Monday, December 31

Exciting Win Sets Wallflower Apart

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.

— Scott

Tuesday, December 25

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year!

A fond Merry Christmas to all the friends of Wallflower Photography! We had a great year and really enjoyed having the opportunity to meet and work with so many great clients. As always, thank you for putting your confidence in us and inviting us into your lives! We have excitng new plans already in the works for 2008 and look forward to sharing them with you soon.
All our best wishes for a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2008! Of course, this also includes best wishes and a few slobbery licks from our golden retriever, Bailey, who reluctantly modeled for our 2007 holiday card (seen here). Happy New Year!

— Laura & Scott

Wednesday, December 12

Shannon and Jeremy at Mt. Rainier

We recently joined Shannon and Jeremy for their wedding at Copper Creek Inn in Ashford, right at the base of Mt. Rainier. It was quite a chilly day, and unfortunately also more than a bit wet! Teresé of Truly Eventful coordinated the event while Michelle of Muse Dezign assisted. Both are complete professionals and a total joy to work with. They pulled off the outdoor wedding without a hitch, despite the last-minute switch to a tented ceremony due to the rain!

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!

Shannon and Jeremy, the love you have for each other is so obvious and so touching. We enjoyed every minute around you and were glad to be able to add to your day. Thank you for being a fantastic client every step of the way!