My fashion shoot with Peubird, aka Jenna Koehn, basically went like this. Jenna posted a comment on my Instagram feed that she wanted to collaborate and I was like ummmm, yes! And the rest is history. She is an awesome fashion blogger and if she let me I would raid her entire closet. Seriously, everything she wears is just perfect. I love everything about her style and I loved getting her in front of the camera. Her husband is the lucky photographer who gets to snap the pictures for Jenna’s daily fashion posts, so I was so honored when she wanted to collaborate with me on a photo shoot. The morning of her shoot was actually the first time we met and I immediately felt like I had known her forever. She is so classy and feminine and down to earth. She loves to laugh and just have a good time. I love Seattle’s light and on this particular morning we had so much lovely light it just made everything so dreamy. I honestly didn’t want this session to end. I love getting to collaborate with other creatives, especially females. I get so much inspiration from other women doing what they love to do. It just feeds my creative soul. Jenna is a bright light and her love for fashion really makes me want to go out and buy everything that she recommends. If you are interested in purchasing the items she’s wearing in this post you can see them here:

Dress by Swell ~ Booties by Free People ~ Hat by JCrew

Be sure to follow Jenna on Instagram and check out her blog for amazing fashion inspiration. If you are interested in collaborating on a shoot I would love to hear from you. Feel free to contact me here and we can chat about what you have in mind.

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Thornewood Castle is known as “the house that love built” and was the perfect venue for this fairytale wedding, complete with an enchanting garden ceremony, a beautiful sunset and a spectacular fireworks show to end the night. I was in awe over all of it. Standing on the grounds during a wedding at Thornewood Castle you can’t help but feel like you have taken a step back in time. It has the feel of a completely different era and every bit of it is magical and classic. The “secret” garden is the most beautiful place for a ceremony. It’s home to so many different types of flowers, fountains, sculptures and a darling garden cat. The back of the castle rests on the shore of American Lake, so it seems that no matter where you stand on this private estate, every single view is spectacular. As the sun set over the lake, we headed down to the shore to capture this sweet couple in beautiful light and once night fell, the sky was lit up by the most incredible fireworks display. It was the perfect ending to a perfect day. This wedding at Thornewood Castle was one for the books. Thank you so much Lora Grady Photography for having me along to second shoot for you.

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Thornewood Castle is one of Washington State’s hidden gems and it’s just a short drive from Seattle. A little bit of the incredible history of Thornewood Castle taken directly from their site:

With a history that is deeply rooted in both English and American history, Thornewood is truly unique. A century ago, pieces from a 400-year-old English castle were taken from England and brought to the Pacific Northwest. These pieces were used to completely rebuild and recreate an authentic traditional English Tudor Gothic castle right here in America. At Thornewood, you can visit a true piece of England without leaving the United States.

If you are hosting a wedding at Thornewood Castle and are still in need of a photographer, I would love to chat. You can contact me here. Cheers!

One of my absolute favorite parts to any wedding day is the time I get to spend with my couples when it’s just the two of them. Getting to participate in the joy and the excitement they are feeling never gets old and when I get to photograph couples, like Rachael and Brenden, who are totally smitten for one another, well it just takes joy to a whole new level. Their Mercer Island wedding was one of the highlights of my weddings this summer. As a Seattleite, I’ve traveled through Mercer Island many times, but I had actually never spent any time on the island, until Rachael and Brenden’s Mercer Island wedding, and oh what a beautiful place it is. Before the ceremony we headed to Luther Burbank Park for some lovely portraits. The light and the landscape were just an added bonus to being able to get these two alone together in front of my camera. It’s crystal clear they are totally enamored with one another and it’s not difficult to understand why. Rachael and Brenden are two incredibly kind, compassionate and loving people and their run loves deep not only for each other but for their family, their friends, and their faith. They hosted such a wonderful celebration for everyone they love and I’m so thrilled that I got to be part of it. Below is just a snippet of how the day began; beautiful and perfect and oh so dreamy. Rachael and Brenden brought their A game and I love them for it.

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