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Pike Place & Waterfront Engagement | Ariel & Geo | Seattle, WA

This sweet couple met while serving in the United States Air Force, so it seemed fitting to post their engagement session on Veteran’s Day! Ariel grew up in Issaquah, and she & Geo recently relocated to the area, so she thought it would be fun to visit the brick lined streets and alleys around Pike Place Market & Post Alley, as well as the Seattle waterfront for their engagement session. We had so much fun wandering the historic district with them, and loved capturing their budding love.

We hope you love their photos, and a huge Happy Veterans’ Day to Ariel, Geo, and to all who have served and continue to serve our country so selflessly. We appreciate you more than words can express.


Mini Sessions with The Popes!

We have some exciting news – we will be doing Mini Sessions again this year! :) Amidst our busy wedding season, we weren’t sure if we’d be able to offer them, but we didn’t want to miss capturing you and your beautiful families, so we simply HAD to find a way to fit them in! Here are all the details:

DATES: Mondays & Thursdays, Nov. 13th and 17th, Dec. 4th, 8th and 11th. (With an optional Monday, Dec. 1st date in Raleigh, NC)

LOCATIONS: Sessions will be held at parks in Redmond and Kirkland, and the first person to book each date will get to pick the park for that day’s sessions!

PRICING: A 20 minute mini session with 10 print-ready digital files is $500. However, all returning clients, friends and family will receive their session for $250 because we really want to see you again. :) Not a returning client? Simply book your session by Nov. 14th and you will receive the special rate as well!

To book your session, simply complete this form or email me at airika (at)

Intimate Canlis Wedding | Hanh & Quang | Seattle, WA

Every once in a while, we are invited to capture a wedding celebration that is small and intimate – a beautiful gathering of many of the people the couple holds nearest and dearest to their heart. As photographers and fellow human beings, these weddings are some of our favorites, and Hahn & Quang’s day was no exception. It was a quintessential Seattle day – from the getting ready portraits at the Fairmont Olympic to the gray skies over the Great Wheel down by the waterfront, to the warm and romantic ceremony and reception at the place that put themselves on the map as Seattle’s special occasions restaurant, Canlis. The bride and groom were elegant, the flowers and decor timeless, and the food absolutely delicious. We hope you enjoy this glimpse into their day – we certainly loved capturing their special celebration. ~The Popes

Dress Designer: Monique L’huillier from Nordstrom Bridal Suite
Event & Floral Design: Flora Nova Design
Hair & Makeup: Salon Maison
Photography: The Popes
Getting Ready Venue: Fairmont Olympic Hotel
Wedding Party & Couple Portraits: Seattle Waterfront
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Canlis
Officiant: Annemarie Juhlian
Cake Artist: Tallant House
Transportation: British Motorcoach
Umbrellas: Bella Umbrella

Barbara Greenwood Snyder - An amazing collection of images! Simply beautiful….November 6, 2014 – 11:19 pm