Megan and Daniel are a great couple. I had a great time photographing their wedding. We started at their home where they were getting ready. We went to the University of Washington Campus for some portraits before going to the Lake Union Cafe for their wedding and reception!Read More
Tristan and Ben are a very fun-loving and entertaining couple! They saw each other for the first time on their wedding day at the end of the dock by the houseboat where they live. They were married at Fairview Park. Then, they took a little ride on their sailboat for some photographs before heading to the Lake Union Cafe for their wedding reception. It was a great day filled with beautiful weather and wonderful people!Read More
Angie and Vinh had a beautiful church wedding followed by a reception at the Lake Union Cafe in Seattle. There wedding combined her Polish American heritage from the midwest and his from China and New Zealand. I love that.
Between the wedding and the reception, we went to Gas Works Park for some photographs. Gas Works is one of my favorite places in Seattle for photographs.Read More
Catie, Jared, their friends, and their family were a fantastic group of people. Their wedding at the Lake Union Cafe was beautiful. We also went to quite a few parks for photographing their portraits.Read More
Aimee and Joel are a great couple. They both light up when they are around each other. They had a beautiful ceremony at the Lake Union Cafe, which is one of my favorite places to photograph a wedding. I think it has the coolest ceiling and chandeliers in Seattle. Before the ceremony, we went to Gas Works Park and the Washington Park Arboretum for portraits.Read More
Ellen and Eric started their wedding day at Christ Our Hope Catholic Church in Seattle. It is a relatively new church just a couple of blocks from Pike Place Market. Then we went to the Olympic Sculpture Park and Myrtle Edwards Park on the Seattle waterfront. It was a day of beautiful, subtle light with a layer of clouds.
Finally, we went to the Lake Union Cafe for the reception. A beautiful and delicious place to end the night!
Wedding Location: Christ Our Hope Catholic Church Reception Location: Lake Union Cafe Wedding Flowers: Lake Union Cafe Wedding Cake: Lake Union Cafe Catering: Lake Union Cafe Hair Stylist: Laura Fontenot Makeup Artist: Isabel Boyd Wedding dress boutique: Chic Bridal Boutique (Boise ID) Tuxedos or men's suits: Jos. A Bank
Martina and Ron had a beautiful, windy day for their Lake Union Cafe wedding. We started at a hotel in the Northgate area. The plan was to go to Gas Works Park for the portraits, but with the wind, we called an audible and did portraits at the University of Washington. Then, we went over to the Lake Union Cafe for the wedding ceremony and reception!
Wedding Venue: Lake Union Cafe Reception Venue: Lake Union Cafe Flowers: Lake Union Cafe Officiant: Paul Brown Transportation: British Motor Coach Hair Stylist: Jodi Knowles and Satori Salon Makeup Artist: Salina Boling DJ: Joe Yamada, Cascade Records Wedding Dress: I Do Bridal Tuxedos: Men's Wearhouse
I love Adam's reaction to seeing Lindsay.
Superheroes live in Seattle!
Lindsay playing with a little friend.
Lindsay's dad as he walks her down the aisle. I love this one!
Stephanie and Patrick had a beautiful Lake Union Cafe wedding. The Lake Union Cafe is a fun and unique wedding venue in Seattle. It features a beautiful dance floor space with an amazing ceiling. It is surrounded by booths and tables making the festivities the center of attention. Stephanie and Patrick are a very fun and loving couple with great collective sense of humor.
Amy and Matt are as fantastic of a pair of lawyers as I have ever met. Seriously. They are a very fun, smart, energetic, loving couple with a fantastic group of friends and family. They were married at the Lake Union Cafe wedding venue. It is a very cool space with a fantastic chandelier over the dance floor and a very cool ceiling.
The rather iconic sign of the Lake Union Cafe.
Here is Amy walking through the hundreds of names and dates of all the couples that have been married at the Lake Union Cafe.
One of my favorite things about the Lake Union Cafe is the getting ready room. It is past the kitchen and down the stairs. It feels like a secret passageway. Then it opens up into a large, beautiful room.
Amy and Matt seeing each other for the first time.
Matt realizing how lucky he is. :)
The gumwall is gross. However, it looks pretty cool when the lighting is right and it is out of focus.
I love this image. They look so happy.
I love lights that are out of focus. They look cool. For this, I used an 85mm lens to throw the lights out of focus while keeping Amy and Matt sharp. In photography terms, the quality of out of focus blur is called the bokeh. I guessed the origin as French, but it turns out it is of Japanese origins.
A quick trip to Gasworks Park. For this image of Amy and Matt, I used the natural light on them, and lit the background with flash. Without the flash, the background was nearly completely dark with a correct exposure on the couple.
This one has a flash just out of view on the left hand side.
Here I am back to my obsession with out of focus lights.
Amy's dad and Matt shake on the agreement. Matt gets Amy and Dad gets to see his daughter happy.
I love this expression on Amy's face. And those beautiful out of focus lights. Real expressions really do trump all else. Content is the most important thing in photographs. However, I do love the creamy bokeh from the 135mm f2!
Another great expression from Amy. For the interested photography geeks, like me, this was taken at ISO 8000. Coming from a film background. That is crazy.
Signing the wall at the Lake Union Cafe. Matt calls Amy's handwriting "our font".
A photo with the Lake Union Cafe sign. Also a tradition for weddings here. I used the flash to light up the veil and add some drama to the image.
Here is the first dance. You can see the beautiful dance floor space at the Lake Union Cafe wedding venue. The inlaid tin roof and the chandelier are great. So is the architecture and the way the ceiling rises above the dance floor.
As you can tell through all the dancing photographs, I have a couple flashes working with the ambient to create some drama and cool exposures.
Amy and Matt's beautiful Lake Union Cafe wedding with additional stops at Pike Place Market and Gas Works Park!Read More
Kate and Jon were a fabulous couple to photograph. They obviously adore each other and it shows in the images.
Kate as she sees Jon.
A short stop at Kerry Park.
A bit longer stop at Discovery Park. Absolutely beautiful.
Special thanks to my friend Erwin Wijanto for helping me out with