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They are wife and wife now! Seattle, WA Wedding Photography

Daphne and Emily celebrated their love amongst the cherry blossoms.

 Beautiful brides, fabulous people, so much love, incredible food by Berbere Food Artistry, hand made soaps, trays of cupcakes by Sol Semilla, music by Miles and Karina. Flowers by nature, family and friends.  Just few photos for now to share the love! It was an honor to document their wedding.

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Making Portraits of the Bride and Groom after the Wedding. Seattle, WA

Rachael found my Seattle photography business through a Google search and got in touch with me. She said that she was not happy with the photos that she had received from the photographer she had hired to document her wedding. Rachael had a unique idea. She asked if we could create fresh portraits with her new husband, Randy. She also wanted the session to be a surprise.

I was honored to be the photographer chosen to remake such important photos.

For their first anniversary, Rachael and Randy made a date for brunch at Seattle’s Space Needle. After the meal, Rachael stepped away to change into her wedding dress. You can only imagine Randy’s surprise when she appeared at the table. Of course, there was wedding attire waiting for him as well.

This time, there were no guests, no bridesmaids or groomsmen, no bouquet  nor wedding cake. There was, however, much love and laughter while we took the photos – on a day which coincided with the Seahawks’s playoffs (hence the twelve man flag photo). Our session came to an end with a backdrop provided by another colorful wall at EMP Museum. There we experienced a sudden, unexpected reenactment of Marilyn Monroe’s iconic portrait, as Rachael’s skirt, too, wafted upward on a blast of air. Randy loved it, unlike Joe DiMaggio!

Being hired for such an important assignment was an awesome experience for me. I have the satisfaction of knowing that Rachael and Randy have “wedding” portraits which they will enjoy and cherish forever. Although they were taken after the actual wedding, what really matters is the love and sense of humor they displayed, and, of course, Rachael’s idea, which saved the day!

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The laws are different for those who fall in love! Superior Court Wedding, Seattle, WA

You would think that a short wedding at Seattle’s Superior Court downtown would be a mundane affair. But even with all the rules and regulations, that are tightly written and firmly enforced, exceptions are still made for love.

 When I went there to photograph a wedding a couple of weeks ago, the guards loosened up big time. This is what they let through: a bulky carbon fiber tripod, photo gear with all the sundry metal trappings and a  bottle of champagne with two flute glasses.

 What didn’t make it through? The heavy buckle on my belt which set off the alarm. I was obliged to take my belt off, and just as I was  putting it back on, the bride and groom arrived. I don’t usually fidget with my pants while talking to clients –  but the thought did cross my mind that when photographing a wedding at the Superior Court things don’t go by the usual strict rules.  All obstacles had now been overcome, or so we thought, until we discovered a second witness was needed during the signing procedures to make it all air tight and legal. Everyone’s eyes turned toward me, and I realized that sometimes a photographer has to do double duty at a wedding.

 After that photos were made around the courthouse and champagne was consumed in public. I am telling you: the laws are different for those who fall in love!

 

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The power of the gesture…. Wedding Photography, Seattle, WA

Natalie got married a week ago. She was born and raised in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg), Russia. This is an image taken few minutes before the wedding ceremony started. Her mother just helped her with final touches and I said: “Ok, give me a Russian salute and let’s join everyone”. She delivered the perfect gesture, a remnant of her past culture, while her mother followed, still lovingly looking over the details….. Needless to say, we had a good laugh out of Natalie’s perfect salute.

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Heli-Ski Wedding

Heli-Ski wedding video is ready! (Seattle extreme sport wedding Photography).

It is a great, short video story showing a bit what it is to photograph at high altitude (13300 ft), skiing in breathtaking terrain with a helicopter gliding off the mountain and being part of the surreal experience. More words will come. For now, just wanted to post the link to the video created by Mad Pants Productions in Seattle, WA . More photos from the assignment: here.

Video:

Heli – Ski Wedding in Telluride, CO.

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