A small collection of sports images from a high school volleyball game at Northwest School in Capitol Hill last month.
Linda and Simon married in Port Townsend, Washington this past August at the Northwest Maritime Center. Linda’s day started with hair and makeup at Salon Delucca and then moved to the Swan Hotel where she dressed for the wedding with the help of her mother and good friend. The ‘first look’ between Simon and Linda took place at Chetzemoka Park, a lovely park down the street from the wedding venue that was full of bridges, trellised walkways and a little cottage covered in colorful flowers.
Linda and Simon are the kind of couple that make you smile when you look at them because they are just so darn happy together. Linda was so beautiful in her wedding gown, accented with mint colored accessories and a simple, yet elegant, headpiece with mint and white flowers and beads. Simon is absolutely wonderful. He is the type of guy who has a big, lovable personality that shines through at every moment. I’m pretty sure the expression “never a dull moment” is the absolute truth in Linda and Simon’s house. The two looked gorgeous together in their wedding get-up, especially with their non-stop smiles and laughter.
The wedding ceremony was held on the terrace overlooking the water outside of the Northwest Maritime Center. The day was beautiful and sunny and the view was stupendous. One of the funnest wedding ceremonies I have had the pleasure of witnessing, the bride and groom spoke their own vows but completely winged it and didn’t come with anything written down. It was happy, light-hearted, yet still full of emotion and love. After the ceremony, cocktail hour took place on an outside deck next to the reception room where guests enjoyed mixed drinks and oysters while mingling with their friends and watching the boats in the harbor light up orange as the sun slowly made its exit. Dinner and toasts followed and the evening capped off with an always impressive and super fun performance by The Country Lips who came up from Seattle to play at their friend Simon’s wedding.
It’s that time of the year, family photo time! I met the Wolff family out at Beaver Lake Park in Sammamish for a quick photography session in late October. (You might remember Stephanie from her senior session that I featured on the blog last month). Little did we know that there would be an elaborate, creepy, haunted-house set up right in the middle of the park. We worked around it, but I’m not promising that you won’t find something creepy hanging from a tree in the back of one of these images…
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of photographing a fundraiser luncheon for Bellevue based nonprofit organization, HERO House. HERO House provides vocational and social recovery services and assistance for adults recovering from mental illness through education, advocacy and job placement. The annual ‘Harvest Luncheon’ took place at Lake Sammamish Four Square Church in Bellevue and featured King 5′s Dennis Bounds and State Rep. Roger Goodman as speakers. The event also featured a raffle and a display of artwork by members of HERO House.
So. Many. Cute. Kids. During our family photography session at the Seattle Center in early October, the Davis kids spent some time swinging back and forth between love for the camera, and definitely not wanting their photo taken. I thought they were great though, perfect subjects for my ‘chase-the-kids-around-and-get-a-decent-workout-while-working’ style of shooting. They were so full of energy that we turned the photo shoot into a racing, dancing, giggling event, with a few posed shots here and there. Seattle Center was so beautiful. The leaves were all sorts of reds and yellows, the fountain was putting on a show and the Space Needle was keeping a watchful eye on the whole scene. Thank you Davis family, you are beautiful!