Juli and Colin have this wonderful warmth that surrounds them. They make it so easy to connect with them on a personal level. I don’t know if I’ve ever laughed as much during a photo shoot as I did during Juli and Colin’s Seattle sunset engagement session. From the moment we met I felt this instant connection with them. It’s clear that the connection they share with one another runs deep and it was wonderful getting to photograph this beautiful time in their relationship. I’m really looking forward to celebrating alongside them next month at Pickering Barn where they will tie the knot. It’s going to be an amazing day!

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I am still swooning over Claire and Ryan’s dreamy JM Cellars wedding. This spring day could not have been more beautiful, allowing us the opportunity to take portraits along Lake Washington before heading to Woodinville for Claire and Ryan’s wedding in the woods. Their boho chic design is definitely a favorite of mine and Woodinville couldn’t have been a better setting for this particular look. I love that Woodinville is such a short drive from Seattle but you get the feeling you are miles and miles away from the city. It’s such a great escape and JM Cellars was such a wonderful location for this intimate wedding.

I have so many favorite details but Claire’s dress and unique tablescapes, designed by Ryan’s mom, are definitely at the top of my list. I love all of the fun design elements she incorporated. Every table is rich in color, texture and beautiful floral arrangements. The fact that she designed each tablescape added such a wonderful personal touch to their day. You can also never go wrong with king protea bouquets. They were the perfect compliment to this wedding’s bohemian style.

It was really wonderful getting to be part of this beautiful wedding. I big thank you to my friend Jenna Bechtholt Photography for having me along to assist her with Claire and Ryan’s sweet day.

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Amanda and Ralph live adventurous lives and have traveled all over the world. They live abroad but Southern California will always be Amanda’s home. I had the pleasure of traveling there in May to photograph their Viceroy Santa Monica wedding. It could not have been more beautiful and Amanda and Ralph could not have been any sweeter. Given that we don’t live on the same continent, I didn’t get a chance to meet Amanda and Ralph prior to their wedding day. Upon meeting them I was instantly welcomed with warmth and kindness. There is something so special about these two and it was clear by the intimate group of family and friends that were there to share in their happiness that everyone was absolutely crazy for them.

The Viceroy Hotel is such a unique place for a wedding. Their outdoor decor is modern and bright and I love how the color of the pool pops in photos. The hotel is also two blocks away from the beach, making it the ideal spot for golden hour portraits. I couldn’t get enough of Amanda and Ralph in that beautiful California light. One of the things I love most about city weddings is getting to walk with the bride and groom along busy streets. The cheers from passersby and the honking of horns adds a little bit of extra fun and excitement to the day. The joy that comes from total strangers is always such an amazing thing to witness.

Amanda and Ralph’s love is sweet and tender and they just light up being around each other. Amanda has a great laugh and it’s totally contagious. It was obvious Ralph loves making her laugh any chance he gets. I was swooning over Amanda’s lace and tulle wedding dress on the beach. It was seriously so gorgeous! As we headed back to celebrate with their guests, we caught the last little bit of sun and I love how they were drenched in that light.

The Viceroy || The Overwhelmed Bride || Wisteria Lane Flowers || Sweet Lady Jane || The Braid Studio || Minted

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