bart + shelly: in a word, best

bart + shelly: in a word, best

spend two seconds with this couple and they will quickly rise to the top of your best list. best sense of humor. best outlook on life. best at appreciating those in their lives. best imagination. best reactions. these two are a treat to know, and to be known by. anyone in their lives would agree, iv’e found. therefore, it was my pleasure to be able to fold into their professional (and inevitable friend) group as we planned and executed their wedding. i hope you enjoy the playfulness, the color, and the gusto for life as you feast your eyes on the stunning photos by the talented scott mcnamara.

Street cred to the talent:
Scott McNamara Photography
Herban Feast Catering
Pravda Studios

andrew + brittany: port townsend getaway

andrew + brittany: port townsend getaway

Port Townsend is a magical place, and nothing compares to its charm on a cloudless, blue sky day when love is in the air. Andrew and Brittany held their wedding at a family home, and invited their closest friends and family to celebrate. This set up the perfect opportunity to impart many personal elements to the day, and it was an honor to be involved in such an intimate wedding. My favorite part of this event was the respect paid to everything in its season, and showcasing that beauty. And also the amazing driftwood arbor that the bride and groom whipped together! Love all the handmade detail and work represented.

Street cred to the talent:
Lynette Huffman Johnson

first outing with a new baby: blueberries!

first outing with a new baby: blueberries!

we packed ourselves up and ventured out to the wild. the wild world of North Bend, where mountain peaks soar and blueberries grow abundantly. this hasn’t been a summer for wedding work, or any business for that matter, but what a summer to enjoy a new baby…and the weather! I think I might have found a great source for berries on the branch though, for next summer’s weddings. Hint, hint. Please let me do your wedding in a blueberry field! How gorgeous, no?

emily + brian: sweet love

emily + brian: sweet love

Green was the color of the day. Green equals life. Green equals new life. These two lovebirds are so happy together; so excited to embark on the new life before them. You could feel the energy in the place. New love was commencing, and the sun couldn’t have been shining brighter, nor the people smiling any bigger. This was a day to celebrate!

Street cred to the talent:
Devon Michelle Photography

meg and justin: july sunshine

meg and justin: july sunshine
meg and justin: july sunshine

Meg and Justin couldn’t have adored each other more, and for those of us who got to enjoy this beautiful celebration, it was sweet to see all of their meaningful and intentional details executed perfectly. Washington weddings in July are always a gamble, but for this couple, the clouds parted, the mercury rose, and we had one of the most glorious days of the summer. Congratulations to my new sweet friends, and thank you, for letting us be a part of your day!

Street cred to the talent:
Christopher Gendron Photography
Ravishing Raddish Catering

happy birthday, happy happy birthday

happy birthday, happy happy birthday

Today is my dear husband’s 30th birthday. He is a testimony of God’s goodness to us all. A three-time cancer survivor, the one who has untapped depth beyond his years. He’s coming into his own and is finally willing to engage in the value of life’s events in how they’ve changed him; how they’ve grow him. I’m so excited about what’s happening and so thankful that my wagon is hitched to his. I really really like this guy, and I’m better because of him.

orange and pink and candlelight

orange and pink and candlelight

On days like today, even though everything outside is bursting forth, we are still dealing with only varying shades of gray and varying barometer ratings on rain versus mist versus a general heavy feeling of humidity. SO, I must add some early morning shots still illuminated by only the glow of light, and enjoy the cheer of the happy pink popping off the page!