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Ashley + TJ | End Of Fall Mood


Ashley + TJ | End Of Fall Mood

Ashley + TJ | The Pickering Barn Wedding in Issaquah, Seattle


I’m really good at procrastinating on blogs. Really, I am. You can call me a professional procrastinator. Right below wedding photography. I really do believe it’s a skill. So here I am, FINALLY getting around to updating blogs from last year’s weddings. Because they are a must see, and I’ve been hiding them from you all.

What else is there to do in the off season? Besides taxes…I’m procrastinating on those too.

So I’m gonna take y’all back to December 1st 2018 - the wedding of Ashley and TJ at the popular Pickering Barn in Issaquah, Washington. Where if you run out of food or alcohol for your wedding, Costco is across the street. No excuse when the beer is running low. It’s the perfect indoor space for winter weddings, that can host everything indoor. And let’s be real - THIS DAY WAS DAMN FUH-REEZING. Which is why Ashley wore her fuzzy robe throughout portrait time (see in the photos below, it’s a real treat)

This was a wedding where everyone was there to stay warm with wine and dance the night away. Some of the greatest dancing coverage for sure, especially with TJ’s grandmother. LITERALLY SO GREAT. This was definitely the best way to end my 2018 wedding season. The most relaxed and totally chill wedding of the year. Exactly when TJ and Ashley both told me they wanted when we met for our first consult. I knew I’d love them with our mutual love for West Seattle (we are basically neighbors).

I never know how to end these blog entries, so… I’m peacing out and leaving you with the richest and moodiest images from this year. 100% shows off the Pacific Northwest in it’s truest form.




Second Photographer: Sarah Anne Thompson

Venue: The Pickering Barn


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Gwen + Andrew | Urban Winter Wonderland


Gwen + Andrew | Urban Winter Wonderland

Gwen + Andrew | Urban Winter Wedding at WithinSodo, Seattle WA


I felt like the title of this wedding blog was completely acceptable considering just a day after these two got married last weekend, Seattle hit record breaking snow since 1996. And yes, as I’m writing this, I’m still snowed in - a week later. These two couldn’t have gotten married at a more perfect time. Winter is officially upon us (although I think most of us would have appreciated it more around the holidays) because don’t we all agree winter begins and ends with Christmas? Nah? Just me? Okay.

When Gwen and Andrew inquired and I saw they were having an off season winter wedding, I was thrilled. I’m obsessed with this city during the cold month. Everything is so rich in color, and the mood is just right. Not to mention, I’m not sweating through my jumpsuits or all over my couple’s guests. Not only that, but Gwen and I share a common love for crime mysteries - we may or mat not consider ourselves Murderinos (if you know what this is, you might as well become my best friend too) and any man who is supportive of their significant other being a My Favorite Murder fan is also a-okay in my book. So I knew Andrew and I would get along great.

With this being the beginning of my 2019 wedding, it couldn’t have gone more perfect. Gwen and Andrew really are the dream client. Completely trusting and so ready to be a part of the creative process. Which is a necessary when it comes to choosing your photographer. The photos turn out that much better.

I loved how laid back these two wanted their wedding. Nothing traditional. We took pretty pictures, ate delicious food by Skillet catering, and then danced our booties off. And don’t forget, ate cake. Gluten free cake I might add. I also may have had two…or maybe three. I can’t remember. #worthit

I could continue to write out how the day went, my feelings about this wedding - but photos will do it so much better justice. So enjoy these kick ass photos instead.


(Known vendors listed at the bottom of the page)



Planning/Coordinator: Flying Anchor Event Design

Second Photographer: Agostina DiMartino

Decor Rentals: Balancing Balloons

Florals: Rusted Vase Floral Co.

Dress: A&Be’ Seattle

Venue: WithinSodo

Catering: Skillet Catering