Monday, September 29

A Union on Lake Union

Over six years ago, the Tyee Yacht Club on Lake Union was the site of one of our first weddings as professional wedding photographers. Last month, we returned to the same waterfront to photograph Angela and Jeremy on what turned out to be an absolutely beautiful day to get married.

We met the couple at Watertown, a cool nearby hotel, where Angela got ready while Jeremy patiently waited outside with his groomsmen and the couple's super-cute dog, Hazel.

A short ride in a charter bus brought everyone to Fairview Park, where we took the family portraits and some of the bride and groom.

Then the whole wedding party walked down the road to South Passage Point Park, which is right next to the yacht club, in the shade of historic University Bridge. It was an especially significant stop since it's where Jeremy proposed to Angela!

A huge willow tree on the edge of the water at SPP Park provided an awesome backdrop for more portraits of the happy couple and their wedding party.

Angela and Jeremy are both teachers, so it's only natural that they were surrounded by kids on their big day. Young family friends and cousins made a small army of flower girls and ring bearer. These girls treated Angela like a rock star!

Hazel also was a member of the wedding party, and clearly enjoyed the sunny ceremony, as did we! When the ceremony ended, guests socialized at the park for a while, and then Angela and Jeremy led a migration on foot down the road to Tyee.

After an excellent family-style dinner, toasts and cake cutting ...

...we witnessed some of the most exuberant group dancing we've seen in a while, including a particularly energetic YMCA and Dancing Queen.

Adding an unusual but delectable twist to the night, Angela and Jeremy arranged for Dante's Inferno Dogs to set up a stand outside the club, providing a fun late-night snack for all those partiers.

Our congrats to Angela and Jeremy!

Wednesday, September 17

The next chapter

It's always so gratifying for us when we get to follow our wedding clients into the next chapter of their lives, and this was no less true for Fall 2007 Wallflower newlyweds Shannon and Jeremy, who are expecting their first child in just a matter of weeks!

I joined them at their house for a series of photos of their baby daughter's last several weeks in the womb, and am excited to share a few of our favorites here. We also took a short series of more revealing shots that, while not necessarily suitable for sharing on our blog, really showed off the gorgeous swell of Shannon's belly and were some of my favorite photos from the whole shoot.

Like any pregnant woman, Shannon has not been a stranger to unusual cravings. In her case, it's been nothing but Rolos! Bags and bags of them, as she admitted to me with a laugh. Shannon is not one to usually go for sweets, so this craving is all about what their baby has wanted! Naturally, this very characteristic part of her pregnancy couldn't go undocumented.

Congratulations Shannon and Jeremy! I am so excited to meet your little one soon.