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Ally + Josh | A Seattle Mountain Engagement

When these two reached out about their incredible wedding at the Astor Ruins next spring, I dearly, dearly hoped that we could work together. Ally’s vision for the day includes a sunrise first look and a morning ceremony overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Count. Me. In.

Meeting creative couples who really create their wedding day around their uniqueness make this job so much fun. Your wedding is such a great chance to pull out the stops and do a party YOUR way.

Also, Ally taught me this morning that chickens are the closest living relative of dinosaurs and now I want a daily fact.

Enjoy.

 
 

Kaylena + Ryan | A Backyard Summer Wedding in the Cascades

Kaylena and Ryan’s wedding was on one of those summer days where the sky is wide and blue and scattered with puffy clouds, where the breeze is warm and kind and fills the air with fragrant scents of the grass of her grandfather’s property underfoot, the sounds of laughter of a gathering of family and friends, and the glow of starlight when the sun finally admitted defeat to the night after hours and hours of glorious glow. One of the rare nights where the air stays warm and feels like an embrace — I miss those coming from the Midwest.

Kaylena left no detail unattended. Everything was so romantic, and the gorgeous florals were dripping in reds and pinks. As the sun set over the reception tables, fairy lights lit up the tables and candles flickered in the twilight. I mean it was DREAMY.

Enjoy.

 

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Photography: Emily Keeney

Dress: Bellevue Bridal

Florals: Cascade Wholesale

Photobooth: Pixi Box

DJ: Gaylen Suave with GSC Productions

Bridesmaid dresses: KF Bridal

Catering: Island Girls Catering

Rentals: Grand Event Rentals

Tables: Pilchuck Rentals

Invitations: Minted

Makeup: Karyssa Davidson

Cake: Hillcrest Bakery

Restroom: Royal Restroom

Kimberly + David | Rattlesnake Engagement Session

I’ve known these two since grade school. I moved and was the new kid at the beginning of 5th grade — I remember going to a “cool kids” basement party the winter of that year and David was there. I tried to show off my dance moves to impress everyone. Pretty sure I embarrassed myself. Now he, the host of that party, and several other kids from that class will be standing in his wedding decades later. And I get to photograph the thing.

David and Kimberly live in Chicago, where I’m from, but came out to visit for a weekend and have their engagement session done in the great PNW. I, with a newborn and unable to travel, found this pretty awesome.

Kimberly is the kindest soul you’ll meet and saved someone’s life over the phone recently as a 911 dispatcher. So not only is she beautiful but she’s calm in the face of tragedy and comes out a winner. David’s the same nice kid I remember from all those years ago. They are just adorable together.

Enjoy their beautiful faces.