Joe and Sabrina got married on a very HOT day and it was perfect! – Seattle Tacoma Wedding Photograher

As soon as we got to Snohomish and saw the open farm land, sky divers in the sky and the beautiful venue, Dairyland we knew this was going to be a great day.

Sabrina and Joe are a fun and down to earth couple and the love they share with their friends and family is very evident!
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It was hard for them to keep their bridesmaid’s and groomsman count to 8 each. That says a lot about the people they care about.
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As people entered into the bride’s suite Sabrina would tear up, saying again and again, “I can’t see you, you’ll make me cry.”  They are all just so important to her and her to them.
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Joe and Sabrina wrote their own vows. I love that!  It always makes a ceremony so personal.

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Just next to the girl’s room, the guys were getting ready and opening their gifts.

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This group was always laughing!
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The time had come for Sabrina and Joe to have their first look. This is one of my favorite times of he day (I’m sure I tell you that every time!).
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Excitement builds!!
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We had fun walking around the property and capturing Joe and Sabrina’s love!

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We saw this beautiful field of flowers just behind the venue, so we had to go check it out. Along the pathway, we were met with 2 roosters, they actually looked like fighting cocks. Now, you would think that with a camera in hand and a story to tell, that I would’ve captured a picture for you. Well, you would think! But since they kind of freaked me out, my thought was more about how to get past them. Sabrina was brave and she went first, then we all did. It was a fun little adventure for us all!:)
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This is a new venue and as you can see, there is a lot to use!
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Love their connection.
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We found a great spot to use for a wedding party – one that kept them out of the direct sun!  That was important on THIS day!
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I love the current trend of different dresses and shoes, but within the same color scheme.

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What a great group of guys! So fun!

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Time to start the ceremony. Their daughters were adorable coming down the aisle together.

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Sabrina had her dad, step dad and mom all walk her down the aisle. I’ve never seen that before and it was a special time when they all met in the middle for a hug.
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Another unique part to the ceremony was the knot tying ceremony (along with the wiping of sweat off Joe’s forehead, haha)

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After reading vows to each to other…
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Joe had vows for his step daughter too and surprised her with a special bracelet. Very sweet.
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Soon, their little one wanted to be part of the cermony and joined them for a selfie up front:). Another first!

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Married!

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Mr and Mrs!!
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When Joe met Sabrina he was a graffiti artist and they incorporated that into their cake topper (each of them is holding a can of paint).
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It’s hard to pick just a few images to show you from an event filled day, but I hope you liked the ones I decided on and you got a small peak inside a wonderful day!

The garter journey is always good for a laugh!

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Even though it was hot, there was still dancing! You gotta dance at a wedding, right!
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There was even s’mores for those that could face the heat!

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And as we were leaving, 2 hot air balloons in the sky. How awesome is that!
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Eric – Emerald Ridge 2014 Senior – Tacoma Seattle Senior Photographer

Eric is a 2014 Emerald Ridge Graduate and we did his senior session at Pt. Defiance. I’ve found a new love recently for Pt. Defiance. I mean, it’s a great park, but I have never been crazy about the location for a photo shoot for some reason. When that happens to me and clients ask for it, I am forced to chance my perspecitve and explore new areas that re-inspire me. It’s a good thing! It forces growth and only good can come from that!Guy Senior Tacoma Photographer Emerald Ridge 2014_0001.jpg Eric is a great guy, very accomodating and loved to explore ideas! He’s a reader and wanted something to do with trees, so here you have it!Guy Senior Tacoma Photographer Emerald Ridge 2014_0002.jpg Then, we decided to try another tree and I loved that one too!Guy Senior Tacoma Photographer Emerald Ridge 2014_0003.jpg Eric has a sophisication to him and with his great looks, and cool pocket watch and vest, I thought the white stucko worked well for a few images.Guy Senior Tacoma Photographer Emerald Ridge 2014_0004.jpgGuy Senior Tacoma Photographer Emerald Ridge 2014_0005.jpg The “beach” was on Eric’s list to visit… it always is when we go to the Pt.  We were fortunate to have a pretty quiet evening there.Guy Senior Tacoma Photographer Emerald Ridge 2014_0006.jpgGuy Senior Tacoma Photographer Emerald Ridge 2014_0007.jpgGuy Senior Tacoma Photographer Emerald Ridge 2014_0008.jpg Eric and some friends have a band, so we dragged his drum set out and the family quickly all pitched in to get it set up before the sun disappeared behind the trees.Guy Senior Tacoma Photographer Emerald Ridge 2014_0009.jpgGuy Senior Tacoma Photographer Emerald Ridge 2014_0010.jpgGuy Senior Tacoma Photographer Emerald Ridge 2014_0011.jpg Eric and his sister, Emily (a past senior of mine) have a special relationship, so we took the last couple of minutes to get a few pics of them together:). It was great seeing you all again!! Thanks for choosing me and I hope I see you again!!  You guys are all awesome!Guy Senior Tacoma Photographer Emerald Ridge 2014_0012.jpgGuy Senior Tacoma Photographer Emerald Ridge 2014_0013.jpg

 

Jenna and Jeff are Engaged! Tacoma Wedding Photographer

Jenna and Jeff are getting married this month! They are two of the sweestest people and have an adorable little guy, Jordan!
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Jordan is very excited for the wedding:)!
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Since Jenna and Jeff are just two sweet and layed back people, that is what we went for in their engagement shoot.
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It’s so important to me to really capture the essance of a couple. Who they are, what they like and how they want to spend their time together.

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We had a beautiful day and I loved every image we captured.
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Love, it’s beautiful!
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My couples always say they didn’t realize how fun and relaxing all this would be. There was nothing to worry about, only fun to be had!
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And always lots of kissing!

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I’m looking forward to their wedding at the end of the month. It’s always such a honor to be part of it all. What a sweet family!

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Nikki – Model Portfolio – Seattle Tacoma Photographer

Once in a while I have the inkling to collaborate with some other local businesses. For this shoot, I contacted two awesome woman, Melanie from Vanity Fashion Boutique and Melissa from Che’mel Salon, both on 6th Ave. When the 3 of us get together we have lots of fun and magic happens! I knew the model I wanted to use for this one. She’s the sister of a senior I did several years ago and her eyes just stuck with me from back then. She also happens to be the daughter of a high school friend and since we are facebook friends, I was able to watch her mature into this gorgeous young woman. As soon as I thought of the shoot, I thought of her. She had never modeled before, but I knew she had it in her and as you will see, I was right:).

When I do shoots like this, it’s to benefit all of us. For Melissa I wanted to showcase her hair and makeup. For Melanie, the clothes and accessories. For Nikki, the start of her modeling portfolio and for me, I get to show you the beautiful images I captured! This is very much a group effort, without any one of these people, this would not be possible. I love doing shoots like this and working with these ladies! I hope you enjoy:).

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TiAnna and Michael Married at The Canal – Seattle Wedding Photographer

TiAnna and Michael were married Sunday at The Canal in Ballard on a beautiful PNW day, but first they started their day out at The Moore Hotel in downtown Seattle.

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TiAnna and her girls in one room and Michael and his guys in another.

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We just had to stop in the hallway to capture TiAnna’s beauty.  This girl was seriously happy and she had waited so long to get into her dress.  She loved it!TiAnna Michael Seattle The Canal Wedding 2014_0006.jpg

TiAnna just looked gorgeous!

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And Michael was ready to see his gorgeous bride.
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We did the first look in the hotel lobby, with all the bridal party and hotel guests watching. It was fun to see total strangers cheering them on.

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And then cry along with them.

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To be the witness to such a precious moment is truly an honor.

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Soon we were off to The Canal.  The sun was shining, birds chirping and the air had a sweet smell… just perfect!
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My couples are always beeming with joy the whole day, making it hard to get those serious ones, but we managed to get one or two:). I had to be quick though, because that smile was just a click away!
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I love the look of happiness.  You just can’t stage that!:)TiAnna Michael Seattle The Canal Wedding 2014_0018.jpg

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One of the little flower girls was so interested in what I was doing… so sweet and those eyes!
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Fun with the wedding party.

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Michael’s on the police force, so TiAnna just had to get this shot!

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TiAnna had a special memorial locket on the handle of her bouquet. I love finding these special touches in a wedding.
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Finally time.

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Tears… beautiful tears.
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Mr. and Mrs. Peters
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And they were finally one.

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Time to celebrate!

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I’m now regretting that I didn’t try one of these!
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The shoe game ensures there will be laughter and lots of it!
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I could dance all night and I think these guys could too.

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TiAnna though, was definitely the star of the dance floor!

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TIme to leave with a bubble send off.
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Another awesome wedding. Congratulations TiAnna and Michael!! Hugs to you both and thank you for including us in your special day!
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Matt and Melissa’s Wedding Day! – Tacoma Wedding Photographer

It’s always an awesome thing when you get to know an entire family from doing all their weddings! The good thing is that there will be more to come… no pressure there… you know who you are, haha:).

Matt and Melissa were married last Saturday at the Historic 1625 Tacoma Place building. It’s the newly renovated old Cadillac Dealership on South Tacoma Way and they have done a wonderful job in making this venue very special. If you’re still looking for a venue for your special day, I highly recommend it.

I loved the look of the flowers when they were brought in. It reminded me of the Farmer’s Market and I love a good Farmer’s Market:).

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Melissa was not only a gorgeous bride, but she was layed back and happy the whole time!

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Forgive the grain on these next few. The room was a little dark, but I really loved these images and wanted to share them.
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While the girls were rushing around upstairs, the guys were getting ready downstairs and Matt, well I guess he had time for a phone call:).

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Each Bride and Groom want their day to be as special as it can be, so Matt and Melissa decided to make something that would help that memory last. They made the arbor to be used in the ceremony. This wasn’t your ordibary arbor either. They made hand fabricated roses that climbed both sides. I just had to use it for the ring shot. It was quite impressive and beautiful.

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I love the excitement before the first look. While Joe positions the groom, I hang out with the bride and the exitement starts to build. My favorite part!

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Love.

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Friends and family!  Fun girls:).

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And fun guys!
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Stunning bride! I love getting dramatic images.
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A cheer for Melissa and Matt!
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Nothing more precious than a Dad shedding a few tears walking his baby girl down the aisle.
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This is a first! Babies (cousins) in a Camero:).

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Married, yay!
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Such a great couple!
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Since the venue is an old dealership, there are still parts of it used for cars. This is just before getting announced into the reception, in the back storage room. I loved all the white. Completely different than the rest of the building.

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Time for a party:).

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And that involves dancing!

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Sometimes I see an opportunity for a more creative shot. This was one of those times and that wrapped up the night.

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Thanks for having us Matt and Melissa. What an amazing day you had! We love your family and I know your life will be rich together – full of love and laughter and happiness!

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