Connie Riggio Seattle Tacoma Photographer » Seattle Tacoma Senior Family and Wedding Photographer

Haley and Tim met for the first time in a UWT math class and from there a love grew that couldn’t be broken. On Saturday, July 9, 2016 they shared their wedding vows in front of friends and family and started a new life together! First stop, Mexico!

Wedding Historic 1625 Bride Seattle Tacoma Photographer Haley and Tim_0019.jpg

Tim and Haley chose Historic 1625 Tacoma Place for their wedding. They loved the natural brick and wood throughout the building. It’s the old Cadillac dealership that’s been fully restored. They also have a great staff there and we always enjoy ourselves. Shout out to Kellie!!

Wedding Historic 1625 Bride Seattle Tacoma Photographer Haley and Tim_0001.jpg

My brides tell me how fun it is to see each wedding posted. It makes them excited for their own wedding. They also notice all the details, like perfume bottles. Haley noticed that most of them are full, but her’s and Tim’s cologne was almost empty. Should they buy new ones just for pictures? No, I love that they are used. It shows that they are loved and part of who they are at this moment in life. It’s a good memory. I still have a perfume bottle from high school when I met my husband and the smell takes me back to that time. It’s a special memory for sure.

Wedding Historic 1625 Bride Seattle Tacoma Photographer Haley and Tim_0002.jpg

Haley had some special things with her on this day. Her hanky made from her christening dress, her grandma’s pearl necklace, a garter that she fell in love with on Etsy and earrings to bring the bling out. Her flowers were such a pretty color of pink that complimented her shoes perfectly and was a nice contrast to the girl’s navy blue dresses.

Wedding Historic 1625 Bride Seattle Tacoma Photographer Haley and Tim_0003.jpg

She got ready with the help of her mom and made of honor and gave that sigh of relief that every bride does when their dress fits perfectly :).

Wedding Historic 1625 Bride Seattle Tacoma Photographer Haley and Tim_0004.jpg

Wedding Historic 1625 Bride Seattle Tacoma Photographer Haley and Tim_0005.jpg

I love veils in all their shapes and sizes. Some brides wait until down the aisle to put their’s on, but Haley decided she wanted her first look with here’s.

Wedding Historic 1625 Bride Seattle Tacoma Photographer Haley and Tim_0006.jpg

Wedding Historic 1625 Bride Seattle Tacoma Photographer Haley and Tim_0007.jpg

Grooms have special details too! These are a few of Tim’s. You’ll notice his used cologne bottle too <3.

Wedding Historic 1625 Bride Seattle Tacoma Photographer Haley and Tim_0008.jpg

He was getting ready to see his bride just around the corner.

Wedding Historic 1625 Bride Seattle Tacoma Photographer Haley and Tim_0009.jpg

Wedding Historic 1625 Bride Seattle Tacoma Photographer Haley and Tim_0010.jpg

Wedding Historic 1625 Bride Seattle Tacoma Photographer Haley and Tim_0011.jpg

It was finally time to see her groom. We had the privilege of taking her to their meeting spot. A favorite place of theirs to come after work and just relax together.

Wedding Historic 1625 Bride Seattle Tacoma Photographer Haley and Tim_0012.jpg

Wedding Historic 1625 Bride Seattle Tacoma Photographer Haley and Tim_0013.jpg

Wedding Historic 1625 Bride Seattle Tacoma Photographer Haley and Tim_0014.jpg

Wedding Historic 1625 Bride Seattle Tacoma Photographer Haley and Tim_0015.jpg

They exchanged special messages to each other. These two are crazy in love!

Wedding Historic 1625 Bride Seattle Tacoma Photographer Haley and Tim_0016.jpg

It was a windy day with a few rays of sunshine and a few light sprinkles. It was perfect!

Wedding Historic 1625 Bride Seattle Tacoma Photographer Haley and Tim_0017.jpg

Since UWT was special to them, that’s where they decided they wanted their portraits done.

Wedding Historic 1625 Bride Seattle Tacoma Photographer Haley and Tim_0018.jpg

Wedding Historic 1625 Bride Seattle Tacoma Photographer Haley and Tim_0020.jpg

Wedding Historic 1625 Bride Seattle Tacoma Photographer Haley and Tim_0021.jpg

Wedding Historic 1625 Bride Seattle Tacoma Photographer Haley and Tim_0022.jpg

Wedding Historic 1625 Bride Seattle Tacoma Photographer Haley and Tim_0023.jpg

Wedding Historic 1625 Bride Seattle Tacoma Photographer Haley and Tim_0024.jpg

Wedding Historic 1625 Bride Seattle Tacoma Photographer Haley and Tim_0025.jpg

Wedding Historic 1625 Bride Seattle Tacoma Photographer Haley and Tim_0026.jpg

Wedding Historic 1625 Bride Seattle Tacoma Photographer Haley and Tim_0027.jpg

Wedding Historic 1625 Bride Seattle Tacoma Photographer Haley and Tim_0028.jpg

Wedding Historic 1625 Bride Seattle Tacoma Photographer Haley and Tim_0029.jpg

Wedding Historic 1625 Bride Seattle Tacoma Photographer Haley and Tim_0030.jpg

Wedding Historic 1625 Bride Seattle Tacoma Photographer Haley and Tim_0031.jpg

Wedding Historic 1625 Bride Seattle Tacoma Photographer Haley and Tim_0032.jpg

Wedding Historic 1625 Bride Seattle Tacoma Photographer Haley and Tim_0033.jpg

Wedding Historic 1625 Bride Seattle Tacoma Photographer Haley and Tim_0034.jpg

Wedding Historic 1625 Bride Seattle Tacoma Photographer Haley and Tim_0035.jpg

Time to walk THE aisle! Haley and Tim wanted a short ceremony and were eager to start celebrating with their guests!

Wedding Historic 1625 Bride Seattle Tacoma Photographer Haley and Tim_0036.jpg

Wedding Historic 1625 Bride Seattle Tacoma Photographer Haley and Tim_0037.jpg

Wedding Historic 1625 Bride Seattle Tacoma Photographer Haley and Tim_0038.jpg

Wedding Historic 1625 Bride Seattle Tacoma Photographer Haley and Tim_0039.jpg

Wedding Historic 1625 Bride Seattle Tacoma Photographer Haley and Tim_0040.jpg

Wedding Historic 1625 Bride Seattle Tacoma Photographer Haley and Tim_0041.jpg

Wedding Historic 1625 Bride Seattle Tacoma Photographer Haley and Tim_0042.jpg

Wedding Historic 1625 Bride Seattle Tacoma Photographer Haley and Tim_0043.jpg

Wedding Historic 1625 Bride Seattle Tacoma Photographer Haley and Tim_0044.jpg

Announcing Mr. and Mrs. Jewett!

Wedding Historic 1625 Bride Seattle Tacoma Photographer Haley and Tim_0045.jpg

Dancing, toast, sundaes, photo booth, bouquet and garter toss and more dancing!

Wedding Historic 1625 Bride Seattle Tacoma Photographer Haley and Tim_0046.jpg

Wedding Historic 1625 Bride Seattle Tacoma Photographer Haley and Tim_0047.jpg

Wedding Historic 1625 Bride Seattle Tacoma Photographer Haley and Tim_0048.jpg

Wedding Historic 1625 Bride Seattle Tacoma Photographer Haley and Tim_0049.jpg

Wedding Historic 1625 Bride Seattle Tacoma Photographer Haley and Tim_0050.jpg

Wedding Historic 1625 Bride Seattle Tacoma Photographer Haley and Tim_0051.jpg

Wedding Historic 1625 Bride Seattle Tacoma Photographer Haley and Tim_0052.jpg

What a great night!

Wedding Historic 1625 Bride Seattle Tacoma Photographer Haley and Tim_0053.jpg

Share onFacebook Tweet toTwitter Pin onPinterest EmailSubscribe

Carly and Tyler’s wedding was more than gorgeous and the people, can I just tell you they were ALL amazing to work with. Really, there isn’t anything I would change from the day. For every wedding I get nervous. I don’t think that will ever go away. I just want the best for my couples. I pray for them the night before and I do my very best on the day of to make sure everything is captured just the way they would want it. I didn’t used to feel this way about weddings. They used to scare me to death! Now, I look forward to every one. It helps that I have the best second shooter ever, my Joe. He takes orders from me without hesitation and gets those shots I can’t, plus I love him! What can be better than that :).

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Lord Hill Farms Photographer Carly Tyler_0004.jpg

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Lord Hill Farms Photographer Carly Tyler_0005.jpg

I met up with Carly at the Silver Cloud Inn in Mukilteo where she was getting ready with her bridesmaids and mom.

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Lord Hill Farms Photographer Carly Tyler_0006.jpg

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Lord Hill Farms Photographer Carly Tyler_0007.jpg

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Lord Hill Farms Photographer Carly Tyler_0008.jpg

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Lord Hill Farms Photographer Carly Tyler_0009.jpg

I think the back necklaces are so beautiful!
Wedding Seattle Tacoma Lord Hill Farms Photographer Carly Tyler_0010.jpg

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Lord Hill Farms Photographer Carly Tyler_0011.jpg

Tyler was waiting for her just down the street at the Mukilteo Lighthouse.

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Lord Hill Farms Photographer Carly Tyler_0012.jpg

She walked down to see him for their first look and we found this cool wall and had to stop!

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Lord Hill Farms Photographer Carly Tyler_0013.jpg

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Lord Hill Farms Photographer Carly Tyler_0014.jpg

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Lord Hill Farms Photographer Carly Tyler_0015.jpg

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Lord Hill Farms Photographer Carly Tyler_0016.jpg

Such a beautiful couple and so down to earth and comfortable with each other.

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Lord Hill Farms Photographer Carly Tyler_0017.jpg

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Lord Hill Farms Photographer Carly Tyler_0018.jpg

Those baby blues!  She couldn’t keep them out of her mind.
Wedding Seattle Tacoma Lord Hill Farms Photographer Carly Tyler_0019.jpg

Carly’s dress looked perfect on her.  
Wedding Seattle Tacoma Lord Hill Farms Photographer Carly Tyler_0020.jpg

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Lord Hill Farms Photographer Carly Tyler_0021.jpg

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Lord Hill Farms Photographer Carly Tyler_0022.jpg

What a gorgeous day we had too.  It was the perfect day for Carly and Tyler to say “I do” in front of all their friends and family.
Wedding Seattle Tacoma Lord Hill Farms Photographer Carly Tyler_0023.jpg

And these guys were ready to take whatever came their way :)!
Wedding Seattle Tacoma Lord Hill Farms Photographer Carly Tyler_0024.jpg

Don’t they look like they belong on top of a cake?!:)
Wedding Seattle Tacoma Lord Hill Farms Photographer Carly Tyler_0025.jpg

Love this!
Wedding Seattle Tacoma Lord Hill Farms Photographer Carly Tyler_0026.jpg

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Lord Hill Farms Photographer Carly Tyler_0027.jpg

If you have never been to Lord Hill Farms, you’re missing out!  It is absolutely stunning!
Wedding Seattle Tacoma Lord Hill Farms Photographer Carly Tyler_0028.jpg

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Lord Hill Farms Photographer Carly Tyler_0029.jpg

I love all the clouds and Carly’s mom, Diane, so wanted a sky like this and she got it.  I called in a favor :).
Wedding Seattle Tacoma Lord Hill Farms Photographer Carly Tyler_0030.jpg

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Lord Hill Farms Photographer Carly Tyler_0031.jpg

Carly was getting a little hot in her bridal suite waiting to walk down the aisle, so the girls helped her cool down.
Wedding Seattle Tacoma Lord Hill Farms Photographer Carly Tyler_0032.jpg

A cherished moment with her dad.
Wedding Seattle Tacoma Lord Hill Farms Photographer Carly Tyler_0033.jpg

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Lord Hill Farms Photographer Carly Tyler_0034.jpg

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Lord Hill Farms Photographer Carly Tyler_0035.jpg

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Lord Hill Farms Photographer Carly Tyler_0036.jpg

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Lord Hill Farms Photographer Carly Tyler_0037.jpg

First communion and a prayer as husband and wife.
Wedding Seattle Tacoma Lord Hill Farms Photographer Carly Tyler_0038.jpg

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Lord Hill Farms Photographer Carly Tyler_0039.jpg

I love this moment!  So much happiness!  And you know another thing I love about this moment?  Everyone is clapping and enjoying the moment LIVE instead of through their phones and cameras… as it should be :)! 
Wedding Seattle Tacoma Lord Hill Farms Photographer Carly Tyler_0040.jpg

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Lord Hill Farms Photographer Carly Tyler_0041.jpg

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Lord Hill Farms Photographer Carly Tyler_0042.jpg

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Lord Hill Farms Photographer Carly Tyler_0043.jpg

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Lord Hill Farms Photographer Carly Tyler_0044.jpg

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Lord Hill Farms Photographer Carly Tyler_0045.jpg

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Lord Hill Farms Photographer Carly Tyler_0046.jpg

Carly and her niece and flower girl, Regan.  They both had buttons down their back.
Wedding Seattle Tacoma Lord Hill Farms Photographer Carly Tyler_0047.jpg

Inside was just as pretty as outside.
Wedding Seattle Tacoma Lord Hill Farms Photographer Carly Tyler_0048.jpg

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Lord Hill Farms Photographer Carly Tyler_0049.jpg

Their first dance as husband and wife.
Wedding Seattle Tacoma Lord Hill Farms Photographer Carly Tyler_0050.jpg

This was the first time I’ve seen such a spread of cakes.  Different sizes and decorations.  So cute!
Wedding Seattle Tacoma Lord Hill Farms Photographer Carly Tyler_0051.jpg

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Lord Hill Farms Photographer Carly Tyler_0052.jpg

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Lord Hill Farms Photographer Carly Tyler_0053.jpg

What a wonderful day and evening with great people.
Wedding Seattle Tacoma Lord Hill Farms Photographer Carly Tyler_0054.jpg

Ending with lots of sparklers, cheering and kissing!
Wedding Seattle Tacoma Lord Hill Farms Photographer Carly Tyler_0055.jpg

Share onFacebook Tweet toTwitter Pin onPinterest EmailSubscribe

Shelbie was one of my past seniors and now she’s marrying Josh! We’ve never been to the Dragonfly retreat in Bothell, so it was exciting going someplace new :).  I love being surprised and discovering little gems I didn’t even know about.

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0001.jpg

This building is beautifully made and maintained!
Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0002.jpg

When you go to a place called the Dragonfly Retreat, you expect to see dragonflies, right? Well, it didn’t disappoint! In the afternoon sun they came out, but I have to tell you, they were hard to get pictures of! They never wanted to land in a place I could get to, until a smaller one finally did! Joe was able to get this little guy :).

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0003.jpg

The venue has the coolest awning with custom metal work, so striking and I had to incorporate it anyway I could.  What better way than with Shelbie’s beautiful dress!

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0004.jpg

Shelbie was a calm bride and just took in the day as it came, one step at a time.

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0005.jpg

Dancing in the room, is always a must with your bridesmaids!  They all stayed together the night before since many traveled from Texas to be here (Shelbie went to college there).

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0006.jpg

Every wedding has it’s unique parts. Shelbie and Josh love to read, so for their vows they are exchanging books. Shelbie wrote her vows within the pages for Josh to read again in the future. Shelbie was to give Josh “The Phantom Tollbooth” by Norton Juster and Josh would be giving Shelbie Jules Verne’s “Seven Novels.”

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0007.jpg

There was an array of colors in this wedding.  Her bouquet, the girl’s bouquets and the table decorations were all different colors.

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0008.jpg

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0009.jpg

Shelbie wore a small heart around her neck, her sister another and her mom the pendant the 2 hearts were taken from. An Etsy find :).  Shelbie also gave each of the girls a bracelet to wear during the wedding that was symbolic of the sorority that some of them shared, KKG – Kappa Kappa Gamma.

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0010.jpg

It’s always fun to have cute matching jammies!

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0016.jpg

The guys got ready in record time, since they were busy helping unload decorations.

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0011.jpg

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0012.jpg

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0013.jpg

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0014.jpg

Josh got each of the guys different fun cufflinks.

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0015.jpg

It was finally time for Shelbie to get her dress on.  This is such an exciting time for a bride.  Finally to have her dress on for more than a fitting.  It was THE time!  It’s good to just soak that in for a minute.

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0017.jpg

Her mom and sister helped her zip up!
Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0018.jpg

The love between these girls is very special.
Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0019.jpg

The first look, always one of the most special moments of the day!  Some couples want a very private moment and others are fine with letting their family and close friends watch.  Shelbie decided that she would share this moment and the girls helped her to her spot.  The anticipation in Josh’s face is perfect!

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0020.jpg

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0021.jpg

These two are so happy together!

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0022.jpg

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0023.jpg

Doesn’t Shelbie make a beautiful bride?  Such a natural beauty about her!
Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0024.jpg

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0025.jpg

Real smiles are so obvious.  You can see it in their eyes!
Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0026.jpg

Shelbie had her sister as the maid of honor and all her closest girlfriends as the bridemaids.
Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0027.jpg

I thought it was awesome that Josh had his Dad as one of his groomsman.  It shows their relationship.  His little brother was there too!
Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0028.jpg

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0029.jpg

It was so great how Josh’s little brother looks up to him.
Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0031.jpg

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0032.jpg

Sometimes the little ones just don’t want to be in pictures, so I grab any opportunity to get them interacting with the bride and groom.  This is one of those perfect moments.  Shelbie was getting a little tired on her feet and as soon as she got down low her little ring bearer was right there by her side.
Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0033.jpg

Shelbie’s KKG sorority girls did a special pinning ceremony for her before the ceremony.  A song, some hugs, a few tears and Shelbie’s bouquet was ready with the love and keys of her “sisters.”
Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0034.jpg

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0035.jpg

A moment every dad is proud to be part of.  Walking his little girl down the aisle.
Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0036.jpg

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0037.jpg

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0038.jpg

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0039.jpg

Shelbie has an infectious happiness and is so expressive with it!
Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0040.jpg

The exchanging of their books after explaining the meaning behind them.
Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0041.jpg

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0042.jpg

Introducing for the first time, Mr. and Mrs. Nyman.
Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0043.jpg

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0044.jpg

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0045.jpg

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0046.jpg

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0047.jpg

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0048.jpg

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0049.jpg

Another incorporation of the book theme – guest were instructed to write in the pages of several special books.
Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0050.jpg

On each table was a memory represented and an explanation of what each of them liked about that particular event they shared together.
Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0051.jpg

Each of the guests were encouraged to take a book from the shelves to take home with them.  All of these were read by both the groom and the bride and hand selected for their guests.
Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0052.jpg

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0053.jpg

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0054.jpg

The s’more bar was tucked away in the woods and a perfect little getaway for a few minutes.
Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0055.jpg

What can I say – these girls!
Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0056.jpg

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0057.jpg

The first dance :).
Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0058.jpg

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0059.jpg

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0060.jpg

Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0061.jpg

Thank you for letting us be a part of such a special day for the two of you.  Your family and friends are awesome and we could see how much they all loved you!  Happy people, happy life!
Wedding Seattle Tacoma Photographer Shelbie Josh_0062.jpg

Share onFacebook Tweet toTwitter Pin onPinterest EmailSubscribe

Emma and Lyle took 3 planes to get to their Washington wedding! They’re teachers in a remote village in Alaska on an island close to the Arctic Circle! I’ve seen some of the pictures Emma has posted and it’s a pretty amazing place. Here’s just a few images Google pulled up for me. I don’t know why this just fascinates me so, but it does.  People who are adventurous are so inspiring!  I’m sure Emma and Lyle didn’t expect to find love in their little island village, but they did! How awesome is that!

Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0060.jpg
Now it was time to say “I Do” at Kelley Farm.  It was a rainy day, but so wonderful!  The rain would pour when we went inside and then as soon as we needed it to clear it did!

Stormy skies though…

Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0031.jpg

Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0032.jpg

I loved the color palette and all the different textures of the flowers.
Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0033.jpg

The dresses were all tucked away inside where it was dry and safe :).
Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0001.jpg

Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0002.jpg

Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0003.jpg

Emma received the sweetest little scrap book from her family and friends full of pictures and letters.  So very thoughtful.
Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0004.jpg

Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0005.jpg

Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0006.jpg

Lyle was right next door getting ready in the newly built guy hut.  I love that many brides and grooms exchange gifts now and that I get to watch them be opened!
Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0007.jpg

Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0008.jpg

That time you decide, well, it’s time to get the dress on!  
Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0009.jpg

Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0010.jpg

Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0011.jpg

Shotgun casing for the guy’s boutonnieres.  So creative!
Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0012.jpg

All ready to see her groom.  Mom helping with the train so it doesn’t get too wet from the soggy ground.
Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0013.jpg

Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0014.jpg

A little touch of sunshine at just the right time :).  Eskimo kiss on the right, get it?  haha
Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0015.jpg

Emma’s grandma’s in England and couldn’t attend the wedding, but she sent this special pendant for Emma to “borrow” on her wedding bouquet.
Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0017.jpg

Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0018.jpg

Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0020.jpg

Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0019.jpg

Emma made sure she made everyone feel special.  Just look at all the custom cufflinks – a set for her husband to be, father-in-law and her dad.
Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0021.jpg

The guys had a little fun hiding under those pants ;).
Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0022.jpg

Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0023.jpg

Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0024.jpg

As I said before, I loved the colors and textures of all the flowers, they were absolutely gorgeous!   Julia Miller did them!  I highly recommend her.  She’s a gem for sure :).
Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0025.jpg

Wet grass, we won’t let that bother us!
Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0026.jpg

Good people surround themselves with other good people.  
Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0027.jpg

The flower girl never made it down the aisle, but she sure had a precious bouquet made for her.
Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0028.jpg

Pinning the veil on before walking down the aisle.  Exciting for everyone!
Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0029.jpg

Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0030.jpg

Since they knew most of their guests were from 3 different states, they had these little wooden pieces to sign your name to and place in the bowl… Washington, Alaska and Michigan.

Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0034.jpg

Honoring family relationships!
Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0035.jpg

A little rain won’t stop us!
Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0036.jpg

Here comes the bride (thanks to my friends, the Zemanek’s for the umbrella’s!).
Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0037.jpg

Seeing his beautiful bride walk down the aisle with her Daddy.
Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0038.jpg

Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0039.jpg

Emma and Lyle really wanted an outside wedding and that’s what was planned until the morning of.   It was a good call to have it indoors though and still so very beautiful!
Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0040.jpg

Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0041.jpg

Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0042.jpg

Mr. and Mrs. and Sunshine = a stunning night ahead!
Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0043.jpg

Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0044.jpg

Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0045.jpg

Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0046.jpg

Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0047.jpg

Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0048.jpg

Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0049.jpg

The shoe game is always entertaining!
Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0050.jpg

Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0051.jpg

Toasts from Dad’s always get me and everyone else too!  “I loved her first”
Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0052.jpg

Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0054.jpg

Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0055.jpg

Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0056.jpg

Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0057.jpg

Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0058.jpg

Thank you Emma and Lyle for such a wonderful day and for treating us like family.  We can’t wait to watch you grow as a family and see your adventures in Alaska!  Hugs to you both while you visit Iceland and England on your honeymoon!
Wedding Tacoma Seattle Kelley Farm Photographer Emma Lyle_0059.jpg

Share onFacebook Tweet toTwitter Pin onPinterest EmailSubscribe
  • June 25, 2016 - 2:42 pm

    Karen Melkerson - Connie,. Such wonderful photos! Can’t wait to see them all!ReplyCancel

Taylor and Andy’s wedding was the first wedding in 2016. It kicks off a busy year with 22 weddings. I’ve always limited my weddings to 12 a year, but I decided to go for it this year to see what would happen and well, it’s going to be a busy year and I’m thankful for it! I’ve been looking forward to this wedding since 1 Taylor and Andy are two very awesome and fun people and 2 it was at the Georgetown Ballroom and I’ve never been there. As I’ve said before, my favorite place to take pictures is a place I’ve never been before:)and it didn’t disappoint. The day couldn’t have been any better!

I love Taylor and Andy’s story and wanted to share it with you… these are the words of Taylor…

“Andy and I met in 2011 at a chance meeting down in Austin, TX. We had both graduated the year previously from separate university’s in Portland, Oregon. He had spent that next year traveling around South America while I had moved back to Seattle and was working my first job as a nurse in Tacoma. We both ended up planning trips to Austin for Halloween weekend to visit our old college roommates who just so happened to now be living together in Texas. We discovered a ton of mutual friends and realized we had just lived a few blocks away from each other in Portland! Such a small world!
We hit it off but hadn’t made any plans to see each other again. I realized after landing in Seattle that I had left my favorite shoes in Austin and when I turned my phone on, Andy had already messaged me promising that he would make sure to return them! About a month later he had managed to hitchhike his way back to Oregon to get his car and drive up for his first visit to Seattle with my beloved shoes in hand. He moved to Seattle 6 months later and purposed 3 years after that in Gasworks Park overlooking the city we fell in love in.”

Their story didn’t end there… they have traveled the world together, having one adventure after another and they plan on continuing that throughout their married life. Each table represented a different place they had visited together, along with a picture of them enjoying their time there – Vienna, Vail, Cinq Terre, Rome, Whitefish, Salzburg, Prague, Albany, Florence, and places around the United States. It was inspiring to witness their adventurous spirit!

I met up with Taylor and her girls at the Alexis Hotel in downtown Seattle. They were all in great spirits and the atmosphere was happy and loving!

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0001.jpg

I always try to document every detail of a wedding, including the smell, haha.

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0002.jpg
How cute are these matching jammies!!
Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0003.jpg
You just don’t know what’s behind these doors…
Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0005.jpg

What a cool venue! The Georgetown Ballroom is full of color and interesting objects throughout with a great courtyard out back.

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0006.jpg

Taylor decided to get her dress on at the venue instead of the hotel.  Isn’t her dress beautiful?!

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0007.jpg

 

 

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0008.jpg

Taylor and Andy wrote their own vows and Taylor reread her’s before seeing Andy.

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0009.jpg

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0010.jpg

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0011.jpg

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0012.jpg
Just a few tears…
Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0013.jpg

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0014.jpg

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0015.jpg

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0020.jpg

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0021.jpg

Andy came grinning from ear to ear and I don’t think he ever stopped the entire night!

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0016.jpg

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0017.jpg

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0018.jpg

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0019.jpg

The first look is one of my favorite parts of the day. Documenting this moment is so special. You don’t get this reaction any other time. It’s priceless!

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0022.jpg

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0023.jpg

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0024.jpg

Taylor had the most beautiful bouquet and dress! Just stunning!

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0025.jpg

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0026.jpg

Andy has the best smile!

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0027.jpg

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0028.jpg

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0029.jpg

I loved the ANDY on Taylor’s shoes! It was a total surprise for Andy :).

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0030.jpg

Joe’s view….

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0031.jpg

My view…

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0032.jpg

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0033.jpg

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0034.jpg

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0035.jpg

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0036.jpg

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0037.jpg

After walking around enjoying our time together it was time to pick the bugs out of the veil… oh the reality of wedding day is revealed :).

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0040.jpg

Ready to meet her man down the aisle!

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0041.jpg

In full Andy fashion, he danced down the aisle.

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0042.jpg

Followed by TOP security with the treasured rings!

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0043.jpg

Family is very important to Taylor and her dad adores his girl. He waited at the bottom of the staircase to walk her to her love.

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0044.jpg

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0045.jpg

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0046.jpg

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0047.jpg

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0048.jpg

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0049.jpg

And there’s the opening of the top security briefcase. I love their excitement in the background!

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0050.jpg

And BAMM, married!

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0051.jpg

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0052.jpg

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0053.jpg

Blue Thunder welcomed Taylor and Andy into their reception! So much energy!

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0057.jpg

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0058.jpg

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0059.jpg

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0060.jpg

Remember, I told you about the table decorations… the map was on one side and the name of the location on the other, along with a picture.  What a cool idea!

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0054.jpg

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0055.jpg

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0056.jpg

With each wedding there’s always fun and unique ideas and with this one they had a caricature artist instead of a photo booth! I LOVED it and look who was there! Helen and Pat.c :). Another one of our couples with an upcoming wedding:)and just by chance they are going to have the same caricature artist at their wedding! Maybe Joe and I can make time to get one at theirs :)!

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0061.jpg

Let the dancing begin!

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0062.jpg

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0063.jpg

And this is how we left them! Still going strong. They were planning to party until they dropped!  Thanks for having us document your day.  You two are awesome and it was seriously such a fun day!

Wedding Seattle Georgetown Ballroom Photographer Andy Taylor_0064.jpg

Share onFacebook Tweet toTwitter Pin onPinterest EmailSubscribe

Amanda is my beautiful daughter and she’s one hard working girl, so for spring break we decided to take a girl’s trip to Las Vegas. I’m allergic to alcohol and she’s too young to drink or gamble. I know not the typical place to go, since it seems that’s what Vegas is all about. Believe it or not, there’s a lot more to do there than those things. Every hotel is special and there is endless shopping and walking. There are also beautiful parks within driving distance. Since I decided to rent a car for the week we hit a couple of the parks, one of them being Red Rock Canyon. We just couldn’t go to Nevada without planning a shoot too. We decided that the 70’s style would compliment the surroundings, so Amanda took much care in finding just the right outfits.

Girl Senior Red Rock Nevada Styled Tacoma Photographer Amanda_0001.jpg

We started with just a little sun and quickly it all changed to clouds and wind.  
Girl Senior Red Rock Nevada Styled Tacoma Photographer Amanda_0004.jpg

Girl Senior Red Rock Nevada Styled Tacoma Photographer Amanda_0002.jpg

I really love this image.
Girl Senior Red Rock Nevada Styled Tacoma Photographer Amanda_0003.jpg

Right when I was taking the middle image a hummingbird came and sat right on the top.  Perfect!
Girl Senior Red Rock Nevada Styled Tacoma Photographer Amanda_0006.jpg

Gladiators are hot this year we just had to have them for our shoot.  These are from Free People and they were perfect.
Girl Senior Red Rock Nevada Styled Tacoma Photographer Amanda_0007.jpg

Girl Senior Red Rock Nevada Styled Tacoma Photographer Amanda_0005.jpg

I love the Nevada terrain.  It’s so different than Washington, that’s for sure.  
Girl Senior Red Rock Nevada Styled Tacoma Photographer Amanda_0011.jpg

As a special tribute to her Nani, Amanda decided to get a tattoo of her Nani’s signature.  She turned 90 this year and she is just one special lady to us all.  
Girl Senior Red Rock Nevada Styled Tacoma Photographer Amanda_0009.jpg

Girl Senior Red Rock Nevada Styled Tacoma Photographer Amanda_0008.jpg

Girl Senior Red Rock Nevada Styled Tacoma Photographer Amanda_0010.jpg

I’ve always been fond of red rock.  We’ve been able to travel to many wonderful places including Grand Canyon, Canyonlands, and Arches, but it’s been a while. The other park we visited on this trip was the Valley of Fire and it had crazy red rock.  You have to go next time you visit Las Vegas.  It’s only an hour away.
Girl Senior Red Rock Nevada Styled Tacoma Photographer Amanda_0012.jpg

Girl Senior Red Rock Nevada Styled Tacoma Photographer Amanda_0013.jpg

Girl Senior Red Rock Nevada Styled Tacoma Photographer Amanda_0014.jpg

So beautiful!  
Girl Senior Red Rock Nevada Styled Tacoma Photographer Amanda_0015.jpg

Girl Senior Red Rock Nevada Styled Tacoma Photographer Amanda_0016.jpg

By this time in the shoot it was a little cold, but Amanda sucked it up and had fun with it anyways.  I can’t believe she will be off to college this Fall!  She’ll be studying Biology at the University of Washington in Seattle and will most likely go on to be a a Physician’s Assistant.  That plan may change, but that’s what she’s thinking right now.  She will already have her Associates Degree, so will be entering with a Junior status.  Remember, I told you she was hard working!
Girl Senior Red Rock Nevada Styled Tacoma Photographer Amanda_0017.jpg

These is so authentic 70’s!  I actually had those same pants in the 70’s, as did many of my friends.  We called them Rainbow pants.  I can’t believe she found them!
Girl Senior Red Rock Nevada Styled Tacoma Photographer Amanda_0018.jpg

Amanda is confident and definitely her own person.  She’s not easily influenced by others and when she makes her mind up, she’s full steam ahead.  When this was her decision I have to admit I was not crazy about the idea of a tattoo, but soon that changed and I enjoyed watching her get it and yes, I got an ornament to commemorate it on the tree :).  I posted it on my December tree post of course!
Girl Senior Red Rock Nevada Styled Tacoma Photographer Amanda_0020.jpg

I hope you enjoyed our little 70’s inspired shoot.  You can see the 50’s shoot here and the 60’s here.  We have one more planned later this spring.
Girl Senior Red Rock Nevada Styled Tacoma Photographer Amanda_0019.jpg

Share onFacebook Tweet toTwitter Pin onPinterest EmailSubscribe
  • April 10, 2016 - 6:46 am

    Auntie Carmela - Wow!! She is one incredibly beautiful girl!ReplyCancel

  • May 31, 2016 - 12:35 am

    Angie J - Beautiful pics and beautiful young lady! Retro 70s vibe was awesome!! Has anyone ever told you that you look like Rose McGowan? Best of luck on your future endeavors.ReplyCancel

  • June 29, 2016 - 9:27 pm

    Jeff Lefavor - Great workReplyCancel