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Puget Sound Oceanside Engagement

When your engagement session is this naturally gorgeous, I can only imagine what the nuptials will entail. In perfectly secluded surroundings, Jake Anderson was behind the lens of this dreamy e-sesh and snapped up the stylings of Emily Grace. Wide open spaces were filled with warm smiles, sweet kisses, and happy hearts that are sure to overjoy with one look at this gallery.

From Jake AndersonJosh and Karrah have an affinity for adventure, and are exactly the couple whom inspire me the most. We had planned a fairly typical engagement session to occur just outside of Seattle, but during my time with them during the day, they mentioned an island in the Puget Sound, on which Josh had been doing research the summer prior. In their description of its character and beauty, I immediately knew we needed to break from the plan, and make every effort to shoot on this island. The next morning, a 3:30am alarm, 6:30am ferry out of Anacortes, and a 7:00 A.M. sunrise session later, I can easily say it was the most fun I have ever had making images. Josh and Karrah’s lives have been centered around nature, and they found the environment extremely fitting for their relationship and affection to be documented.

In discussing their style, Emily Grace created a wardrobe exuding the personalities of both Josh and Karrah. They both described their styles to be neutral and simple, and Emily ran with that in the best of ways! I thoroughly enjoyed the way in which their outfits compliment the surrounding environment so perfectly; yet with enough of their own individual touches to make it extremely personal.

Photography: Jake Anderson | Styling: Emily Grace | Location: San Juan Island

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Washington Engagement at Rattlesnake Ridge

We’re knee-deep in holiday cheer, but a little part of me can’t help but yearn for those sweet, sunny days of summer.  Those days where there’s nothing but you, your loved one and a crystal clear lake to keep you company.  Next best thing?  This Washington e-shoot from the talented Anna Peters, or what I’m calling the dreamiest collection of photos you ever will see.  Fall in love in the full gallery.

From Anna Peters… When planning their engagement session, Brittany and Erik knew they wanted to incorporate their love for the outdoors and the gorgeous Pacific Northwest scenery in western Washington. When we met at the base of the Rattlesnake Ridge one lucky sunny Seattle day, they were up for an adventure, which resulted in exploring quiet trails surrounded by towering pines, hiking two miles up to the top of the ridge, and taking their canoe out onto the lake while the sun sank behind the hills to round out a unique and breathtaking day. One of my favorite details was Brittany’s simple gold bangle, which has the coordinates of their wedding venue engraved on it! With a little exploration, we were able to take advantage of the stunning beauty of the Pacific Northwest, I can’t encourage couples enough to be open to a bit of adventure for their engagement session!

Photography: Anna Peters | Dress: Free People | Venue: Rattlesnake Ledge

French Elegance Wedding Inspiration

If I could sit down at this beyond lovely table designed by Belle’ham Events, I don’t think I would ever get up. The florals alone from In Bloom Designs would have me beside myself with happiness, so when you add in the stationery from Spruce and stunning images from Joe And Patience - we are left with a gallery that makes me giddy beyond words.


From In Bloom DesignsThis styled session was amazing to be a part of! Joe and Patience approached me to partner with them on a collaboration with Belle Bridal, who recently completed a remodel and rebrand following a change in ownership.

We all really wanted to do something that was a bit of a departure from the popular burlap and mason jar wedding that we see so much of up here in Northwest Washington. The Lairmont Manor, a historic building in the Fairhaven area of Bellingham, was the perfect choice to pull off our vision.

The flowers I chose were selected for their classic elegance and timeless qualities. Garden roses, peonies, poppies and lots of trailing greenery really brought the french inspiration to life. I just loved the soft color palate of peach and ivory offset by the rich emerald green and charcoal grey accents.

Belle Bridal featured the “Brandie”, “Bronwyn” and “Deidre” dresses from Maggie Sottero as well as a Mori Lee “1819″. I feel the dress choices were a great compliment to the floral and table design elements as well as the overall setting of the Lairmont Manor.

Photography: Joe And Patience | Event Design: Belle'ham Events | Floral Design: In Bloom Designs | Cake: All The King's Horses Cake Creations | Stationery: Spruce | Jewelry: VATNE Designs | Hair: Salon Bellissima | Bridal Boutique: Belle Bridal | Film Development And Scanning: The FIND Lab | Historical Mansion: Lairmont Manor | Makeup: Love Beauty | Plates, Flatware And Glasses: McKay's Variety

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