An expecting couple gets a maternity photo done in Mukilteo, WA

First Comes Love…

A totally sweet series of pictures that I’m totally jealous aren’t of me!

In 2012, I had the priviledge of photographing this beautiful couple while they were still the the throes of just-engaged bliss.  We decided to go out to the lighthouse in Mukilteo because it was a nice scenic area with lots of variety.  The bride-to-be looked stunning in her white sundress, while the future groom looked cool and casual.  The white brick walls on the adjacent building provided a perfect backdrop for some fun, more urban moments.

She’s Making A List, & Checking It Twice

Okay. Okay.  OKAY!  I know that it is still September…  But in all fairness, I started getting pumped up for Christmas back in July.  And no, I’m not referring to that ironic “Christmas in July” thing, I mean really truly being ready for Christmas.  So forgive me my punny title.  But this girl is going through withdrawals.  So, I’ve included a couple photos from Christmas theme events… just because they were awesome!  (And yes, I am part of the problem.)

The Classic: Black & White

I love black and white photos.  My walls are covered with them.  Don’t mistake this to mean that I think color photographs are second best, because I love color too.  However, there is just something about a well done black and white image that speaks to my soul.  Black and white photography was where I learned to be more than just a snapshot photographer, and it has always been a part of how I look at the world when I am photographing it, even when I am working in color.

She Knows Everything!

I can’t count how many times I’ve heard that now, or some variant of it.  Undoubtedly, at some point during the day of the wedding, I will hear it.  It may be a thankful bridesmaid who can’t quite figure out a bustle, a bride thankful that baby wipes are generally good at getting dirt off of hemlines, or a groom that doesn’t know which side the boutonniere is supposed to be pinned on (the left).  They always seem so amazed, like I’m some magical fountain of knowledge.