I met this family at their new downtown apartment. We took some photographs in their building with a very similar view to what they have from their apartment. The original plan was to do more in their place, but they only moved in a few days before the shoot. From there, we walked to Pike Place Market and the surrounding area. As part of the session, I also did a couple of headshots for Dinah for her medical spa in Los Angeles.Read More
Taryn and Mark are a wonderful couple. You just know how they feel about each other when they look at each other. Taryn has an infectious laugh that you can tell that Mark loves. She is from South Africa and he is from Texas. They live in Seattle and that is where they eloped. I think the Seattle Municipal Court is one of the most beautiful places you could elope and it has to have the best views of any court weddings. Check out their beautiful wedding images!Read More
Katrina’s spry young grandfather opened the door for me when we arrive for the tea ceremony!
Banana eating push-ups by Dudley as part of the wedding games to get to see his bride!
One of my favorite things at the Woodmark is the boat ride after the wedding around Lake Washington!
Check out the newest slideshow! Katrina and Dudley started their day with a Tea ceremony at Katrina's home. Then, they went to the Woodmark in Kirkland for the wedding and appetizers. Finally, they had an evening dinner reception at Ray's Boathouse in Seattle. What a day!
Kate and Peter's wedding photography at the Tyee Yacht Club sometimes called the Yacht Club on Lake Union as well as a stop at the beautiful Gas Works Park!Read More
The Court in the Square wedding venue in Seattle feels like an outdoor space in an alley, but cleaner and with a roof. Very cool combination of exposed brick, streetlights and a roof to keep you dry in case of bad weather.Read More
Kristel & Mikhail were married at the beautiful (and delicious) Palace Ballroom in Seattle. They are a great couple with a great sense of fun that wanted to make sure we made it to Top Pot doughnuts. Their theme was Alice in Wonderland, and the pulled it off beautifully with a little help from Michelle of Married with Michelle.
I met Tori and her mom down at the Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle for her senior portraits. Check them out!
Rebecca and Erwin chose the Court in the Square for their Seattle wedding reception after they were married in front of their families in Taiwan. They chose the very cool space at the Court in the Square. I had never been there before, but I really liked the space. It was like a really clean, covered alley.Read More
Emily and Jeff are a great couple. They have a great energy about them and they laugh all the time. It made for a great time taking their portraits around the Olympic Sculpture Park.
I love how Emily is laughing in this image. Jeff definitely entertains her!
Tiffany and David were married at the beautiful and unique SODO Park in Seattle. They were great fun to hang out with. Their wedding was very entertaining as well, with a play put on by some cousins, a drum performance featuring Tiffany and David did a rap in honor of his new wife! Very fun. You can see the slideshow here!
Tiffany & David were married last weekend. Before I get into processing all of their images, I found this one and started to play. I really like the moody clouds. It's a new processing for me, so let me know if you love or hate it in the comments!
Natalie and Josh were married the day after Thanksgiving at the Columbia Tower Club. It was a clear night and views were spectacular as were Natalie & Josh, of course!
I love the fuchsia pink wedding shoes!
The bridesmaid's expression makes this photo for me!
Janel helping Josh with a hair issue.
Napkins in the shape of a tower - get it?
I love the quiet little signs of affection that couples share.
Took this at Gasworks Park today. I thought it was pretty cool!
I bought this web domain a while back that I thought could be useful. Seattle Weddings Online. It seemed like something I should pick up and do. So I asked some of my brides to write a story about their engagement, courtship or wedding adventure. I got a few responses that I thought were very cool, but not as much as I wanted. So, I've decided to not only have the bride's stories but also venue and vendor showcases over at Seattle Weddings Online. So, check it out. Write a story that I can post, recommend a vendor from your wedding for a featureor leave a comment!
The Seattle Public Library is on of the most unique buildings ever made and I wanted to create some cool photos of it. So, I called up Canon and had them send me a rather unusual lens. It is a 24 Tilt-Shift lens. It can control the plane of focus and perspective control. Basically, it has a couple extra knobs on the lens that can make things more in perspective (the top of the building doesn't go to a point), or you cam make things look kind of wierd. I got it to play with fixing the perspective in architecture, but I ended up using it to make things look different, and what I think is kind of cool and artistic. This one was from the top of the parking garage where we parked. It was close to Old Navy and Gap where my wife wanted to shop! You can see the way the plane of focus is not quite square to the film plane making the top go way out of focus faster than it normally would with a conventional lens.
I'm not sure why these people had their garbage locked behind a chain link fence, but I like the image of the lock. Notice how the bottom left is in focus, but the top left is out of focus even though it is the same distance away from me. I'll shut up with my lens geekiness now!
I had a great time with Lindsey and Jason. It stopped raining for a couple hours, so at the last minute we decided to keep the time we had slotted. The weather was a bit dark, grey and had 20 mile per hour wind gusts. What a great day for portraits! Actually, the sky was incredibly clear after the rain and it felt like a bit of an adventure even though we were just doing portrait photography in downtown Seattle!
This is view of Seattle and the Space Needle from Kerry Park in Seattle.