Spring is in the air and so is wedding season. Cathy and Noah met while they were going to college in the east coast. Years later, work brought both of them to the beautiful Pacific Northwest. When Jennifer and I first met with Cathy and Noah, we immediately knew we would have a great time with them. Both are so laid back and relaxed with no big list of “what needs to happen.” They were up for anything and really left it to us to take the lead on their special day.
We started out at Howe Street Stairs. These stairs are known for the hundreds of steep steps that connect neighborhoods. You’ll often find people, including Cathy and Noah, running up and down these steps burning maximum calories. I on the other hand, don’t frequent these steps, let alone carry a camera bag full of gear. This was my first time taking photos at these steps with a bride and groom. Although I was huffing and puffing at the end of this series, I knew it was worth being completely out of breath for the shots that we got.
After getting my workout for the day, we decided to capture the rest of their wedding photos at one of my favorite parks in Seattle, Volunteer Park. No matter how many times I’ve been there, it never disappoints. The cherry blossoms were in full bloom and the skies were blue! It was a perfect day for a wedding. Weeks prior, Seattle saw very minimal clear skies and set records of continuous rain. But on this day, the sun came out, people were smiling all around us, and we were fortunate to capture such sweet moments with this beautiful couple.
Congratulations Cathy and Noah!
The tree is up, the decorations are out, and multiple batches of cookies have already been made. And yes, I will admit that I have enjoyed one too many glasses of mulled wine. It’s definitely starting to feel like Christmas!
Now that holiday cards are sent out, I can finally share this photo session. I’ve photographed the Kim family over the years and we always have a great time when we’re together — lots of smiles, laughter, catching up, and photos. I must admit, above the fireplace was a TV which was kept on during the entire photo shoot for a UW Huskies football game. There was no way around it — the owner of the house (and Jennifer) had to watch the game. At times, I wasn’t sure if they were cheering on the kids or our Alma mater. Go Huskies!
This session was styled by the lovely and talented, Alice Kim. She decorated everything in her living room with items she already had and items she bought from Target. Isn’t it cute? I think my favorite is the Santa mailbox.
These 3 kids definitely kept me on my toes, especially Maddie. She could not sit/stand still. I love all the shots of her laughing or running towards the camera. They definitely capture her personality and energy. Luckily, we got a few shots of the siblings together and we even managed to go outside in their backyard for a few family shots.
Wishing everyone the happiest of holidays! Stay warm my friends!
This girl cracks me up!
Happy Holidays to our friends near and far!
I just love Fall. The changing colors of the leaves, the air feels crisp and the temperature cools down. It also means layers, sweaters, boots and scarves, which all happen to be a few of my favorite things. Cool weather also means hot beverages, and you know I’ll make up any excuse to stop by a coffee shop.
Not surprising that I love Fall sessions and this is an example why. How can you not? The sun is shining, there are leaves on the ground and of course, cute outfits. I’ve been photographing this family over the years and it’s so much fun to watch their family grow! I shot Jiezel and Ryan’s engagement photos and now, here they are with three kids. Where does the time go? It was such fun afternoon at the Washington Park Arboretum. Lucas and Zach are total pros in front of the camera now. Aria on the other hand, took some time to warm up to me. But by then end, she kept smiling and waving “bye” at me which I think was a good sign… or she was just hoping that I would leave her alone. Hahaha.
The kids (and parents) were so well behaved that we stopped by Molly Moon’s for some ice cream. Definitely well deserved! I’m already looking forward to their next family session!
This is only of my favorites shots from our session. It totally shows the personality of the boys.
The following series cracks me up. This is probably one of the few times all three kids listened to my instructions immediately. All I had to say was “run around mom and dad!”
Until next time!
Yes, I know, I know … I have been totally behind on updating our blog! It’s been so busy the past few weeks but I finally have some spare time. Phew! I was working on an order and I had to share these photos. I love working with families, mainly because kids are so awesome to be around. Some of my favorites photos are the ones I take between the “perfect” shot. Check them out!
“Before” is what happens while I’m trying to set up the shot I want.
“After” is finally getting the shot I want or was hoping to capture.
I told the kids to hold hands and don’t let go. Hehe.
Lucas, such a character.
More images from this session will be coming very soon! Stay tuned and happy Friday!
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