Dreams do come true. And this wedding is living proof. The sweetest, friendliest, most considerate and FUN couple ever, getting married in Hawaii, and I got to shoot it! Brett and Malia were featured in one of my favorite engagement sessions ever near Hoodsport, and I was wondering how they were going to top such a magical day. Well, they did it. Between the most romantic ceremony in a Japanese tea garden, to the jazzy Hawaiian groomsmen’s shirts, and the tear-jerking personal hula performed by Malia’s mother, the day was a whirlwind of laughter, crying, dancing, and partying. They had an amazing authentic Hawaiian meal, I ate something that I think might have been a limpet?? and they did the money dance for their first dance, which was an absolute riot. No holds barred. If you’re dreaming of a Hawaiian wedding, especially in Maui, send me an email ASAP. We bopped between Kihei, Iao Valley, Lahaina, and all over the dang place. Thank you so much Malia and Brett for an unforgettable experience.
Tiffany and Micah chose one of the most gorgeous locations on the west coast to have their wedding: City Hall in San Fransisco, CA. They were able to get married in one of the elegant marble corridors, surrounded by friends, family, and their adorable daughter, Sailor. They flew all the way from Seattle to be surrounded by the amazing architecture and timeless cinderella staircase. The San Fransisco City Hall is the perfect place for a more intimate-feeling wedding, but maximum glamour.
I absolutely love flying down to San Fransisco for any excuse I can come up with. My best friend Savannah and her husband live nearby in Alameda, and the food in the city is worth the plane ticket alone. We were able to hit up Chubby Noodle, Barzotto, and the Hunter Pub. Can’t wait til my next trip!
Few things get me as hyped as an urban elopement in the city at golden hour. Seattle is the perfect place to say I do, especially when its just you two! (A RHYME!!) The Pioneer Square neighborhood is home to the best brick walls, vining ivy, and edgy textures. On our way to the courthouse, we had to hit up a little secret spot to get some pictures with the sun over the beautiful Puget Sound. One amazing thing about the courthouse in Seattle is its crazy view of the entire city. There’s even a terrace on the 14th floor that overlooks everything from the Port of Seattle to Smith Tower. I had such a fun afternoon bopping around with these two, I think we all fell even more in love with the city that day!
My last wedding of 2018 featured two of the sweetest humans to ever step in front of my camera. These two are such caring, thoughtful, and fun loving individuals - and I knew their wedding was going to be a blast. The genuine love they have for each other was reflected in every little interaction they shared: from their tearful first look, to their heartfelt vows, to the details they included, like Kelsey’s vintage prayer book from her grandmother, and of course the rockin’ Hawaiian shirts that showed up on the dance floor! They’re a couple of down-to-earth parrot heads that happen to be the epitome of not only hospitality, but elegance. Such a fabulous way to end the year!