Carkeek Park {Zach + Meredith} Seattle Engagement Photographer

I met with Zach + Meredith at Carkeek Park last week, and was pretty excited about this location they chose. There's something about shooting on the beach that is so fun for me... I think it's the fresh air, the water, and the beautiful views across the sound. I love discovering new places in Seattle and these two made this adventure a blast.

jeff + Greta {Wedding}

Bethany Community Church

Greta is one of my dear friends; actually, she is my first Seattle friend.  When Greta first started talking about Jeff, her eyes lit up with joy!  If you saw the two of them together, you would see that J & G are such a sweet couple.  Right away you’ll see the spunk and flair they bring to a gathering. They are the couple everyone loves and wants to be friends with - I know I do.

First, I shot Jeff and Greta's engagement photos here- @ Discovery Park in Seattle. The shoot was tons of fun! The two are so whimsical, fun and relaxed together.

Greta and Jeff were married in June at Bethany Community Church at Green Lake in Seattle, Washington. The couple loves and values friendships so much; they used the talents and skills of their friends to delight their guests.  A dear friend and co-worker, Lloydine was her florist.  The girls at Greta's bachelorette weekend helped to make the table decor.  As both Jeff and Greta are school teachers, one of their students made the wedding cake and cupcakes (it was her first one and my husband had three pieces!)  Some more former students, Blake and Daniel, made an amazing video which played prior to the ceremony to give the guests a glimpse into the couples story.  Blake and Daniel also were the videographers during the ceremony and reception.  Another good friend of Greta’s, Kristen designed the ceremony programs. With such unique a creative touches, it made the celebration intimate, personal and fun!

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Grant + Shala {Wedding}


I first met Grant + Shala on a windy day in February when we took the engagement photos by the Edmands Ferry. Fast-forward four months, and it's an incredibly gorgeous, but windy June day for their wedding.

Both the ceremony and reception took place at the breathtaking Ritter Farm in Cle Elum. Ritter farm has such a variety of fun photo locations; from a first look by the pond, a worn down building, fields, and small woods.

Shala and her sister had found their sweet vintage decor ideas on Pinterest, and styled the wedding beautifully.  From the quaint farm house pre-wedding prep time, the lakeside lawn ceremony, and the rustic antique barn reception complete with dancing, it was a spectacular event. I was so happy to capture your day, thank you :)

Ritter Farm