Playing on the camels in Volunteer Park and then wandering around Pioneer Square, we had a blast photographing Jes and Eric’s engagement session. She obviously really trusted him, and I loved the way he made her laugh.
Autumn and Jeff got married very conveniently, right across the street from us, at Matthews Beach Park! The groom and his groomsmen used our house to get ready and hang out before the wedding.
They had such a cool, homegrown wedding, from the lavender sprigs straight from their garden to the clam bake that friends and family helped them put together. I particularly liked their tent, with a clear top, from ABC rentals. Although the company advertises these tents as being good for seeing the stars at night, I thought it was great for showing the (lucky!) blue sky during the day as well.
Jeff’s son was adorable in his old-fashioned hat as the ringbearer. And the wishing lanterns were the perfect send-off for the happy couple.
Becca found us through her sister KK, whose wedding we photographed in 2008. We were thrilled to hear that she was engaged to Scott.
We headed out to Scott and Becca’s wedding at the Hotel Bellwether in Bellingham one windy morning, with our 1-month-old baby and doula (babysitter) in tow. She was able to hang out in one of the hotel rooms with the baby so that I could visit and feed him. The Bellwether had it all– scenic views of the mountains and water, a patio perfect for the ceremony, and best of all, a lighthouse that doubled as a honeymoon suite!
Scott and Becca were laidback and lots of fun. We staged a “First Look” before the ceremony, where Scott waited in front of the Lighthouse and Becca came up and tapped him on the shoulder. When he turned around and saw her in her wedding dress for the first time, he was stunned, it was so sweet. I love doing the first look because it is such a relaxed way to start the wedding day and they were able to get the formals out of the way early. The Lighthouse was lots of fun to play with with the wedding party.
Congratulations, Becca and Scott and thanks so much for having us at your gorgeous wedding!
Golden Gardens Park is one of my favorite places to take pictures– from tunnels to beaches to grass to brick buildings, it has so many great photogenic spots. We got to head out to Golden Gardens one beautiful evening to photograph Becca and Scott’s engagement session. They had a lot of fun together, and we hung out with them for a long time, getting lucky to catch the sunset at the end.