These newlyweds celebrated her completion of med school in the best way. On Maui. In the water. All up on each other.
To say working with them was a dream is a vast understatement.
Then there’s the fact that I stayed afloat and alive through their shoot. Middle school swim team did me well.
If I learned anything from this wedding it’s Italian horizons are vastly different from the French, guests appreciate updated LinkedIn photos, and “mailman child” jokes are still socially unacceptable.
Amber and Beau welcomed their closest family and friends to the French inspired winery, in Lake Chelan to celebrate their love for one another.
The day consisted of laughter, bright sun, torrential downpour rain, hair damaging wind, and offensive jokes. Mainly made by me…
Amber and Beau met working in the shoe department at Nordstrom. So obviously, their wedding was destined to be stylish-AF.
Then there’s the piece of Amber being a CPA and wise with money. I kid you not, she did all the flowers herself and prepared all the food for both bridal parties to munch on pre-wedding. She even put apples in the sandwiches. Who does that? Don’t even get me started on how stunning she is. You know people spend a lot of money to get those lips God gave her naturally.
Then there is Beau. A tall, exotic looking, hunk of a man, who looks at Amber like he’s seeing her for the first time, every time. The way he bends down, like really has to bend down, to wrap his arms around her is so cute it’s sickening.
Amber & Beau – You two were made for one another and I adore you both.
We started Beau and Amber's shoot at Pioneer Square, downtown Seattle... right before a baseball game. Which probably wasn't wise but the people loved watching them laugh, kiss and dance. I think it was refreshing to most.
But you see, then they saw me. And their thoughts went form how cute are they to wtf is the photographer doing.
So we move to the Seattle Pier. Aka - Land of tourists. And stuck out like a sore thumb. Because we weren't just amongst the tourists and their small little cameras, but we took up the entire pier with several big cameras, a shouting photographer and a giggley, lovey dovy, touchy couple.
In fact at one point, I saw a tourist take a picture of us taking pictures. Winning.
We loved every moment of our few hours together. At least I know Amber and I did. Beau didn't love it but he didn't hate it either which is always a personal goal of mine.
The sun was setting. It was a bright, clear sky day in the city and it couldn't have been more perfect.
Amber and Beau, the stylin' couple that met at their college summer job, Nordstrom, are getting married at a Vineyard estate in Chelan and asked me to photograph it. First thought was, omg yes. Next thought was at what point can I do a little wine tasting? :)
This is what I call a perfect storm. A confidant woman, hot lingerie, a perfectly balanced modern/earthy home, eucalyptus and a lotta' sexy.
So this will make you chuckle. I don't know how many times I've told one of my boudoir girls to get in this certain position or do this or that, then to quickly tell them, what in God's name was I thinking. Nope. Nope. Nope.
Luckily for both of us, about half the time it actually looks great!
In all honestly, magic happens when both parties trust one another. When my clients are comfortable with me enough to trust me, take my advise and move with it and I am comfortable enough with them to be creative. That's when the greatest photos are made.
Milk Baths // A new found love of mine.
I can tell you as a mom, there are seasons of motherhood where you take four baths a day with your little one and other seasons where you're too busy to even take a deep breath. For me, I cherish every bath with my son. It's a time with just him and I where he snuggles me and is full of joy.
I've discovered milk baths with my clients and I can tell you I;m never turning back. My new all time favorite.