Monday, December 31
Exciting news for the last day of 2007: Laura just received another award from the Wedding Photojournalist Association! While the award itself is pretty cool, what's really great is that the win earned her entry into the prestigious Artistic Guild of the WPJA, becoming Washington State's sixth photographer to receive this honor.
The AG's purpose is to promote and celebrate creativity and skill in photo processing and manipulation, so her win (and mine last spring) really speaks to our strengths in Photoshop. For this shot from Jessica and Derek's wedding this summer, we applied several color effects to give it the winning look. Post-processing is an essential step to creating knock-out images and we've long considered it a vital part of our workflow.
Given how many hundreds (or is it thousands?) of photographers shoot weddings in Washington, I'm proud that we've both been recognized by both the internationally respected WPJA and its even more exclusive Artistic Guild. Amazingly, we're the only studio in the Western U.S. to have received this dual honor! Congrats again to Laura on this exciting win.
Tuesday, December 25
— Laura & Scott
Wednesday, December 12
Luckily, the skies held clear long enough for our portrait session, so we were able to take the couple through the forest to get some great shots, like this one above. Tromping through the deep forest with a bride in full wedding dress and veil is not something we get to do every day. I was thrilled to see that Shannon was a great sport and having as much fun as we were!
Friday, November 30
Tuesday, November 20
Friday, November 16
I love this shot, taken in Point Defiance Park, not only for its great color but also the artsy feel it takes on by viewing the family through the water ripples. It keeps the emphasis on the dogs but includes their "family life" too.
Monday, November 12
As a quick catch-up on a summer packed full of wonderful weddings, we're including a random collection of a few of our favorites, and hopefully I'll be able to post more soon.
Pilar and Matt, Court in the Square in Seattle. A fun covered courtyard tucked away near Qwest Stadium. Look through our June archives to see our post from their engagement session.
Cynthia and Aaron, Lakewold Gardens in Lakewood. One of our favorite spots, and we appreciated how freely the bride and groom smiled and laughed! It obviously was a fun day for everyone.
Anna and Dave, Scenic Beach State Park in Seabeck. An especially fun wedding for us because this is where we got married, too! It was the first time we'd been back in the five years since our wedding. Anna and Dave were such a sweet, easygoing couple and made for a perfect return to the park.
Tuesday, September 4
Wednesday, August 8
Friday, July 20
Tuesday, July 17
Tuesday, July 10
We're way behind on our blog updates but wanted to take a quick minute to post one of our favorites from their wedding and pass along our well wishes to the happy couple. We had a blast at the wedding and ended up with so many great photos to pick from. Scott took this photo from the back of the church, looking through the diamond-shaped window in the sanctuary doors. I love how it brings your eye straight to Jenny and Jeff, and the color of the stained glass is a nice touch, too. Their wedding was beautiful!
Tuesday, June 19
Tuesday, June 5
In a nod towards Hannah's Japanese-American heritage and with the added benefit of introducing all of their out-of-state friends to the beauty of the Northwest, Mike and Hannah decided to have their wedding at the Japanese Pagoda in Point Defiance Park. The weather turned out to be absolutely perfect, the decorations were gorgeous, and much fun was had by all.
With Hannah and Mike being such good friends and all, we couldn't pick just one photo to share. So here are a few that caught our eye, with many more to come later.
Congratulations Hannah and Mike!
Friday, May 25
These photos are of Dustin and Kandice in wedding and globetrotting attire, taken probably six months apart.
Friday, May 11
Fiona, my sister, has told me more than once that she feels lucky to have professional photographers in the family. She's probably right on that one, but the downside of having photos taken for free is that you then have to wait far longer than a paying client before you get to see them! So yes, even though they came to visit in March, I only just finished processing the photos. Here are some of my favorites ... enjoy!
Wednesday, May 2
I'll admit that, because a lot of our clients book us a year in advance of their wedding, we sometimes have a hard time remembering the nuances of each couple. This is one of those times — I'd forgotten how much fun Joanna and Garrett are! Judging by the look on Garrett's face all day, it's obvious that Joanna's the absolute light of his life, and we know she feels likewise. They made a beautiful couple on their wedding day and we wish them many more years of joy. Here's one of our favorites (one of the more unusual photos) from their wedding; we'll share more soon.
Wednesday, April 11
Friday, April 6
Sunday, April 1
The morning of Hillary and D.B.'s wedding was one of the wettest we've seen in a while, and we thought there was no chance of fulfilling our bride's dream of great Seattle scenery as the backdrop to their portraits! Luckily the fickle springtime weather improved by the time the wedding rolled around and we were able to get some great Seattle scenery from Alki Beach before heading over to their reception at Salty's. This photo, taken through the window of Salty's is one of my absolute favorites. Congratulations Hillary and D.B.! We can't wait to show you the photos soon.
Friday, March 30
Wednesday, March 28
The guild, which celebrates exceptional skill in enchancing photographs with the use of Photoshop, is open only to those who have won awards in the guild's international contest. Scott placed seventh with this image of Christy and Mike at Alderbrook Resort in Union, Washington, and is now one of only two photographers in the entire state to be invited into the Artistic Guild. Congratulations, Scott!
Sunday, March 18
There are a lot more great shots on our website, including many from Haleakala (by far our favorite spot to go, photographically speaking). Take a peek!
Sunday, March 4
The photo above, taken at Jeff and Amy's wedding at Discovery Park in Seattle in July, placed fifth in the Ceremony category. The photo below, taken at Dustin and Luke's wedding (our Amazing Race All-Star), placed eighteenth in the Scene Setter category.
This international association is jam-packed with talent and hundreds of photos are received for each contest, so this really is quite an honor! Congratulations to all the winners; there were so many excellent photos submitted.
Tuesday, February 27
Thursday, February 15
This season they'll be competing in The Amazing Race All-Stars, racing against ten other teams who are also veterans of the show. We are so proud of Dustin and wish them both all the best of luck! She was one of the sweetest brides we've worked with and it's been so much fun to watch her journey. You can read about the girls and check their progress at www.cbs.com/primetime/amazing_race11.
We're about to head off to a much-needed vacation in Hawaii, but don't forget to tune in to CBS this Sunday!
Sunday, February 11
Tuesday, January 30
Friday, January 12
We hope to see you there!