houses and the stunning fall colors. Kaitlyn and her gals got ready in this amazing green house off her house and the couple did their first look and photos at Pine Creek Nursery under stunning canopies. Their bridal party was full of characters, happy laughter and gorgeous smiles. Later that afternoon, they had a heart warming ceremony and reception at Cascade Community Church. I love the background she chose for her ceremony and the custom made arbor Matt crafted that they said “I do” under. Take a moment to check out Matt’s precious face when Kaitilyn is walking down the isle – I about lost it too. Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. McAuliffe; you both are treasures!

 

Getting Ready at the McAuliffe Wedding

Monroe, WA

Kaitlyn and Matt were married last weekend in Monroe. Their wedding was full of character and details. Today I started to sit down and go through some of the images from that day and Kaitlyn is just radiant in all of them. It is hard to just show you a few! I cannot wait to share more of their beautiful day. Yet, some of my favorite moments of a wedding are when the bride is getting ready with her favorite gals and her mom. There is such a tenderness in the hours before the first look and ceremony. Plus, I LOVED being able to photograph in Kaitlyn’s adorable green house that was attached to her home. The morning dew and crisp fall day made for a beautiful back drop!

 

Sunset of the Season

Tacoma, WA

Tom & Kaitlyn had one of the most gorgeous sunsets I have been able to document this season on a wedding day! I am really glad they opted to sneak out during their reception for a few minutes so we could capture some of these shots!

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Shiner Wedding

Olalla, WA

Beth & Doug were married at the Edgewater House a few weeks ago on a beautiful September day. This was a stunning venue right on the water. Their decor was nothing short of intimate details and stunning florals. I was obsessed with the succulent in her bouquet! This was such a fun day – from writing vows in a giant tub, many sentimental tears with family, a sassy flower girl, such close attention to details throughout the whole day, delightful food and dancing. This wedding truly was a magical day – congratulations Beth & Doug!

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Griffin Wedding

Tacoma, WA

I had the privilege to photography with my good friend and Portland photographer, Bethany Jeffery last August for the Griffin Wedding! It was such a stunning day! They were married at the University of Puget Sound’s Kilworth Chapel and had a gorgeous reception at the LeMay Car Museum that overlooked downtown Tacoma. Here is a little preview of Matt & Sammie. Congrats you two, so excited for your new journey ahead together!

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McCarville Wedding

Des Moines, WA

Kelly & Bobby were married August 8th at Des Moines Beach Park. Overlooking the beautiful Puget Sound, it was a perfect setting – despite the slight rain! They braved the fluke rain that happened during our summer heat stroke and just as their ceremony began, the rain stopped! A miracle to start off a happy marriage! Congratulations you guys!

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Amber & Josh’s Snoqualmie Falls Wedding

Snoqualmie, WA

Amber and Josh had a very intimate wedding at Salish Lodge that overlooks the Snoqualmie Falls. It was a breathtaking day as they said “I do” in an elegant room that overlooked the falls with their close family and friends. It was such an honor to be a part of their wedding day and I am so happy for them! Joy radiated over Amber and Josh and you can’t help but smile and laugh with them as they dedicated their life together – a life I know that is promised to be laced with happiness. Congratulations Amber & Josh!
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