A lot of people have been asking me over the past couple of months, "Wait, you shoot wrestling now?" There have been jokes about "bridesmaids, bands, babies, and body slams." A little back history on how I got hooked into Seattle's own DEFY Wrestling...Read More
Radiohead played a beautiful two hour set to a sold out Seattle crowd at Key Arena Saturday night. I was fortunate enough to photograph the show for KEXP - a total dream come true. A live review of their set will be online soon (link will show up here when it's live). In the mean time see some of my favorite images below, and click here to view the full photo set on KEXP's flickr.Read More
Christine + Tim were married on a warm August evening at The Stables in Georgetown. The mix of funky eclectic decor and a well curated playlist from The Talking Heads to Aretha Franklin made for a completely charming day. They included friends in their ceremony by having one play acoustic guitar versions of Iron and Wine's "Trapeze Swinger" when Tim walked down the aisle with his parents, and "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" for Christine, her mom and step-dad. When two friends sang a song mid-ceremony Christine and her bridesmaids couldn't hold back their tears. During toasts Tim's best man and long time friend shared a photo from when they were 7 or 8 years old on a ferry boat that they've recreated over the years- the pair made sure that grabbed a new version during bridal party portraits.
One memory that sticks out to me was the way that Tim kept quietly smiling at Christine throughout the day - there was no sign of stress, no hardships or rushing around, just assurance and pure satisfaction that they were moving into the next stage of their life together.Read More
A bright red wedding dress, a hot August day, and so much belly laughter. Isaac and Jules were married outside of the Children's Cottage at McMenamin's Grand Lodge in Forest Grove, Oregon. I met Isaac when I was sixteen and we both worked in an Italian restaurant, so I was thrilled when they asked if I'd be interested in going down to Oregon to capture their wedding. From the multiple sets of teary eyes as Jules made her way down the stairs to her groom, to Isaac's Chewbacca call after hearing Star Wars playing on an outdoor screen nearby, it was a day packed full of joy. Thank you again for having myself and Luke (who second shot for me) out to celebrate with you guys!Read More
2016, you were a musical beast. This year was full of loud guitars, heart melting tunes and laughter. It's hard to narrow down my favorites*, but here we go:
*Check out the bonus frames at the bottom of the post for more eye candy goodness