So, I’m not normally one to glob onto things that are trendy just because they’re trendy. But every once in a while, something tickles my fancy, and I get super excited about it.
Shauna and Tim were my first wedding clients, but I wasn’t their photographer…
Darla is a great friend of mine, and several years ago we started a tradition of taking photos of her and her family right around her birthday. The very first year she was pregnant, and we took photos at her home and nearby Silver Lake….
There are very few brides or grooms out there that don’t have a worry in the world when it comes to figuring out how to budget their wedding. As wedding photographers, Mike and I get to see a lot of cool wedding ideas in action. We love it when we see a couple who is creative about how to save money.
I read a posing guide somewhere once that basically said the one rule for posing toddlers was to not try to pose toddlers. Why? Because it’s basically impossible. That was very much the case with Liam this year.
Back in April I decided I wanted to do a photo challenge. I’d seen several online (Facebook, Pinterest… you get the idea), but none of them really resonated fully with me. So I decided to take a few of the best ideas from several of them I’d found, and mush them together into my own challenge.
Shannon and Trevor got married at the Mukiltieo Rosehill Community Center this last friday, and they couldn’t have asked for a nicer day. The rain that was forecasted stayed up in the clouds, which speckled the sky and kept things cool. The breeze kept blowing Shannon’s dress in ways that a photographer usually only can dream of, and their small crowd of friends and family were all smiles, wishing the couple their very best.
When I met Dallas and Taylor (with their entourage) this last winter, everyone showed up to our meeting wearing Seahawks gear. I had inadvertently worn a navy blue shirt over a lime tank top, so I felt like I fit right in. It really came to no surprise when I found out the theme of the big day. You guessed it: SEAHAWKS!
It’s every photographer’s strongest asset. Natural light is beautiful, especially on warm sunny evenings or in the open shade. But sometimes, natural light just does funny things. Blue skies blow out white in order to properly expose your subject, harsh shadows create weird lines on faces, the list goes on. And sometimes, natural light just isn’t available. Dark reception halls and churches, or your front room on an evening, can be too dark for exceptional photography.
If you’re from the general Seattle area, chances are good that you’ve heard of the Tulip Festival in Mt. Vernon, and the Roozengaarde display garden. Mike and I have managed to go up to the festival every year since we bought our house in Marysville – I even went a couple weeks after having my gallbladder removed while toting around a two-month old. Yup, I’m dedicated to gawking at flowers. This year, the nice weather aligned perfectly to get some nice sunshine on the weekend. Since my family was coming up anyway so I could do my step-brother’s senior photos, we decided to go up north on Sunday and introduce more of my family to the craziness that is Mt. Vernon on a sunny spring day.