Beneath the beautiful music and richly imagined space, a powerful sense of presence could be felt at Scott and Jen’s wedding—the sacred awareness of two people joining their faith in a covenant of hope, the witness of a community showering their blessing and creativity, and the sweet child-like joy of each experiencing the other.
Scott and Jen, you are beautiful together and it was a blessing to capture your wedding!
Carl and Eliza celebrated their marriage at the Lake Wilderness Lodge — a beautiful, unpretentious venue nestled within an arboretum in Maple Valley. I love how they centered their wedding around their own family, with their adorable son Julian as an integral part of the sacred and the fun. Congratulations and thank you so much for inviting me to share your day!
Blessings on you and your family.
What happens when you mix an Irishman and a flaming redhead? A whole lot of character! Adrian and Alexis are tons of energy and are super fun to photograph. They chose Pike Place Market for their engagement session since they met nearby and it’s one of their favorite date spots. Liz and I are excited to capture their wedding in December!
Engagement photography with Alexis Furrule and Adrian Heskin at Pike Place Market and The Diller Room.
Carl and Eliza were great sports and we had a blast with the fish throwers, the gum wall, and market chaos in general. I look forward to seeing more of them and shooting their wedding in June!
Liz and I enjoyed a beautiful day canoeing through the Lake Washington Arboretum this past weekend with some of our fabulous extended family. While out, we christened our new tilt-shift lens.
By bending the lens away from the camera, the focal plane pivots through 3D space. This results in some interesting slices of focus that would otherwise be impossible. So far shooting like this feels a little like having gravity switched to some oblique sideways angle, but it’s also exhilarating to interact with the world in a new way!
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A teaser from Carl and Eliza’s Pike Place Market engagement session. Keep posted …the best is yet to come!
At: Seattle’s Pike Place Market
With: Carl Charbonneau and Eliza Law
I love seeing mundane things get filled with joy. Josh took this to a new level with his proposal—hiding a group of 31 friends incognito on a Seattle Metro Bus then serenading Aleya with vocal backup from the rest of the group. The bus driver stopped to give Aleya a hug, everyone else made sure to see the ring, and I’m still grinning.
Nice work Josh, and congratulations to you both!
Rather than a formal portrait session, hanging out with William (who happens to be my brother-in-law) just felt like a fun afternoon walking through the park and exploring Seattle. He’s a great guy with a passion for theater and classic musicals (someone’s got to do it!). I hope these pictures capture a bit of his quirky personality and sincere heart.
Will – you’re awesome!
If you’d like to see more, check out the Facebook gallery with the rest of the shoot.
Colin and Rachel contacted me last minute to see if I could photograph their rehearsal dinner. Because Colin’s dad had been in a serious accident shortly beforehand, it was especially important to capture memories from the evening. I was glad to be available and hope these pictures do justice to a beautiful evening. Visit the main gallery here if you’d like to see more (just so you can see for yourself that Urban Light Studios actually has a wall covered in antique paint by numbers, and, among other things, a stuffed tiger).