We were so excited to shoot this wedding for a few reasons. 1. We have shot at Palace Ballroom before and loved the intimate vibe (and let’s face it, the grub). 2. These two are really fun to shoot and after years and years of loving one-another and raising their awesome son together, they were finally able to celebrate with their loved ones and leave with a signed Certificate of Marriage. With nods to Ref74. in a gorgeous slideshow before the ceremony, a shredded copy of the federal statue that prohibited them to marry being thrown in place of flowers, and the most incredibly-put-together toasts we have ever heard (in poem-form, no less), this wedding was a great end to 2013. It was really special shooting an event with two families that are already one family, and have been for years. Other great moments included a surprise video featuring friends and family talking about the couple (with an especially funny moment when their son said (paraphrasing), “I don’t see why everyone’s freaking out about this wedding. We’re already a family.”) and the “flower girls” prancing down the aisle with big fluffy boas, plus a pretty impressive one-woman “thriller” dance. It was all of this and more that made this wedding a treat to shoot and even more of a pleasure to witness. Congratulations to this wonderful family! //Josh+Ali
Monthly Archives: February 2014
Yes, lovely readers, sometimes we do in fact photograph things that are not wedding-related. This lovely little family just got started and wanted to get those first Christmas cards out, so we jumped at the chance to hang out at their awesome house and catch some shots of them in their element.
We then cruelly bundled everyone up and took a rainy stroll to the neighborhood park for a couple outdoor photos, and wrapped up the day singing "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" and cooing at those sock monkey feet.
**Editor's Note: This is one of two babies whose Christmas outfits bore a striking resemblance to the one Ali picked out for Josh for their Christmas Cards. A fact worth noting. //Josh+Ali
Posted in: Family
It's Valentine's Day, which means you're probably either completely avoiding lovey-dovey stuff today, or basking in all of it. Either way, HAPPY VDAY TO YOU ALLLL!! We (Josh+Ali) will be sunning ourselves on a beach in Thailand as you read this post, gazing at the turquoise water and feeling the warmth of the sun on our backs....okay, If you're in Seattle and reading this, that was probably a little mean. But clearly, we are in the "basking" category and we hope you are too!
When talking about e-sessions, sometimes the location is a major stress-point for couples as they're making plans for the shoot. At times they can be absolutely integral to the shoot and sometimes they're just a background for a hundred sweet little moments. This was one of those shoots.
In only a handful of spots on the same block in Georgetown, Danielle+Tyler were all cute and giggly and lovey, resulting in the most intimate, sweet little moments between them that perfectly show how in love they are. Who cares about the backdrop when you're that adorable?
What an absolutely appropriate Celebration-of-Love-Day post. :) //Words: Josh+Ali, Images: Ali
Posted in: Engagements
Marsha reached out to us over facebook because they were fast-approaching their 20th Anniversary and they didn't have much in the way of "nice" photos of her and Doug together (a fact that Doug's mother had mentioned a handful of times). So we joined them at this neat little park in Ballard that had a concrete living room in it (seriously!), and moseyed around the neighborhood enjoying the last bits of Fall before the cold of Seattle winter moved in.
They are absolutely hilarious and adorable together and made our jobs very easy that afternoon, as you can see in every one of their photos. //Josh+Ali
We had heard stories about Urban Light Studios (a safari room, an indoor cabin, overall awesomeness) but had never witnessed it in all it's glory until Kate+Mike's sweet little Sunday afternoon wedding in July. The space was a perfect fit for their personalities, and they filled it with tons of family+friends (and 5 officiants!!!) and very cool details (check out the sign-in station!). Total Heart Throbs. //Josh+Ali
Making plans for anything outdoors (especially weddings) in Seattle can be tricky, but is a little easy to navigate when there are only five people in attendance. Amanda+Steven asked us along to photograph their elopement, an intimate enough affair that we were the only witnesses!!! After we trekked through Seward Park, making all these gorgeous formals of the two of them amidst the wooded paths, we made our way to a clearing where the park met Lake Washington, ready for their ceremony.
And then the sky opened up. Typical Seattle. We ran for cover and they pulled off a perfect, short ceremony, which we followed with some twilight photos and a cool night hike back to our cars. It really was such an awesome evening. //Josh+Ali
Raeanne and Trevor are fellow West Seattleites (and fellow small dog lovers. Isn't Roulette adorable?), so we really had a great time wandering Lincoln Park for their engagement session. Not only is this couple just plain gorgeous together, but they were super playful which made for some really amazing shots. Congrats, you two! //Josh+Ali
Posted in: Engagements
Remember this this stylish engagement session that ended with brown-bagging it at sunset? Believe it or not, Audrey+Nathan's wedding was even more fun than their e-sesh. From their apple-surrounded, officiant-free ceremony (with a poetry reading by Audrey's brother) to the Pagoda at Point Defiance their reception was held in, the scene was perfectly set for a day that was suited for them and their gang.
They had a crest/logo made to signify their union (on the coasters, glasses, everywhere), the table chart was made with scout badges (which was a point of contention with their local badge shop), and they sang a traditional celebratory wedding drinking song to start off their reception. Then there was dancing. So much dancing. So much awesome in one day. //Words: Josh, Images: Josh + Jeni