Photographing grand exits at weddings is my second most favorite wedding event to cover, right after first looks. The photos are always adorable, and it ends the night with a bang. A little planning goes a long way to help make your final farewell go off without a hitch.
Despite never being able to find parking and the craze of summertime crowds, I think Golden Gardens has a special place in every Seattleite's heart. I've wanted to shoot here for quite some time, so when Margaret and Chris mentioned they lived in Ballard and frequented the park, I knew it was the place!
There is a new wedding venue in town — In Chehalis, WA to be exact. Gathering Grace Farm is on a picturesque farm, complete with a barn, forest, and large front yard that is perfect for ceremonies and parties into the night. The house itself is full of character. It boasts a large kitchen and five bedrooms — which is perfect if you’re looking for a place to stay before your big day.
My hubby, Zach, and I spent 8 days driving the Ring Road in Iceland this May. We made sure to stop at every waterfall, cliff side viewpoint and black sand beach possible, although my favorites were always the lesser known places. As landscape and adventure photographers, it was everything we could have dreamed of! All of Iceland lends itself well to photography, but listed below are the best elopement locations we found.
Driving to Yellowstone with my husband and in laws last August was my first ever road trip! The trip was incredible and now I understand why Yellowstone is the most visited national park in the U.S! It shocks you with geysers and hot springs, then awes you with rolling hills, valleys of bison and beautiful lakes.
Growing up on the East side of Washington meant that trips to the beach were a special, once a year occasion, complete with a six hour drive each way. Now that I live in Tacoma, I'm taking full advantage of the proximity to the Pacific and I'm lucky to have married a West coast native who knows all of Western Washington's best kept secrets!
With These Rings is a jewelry studio that lets you create your own wedding rings with the help of jeweler, Stephanie Selle. In business for the past five and a half years and based out of Port Townsend, WA, Stephanie has helped couples worldwide make heirloom quality rings.
First and foremost, what is a detail box?
Its a box with all of your treasured wedding day items in it, ready for me to photograph on the day of. Usually it includes the wedding and engagement rings, any jewelry you plan on wearing, family heirlooms, veil, shoes, bouquet, invitations, etc.
Prior to the wedding day I ask my couples to begin thinking about what details they would like to have photographed. Then, I ask that on the day of the wedding they have all of these items in one box for me. This helps me immensely. Not only, can I get to work as soon as I arrive (rather than chasing down the wedding rings) I will also know what items are most important and be sure to get photographs of them.
Megan and Garrett's wedding was so much fun! They added many personal touches to their day, from their hand written vow books to the book arch Garrett made! I loved their nerdy theme (Megan's own words!) of books that took over McCormick Woods Golf Club. Every table displayed one of their favorite authors, with the bride and groom table displaying Tolkien. Coincidence that Garrett's wedding band has Elvish on it? I think not.