Even though I am a photographer I often forget to stop and shoot "in the now." Last year, I spent a lot of time working on my business and updating my website. This year, I want to be more present in my life, shooting what's happening around me.
A small back yard wedding with family and friends? Yes, please. Marc and Bree wanted a simple wedding with the focus on their friends and family, not on themselves. Their love was so bright and open as they shared the vows they wrote themselves; it brought an intimacy and closeness that made an already sunny day seem even sunnier. Bree, the bride, made the whole day simple by purchasing literally every decor item from Offer Up and with her mom helping her prep the make your own sandwich buffet. With food and dancing and family and friends, a perfect day.Read More
i've been the dugan family photographer for years; joel's mom has my photos plastered all over her walls. i was excited and honored when joel and lexxie asked me to be their wedding photographer a year and a half before their wedding. we met the summer before the wedding and took some engagement photos on the private farm near darrington, wa where they were planning on having the ceremony and reception.
fast forward to this july and on a rainy, dripping morning they started getting ready for their big day. everything was perfect, if only the rain would cooperate. soon, the clouds started rolling away and sunbreaks would peek through. it would be a beautiful day. friends and family joined joel and lexxie down by the pond, hay bales as pews. they were married by lexxie's dad as he explained how marriage is like a tree, each ring of the tree telling a story that builds upon itself to create a beautiful gorgeous tree.
this wedding was truly magical and special. all the parts of the wedding from the location to the food to the decor and the hair and makeup all coming from joel and lexxie's relationship with friends and family. a day full of joy and beauty and connections that matter.Read More
there are the days when you think you'll never hold that baby in your arms, never see the realization of a dream and then overnight it seems like you are there, holding that baby, not sleeping, covered in spit up, wishing for a shower.
every baby has a story, every family has a story. each puzzle piece comes together and though it means dark days and days full of light, its all adds up to a beautiful story.Read More
i spent an a evening with the vance family at gasworks park just hanging out and photographing. it was a beautiful overcast seattle day and we were able to capture them just being them, the best kind of family session.Read More