Derek and Kyler's Orcas Island Wedding

That's right, I was on Orcas Island for 2 weddings this year! This place is a goldmine for photos, every inch of forest and coastline has so many possibilities! But that's enough about my love of landscapes and scenery, there's more important things to talk about. Like Derek and Kyler, they have some of the best friends and family that I've ever come across while photographing a wedding. I am not exaggerating, out of the 150 ish (who even knows how many weddings I've photographed), their wedding had hands down the most beautiful and thoughtful toast I have ever heard. I think that's a testament to how much love Derek and Kyler have for each other but also how they have impacted the lives of the people around them.

Thank you both for inviting me to be a part of your day! Also, thank you to everyone who helped bring their day together and Bayside Cottages for hosting.

Intimate Seattle Portraits - Claire and Cole

I think this session is more proof that it's not always about the gorgeous scenery here in Seattle! Of course the PNW has some incredible locations for mountains, forests and ocean views. Honestly though it's a nice change of pace to stay close to home for a more quiet and intimate portrait shoot. We started off at Bar Vacilando in Capitol Hill, they were nice enough to let us run around before they got too busy. Then we headed on over to Cole's parent's house, and wow is it a beautiful home!