I met Stephanie and Bradley at Gas Works Park for some sunset and night engagement portraits featuring the views of Seattle across Lake Union. I love shooting at Gas Works. It has amazing views and fun industrial areas to photograph in.Read More
Natalie & David's beautiful wedding photographs at Gas Works Park with a reception at Storybook Farm in Redmond.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.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
Stephanie and Mark got married at Gas Works Park! Here is one sneak peek into their images!
I met Amy and Lincoln at UW for some engagement portraits with the cherry blossoms, then went to Gas Works Park.
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!
Groom with a Batman logo on under his wedding suit. Photo taken at Gas Works Park in Seattle.Read More
I met Karen and Anthony at Gas Works Park for some portraits before going to their Seattle Courthouse wedding. I also had my amazing son, Kyler, as my assistant for the day.
Gas Works Park
Photo by Kyler Parris
Photo by Kyler Parris
A niece at the court!
My fabulous photo assistant.
Photo by Kyler Parris
The jury room at the Seattle Courthouse has amazing views.
Photo by Kyler Parris
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.
Michael getting ready.
I love Michael's reaction to seeing Brooke.
Brooke and Michael at Gas Works Park with a little flash thrown in.
Michael played college football at Georgetown, so a football photograph was a must.
The view of Seattle from the MV Skansonia wedding venue.
First dance at the MV Skansonia wedding venue in Seattle.
The view from the Skansonia at night.
Brooke dancing with her dad.
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
Elisabeth and Jeff chose the beautiful MV Skansonia for their Seattle wedding. What a beautiful and uniquely Seattle wedding venue! Elisabeth and Jeff are a great and fun couple. Elisabeth and Jeff seeing each other for the first time on their wedding day at Gas Works Park
Portrait of the wedding couple with Lake Union and Seattle in the misty background.
Wedding portrait at Gas Works Park. Photo by Alyssa Parris
Photo by Alyssa Parris
A hug for the bride. Photo by Alyssa Parris.
Photo by Alyssa Parris.
Jeff and his mom just before the wedding ceremony.
Rachel and Dave. I photographed their wedding last year. I also photographed Rachel's sister's wedding this summer. Very cool to see them at a wedding!
A couple of wedding guests laughing. Photo by Alyssa Parris.
First dance at the Skansonia.
Kids are so great.
Here are the individual images from Erin and Owen's Seattle courthouse wedding!
A little dip in the street featuring pink Chuck Taylor Converse!
Supermen! Currently dressed as a groom and friends. This was taken at Gasworks Park in Seattle.
The public market on Pike for a sweet kiss with a view.
The Seattle courthouse is a surprisingly beautiful place. This is in the jurors break room.
The arches at Gasworks Park.
Wedding and Reception Venue: Broadmoor Golf Club
Wedding Planner: Solomon Events
Cake: New Renaissance
Seattle Wedding Photographer: Cory Parris
Elaine and Jon had a beautiful wedding and a gorgeous day to be married on. It took place at the Broadmoor Golf Club and was coordinated by Stephanie and Solomon Events. The wedding party was hilarious – easily one of the most hilarious groups of people I’ve ever hung out with. Fun day!
I love this image of the rings. Shot with natural light on a black piano (that I dusted).
Elaine seeing her dad. Very nice moment.
Jon seeing Elaine. Very happy camper.
We went to Gasworks Park for couple and wedding party portraits.
One of my favorite wedding party portraits.
I love this one we took at the Washington Park Arboretum on the way back to Broadmoor.
Beautiful cake featuring their last name. It is also occasion appropriate!
This pin has been in the family since it was given to a bride in 1865!
I love the way Elaine is looking at Jon in this image.
Out door weddings are so pretty in the Fall!
A few months ago I met Don, Elizabeth and their little one, Iris, to re-shoot some wedding photographs for them (to be clear, I did not shoot them the first time). We had a great time and we did it again for some portraits of Iris and the family at Gas Works Park!
Doesn’t she totally look like she is asking if her parents are coming with her? Let’s go!