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Why you should still get photographed when your already married - Seattle Couples Photographer

Hello! I’m just here today to say - that you can get portraits done when you are already married, and in fact- I encourage it! Why not?

For this shoot we headed to Rattlesnake Lake in North Bend, Washington. We made it up the hour steep hike and then it was all mountain views and love. This hike is best done on a weeknight - weekends are impossibly packed. Also if you wait until right at sunset to shoot, you get to be a little more alone, but then you make the hike down in the dark so you’ll need a headlamp or a flashlight.

I believe that having your portrait taken is important- that’s why I do this! So why not book something fun when your already married or have been together for a long time. I love that these two got matching tattoos when they knew each other just one month! Adorable! I love photographing couples in love - no matter what their marital status!

And by the way- this woman is an instructor at Spira Power Yoga and I just had to plug this place because it changed my life- I love it!

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Beautiful Seattle Wedding - Seattle Wedding Photographer

I love a back yard wedding! Getting to meet and work with this couple was like a dream come true, like finding your people!

I will never forget during the speeches when the bride’s sister told the story of how these two found each other. She told the story of Victoria manifesting her man with her mind, right down to his ethnicity and his height. MAGICAL!

Also they have a baby on the way! So this wedding was sort of an early maternity shoot as well! Hot damn, that’s exciting!

Congratulations on your life together V and T! Your growing family is lovely! I can’t wait to meet your baby.

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Wedding Reception at The Ruins Seattle WA - Seattle Wedding Photographer

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What an amazing Seattle Wedding Adventure!

These two tied the knot up in the mountains and came down to the city to celebrate at maybe the coolest event space Seattle has to offer (in my opinion) The Ruins Event Space Seattle has all the vintage feel and historical artsy vibes that I love. I would highly recommend this space to anyone having a wedding or reception, or just a fancy party, and don’t forget to bring your favorite Seattle Photographer, wink wink.

I love photographing love. Just sayin’ - and these two are obviously in it to win it.

Josh and Ellen - Congratulations on your beautiful union and life together.

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P+K.... A lovely destination wedding - Scripps Seaside Forum La Jolla California

Wow you guys. This was definitely one of my favorite weddings I have ever photographed. It was extra special that I knew the bride and groom, so my normal tearing up that I do when people get married was a little more intense. I love Paige. She referred to herself on one of our phone meetings as “Bride Chilla” OMG., YES. Paige was such a beautiful bride, she took everyone’s breath away.

The wedding party stayed at Paradise Point in San Diego. A lovely little renovated resort on the Paradise Cove and Mission Bay. There’s a pool or three, a spa, restaurants . It was perfect. The wedding was in La Jolla California at Scripps Seaside Forum - such a beautiful wedding venue right on the Pacific Ocean.

What a gift to be a wedding photographer. Thank you for choosing me as yours Paige and Kieran. And congratulations on being husband and wife!

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Learning and Growing With my Photography. Seattle Fine Art Photographer

I thought I would write a personal post, why the heck not?

I am learning and growing, so I will dive right into my brainwaves and tell you what’s up.

Time to get real. I have always told myself that “I suck at business, I have an artist brain, I’m bad with money”

OMG how rude is that to myself? And also if you say something like that to yourself for years and years, THEN SO IT SHALL BE. Am I right? So I am diving deep into my brain to figure out how to retrain it. And you guys it’s working! I read a couple of books in the last two years that have already and are helping me out with retraining my brain on some bad habits.

This Naked Mind I read this book when I wanted to curb the booze intake 2 years ago. and unexpectedly just QUIT and have never ever been so happy and grateful.

You are a Bad Ass books

I have only read “You are a Badass” and “You are a badass at making money” so far and I can’t get to the next one because I keep listening to these AGAIN~ dog walks, whatever. They are a game changer for me.

Phsycho-Cybernetics This book is a little dry to be honest, probably because Jen Sincero cusses and makes jokes the whole time…..BUT stick with it. It’s about your brain and why we do the things we do. I have been thinking about it non stop!

FORKS OVER KNIVES I am not going to tell you what to put in your body or what I put in mine. But I will say that changing my diet over the years has been a giant work in progress and this documentary just blew my mind.

Health is wealth my friends.

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It’s always wild to me how my photographs can LATER convey to me what is going on in my life. It’s my diary and is always telling me a story or teaching me.

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Epiphany!!

WHY DO I DO WHAT I DO?

Ok, why do I love family photos? Is it for the money? Is it something I fell into because I found people just need them and I have a camera? HECK NO!

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I love empowering MOTHERS! And making them feel beautiful. I love creating family heirlooms for people. I love the thought of you sharing and smiling at the portraits I make for you for years and years. I LOVE the thought of giving you FUTURE happiness. And the thought of your kids enjoying them as they get older- that is HUGE to me! I feel so grateful to know this is one of my purposes in life!

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And why the heck do I LOVE shooting with couples for engagement, just for love’s sake, weddings or otherwise? Because people ask me to? HECK NO!

Because this is part of YOUR story! I am a storyteller you guys, I love that shit!

It goes right along with what I said about photographing families. Maybe the kids came before, maybe after, maybe you already have them. Maybe you just have pets. I love SHOWING people feel like their story is important and beautiful. I truly believe LOVE is the answer to so many problems you guys. Love and Gratitude. So if I can help people feel importance, love, and gratitude for their story….. sign me up!

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I will end this rambling here! I am so happy to be able to share with you. Thank you!!! XOXOXOXOXO

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Seattle Engagement Session Discovery Park

I am so excited to photograph this wedding! And it’s SOON!

I have done family photos for them in the past, and their family includes amazing dogs… if you know me, I love that! This engagement session took place on a beautiful day at Discovery Park. I miss that warm weather Seattle.

All I can say is that I am one happy wedding photographer when I get awesome people in love like this. I cannot wait to photograph this wedding. I love love!

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A beautiful Seattle Wedding, Gasworks Park.

I love nothing more than photographing an adventurous pacific northwest couple.

These two are absolutely lovely. We had such a blast at Gasworks Park here in Seattle making these memories. They were very nervous they would not know how to pose. I told them, relax and let me do the work. Have fun and snuggle, just be you. Take a walk and enjoy the moment.

This part of the wedding is my favorite, capturing the couple in all of their love glory.

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Pacific Northwest Wedding Perfection, Salish Lodge, Snoqualmie, WA

What a wonderful Pacific Northwest Wedding at the Salish Lodge overlooking the majestic Snoqualmie Falls.

Chyna and Jason met and fell in love as teenagers. They went separate ways and led separate lives, but the universe returned them full circle back to love.

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