Wedding days make me so happy. My anticipation grows the week prior until I can barely contain my excitement. Once the day comes, I’m over the moon. It makes me giddy to walk into the room and greet the bride for the first time that day. All of the planning has finally ceased and the day of vows and celebration has arrived. I was so excited to see Anna and Andrey on their special day. They have such a precious love. I first documented their love on their engagement and it was special already. However, the wedding day with all the beautiful decorations and the small details made it even more special.
Their day was so full of special details. The reception was at the NewCastle, one of the most gorgeous places you’d want to get married at! Anna and Andrey’s wedding day was truly a joyous celebration of what God had done in their lives. The wedding felt so intimate. Being there as this day unfolded was nothing short of enthralling. Two families, two lives were merging, becoming one and I was in the middle of it.
This session with beautiful Kiera happened to be during lovely Sunset Breeze at Lincoln Park in West Seattle. She chose this location because of the few things: the pool, the beach, and of course the forest. The pool – she is a swimmer and trained there a lot. The beach and the forest – who doesn’t like forests and beaches?!? Plus it gave us variety of the settings for her beautiful photo session.
Ah, the sunset! It was magical and unreal. The soft colors and the clear sky made the whole experience even more beautiful. Kiera rocked it!
Enjoy the show:
One of the Sundays I had a privilege to photograph this beautiful couple, Taras and Lena. It was like a breath of fresh air – stunning, classic and chic, and incredibly sweet. Two months before I photographed their Engagement session and couldn’t wait until their Big Day! After such a beautiful engagement session, I had no doubt their wedding would be timeless and gorgeous day as well. Lena was a vision in her princess gown and had us all enthralled. Their celebration took place at one of the beautiful places of Seattle’s waterfront: Edgewater Hotel.
It was the lovely June day, surrounded by so many wonderful people who came to celebrate their sweet love. I’m so thankful I was able to be a part of these memories.
1st Destination Wedding in Alaska, Fairbanks
This was my first out of state wedding. I loved every minute of this very Charming Country Wedding in Alaska, Fairbanks. Beautiful country, magnificent nature, warm and friendly people. I should say a lot more about Alaskans: they value each other and will always go an extra mile to help anyone in need no matter the situation.
Few months before her wedding Alena called me and asked if I could come and document her wedding. It was the easiest “YES!” I’ve ever said to any bride! Who would miss this kind of opportunity? Definitely not me! I was glad it was summer time, but little did I know that I’ll be bitten by myriads of mosquito and nothing would help me in that situation. 🙂 Life is funny to me sometimes. There are so many times that I sit back to think, astounded that this is my life. And of course, it’s far from ideal sometimes, but it is blessed. There is such a joy in knowing, “I was made to do this.” When God puts a burning passion in your heart and purposeful work in your hands, it’s hard not to take pride and find elation in what you do.
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of photographing these two lovebirds. Anna and Andrey are so sweet and playful together. I was so thrilled that they chose to have their session at a Green Lake as they wanted to include Andrey’s canoe.
As you can see from the following images, these two are so natural together. I adored the way Andrey made Anna smile. There is nothing more infectious than the smile of a woman in love. I think its a special kind of magic. I cannot wait to photograph their love again at their wedding in June.