Beach Elopement Scouting — Salt Creek Recreation Area

Beach Elopement Scouting — Salt Creek Recreation Area

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!

What Is A Wedding Day Detail Box?

What Is A Wedding Day Detail Box?

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.

McCormick Woods Golf Club Wedding

McCormick Woods Golf Club Wedding

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.

Washington Wedding Venues on the Water

Washington Wedding Venues on the Water

When I was a bride searching for venues, I found it to be the most frustrating thing. Most venues were out of my price range, and what we could afford wasn't what we had envisioned. Since then I've entered the wedding industry as a photographer and learned there are so many more venue options that I was never able to find as a bride! Now, I'm going to save you the trouble I had and compile lists of outdoorsy, unique, and hard to find venues!