Seattle wedding

2017 - A Year In Review

Looking back on 2017 I'd say this was an establishing year. I have been a photographer for 8 years now, but this was my first year as a full time licensed business and my first season as a wedding photographer. Some of my goals for the year I accomplished, some I didn't. But I learned so much and that is more valuable than anything. Not only that, but I had so much fun along the way.

Traveling, epic locations, and Instagram likes are all awesome, but its tears in the eyes of brides, grooms, and parents when they see their photos that mean the most to me. Hearing their expressions of gratitude and that they'll cherish these images for the rest of their lives is the greatest compliment I could ever receive and it's a big part of why I do what I do.  

Thank you so much to everyone who has supported throughout this first year. A special thanks is in order to my parents, friends, and especially everyone who has trusted me with capturing their love. I'm currently booking for 2018 and it's already shaping up to be a fantastic year. I can't wait to see what else is in store. 

Caitlyn & Becky - Seattle Wedding

Last minute wedding round 2! Just 4 weeks ago I photographed Katelyn and Ryan's elopement. Joe, one of their close friends at that wedding, loved how the photos turned out and had some friends who still needed a photographer for their upcoming wedding. He referred Caitlyn and Becky to me and I'm so thankful he did. Shout out to you Joe for being so awesome and I'm glad we got to hang out again this summer!

And obviously a big shout out to Caitlyn and Becky! They are each really fun people to be around and I found myself laughing throughout the entire day. I'll fully admit I was a bit nervous for this one since I hadn't photographed a same sex wedding before. I'm happy to be able to cross that one off the list now. They not only were super easy to work with but also a ton of fun! Congrats you two!

Katelyn & Ryan - Forest Elopement

Tuesday night DM on Instagram. Saturday elopement. That's how this one all went down. Katelyn and I used to hang out back in high school, though admittedly lost touch for a few years as can happen when people go to separate colleges and then make the transition into full time "adulting". It was so good to hear from her though, especially with the news that her and Ryan had decided to truly elope last minute and wanted me to photograph it. 

Katelyn and Ryan were some of the most fun and probably the most easy going people I've ever seen on their wedding day. From getting the wedding dress, organizing, and literally changing the entire event location last minute (180 minutes to be exact) when the original place got double booked, everything seemed to come together wonderfully. I'm so happy for Katelyn and thankful I was able to come along and document it all.