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On a beautiful spring day in Issaquah, we were blessed to capture Sara & Adam’s wedding at the Pickering Barn. Sara is one of the sweetest people I have ever met. Adam is thoughtful, caring, and creative. They met at a mutual friend’s wedding in Florida and the rest is, well, history.

Their day was full of laughter and joy, with a few happy tears thrown in for good measure. Every detail reflected them perfectly – a surprise song that Adam wrote for Sara and sang during the ceremony, a guitar for their “guestbook,” cakes by Baked, hand-cut log centerpieces, floral centerpieces from the local market, and their favorite band from Bellingham, Wild Rabbit. All that to say, it was a pretty special day.


To view all of Sara & Adam’s wedding photos when they are ready, click here.

We always love traveling to Bainbridge Island for weddings, and Heather & Ben’s wedding at the Manor House at Pleasant Beach Village was no exception. Heather invested a lot of time and energy into personalizing their wedding and making it a fun event for their family and friends – she designed their invitations, hand wrote the dinner menu, setup a hot chocolate bar much to the delight of their youngest guests, and picked some of her & Ben’s favorite chocolate truffles to give out as party favors.

Jacky Grotle with NW Event Success handled all the details, Melanie Benson brought Heather’s rustic/elegant/holiday theme to life beautifully, and the Manor House team cooked up a truly incredible meal. As Heather had told me multiple times throughout the day, she had a wedding “dream team,” and it clearly showed! We hope you enjoy this peek into their sunny December wedding day. We feel blessed to have been there to capture it for them, and wish them a lifetime of happiness!


Our amazing team for the day: Brad at Bethany Community Church | Blackbird Bakery | Erin Hunt Makeup| The Popes | NW Event Success | Melanie Benson Floral |The Manor House at Pleasant Beach Village | Wedding Bell | Ben Meadow Music

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.


  • Barbara Greenwood Snyder - This couple and their images are quite beautiful and so true to the area!December 21, 2014 – 6:11 am

  • Crystal Pope - what a beautiful couple you makeNovember 14, 2014 – 3:54 pm