I remember when Tracy came to me and asked if I’ll photograph her wedding. I was thrilled to say the least! I knew Tracy as very nice, very reserved, very-very organized young lady and I was sure everything will work out in the best possible way. Was I nervous? Yes! I felt HUGE responsibility on my shoulders & mind due to the fact that The Day is the only day that I can capture their new beginning.
First, I went to photograph Tracy’s hair, make-up, and nails done at Chau Bella Salon – very nice place, friendly people. Then it was time to go to Bastyr University Chapel where ceremony had to take place. Oh, My Lord, what a gorgeous place to get married! I’m not going to describe it in details, but the work, the pillars, the stained glass are beyond beautiful. The whole chapel is an artwork!
The reception started pretty quiet, but the fun part started when most people left – bride & groom, parents, wedding party and siblings started to dance! Fun! The highlight of the dance floor, of course, were Aaron & Tracy! Enough words.
This is my something old. I didn’t realize until few days ago, that I haven’t posted this “old” from last summer senior photo session. There were two girls, but I have decided to post them separately and then, maybe, later I’ll do their “together” photos. I have few of these photos in my Senior Gallery (where I show off my bests ;)), but I wanted to show you how they look together.
This was one of the hottest Saturdays in August 2012. Honestly, summer doesn’t come to Seattle until August and continues into September… it’s been this way probably for the past few years. By “summer” I mean the air temperature of 80-85 degrees F (25-28 C). First, we chose the shabbiest location you’ve ever going to visit – burnt, lifeless, dirty, and abandoned house with huge grass field around it. The grass was so tall that if you could get lost in it.
Later that day, we went to Mukilteo Beach to take gorgeous portraits at sunset.
This morning all Seattleites woke up to the most gorgeous and unbelievable view: SNOW!!! If you forgot, today is March 22nd, the second day of spring. :D.. This is unreal, unexpected …well, almost.. the forecast lady predicted the possibility of snow storm in yesterday news, but most of us, normal people, could not, would not believe such a news, of course, IT’S SPRING! Who would think of such outrageously crazy weather on second day of March?!?
Nonetheless, it was B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L! Being a creative person all the way, I just could not loose the possibility to photograph it before it melted. The trees, the newborn buds of future blossoms, the grass, EVERYTHING was covered by thickest (for Seattle) layer of heavy and flaky snow.. As my husband, our Am Staff Daisy, and I were walking around neighborhood, our boots and paws were drowning in the fluff of cotton white snow. By the time we come home the sun picked through the clouds, the sky cleared and the morning beauty started to melt in front of our eyes…
This is a long awaited post. I got this book at least two weeks ago, but could not posted due to some unexpected things… You know, there are always some that are more important; it’s all about priorities and family gets (immediate or extended) it first.
Well, here we are. I custom design all the products my clients get and this book wasn’t any different. Since my bride, beautiful Tracy, has forest green (and yellow) as the main color for her upcoming (March 2nd!) wedding I decided that the Guest Book has to be of that color, too. I just jazzed it up a bit and voila! I haven’t try this pro lab company before, so I risked a little ordering it so close through “unknown” to me lab. When I got it I was extremely pleased! This is what I had in mind and imagined. The pages are hinged (lay flat style); guest and later bride & groom won’t have problem opening it. The pages aren’t going to smudge the ink either. Great quality press print book (Kudos to Bay Photo)!
I believe that every girl dreamed of being a princess (at least at one point of her life). For some this dream had never came true, but for this one it happened just couple of weeks ago when I asked her how she’d like to be photographed, she said: “I’m open to anything… really!”
Well, this type of shoot had been on my mind for a long time. 🙂 You see, I have a very tiny studio, but even in that little room I had to try what I’ve been dreaming for quite a while! The day before I went to a local fabric store and bought LOTS of fabric… few dozens of yards to be exact. I created two tulle frocks (skirts, actually) that would move and flow beautifully. All I needed is a Beauty and she came next morning. No flashes used, just simple white walls, a window and some white reflectors.
I hope you love it just as I do! Enjoy!