Bridal Boudoir - K | Seattle | Christina Servín Photographs | Luxury Boutique Boudoir Photography | Part One |

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

In art as in love, instinct is enough
— Anatole France

 

MODEL  |  Kendra @KendraRoselle & @lavender_roselle

MUHA  |  Paper Dolls NW   |  @paperdollsnw

HAIR  |  Jessica Rockwell, Jessica Rockwell Hair & Makeup  | @jessica.rockwell |

MAKE UP  |  Lisa Boehm, Lisa Boehm Beauty |  @lisaboehmbeauty

DESIGN  |  Enchanted Whimsy Design  |  @enchantedwhimsydesign  | 

PHOTOGRAPHER  |  Christina Servín, Christina Servin Photographs |  @christinaservin |

 

Bella Bella Cupcakes | Cupcakes & Wedding Cake | Kitsap Wedding Vendor |

Bella Bella Cupcakes | Cupcakes & Wedding Cake | Kitsap Wedding Vendor |

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!

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How I preserve the memories from today

How I preserve the memories from today

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!

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What's in my bag you ask?

What's in my bag you ask?

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.

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Manor House Beach Destination Wedding, Bainbridge Island

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!

Vendor LOVE...  

Manor House |  Holly Rohrbacher Events | Lisa Nienhuser of Heartwood Gardens  | Flowering Around | Music Masters | Catie's Photography | and Me :),  Christina Servín Photographs |

 

 

 

 

Love in Leavenworth! Snowy Egagement Session!

Love in Leavenworth!  Snowy Egagement Session!

Many of you who know me well, know that I don't like to settle on ordinary shooting locations.  When we talked, Jessica and Lauren mentioned that they take an annual winter vacation in Leavenworth.  Leavenworth is a Bavarian-themed town nestled in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State.  They love snowshoeing and cross-country skiing and all things outdoors. And so I asked them if they would consider doing their engagement session there because it's a place near and dear to their heart.

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Ravishing Radish Tasting Event at Kerloo Cellars

Ravishing Radish Tasting Event at Kerloo Cellars

If you're engaged, and looking to select your caterer, make sure you come to one of Ravishing Radishes tasting events!  Couples flock to sample their amazing delicacies, and begin visualizing what their wedding and reception would feel like in a particular venue.  I jumped at the opportunity when I was invited to partner with them as their featured photographer at Kerloo Cellars, in SODO. 

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