Lauren and Rafael Got Married!! – Tacoma Wedding Photographer

On a rainy and perfect day in March Lauren, Rafael and all their family and close friends came together to celebrate their love for each other.

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These 2 were very happy and just enjoyed every minute together!

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Since it was pouring outside we decided to do the best with what we had and do most of the pictures inside. As we were entering back into the venue I looked behind me and this is what I saw… so beautiful.

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Then another spot, as we got to the top of the stairs spoke to me.

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These ladies were awesome!!

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So were these guys and they braved the outside in the only dry spot we could find:).

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The whole gang!
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That moment had arrived and Lauren looked beautiful.

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Now time to celebrate!

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Then the party really began!

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Don’t ask, haha!

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The guys laughed so much!! Love it!

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What an awesome group of people and we loved seeing some of our Wenatchee friends!!
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Brenda and Sergio Engagement – Wenatchee Wedding Photographer

Brenda and Sergio are getting married in October, so wanted their engagement session in the fall to reflect the wedding season they will be in for their wedding. Please forgive me for just posting these now! I know it’s cherry blossom season and all, but I am posting colorful leaves… I know it’s wrong!

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They will be getting married in Wenatchee and we are so honored to be their chosen photographers! We love visiting that area and always make it a mini vaca when we have weddings there:)! This will be the third one.

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I know that during the fall I say it’s my favorite season and it is, but since we have had a few days of beautiful spring weather, that is quickly becoming my favorite. Maybe I’m just starved for the nice weather!

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Wright Park is always the chosen location when fall colors are wanted.

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I know this wedding will be fun! All the Wenatchee weddings are and we have gotten to know this group of people well and love them all! Such great people!

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Sergio and Brenda came all the way to Tacoma for the engagement session and brought along past wedding clients (friends) with them, so it was great seeing them too! Then just a couple of weeks ago we did another wedding for this group of friends, but that one was here instead of Wenatchee. I will be posting that wedding soon.

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Just a few more to wrap this fall session up.

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Thanks for a great session Brenda and Sergio! We are looking forward to your BIG day!!
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Maddy – 2014 Curtis High School Senior – Tacoma Senior Photographer

Maddy is a 2014 Curtis High School senior and she has some awesome friends that she wanted to be part of her session.

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I did her session a while ago, so it feels a little strange blogging it now, but I just got so behind in the yearly part of the school year and I still want to be sure to show you all my awesome seniors!

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I’m sure Maddy knows what college she’s going to by now, but at the time of the shoot she was still deciding. I know she wanted to be a dental hygienist.

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The classic post, of course:).

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This building is actually the one that fell down in a recent storm, so it’s no longer:(. I’m glad we got to use it for this shoot, even though we didn’t use it a lot!
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As you can see, Maddy was just a happy girl. I love being around happy people! It helped to have all her friends standing around and watching her every move!

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We ended her shoot just how we started it, with all her wonderful friends. (The one on the left is Lauren, I will be posting her shoot soon:)).
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Vanessa – 2014 Kennedy Catholic High School – Seattle Senior Photographer

Vanessa is a 2014 Kennedy Catholic High School senior and just a couple of weeks ago we were having fun together exploring downtown Tacoma.

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We started with her adorned letterman’s jacket . She’s a star swimmer for her school and also swims year-round!

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She will be swimming for Brigham Young University and hopes to study criminalogy, psychology, socoilogy or human behavior in order to become an FBI agent some day.

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Kennedy loves being outside hiking or just taking a walk.

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She loves animals, especially dogs!

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And since she is a swimmer, she loves the water!

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Music is a big thing in her life and she can’t go day without it!

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Vanessa and drove to several locations for our shoot. She had so many spots she wanted to hit and we got to as many as we could:). The graffiti garage was one of those spots on her list.

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She really wanted to get that long grass look, so instead of driving to a place far away to get to the grass, we found it pretty close to downtown, score!

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Her friend Abby helped me by holding the difuser, since the sun was facing right where we wanted to shoot. I should have taken a picture of her holding it, since the wind was blowing it practically out of her hands.

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One last fun one, this time with Abby too! It’s a wrap for another awesome senior shoot!
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Carabiner – English Toy Spaniel – Tacoma Pet Photographer

I’m venturing into the Pet Photography business. I’ve always had a HUGE love for animals (I am definitely one of THOSE people), so I decided that I just needed to combine my love with animals with my love of photography.

I’m starting with dogs and from there, I hope to grow to other pets. One step at a time.  We love our pets, why not do a special session featuring them, so we can have them to treasure forever!  I wish I had pictures of this of my past babies!

There will be 3 different categories for my pets – Lifestyle, Urban, and Country. I may change the names, but the idea is the same.

Lifestyle = Home or Business
Urban = City
Country = Park or Nature

I hope you enjoy watching me grow in this area. I already encourage people to bring their pets to their family and senior shoots, even weddings, so this is just a further extension of that. Be sure to stop by my facebook fan page and look at the People and Furry Friends Album. It’s a fun one to browse for sure!

I have a new puppy myself and I will feature him, I promise, but for my first Pet Photography post I decided to feature my shoot with Carabiner. It’s a Lifestyle shoot done in my friend Melissa’s beautiful salon, Che’mel Salon on 6th Ave. Melissa and her staff are great and have done hair and makeup for many of my seniors as well as collaborated on several special photography projects. I love working with local businesses and supporting each other up in our local community!

Carabiner is 2 1/2 years old and is an English Toy Spaniel. She is very special, of course!

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Her human Dad loves to go climbing, hence her name:).

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Her favorite activity is hanging out on an available lap. Her breed was bred to sit on laps of royalty to keep them company in cold castles in Europe. Melissa tells me that she fully understands her role and does it very well.

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Her favorite toy is is a stuffed little mouse that she stole from the other two kitty in the house. Every evening she seems to mis-place “flat mouse” and every evening her humanmom and dad scour the house to lookfor it for her, since she is stressed until it’s found.

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Since Melissa is a hairdresser/artist and Carabiner (Beans) looks like she has hair, I thought it would be fun to get a few action shots:).

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Her personality is nothing but happy and shows it by her constant wiggling of her whole butt. Her breed often is born with a corkscrew tail that you can’t see very well as a throw back from the Pug genetics. It’s burried under all that hair!

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Thanks Melissa for letting me borrow an hour from you to capture your little baby! She did such a great job and your salon is beautiful!

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Ben – 2014 Stadium High School Senior – Tacoma Senior Photographer

Ben is a 2014 Stadium High School senior and is the son of my childhood friend, Dorothy. We have known each other since kindergarten and what an honor it is that I now get to take her son’s senior portraits!

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I can’t tell you how fun Ben was on our shoot. The best personality – happy, funny and willing, but it shouldn’t surprise me, since his mom is only one of the sweetest people I know!

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We decided to do our shoot downtown, since it was close to Stadium and we wanted to end our session there.

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I know it was hard for Dorothy to pick her images. There were so many that made me laugh with his personality shining through… who wouldn’t just want them all!

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He did manage to give me some more serious looks though:).

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Ben is on Stadium’s Basketball team and I had the pleasure of watching and capturing him playing in one of the team’s playoff games. He was awesome!

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I have to be honest. When I end a session at Stadium it’s the front of the castle that everyone really wants and that’s where I usually end up, not taking the time to explore the campus a little more. I have done some in the bowl before, but it’s usually closed when I’m there. This time we really wanted the bowl in the background, so we got as high as we could and experimented.

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We did get one at the front too, of course:).

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We finally ended the session on the way down the staircase.

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And had some more laughs along the way! What an awesome session! Ben, you are the best! Dorothy, I love ya!

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