No makeup on your wedding? No way is what I say! Here’s why…..Read More
Bridal Portraits are all about the details you’ve obsessed over. Your dress, your shoes, your hair and makeup. They are shot in an editorial style and the result is dreamy, and timeless!Read More
Sunshine, sweetness and family surrounded this beautiful couple on their beautiful wedding day when Jessica and Lauren tied the knot!Read More
They say you never really leave the place you love, but rather you take a part of it with you, and a part of you stays behind. For this weeks feature we head to Cannon Beach, OR for this destination engagement portrait session with Crystal and Matt!Read More
For this outdoor session with Violet the focus was all on her gorgeous skin and rich outdoor earth tones. Isn’t she just stunning?!Read More
Plus size modeling is an industry growing exponentially. A multitude of designers like Anna Sui and Chromat had plus size models walking the runway at this years New York Fashion Week. I don’t think the term plus size is even correct but unfortunately it’s the term most ladies search for when they are trying to find a professional photographer who appreciates and can accentuate all their very best curves.Read More
This is the final feature of Kendra! We focused on soft light, black and white images, and lots of romantic details.Read More
The mood is mysterious and deeper in part two of a three-part feature. It's all utterly romantic with a hint of sexy.Read More
I'm feeling as if I'm in Paris again! The light was just oh-so-perfect, as was her natural, dreamy makeup. Paired with vintage robes, wedding veils, and Brigitte Bardot hair we had success in the making. xo
Modern, tasteful, elegant and empowering. That’s what my new boutique boudoir brand is all about! I’m setting out to capture beautiful images of women who want to set aside a little time for themselves and capture this precious moment in time.Read More
Family and friends traveled the globe to celebrate Yesim and Andrew’s marriage. It was an international and sophisticated affair at the Manor House on Bainbridge Island.Read More
When it comes to planning your wedding some decisions will be easier than others. Sometimes you will rely on valuable referrals. Today I’m focusing on all things beauty and makeup with a feature on Beautifully Polished, a Poulsbo salon that offers everything a bride could hope and wish for!Read More
Sweetness is our mommas…oh, and cupcakes! Happy Mother’s Day! For this local outing I visited with Bella Bella Cupcakes in Silverdale, WA. Many of my brides have opted to have a wedding cake and also serve adorable little cupcakes. For those of you considering it, I can vouch for what a lovely option it is! for this outing my daughter and her two good friends dressed up and delighted in getting to have their choice of cupcakes!Read More
For those of us who are super sentimental, journaling is an important part of our world because we can preserve our memories. The reality of being a mom though is that you’re pretty much busy around the clock. A friend gifted me this precious book that I want to share with you in case you’re looking for the perfect Mothers Day present this year! It prompts me each day with a great question. I have just a few lines to jot down one or two quick but thoughtful answers. Voila! Just like that I became a regular full on journaling momma!Read More
I carry a lot of gear to a wedding, no make that a ton of gear. Why? To tell a couples love story, you need a lot of layers and rich details with unique perspectives. This requires professional gear, and today I'll share what I bring to each and every wedding.Read More
Yesim and Andrew are two adventure seekers and world travelers who found love! Their wedding is in May and for this romantic engagement session we headed to Lynwood Center and explored this charming little town on Bainbridge Island!Read More
I've created a 47-page Portrait Session Guide to answer all your session questions like, what to wear, when to schedule your shoot, how to prep your man and little ones. This fun and informative guide is a present for all my wonderful clients and will make your photo shoot stressfree and fun!Read More
I love meeting brides and grooms and hearing the story of how they met and fell in love and yesterday was LOVE overload!! Not only was it my 6th year wedding anniversary, but it was also the day when the Manor House opened it's doors and invited couples to take the quick ferry from Seattle to explore the wonderful option of a beachy, quaint destination wedding at a gorgeous European style venue nestled into Pleasant Beach.
I met so many lovely couples who are in the final stages of planning their dream wedding. Some couples are planning summer weddings and we talked about just what that means in terms of timing for photos, and how the nearby beaches allow for dreamy portraits on the beach at sunset! I also shared my dream of photographing couple depart by yacht or wooden sailboat, and I may have a taker or two! Several couples were considering a fall and winter weddings, and we talked about timing and how weddings and events work in the library, solarium and dining room (they are gorgeous!)
The incredibly talented, Holly Rohrbacher of Holly Rohrbacher Events was standing by to meet with couples and help them begin visualizing and planning just how amazing their wedding can be at The Manor House. She has planned dozens of weddings there and knows all the in's and outs! Fellow photographer, Catie Cleveland and the amazing club and mobile DJ, John Wood of Music Masters were also there meeting and greeting. It was great catching up with my cohorts that are doing amazing work on the island!
Always the most gracious and hospitable host, Yolanda Ferrer (who was awarded Best Server of the Year, by 2017 Best of Bainbridge) and her team were there serving up delicious bites crafted by Chef Joe Benish (who made a brief appearance!), and pampered couples with bubbly, wine tastings, and food pairings.
The Solarium was shimmering with fresh florals and oh so beautiful because of the extensive displays created by the talented landscaper, Lisa Nienhuser of Heartwood Gardens.
Flowering Around (awarded Florist of the Year by 2017 Best of Bainbridge as well) featured some of their stunning bouquets as well!
While I didn't take many photos because I wanted to spend as much time chatting with couples, I did happen to snap a few of the stunning Solarium and the floral arrangements from by Lisa Nienhuser of Heartwood Gardens!
Oh, and not be forgotten are their lovely suites! I took these photographs last summer while the bride was getting ready in her room.
Wishing you a lovely week!! Next weekend I'll be featuring an engagement session at The Manor House in a really special location, and down by the beach. The couple is getting married in the summer and I cannot wait to photograph them!