Fitness Shoot | Rachael's Good Eats

I grew up playing sports. I love being competitive, I love the human body, and I love getting sweaty. So when Rachael from Rachael's Good Eats asked me to do a fitness shoot with her, I couldn't wait. Getting to combine both of my passions in life into one shoot, PERFECT. Rachael is a nutritionist and JUST passed her NASM Certified Personal Trainer test (YAY! Congrats!) If you aren't following her already, check her out for meal ideas that look as good as they sound. I LOVED the tones from these images. We started the shoot indoor, in a space with ZERO natural light or windows, so we played around with some lighting and shadows and got some really great images. You'd be surprised to know that Rachael actually did a workout for me during this (I know, some people are just lucky enough to look that good during and after working out. Me on the other hand, HERE.) A super fun shoot, with a good friend, not a bad day at all in my book ;)

Thanks for checking it out, friends! 

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Amelia + Adam | Historic 1625 Place

All she ever wanted was unpredictable kisses and unforgettable laughter.
— B. Villasenor

My first wedding of 2017 here and it's a good one! Nestled in the heart of Tacoma, WA at the Historic 1625 Place, Amelia and Adam exchanged vows and got married in January. We started the day off at Hotel Murano with her and her ladies! It was full of pretty details and natural light. We headed to Historic 1625 early afternoon for finishing touches on getting ready and their first look. There are days here in the PNW winter that seems sunless, even the glimpse of sun we do sometimes get in the winter months disappears by 3pm but we were able to squeeze a couple of outdoor photos into the day before the rain hit. The venue is made up of gorgeous brick walls and a cozy ambient setting. It has a garage of American made muscle cars that guests can check out during cocktail hour which is pretty awesome. Amelia and Adam exchanged their own written vows under wood-barrel vaulted ceilings, with their family, friends and adorable dog by their sides. Their day was full of love, laughter, some wild dancing, and so much love. I am so grateful I got to be a part of it, witness and capture it, and help them tell their story.  

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Kelsi + Kaylor Brookstom Creek Wedding

Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.
— Emily Bronte

We all have our people. Your friends, your family, the ones you just seem to click with. Weddings are the same. As a photographer there are certain weddings that just seem to speak the same language as me. Kaylor and Kelsi are good friends of mine. They are incredibly laid back, goodhearted, have a good sense of humor, and my kind of humans. I met Kaylor through our Crossfit gym, so naturally this wedding day kicked off with an early morning workout. They got married at Brookstom Creek in Buckley, Washington. The venue itself has a rustic feel; farm animals, some small barns, and lots of open area against a tree line. Among the animals was this cat that just LOVED everybody. It managed to make its way into the first look photos, napped on a chair during family photos, on the lap of a guest during the ceremony, in the arms of another guest during cocktail hour and snuggled into an elderly ladies scarf at the reception! The day overall was so laid back and fun, I laughed from the time I arrived until the time we left. I loved their sweet little tree planting ceremony, those gorgeous florals, and the bride's rad hair! They ended their night with a sparkler exit and it was one of the best sparkler exits I've gotten to shoot so I want to share it for anyone planning a Sparker exit at their own wedding. The wedding coordinators made a walkway with candles that guests formed a tunnel behind which really helped keep their tunnel clear and safe to walk through for both them and myself! This wedding was a favorite of mine for lots of reasons, reliving their day on my blog brought back so much joy from their wedding day and I feel so lucky to be able to call them friends and have gotten to capture their day! 

AND A FEW MORE because I LOVED it SO MUCH ! 


VENDORS

Cupcakes: Joyful Cupcakes Dj: David Portugal Planner: Dream Events by Athena Food: Savory and Sweet Flowers: Family Friend, Joyce Venue: Brookstom Creek

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