Larry + Joe | West Seattle Engagement Session

Larry and Joe, some of the sweetest West Seattle lads we’ve had the pleasure of meeting this year. They invited us to their West Seattle home for their engagement session. They welcomed us into us their home to share their life, their hobbies and some of their values. We could not have asked for more of a chance to get to know them in an authentic way, and had such a great time in doing so.

We started with strong coffee (as every good morning should) on their back porch overlooking their garden. The greenery and conversation perfectly complimented each other as they talked about how to best approach our day together, slowly and leisurely which provided a way to summarize their relationship and life in general: music, art, cats and then a practical application of living a life of juxtaposition – getting fancy for a shoot at the beach!

Thank you, Larry and Joe for welcoming us – we can hardly wait to share the images from your well designed wedding day!

Amanda + Reed | Melrose Market Studios

Amanda and Reed, they’re engaged!

They celebrated their engagement July 14th at the unique Seattle Wedding Venue Melrose Market Studios in Capitol Hill, surrounded by their friends and family and catered but the fabulous family business of Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes.  Stories were shared, songs and blessings of the impending union were offered, champagne flowed and delicious bites were passed – it was a fantastic evening all and all.  See for yourself the love that was present. . .

Thank you so much for having us for your engagement party; we can hardly wait for the big event next year and all the fabulous touches put together with love and intention by Amanda, Reed and family.

 

Potestivo Family | West Seattle Storytelling Photographer

Meet Joe and Stephanie and their little dude we’ll call Baby M.

Joe had contacted us to document this most excellent age and stage of new parenthood as a Mother’s Day gift for his lovely partner in life and parenting, Stephanie.  He wanted some portraits, but was concerned about the studio setting. We talked about our style : documentary/storytelling, and it really complimented their style. Their style included a late morning Sunday meet-up; some at home hang-time, a stroll through the West Seattle Farmer’s Market to collect some flowers (a weekly tradition in their home) and getting their morning caffeine fix before going to Lincoln Park for some beach time . . . and ideally a nap.

This is the kind of West Seattle Family Photography Storytelling we like to be a part of!  Our morning with Joe, Stephanie and Baby M was refreshing. Offering insights on how life has changed in the last year, from the transformation of their climbing/skiing/camping gear room to a nursery, to how the REI coupons get used now as new parents which includes a small human in the game of adventuring. . . The love and respect they have for one another in this journey has only grown. The adoration and appreciation they have for one another with Baby M being the conduit to this evolution is palpable. We are so thankful to have gotten to spend the time we did with this family, to celebrate, document and encapsulate this moment in time is precious. Until next time, squeeze those cheeks, adore those baby blue eyes, and tickle those sweet toes.

 

 

 

 

 

Wedding Network USA | Thompson Hotel Seattle

Last week we had the opportunity to document a networking and educational evening with  Wedding Network USA. It was a crisp and clear evening in downtown Seattle at one of the newest downtown establishments, Thompson Hotel and included a tour to the Nest overlooking the Puget Sound. It was there where we enjoyed delicious food/beverage, innovative/pretty/delicious cakes from Baked Custom Cakes, stunning floral/design/implementation by Rented Elegance Design in partnership with Choice Linen and DJ’d by Kris McCoskery. We had a panel of speakers including Caleb Norman James Designs and Kate Calamus of Seattle Bride Magazine that shared their perspective on current Seattle Wedding trends, from linens to floral to color schemes. It was an entertaining and informative evening with 60-plus wedding professional from the greater Seattle area. It was incredible, and if we do say, a perfect place for couples in love to get married in a intimate, beautiful and hip venue.

O’Brien Morris Family | West Seattle Family Photographer

We are so happy that we were able to have another Family Session with this West Seattle tribe this last Fall. Imagine it being a typically cool, pretty, gray day in a West Seattle mid-century modern home. The scene includes two delightful children 1.5 and 3.5 years old, Hudson – a sweet and energetic Blue Weimaraner and some of the most dedicated parents ever. It’s practically perfect – the sideways rain while at Schmitz Park could have been revised!

We arrived and were greeted by the entire family. The kids were so excited to share their pup with us, their favorite toys, books, new Disney icons and life with us since our last visit. We were excited about the espresso . . . and time seeing the kiddo’s growing into themselves. Though there wasn’t any plunger hockey being played this time (knock on wood!) there was plenty of Lego time, book reading, upside down shenanigans, small child wrangling, and a bit of time outside enjoying the Seattle elements.

Thank you Dave and Shannon for inviting us into your home and documenting these comical and sweet ages and stages of your family. It’s amazing to witness their growth and development over the last year.

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