Archived entries for wedding
Meredith and I met during Julie and Will’s wedding last year in July at Nantucket. Our friendship had turned into a relationship that brought me to one special day shared between Meredith and her amazing husband, Matt Meyers. We rode in limosines and Escalades to take photos at UW that brought back memories of where they first met as students over the summer. It was a day meant to be more than just a wedding day, but a marriage between two families. Congratulations again you two!
Lytang and Soleil made their travels back home to Seattle where they held their marriage in front of friends and family. This wedding in particular was very special because Lytang is actually the older sister to one of my best friends, John Taing, who is also my second shooter. This family showed so much love throughout the day that it made me pause for a moment or two. It was an absolute pleasure to photograph this memorable celebration from beginning to end. There was also a special treat for all of us as we got to listen to Luc and the Lovingtons perform live during the reception at Farestart. Soleil joins the band as one of their newest members. August 1st was a celebration for many occasions, no doubt. Even though my body may have trembled a couple times, my heart goes out to you two with the best of wishes. Cheers.
There was singing.
There was dancing.
It was beautiful.
You know that it’s going to be a great day when Seattle finally gives you clear skies and the reception is going to be on a boat.
This is how one of our initial conversations went:
F+B: “We are going to have the reception on a boat.”
F+B: “Yes, there’s going to be a boat. We also want to include the photo booth”
As Usher would say:
“Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh my gosh…”
Felise and Ben with their fun loving attitude, grace and radiance defined their wedding day (if not their marriage for years to come). I have never seen such a production where practically everyone was involved from the beginning to end. Volunteers helped set up and decorate the church, sang songs, served dinner, performed poetry and even cleaned up! To you guys, I hope to contribute towards that shared love. Congratulations again you two!
It has only been a week since returning from NYC where I experienced one of the most ridiculous photography events in my young career. Liz Truong and I walked through a sea of people in one of the busiest cities in the world taking photos of her in her wedding dress. “Trashing the dress” was planned to be our hallmark event during our grand plan to travel throughout the states in 2010. Months later, we found ourselves on the red eye 2408 miles away from home to jump from landmark to landmark catching congratulations, hoots, hollers and fixed eyes along the way. In the end, we returned home to Golden Gardens to conclude the series with a little fire. Liz, thank you for allowing me to photograph this extraordinary spectacle.
And of course, special thanks to my dear friend John Taing for second shooting and running around with us all around town.