Daniel and Davy Married. Lewisville Park, Battle Ground, WA {Battle Ground Wedding Photographer, Battle Ground, WA}

Before I start this post, I have a disclaimer. I have tried and tried to upload this wedding in chronological order several times today.  They just will not go in order.  We love this wedding and we love Daniel and Davy so much, we didn't want something as cliche as order to keep us from sharing these images, so PLEASE do not judge as you look at them.   They just have a mind of their own, kinda like our bride and groom, and want to be original, so alas they will be.

Davy is special to me personally.  I mean all of our brides are, but Davy, well, she's extra special.

She helped bring Wisdom into the world.  Davy was interning for our Doula, Patti Ramos, when we were going into labor.  I learned then about the calm and beautiful spirt that Davy carries.  She was a very important part of making sure I was comfortable and that Wisdom arrived safely into this world.

Fast forward three years, when we found out that Davy was engaged, we were thrilled and so honored that she would choose us as her wedding photographers.

At her engagement session, we learned that she and Daniel had just met online, but were so in love.  We shared that commonality, as Ike and I met on Myspace many years ago.  She told us at her session (which you can see here) that when you know, you know and that she had no doubts.

If you can't already tell, Davy is very connected with the earth and I love how she chose to show that throughout the details of her wedding day.  Everything was done with so much heart and intention.

I love her very natural wedding and I love how quintessential Pacific Northwest it was.

Daniel and Davy, we love and adore you.

It was truly an honor getting to spend your wedding day with you!

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Andrea & Corey are getting married! {Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Tacoma, WA}

This post is so special to me because it highlights one of my oldest friends.  I met Andrea in freshman English, 13 years ago.  We have been friends since.  We cheered together, did college together, entered the working world together and now get to finally share our family's together.   She is the first wedding ever that we get to shoot that features someone who has known us before photography and its such a honor to be the one to capture her special day.  Andrea has been such a solid friend and a beautiful example to me of hard work and dedication over the years!  She has inspired and motivated me to go for the things I love and to stick with it until the goal is accomplish! I am thrilled that she has found someone to love and that loves her so much and we are excited to watch their love blossom! We spent one Saturday afternoon in Downtown Tacoma, hanging as friends and snapping pictures along the way- below a few for your enjoyment!

Congrats Corey and Andrea....  August is right around the corner!  Love you guys!

Kati & Juan Carlos, Engaged! {Tacoma Portrait & Wedding Photographer} Tacoma, WA

When we met Kati & Juan Carlos we knew they were a couple that we would want to get to know.  They are full of personality and love and culture.  We instantly connected and talked about travel, God and fashion over our Starbuck lattes on a late winter night.  When they shared their story of love, their courtship and finally their engagement - we knew it was a wedding we had to be a part of it.  We were thrilled when they called a few days later to let us know that they felt we were the perfect fit. Getting together to do engagement pictures was such a blast!  Kati and Juan wanted something modern, but simple to showcase their friendship and love for one another.  It was awesome taking them to some of our favorite covered  spaces in Downtown Tacoma, despite the rain,  and allowing that genuine love for eachother to shine through.

Kati and Juan have a story of commitment, two cultures merging together in love and family and we are SO excited to be shooting their wedding next month!

Kati you are going to make the perfect bride, Juan and dapper groom and we are SO thrilled to share such a special day with you!

The Armstrong's, Houston Texas {Tacoma Family Portrait Photographer, Tacoma WA}

I love this job!  I love the different people I get to meet and the different places I get to see.  I met Christin a couple weeks ago in Houston, after she signed up for our mentorship, but we've been connecting and chatting for most of 2012 via Twitter and Skype.  One day online she jokingly mentioned me going to Texas to teach  my style of photography... and I quickly responded that I had always wanted to visit Houston.  She got her friends together and over the course of the following two months we made this dream happen and in late March I headed south. I got off the plane and headed straight to meet Christin for the first time and her beautiful family in Downtown.  I was so nervous.  Christin is actually QUITE talented herself (more of that in a later blog about  my mentoring experience) and I just wanted to do a good job.  She had never ever done family pictures and I couldn't fly all the way south from Seattle and fail.  The night was warm, the light was perfect and this family...  scrumptious!  Christin, thank you for trusting not only your business but your sweet family with my gift!  I hope these images are a gift to you!