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5 Reasons For An Engagement Shoot

5 Reasons For An Engagement Shoot

GATHER NEWS + INSPIRATION

Engagement season is officially kicking off! We’ve been seeing more than a few ring pictures and happy couples as of late. Before planning gets underway, we’d love to take a few minutes to share our two cents about the value of doing engagement photo shoots. For many people getting in front of the camera is a stress inducing thought, but after years in this business we’ve seen that the reward of investing in an engagement photoshoot is great…

Planning a Thanksgiving celebration

Planning a Thanksgiving celebration

GATHER NEWS + INSPIRATION

Happy Friday all! Is it just us, or is Thanksgiving sneaking up quickly this year? No? Some of us are hosting a big spread and have been on the hunt for inspiration for good recipes, tablescape ideas, and fun to spoil our folks with. We thought we’d share our Turkey Day Game Plan with you! Whether you’re still working on yours or you like collecting ideas as much as we do, we hope you enjoy!…

How to choose a wedding planner

How to choose a wedding planner

GATHER NEWS + INSPIRATION

OMG, yay! You’re getting married! You’ve said yes, you’ve shared with all your family and friends the great news and maybe even that proposal or ring pic on social media, and now all of a sudden those questions of who, what, where, when and how are starting to bubble up. You may be thinking that you could use some guidance…

Designing a Wedding

Designing a Wedding

PHOTOGRAPHY: MATTHEW LAND STUDIOS
VENUE: CHIHULY GARDEN AND GLASS SEATTLE, WA

Happy #weddingwednesday friends! We are ITCHING to share this stunning wedding at the remarkable Chihuly Garden and Glass (stay tuned for the feature), but today we offering up a mini peek into the process of designing of a wedding from inspiration to finish. The process always starts with getting to know our clients, their budget, scoping out any secret Pinterest boards the client (likely) already has…

Parisian Brunch Wedding

Parisian Brunch Wedding

PHOTOGRAPHY: RANEY DAY PHOTOGRAPHY
VENUE: HOTEL SORRENTO SEATTLE, WA

For this #TBT, we are pleased as pie to share with you the wedding of our dear ‘friendor’ (wedding speak for vendor friend) Miguel and his husband Matthew. After 10 years together, they tied the knot on their 10th anniversary with their closest friends at the City Hall in San Francisco, followed a few days later by a brunch reception at the Hotel Sorrento in Seattle’s Capitol Hill…

Jewel Toned Romantic Ranch Wedding

Jewel Toned Romantic Ranch Wedding

PHOTOGRAPHY: MAX AND FRIENDS PHOTO
VENUE: HUMMINGBIRD NEST RANCH

Amy and Ryan’s love story includes a spontaneous trip to Paris where they started to fall in love and another trip to Italy where they became engaged. When designing their wedding, we wanted to capture all that romance and beauty for their day. When we discovered Hummingbird Nest Ranch, an intimate European inspired villa with its own olive grove tucked in the canyons of Simi Valley, we knew we found just the place!…

Timeless Santa Barbara Wedding

Timeless Santa Barbara Wedding

PHOTOGRAPHY: ASHLEY KELEMEN
VENUE: FOUR SEASONS SANTA BARBARA, CA

From the minute we met, it was evident that Mariana and Brian were a really special couple. Their love of travel and bringing friends together shaped the vision of their beautiful Four Seasons Biltmore Santa Barbara wedding. Initially drawn to the beautiful grounds of the venue and charmed by the Spanish architecture throughout the property, it was important to the couple to create a romantic, timeless, laid back environment to celebrate their love with friends and family…

Downtown Seattle Fall Glam Wedding

Downtown Seattle Fall Glam Wedding

PHOTOGRAPHY: URBAN LIGHT STUDIOS
VENUE: AXIS PIONEER SQUARE SEATTLE, WA

Seattleites Jayme and Alex’s chose the quintessential Axis Pioneer Square with its exposed brick walls and urban vibe to host their downtown Seattle fall celebration. They wanted the wedding to feel both modern and glamorous, with a hint of drama. The black, gold, and pinks popped against the natural textures of brick and green foliage. Soft draping, chandeliers, candlelight, and uplighting added romance to the dark fall evening…

Moody Industrial Chic Wedding

Moody Industrial Chic Wedding

PHOTOGRAPHY: ALYSSA WILCOX PHOTOGRAPHY
VENUE: MELROSE MARKET STUDIOS SEATTLE, WA

As architects and nature lovers with more than a modicum of joie de vivre, Ellen and Cory’s wedding melded Capitol Hill’s historic industrial chic aesthetic with urban garden party. The brick roomed venue was awash in bistro and candle light, marquee signs, moody marsala and green hues, long communal tables and romantic floral with eclectic vessels…

Retro Desert Wedding

Retro Desert Wedding

PHOTOGRAPHY: MATTHEW LEVI PHOTOGRAPHY
VENUE: RIMROCK RANCH JOSHUA TREE, CA

When it comes to weddings, the only rule is to make it an expression of who you are as a couple. For this #weddingwednesday we have for you a great example of two people who did away with formalities and made their day, their way. Brooke and Chris split their time between their home in Toronto and their home-away-from home, in the Mojave National Preserve….

5 Reasons For An Engagement Shoot

5 Reasons For An Engagement Shoot

GATHER NEWS + INSPIRATION

Engagement season is officially kicking off! We’ve been seeing more than a few ring pictures and happy couples as of late. Before planning gets underway, we’d love to take a few minutes to share our two cents about the value of doing engagement photo shoots. For many people getting in front of the camera is a stress inducing thought, but after years in this business we’ve seen that the reward of investing in an engagement photoshoot is great…

Planning a Thanksgiving celebration

Planning a Thanksgiving celebration

GATHER NEWS + INSPIRATION

Happy Friday all! Is it just us, or is Thanksgiving sneaking up quickly this year? No? Some of us are hosting a big spread and have been on the hunt for inspiration for good recipes, tablescape ideas, and fun to spoil our folks with. We thought we’d share our Turkey Day Game Plan with you! Whether you’re still working on yours or you like collecting ideas as much as we do, we hope you enjoy!…

How to choose a wedding planner

How to choose a wedding planner

GATHER NEWS + INSPIRATION

OMG, yay! You’re getting married! You’ve said yes, you’ve shared with all your family and friends the great news and maybe even that proposal or ring pic on social media, and now all of a sudden those questions of who, what, where, when and how are starting to bubble up. You may be thinking that you could use some guidance…

Designing a Wedding

Designing a Wedding

PHOTOGRAPHY: MATTHEW LAND STUDIOS
VENUE: CHIHULY GARDEN AND GLASS SEATTLE, WA

Happy #weddingwednesday friends! We are ITCHING to share this stunning wedding at the remarkable Chihuly Garden and Glass (stay tuned for the feature), but today we offering up a mini peek into the process of designing of a wedding from inspiration to finish. The process always starts with getting to know our clients, their budget, scoping out any secret Pinterest boards the client (likely) already has…

Parisian Brunch Wedding

Parisian Brunch Wedding

PHOTOGRAPHY: RANEY DAY PHOTOGRAPHY
VENUE: HOTEL SORRENTO SEATTLE, WA

For this #TBT, we are pleased as pie to share with you the wedding of our dear ‘friendor’ (wedding speak for vendor friend) Miguel and his husband Matthew. After 10 years together, they tied the knot on their 10th anniversary with their closest friends at the City Hall in San Francisco, followed a few days later by a brunch reception at the Hotel Sorrento in Seattle’s Capitol Hill…

Jewel Toned Romantic Ranch Wedding

Jewel Toned Romantic Ranch Wedding

PHOTOGRAPHY: MAX AND FRIENDS PHOTO
VENUE: HUMMINGBIRD NEST RANCH

Amy and Ryan’s love story includes a spontaneous trip to Paris where they started to fall in love and another trip to Italy where they became engaged. When designing their wedding, we wanted to capture all that romance and beauty for their day. When we discovered Hummingbird Nest Ranch, an intimate European inspired villa with its own olive grove tucked in the canyons of Simi Valley, we knew we found just the place!…

Timeless Santa Barbara Wedding

Timeless Santa Barbara Wedding

PHOTOGRAPHY: ASHLEY KELEMEN
VENUE: FOUR SEASONS SANTA BARBARA, CA

From the minute we met, it was evident that Mariana and Brian were a really special couple. Their love of travel and bringing friends together shaped the vision of their beautiful Four Seasons Biltmore Santa Barbara wedding. Initially drawn to the beautiful grounds of the venue and charmed by the Spanish architecture throughout the property, it was important to the couple to create a romantic, timeless, laid back environment to celebrate their love with friends and family…

Downtown Seattle Fall Glam Wedding

Downtown Seattle Fall Glam Wedding

PHOTOGRAPHY: URBAN LIGHT STUDIOS
VENUE: AXIS PIONEER SQUARE SEATTLE, WA

Seattleites Jayme and Alex’s chose the quintessential Axis Pioneer Square with its exposed brick walls and urban vibe to host their downtown Seattle fall celebration. They wanted the wedding to feel both modern and glamorous, with a hint of drama. The black, gold, and pinks popped against the natural textures of brick and green foliage. Soft draping, chandeliers, candlelight, and uplighting added romance to the dark fall evening…

Moody Industrial Chic Wedding

Moody Industrial Chic Wedding

PHOTOGRAPHY: ALYSSA WILCOX PHOTOGRAPHY
VENUE: MELROSE MARKET STUDIOS SEATTLE, WA

As architects and nature lovers with more than a modicum of joie de vivre, Ellen and Cory’s wedding melded Capitol Hill’s historic industrial chic aesthetic with urban garden party. The brick roomed venue was awash in bistro and candle light, marquee signs, moody marsala and green hues, long communal tables and romantic floral with eclectic vessels…

Retro Desert Wedding

Retro Desert Wedding

PHOTOGRAPHY: MATTHEW LEVI PHOTOGRAPHY
VENUE: RIMROCK RANCH JOSHUA TREE, CA

When it comes to weddings, the only rule is to make it an expression of who you are as a couple. For this #weddingwednesday we have for you a great example of two people who did away with formalities and made their day, their way. Brooke and Chris split their time between their home in Toronto and their home-away-from home, in the Mojave National Preserve….

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