Moody washington bridal portrait session featuring a black wedding dress and floral tattoo.
An Oregon Coast couple’s adventure photo session with their two dogs
A beautiful sunrise wedding portrait session on San Juan Island. We hiked up to a local lookout, where the couple changed on the hillside before doing their first look together.
A adventure Engagement session spent backpacking in the North Cascades.
A small intimate wedding in the San Juan Islands.
Adventurous engagement photo session with Kestrel Bailey Photography at Deception Pass State Park.
Intimate San Juan Island elopment at Olympic Lights B&B. Olympic Mountains in the background while this couple was married in front of three of their closest friends.
A lifestyle, adventure family photo session on San Juan Island.
Engagement Session taken exploring North Bend, Washington
An adventurous engagement session hiking around the Palouse Falls. We even had a rainbow make an appearance!
A beautiful, stormy day elopement out at American Camp on San Juan Island.
On May 6th, 2017, I photographed one of my favorite San Juan Island Weddings. Early that year I had met Lauren and Micah for the first time for their rainy day engagement photos at Deception Pass. They were some of the easiest people to photograph, and so obviously madly in love with one another.
I love heading back home to San Juan for weddings. I met Lauren at Island Inn (at 123 West) where she was getting ready. This place has many memories for myself, as I actually use to work here back in high school! As always, the place was perfect, and gave me a beautiful backdrop to work with as Lauren got ready with her family. Ferah Uri with Beauty by Furi did her makeup magic, while Shawna with Island Roots did a beautiful job with Lauren's hair.
In the background, the Washington State Ferries came in while the sun broke through the clouds.
While Lauren readied herself, Micah was near by in the Friday Harbor Yacht Club getting ready with his friends, before driving out in the shuttle bus to await his bride at Lime Kiln State Park.
Lauren followed after, and arrived at Lime Kiln to receive her incredible floral piece created by Erin with Camas Design (who also did all the florals for this wedding). Lauren, escorted by her father and Micah's sister, made her way down the Madrona lined path towards the lighthouse, and the loving arms of her very soon to be husband.
Beautiful live music added to the sounds of the waves hitting the shores, as Oliver Strasser played acoustic guitar. The moment Lauren appeared, and began walking down the path, Micah was tearing up. The joy and excitement was palpable. Through tears and joyous laughter, they vowed their lives to one another, sealed with a kiss.
After the ceremony, it was time for a tour of the island lighthouses! First, we went up in the Lime Kiln Lighthouse. Then, out to Cattle Point for a few photos!
After this, it was time to head back to the Yacht Club for the fantastic reception coordinated by Becki Day and delicious food created and catered by Deb Nolan. These two danced their night away with their loved ones.
A collaborative styled shoot featuring Bellingham Wedding Vendors, and featuring images taken by Kestrel Bailey Photography.
Introducing baby Teegan! Teegan is only about two weeks old at this point. She is the first human baby for Teela and Megan, but has two fur siblings who I am sure she will hang all over as soon as possible. It was an honor to come hang out with Megan and Teela only a week after Teegan was born. Teegan was pretty cooperative as well; opened her eyes part way through and just stared down the camera best she could.
Welcome to the world, little T!
Even though we hadn't met before, I have been coordinating plans to meet Lauren and Micah for several months. With their island wedding swiftly approaching in May, it was time for an engagement session to get to know one another. We decided to meet at Deception Pass State Park, a great meeting up point as they left the island and I headed to it before a big snow storm hit.
We met, and I explained my casual style briefly. I saw relief flood both of their faces when I talked about wanting to have fun exploring together, and finding more natural poses while having a good time. And boy did we ever have a blast!
These two were such a joy to hang out with. We were all laughs, smiles, and also in a state of wonder as we explored the cliffs around Deception State Park. It was the perfect moody weather to bring out the blue/green color in the pass, with mist hanging in the trees around us.
I am so excited for Lauren and Micah's wedding in May. Thank you for such a fantastic adventure!