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.
James’ and Cynthia’s wedding on Chuckanut Mountain was a beautiful picture of their love for the forest, their community, and each other. I appreciated how the whole day told their story of simple faith, healing, and a new life together. Congratulations and thank you for sharing your wedding with me!
On Chuckanut Mountain at a private residence, May 12, 2012
With: James Daniel Carter and Cynthia Lea Fast
Wedding Coordinated by Shelly Knebel
As a photographer, I love watching how couples identify what is most important to them and then shape their weddings around these core values. During Patrick and Bethany’s wedding day, I was moved to see how their relationship mirrors the deepest hopes of their faith. Their passion and sense of humor also made photographing their day really fun! This was important because, working in downtown Renton, I felt a little like a fish out of water (if you follow my work, you may notice a bias toward forests and beaches). Their enthusiasm made their environment rock. Congratulations Patrick and Bethany and blessings on your marriage!
Recently, I was invited to photograph a local Indonesian wedding in a village near where we stay in Cisarua, Bogor. The reception was an afternoon-long receiving line where friends, acquaintances and family come to give their blessings and gifts, and then enjoy a buffet of food and live music. The wedding was very formal, but atmosphere was also lighthearted and very relaxed. Personally, I had a lot of fun with the challenge of capturing a wedding in a new context.
Congratulations Robert and Dia!
This photography season came to a close for me with Tobin and Sarah’s autumn wedding at the Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens in Everett, Washington. I loved how comfortable Tobin and Sarah were with stripping down the usual wedding trappings, while really honoring what mattered to them. Since the wedding guests consisted only of their parents, siblings, and a couple of others, I felt very privileged to be a part of their day.
Congratulations and all the best on your future together!
Steve and Tracey designed one of the most quirky and guest-oriented weddings that Liz and I have had the privilege of capturing. The Georgetown Ballroom in Seattle seemed the perfect place for their creative flare and warmth. From the photo booth guest book to the cupcake tower to Tracey’s pink heels, the day was full of fun alternatives to the normal wedding status quo. We had a particularly fun time running an (un)photo booth for the first time (see the results here).
Congratulations Tracey and Steve!
Rob and Danielle are two of the funnest most energetic folks that you’re likely to meet. Liz and I love outdoor weddings, so we were excited to photograph theirs at Kitsap Memorial State Park by the Hood Canal. More importantly though, we loved witnessing their adorable affection for each other and the enthusiastic support of their friends and family.
Congratulations Robert Higgins and Danielle Du Nann!
Mark and Erika are the sort of people that instantly make you feel comfortable when you’re around them. They’re thoughtful, funny, down to earth and full of laughter. At the end of a month-long stretch of shooting over a wedding a week (not to mention moving and pulling off a thesis show), their low-key celebration out at a remote cabin in Index Washington was a welcome change of pace. While editing, I enjoyed experimenting with cross-processed color and low contrast black and white. Let me know what you think!