Archive for November, 2010

I loved everything about this wedding. The couple, the locations, and the amazing details!!

Alissa and Ian were a blast to work with and so was their entire bridal party. We had some pretty good laughs during the formal photos. My second shooter, Amber was AMAZING and some of these lovely photos were taken by her.

They opted to see each other before the ceremony (which from a photographer’s perspective is AWESOME). We got such a great variety!!

Alissa and Ian, congrats on your marriage and I hope you love your photos!!!

details1

Fdahlwedding-7

firstlook

edahlwedding-95

edahlwedding-127

bridesmaids

groomsmen

edahlwedding-78

edahlwedding-131

edahlwedding-141

edahlwedding-101

edahlwedding-152

edahlwedding-146

bg2

bg3

bg1

Fdahlwedding-167

churchdetails

ceremony

dahlwedding-162 copy

receptiondetails

dahlwedding-196

dance1

dahlwedding-378

This gorgeous gal got extra bonus points by thinking I was funny. ;) Sometimes people just think I’m strange when I crack jokes, but others ‘get me’ and we have a great time laughing. I’m all about getting people to relax when they have a photo session. It makes for great photos when you get more natural smiles. If any of you know me, you know how much I dislike forced fake smiles. :D

We had a fantastic session and I am thrilled with the images we were able to capture!

Thanks Jessica for having me do your senior photos. You are BEAUTIFUL!!!

jblog1

jessicaseniorcollage1

jblog4

jessica-54 copywmrs

jblog2

jblog3

jessica-44 copywmrs

jessica-46editwmrs

jessicacollage2

jessica-26 copy2wmrs

For some crazy reason, I’ve had so many little boy sessions lately!!! They are all so much fun and it’s so cute to see their “tough guy” attitude when they’re so little.

Here’s some favorites from three different sessions a few weeks ago.

Enjoy!!!

P.S. Holiday deadline for portraits is Dec. 1st to ensure delivery of digital files or prints by Christmas!! So if you’re considering a session before the holidays, I still have a couple spots before the deadline. Call (360) 562-1879 to book!!

aiden-45 copy

aiden-47edit

aiden-33edit

aiden-74editwmrs

momandbaby1

conner-3 copy

conner

conner-16 copy

conner-21 copy

conner2

sixmonths-8 copy

sixmonths-3edit

babyinbasket

sixmonths-44 copy

sixmonths-52 copy

It was WAY harder to photograph my dad’s wedding than I thought it would be. Not because of the actual photo taking part, but because I’m not used to bawling behind the camera. Thank goodness I majored in theater in high school and college, otherwise I might have lost composure completely.

So how on earth do I write about the most amazing wedding?? I guess I’ll give you some back story. Since it’s my blog, I suppose I can ‘keep it real’ and give you my story.

Let’s back up about six months.

My dad was single. He had started to settle into a bachelor life and was happy spending time with his hobbies and playing with his grandkids. Then one day out of the blue he came over and said he wanted to chat. Now, I’m not gonna lie, I kinda freaked out and wondered what had happened. He had that strange serious look about him that made me think something was wrong. So we sat down with some coffee (our usual) and he began to ask what I thought about a particular gal he knew. When he mentioned her name he had this grin and a sparkle in his eye so I KNEW how he felt about her. I immediately squealed  “I LIKE HER  and you should date her!!!”  He laughed and we continued the conversation.

Let me back up a bit farther. My dad had a best friend for over twenty years. Six years ago he passed away after a car accident. It was really hard on his family and of course my dad. I had known them since I was really small and even babysat their kids.

The gal he was talking about was his best friends widow. And let me tell you she is PERFECT!!!

My dad found out that she had feelings for him through a mutual friend and he was asking me what I thought. Being the romantic that I am, I told him to call her and ask her to go to coffee or on a date with him. Not two hours later, I found out that he had called her and she had invited him over. He was as giddy as giddy can be and it was so fun to watch.

Fast forward a month later and they got engaged. A few months later was the wedding. They roll like my hubby and I. ;) (we got engaged after six weeks and married a few months later. hehe)

There is so much more to this story that I don’t even have the writing skills to explain. Here’s the main theme. My dad and Pam are perfect for each other. Like seriously two peas in a pod perfect!!! I have absolutely no doubt in my mind that God brought them together. All of the pieces of every detail were practically laid out in front of them.

So Pam has four daughters, who are now my new sisters. My family is COMPLETELY ginormous now. Like huge. We won’t even begin to explain how many people I’m now related to on my side of the family and my husband’s side of the family or we would be here all night. In fact, if you’re still reading all of this instead of skipping to the photos, I seriously applaud you. I’m not a writer at all, so this is huge for me.

Anyhoo,

Husband and Wife were married in their backyard and they will live happily ever after!!

Whew, that was easier.

on to the photos!!!

details1

toddandpam-5

details2

ceremony1

toddandpam-206

Pam hugging my dad’s mom, and dad hugging Pam’s mom. I LOVE this photo.

dadandpamrs

our not so small immediate family :D

(and yes, this is just kids and spouses and grand-kids LOL)


dpblog1

my absolute favorite!!!

dpamblog3

dbamblog2

dpamblog4

dpamblog6

recetption

I love these from the toast!!

toddandpam-304

off to the honeymoon!!

Thanks dad and Pam for everything. I love you both very much!!

Christina and Jesse were wed on August 26th, 2010. They’ve already gotten all of these photos, but I wanted to share this beautiful wedding with you all. I’m almost always on time with editing, but sadly due to my volume this year, I’m forever behind on blogging!! I still have a few more weddings from this summer to blog, but don’t worry, I’m catching up!!

Their wedding was absolutely gorgeous at the Indian Summer Golf Resort in Olympia, WA. Every detail was simply perfect and her dress and SHOES. Oh my goodness the shoes. Amazing. (yes, little details like awesome shoes catch my attention!!).

Enough of my small talk… here’s the pics!!!!

dressdetail1

gettingreadydetails

gettingreadybride

bg1

olympia-60

ceremonydetails

ceremony1

olympia3-63

ceremony2

olympia3-65bw

olympia-35

bg2

receptiondetails1

receptiondetails2

olympia3-45

reception

olympia3-66