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Saturday’s wedding was a perfect end to my wedding season for the 2014 year.

The weather reported 80% chance of rain and somehow we didn’t get one drop the entire time we were doing portraits. And right as we got inside for the ceremony, it down poured with thunder and lightening. So incredibly happy the rain held out for us because we got some pretty sweet stuff! I love this couple so much and today they take off to their honeymoon so what better way to send them off than with a little sneak peek right?

This year has been awesome. I’m ready to finish up editing all my weddings and hibernate for the winter.

Almost there. Until then, do enjoy this sweet couple.


  • October 14, 2014 - 11:45 am

    Karen - These are all STUNNING. Thank you for having me along for this one- it was such an amazing day! Can’t wait to see all yours from it!! :)

  • October 14, 2014 - 5:30 pm

    Doris - omgg these are amazing! Jamie looks beauuuuuuuuuutiful!! no, everyone looks amazing!!

  • October 24, 2014 - 7:31 am

    mikhail glabets - super!

Toward the beginning of 2014 I was feeling a little restless. Perhaps a little uninspired by my own lack of motivation. I wasn’t pushing or challenging myself to do new things…to create…I was basically stuck. Not a fun time.

This led to my 2-month get-away to New York City in April and May. I just needed to try it out and get a little taste of this magical place that people speak so highly of. During this time I really challenged myself to just be present and explore. I did just that…I walked miles through that crazy city, sometimes in sneakers…sometimes in 4″ heels. I met a lot of new people, I fell in love with my craigslist roommates (totally lucked out), and I honestly found a part of me that I had not yet discovered. It was an exciting time and I’m so thankful I had those two months to refresh my mind and jump right into the wedding season when I returned to Seattle.

So the point of this blog post you ask… well I’ve decided to give myself a new little project to take on. I haven’t been this excited about something in a long time so I’m excited to share a few details before it’s all ready to go live!

I’m starting a new TRAVEL & LIFESTYLE blog!

If you’ve been following me for awhile, you know that I am 100% obsessed with traveling this beautiful world. There have been so many times where I wanted to share the nitty-gritty details of my travels, but never felt that my wedding blog was the place for those stories to call home. From tips on how to survive a 10+ hour flight and conquer jet lag…to perfecting the squat and dodge of loogies flying your way in China. <--- real talk. The new blog is not only going to be a place where I share my travels, but it will be a place where I share personal thoughts, style inspirations, DIY tutorials, portraits/stories of other inspiring humans, and even a few hair tutorials that I’ve been asked 1,532 times to do. It’s a place where anything goes, love it or hate it…it’s a place of no filters and I couldn’t be more excited about it.

The site will be up and running starting NEXT WEEK! If you are excited to follow along, say hello in the comments below and let me know what kind of posts you’d like to see! Anything goes.

ALSO…be sure to start following my new instagram account…you’ll discover the fun name of this new Travel & Lifestyle blog there.



  • October 3, 2014 - 11:30 am

    Jonna - yaaayyyy!!

  • October 3, 2014 - 11:32 am

    Michelle - This sounds SUPER awesome! Once it’s live, I’ll definitely be passing it along to my sister to check out. She’s a world traveler and keeps a little personal blog shared with family and friends about her adventures. My favorite posts of hers are about planning outfits and packing (how to get the most bang for your buck with what you pack in order to be stylish and still efficient with space), and about eating (yummy restaurants to visit and new, interesting food to try). I love the idea of reading about your travel tips, fashion, and recommended lodging and sight seeing in other countries (paired with your incredible photos, of course!). Can’t wait!!

  • October 3, 2014 - 11:33 am

    Jessica - oh em YES!!!!!!!!! SO exciting! I want to hear more about this no-poo business. :)

  • October 3, 2014 - 11:34 am

    Debbie Dion - Excited for you !!

  • October 3, 2014 - 11:40 am

    Joe O'Daniels - So awesome! Can’t wait to follow all of your awesome adventures. :-) I’d be happy to give you the grand tour if you ever make your way to Atlanta. Lol. ;-)

  • October 3, 2014 - 11:43 am

    Jade - This sounds like such a great idea! I’ve always wanted to start a blog about street style and interview and photograph people in urban locations that have a strong sense of individuality. Maybe one day! Good for you.

  • October 3, 2014 - 11:53 am

    Meredith - Very excited to read it!!! I have loved your travel pics on Insta for ages-will be excited to see/read more about your trips! (And I love any travel writing, but I always love hearing about food/amazing dinners!)

  • October 3, 2014 - 11:54 am

    Jacki Moore - So stoked! I’m crazy excited for you and can’t wait to see what you have up your sleeve :)

  • October 3, 2014 - 11:56 am

    Kirsten - Can’t wait to read about your adventures? I am wanderluster myself, so I look forward to reading your tips and suggestions!

  • October 3, 2014 - 12:46 pm

    Frédéric - Hello !!!

  • October 3, 2014 - 1:47 pm

    Elsa Wiliow - Hello gorgeous, I love this idea.
    Share anything that’s you. People, and I, will love it!

  • October 3, 2014 - 3:35 pm

    Rosie - YAY!!!! This is so exciting, Tonhya!! Looking forward to reading all of your awesomeness!! :o)

  • October 3, 2014 - 6:05 pm

    Brittney - Can’t wait! I’d love to see tips on must-go places in different cities.

  • October 5, 2014 - 5:20 am

    Isabella - Congrats!! A great new adventure!! Will follow

It’s the first day of October and the sun is out here in Seattle. The air is crisp and the colors are gorgeous. October to December is probably my favorite time of the year. Things finally start to slow down with weddings, sweater weather every day is acceptable, and endless cups of hot cocoa are a must. I also get to start planning all the fun details for my November travels with Andria! Can’t believe this will be our third year exploring the world together. So excited.

From here on out, it’s playing catch up with the blog posts! I’ve got lots of amazing couples that I want to share with you all. First up is Jessica and Walter!

Since their wedding, Jessica has become a lovely friend of mine so looking back at her wedding day makes me so happy. They are both the most chill couple and are game for anything. They had the sweetest backyard wedding which fit them and their vibe perfectly. Finger food snacks, BBQ-ing, endless kids running around, twinkle lights and the closest of friends and family members. What a perfect day. And a big thank you to Ruth for helping me out this day!



  • October 1, 2014 - 11:23 am

    dorothy - what a beautiful bride. dang lady.