Heather+ Chris Lake Roosevelt Engagement

Now that fall is here I wanted to remind everyone that it was once summer and you could comfortably go outside in what are essentially jean underwear. This is not a complaint on my part. Summer is my least favorite of all the seasons. I do not like the heat whatsoever. I like to have my body covered from the crown of my dry shampooed head to my long skinny skele-toes. Bring on all the pumpkin spice and wool socks, this girl is a basic bitch. Heather and Chris are yet another of those couples that found me on the Instagram app. They were about to leave the PNW so Heather could go work for a hospital in LA. They pulled up with their canoe (that had flown off the trailer on the way over) and a bag of clothes. They sipped a little vodka while I picked the looks and we went for it. The amazing thing about Instagram is that, in the way I use it, I am able to connect with people like me. My couples and I bond almost instantly, every single time. We laugh and hug and play, we acknowledge how silly and stupid the process can be and we end up parting with friendship and a few good inside jokes. I always say that I’m not a business, I am a human looking for other humans that want me to tell their story, my way. My clients do not constrict me to a Pinterest list of photos and shots they want. They let me tell their story, at my pace, in my way, but with their permission. We work together and achieve amazing things. On the banks of the lake, Heather and Chris made their photo story come to life and I soaked it all in.                            Adore you two souls.   Fin.

Molly+Andrew Seattle Wedding

I drove with my sister and my youngest son the four hours to Seattle for this amazing wedding (styled by the incredible Kaleb Norman James), checking in to a hotel two blocks from Pike Place Market. This was one of those weddings where I spent time running between the wedding events and my own hotel room to breast feed my youngest, Bowie. I want to always remember that, as he’s older now and those days are sadly over. I first officially saw Molly’s face a week before her wedding over FaceTime but when I met her in person I was absolutely floored by how friggen gorgeous she was. Perfect beauty mark placement and the prettiest smile are just cherries on top of a beautiful soul. The speeches at this wedding went on and on, because there are just that many people that love Molly. Oh and Andrew, lest we forget. Andrew is a twin and he and his brother (and also his youngest brother) had me cracking up all night long. The speeches from the two brothers were the funniest I have ever heard at a wedding, and I have heard some doozies in my day.   I have been so fortunate to be chosen by clients that I get along really well with. All of my clients (literally all)  include me in every aspect of their day, they take such good care of me the entire time I’m with them, I can totally be myself with them and often times they ask me to stay after and hang out when I’m doing shooting (which I’m old so night night). I don’t know how this keeps happening but fingers crossed it doesn’t stop. Here is a preview of their day. I struggle with blogging weddings because I find it difficult to tell the story in full without posting 400 photos, but I did my best and you can let me know if I suck. So here it is, my favorite photos and some of the highlights of  Molly and Andrews Seattle wedding.   Vendors: Coordination, Floral & Design: Kaleb Norman James  Getting Ready: Moore Hotel Ceremony: Christ Our Hope Catholic Church Reception Venue: Seattle Tennis Club                          Congratulations you guys and thank you for the honor. <3 L

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