The Edgewater Hotel with Alahm and Khalid

Khalid and Alahm's wedding was absolutely gorgeous! What made their wedding so unique was their blend of cultures and traditions. With both families being from Iran, they wanted to merge modern and traditional and they did it beautifully! A huge bonus I got to work with some incredible vendors who worked so hard to make their day come together. 

Destination - Key West, FL with Lauren and Phil

I can't believe that my first 7 photoshoots this year were all travel and destination weddings! Literally from British Columbia to Mexico and almost everything in between. Lauren and Phil's wedding is one of my all time favorites! They brought me out to Key West, Florida for one gorgeous weekend filled with exploring, adventures, alligators, swamps and of course one hell of a wedding. It may have been 90 degrees out, but we didn't let that stop us from getting some incredible portraits throughout Key West. 

Whenever I'm traveling for weddings I always try and do something fun to check out the local scenery. For Lauren and Phil's wedding I wanted to finally see Everglades National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve but I only had a short window of time to make it happen. So after I wrapped up their wedding I got about 2 hours of sleep and woke up at 2:30am and drove straight to the Everglades to catch sunrise. After that craziness I went out to Big Cypress to hike through some swamp land and find some alligators to photograph. See the end of the blog post to check out the photos!

The Wedding Day

Everglades National Park & Big Cypress

Destination Wedding - Puerto Vallarta

I say this all the time, I need to blog more! I've had so many incredible weddings this year, but it's harder and harder to find the time to actually post them. Ever since we moved to Seattle all my spare time is spent hiking all over the Pacific Northwest and on DIY projects on our new house. Not that I'm complaining, I absolutely love it! But seriously these weddings were so much fun and I'm dying to show them off. Hopefully I can sit still long enough to get more of these published. 

Enough rambling, you have to check out Dulce and Tom's wedding from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico! Well that's where we stayed for the week, but the ceremony and reception were an hour boat ride away on the secluded Caletas Beach. This wedding has everything! White sand beaches, fire dancers, scuba diving, and tons of love and laughter.  

The Wedding Day

Day After


Erin and Tom - Downtown Wedding

I have to say I feel pretty lucky right now. I've been going back through all my weddings from the past year to get ready for blogging season. I am amazed by the sheer number of amazing clients I've been able to work with! 

Erin and Tom are right up there at the top! Their wedding at St James in Chicago and then reception at Women's Athletic Club was absolutely perfect.