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Methow Valley Wedding at Spring Creek Ranch | Adina & Michael | Winthrop, WA

Well over a year ago, Mike called us to share his plans for a northwest destination wedding in Winthrop the following summer. He told us that both he and his fiance were entrepreneurs involved in Seattle Start-ups, so they had an awesome team of friends and family who were going to help pull off their DIY wedding at Spring Creek Ranch in the Methow Valley. He also mentioned that since they believe in letting people do what they do best without micromanaging the process, so they were excited to let us do our thing as artists and see how we would capture their wedding story. Their willingness to give us total artistic freedom, along with the fact that we loved them as people (who we now consider friends) AND we aren’t capable of turning down an amazing destination wedding in the Pacific Northwest, had us anticipating their day immediately.

Their wedding day couldn’t have been more perfect. A series of storms had rolled through Winthrop the week before, freshening up the alfalfa fields (and keeping Sarah at Spring Creek Ranch from harvesting her crops),resulting in some pretty incredible backdrops for their wedding. I don’t think I have ever seen a more beautiful or emotional first look, and the colors and textures throughout their day (esp. in their wedding party photos) are to die for! In addition, we were graced with the presence of not one, but two deer, and even had an eagle fly overhead during the ceremony.

No detail was left undone, and all of them were created by Mike, Adina, and their friend and family – Adina’s mom was the artist behind the succulent bouquets and boutonierres, friends put together the photo booth and hung fairy jars and twinkle lights in the trees, the couple designed their own invitation, succulent-log centerpieces, and an ipod playlist that kept their guests dancing all night long. It was an absolutely incredible day to be a part of, and we were thrilled to be able to capture it for them.

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Hailie Colson - Fun night, amazing people, beautiful pictures! Thanks guys!
August 14, 2014 – 11:56 pm

Chelsea Lane Smallwood - These are great! So happy for you two. August 14, 2014 – 10:24 pm

Anniversary Session in the Hamptons | Kat & Aaron | East Hampton, NY

Last fall, we had the opportunity to return to the Hamptons to photograph several portrait sessions for current and new clients. Kat & Aaron were married in Sag Harbor almost four years ago, and it was such an honor to have the opportunity to photograph an anniversary session for them! Having grown up in the area, and being avid explorers of the island, Kat had scouted a few unique spots for their session. One was an old fish farm in Amagansett, and the other, the famous “walking dunes” of the Hamptons. Not only did we have the most incredible subjects, but the light cooperated with us throughout their entire shoot, gracing us with a stunning sunset at the end!

Love these photos? We will be returning to the Hamptons this September and have a limited number of portrait session times available. Please complete our contact form for more details.

Volunteer Park Conservatory Engagement | Adina & Mike | Seattle, WA

We had so much fun on this engagement session with Mike & Adina at Volunteer Park last fall! I know I’m just a TAD late in posting these photos, but I didn’t realize my negligence until I was sitting down to start working on their Winthrop wedding blog post and realized their e-session was nowhere to be found. And, I love these two creative, soulful, passionate entrepreneurs so much that I couldn’t miss the opportunity to post their engagement pics BEFORE posting their wedding photos. So…I hope you all enjoy these pics – I’m pretty partial to them myself! :)