Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding | Sarah+Brian

You guys, I don't even know where to start. This Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, this couple, their love; it's been a wedding that has so many special places in my heart. I just love and adore Sarah+Brian so much.

When I meet with couples, I often stress that a connection with your photographer is key. When you think about your wedding day, other than your wife or hubby-to-be, you'll likely spend more time with your photographer than anyone else. And having that connection with a photographer makes your day all the more enjoyable, natural and fluid. With Sarah+Brian, we instantly just clicked. Remember their engagement session where we hiked to the top of Rattlesnake Ridge? I'll never forget it. It was so natural, so easy. Nothing was forced. Every capture was a moment that had me gushing behind the camera. This not only speaks to the connection the three of us had, but geez can you imagine what that means of the connection between Sarah+Brian?? It's completely 100% real. Genuine. Something to admire.

So not only was their engagement session a dream, but their wedding was one I'll cherish and be so thankful to be apart of. Their day and the imagery we created I'll credit to sparking that flame that gave me the courage to go full time with wedding photography. So let's look at some pretty pictures! Thank you to Sahara Coleman for being my wing-lady and Kelly Bowie for manning the PhotoBooth!

View the whole gallery HERE!

Geek Notes: Hasselblad H1, Canon EOS3, Canon 7d during the reception | Portra400, Ilford HP5 | Scanned by theFINDlab

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Jon+Megan | Married in West Seattle

It was a chilly overcast day. I thought it was a secret but I later found out everyone already knew. Jon+Megan and their parents and of course their 2 dogs, were about to say their I Do's at a West Seattle park overlooking the calm Puget Sound. I can't thank them enough for having me be witness to their very sweet and intimate ceremony. It brought tears to my eyes and happiness in my heart. Congrats J+M!

{ Hasselblad H1 and Canon EOS3 | Kodak Portra400 | Richard Photo Lab }