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Outdoor Maternity Photos in Shoreline Hamlin Park | Karine & Caleb

Being an aunt or uncle is a special thing. You have a bond with your nieces and nephews unlike any other… until you’ve had your own child. I loved these outdoor maternity photos for many reasons, but most of all because it means that my awesome brother and sister in law were about to find out just what it means to be a parent.

Caleb & Karine are not only my family, but some of my best friends. They’ve been amazing Auntie and Uncle to my kids, and watching them transform into parents themselves has been so fun. From the moment we found out they were expecting (as I was expecting then too) Pete and I have been stoked. Karine and I laughing because we forgot what we were talking about mid conversation, ( I don’t know how any pregnant ladies can keep a conversation growing), to all of us speculating on boy or girl. Knowing that if they had a girl, then Scarlett (my daughter), just 6 months older  would have a built in best friend, and if they had a boy, then Scarlett would have a built in best friend or built in enemy…. alternating by the day I am sure.

When we found out they were having a girl, we were stoked… and also excited to see Caleb with a daughter. Watching Caleb transform as he watched Scarlett…very attentive to what stages she was at, while they waited for the 6 months to pass from Scarlett’s birth to when their little girl arrived.  You could tell he just wanted to soak in every detail of the world of babies, so he would know just what to do when he held his own daughter in his hands.

We were one of the first to find out their daughter, Remy’s name… and the only reason is because Caleb and Karine are horrible liars:)

So, when the time came for their outdoor maternity photos we chose Hamlin park down the street from their house. We played in the early summer light, laughing and wondering just what little Remy would be like. I was lucky that they were family on this particular shoot as, while the images are beautiful, I was having a day where technology and I were not on the same wavelength and nothing seemed to work as it should. Caleb and Karine took it all in stride, and handled all the little changes without issue. That’s a key thing to be able to do when you have a new baby.

So enjoy these outdoor maternity photos at Shoreline’s Hamlin Park. You can feel the anticipation in the air and how comfortable these two are in each others arms. They are a team, which is so important as you start life with a new little.

Outdoor maternity photos in Hamlin Park photographed by Shoreline maternity photgrapher Rebecca Ellison
Outdoor pregnancy portraits in a forest setting photographed by Shoreline maternity photographer Rebecca Ellison
Pregnant woman relaxes at Hamlin Park during an outdoor maternity portrait session photographed by Rebecca Ellison Photography
Family pregnancy photography in a forest setting photographed by Shoreline maternity photographer Rebecca Ellison
Hands on the belly of an expectant mother photographed by Seattle maternity photographer Rebecca Ellison
Pregnant couple at Hamlin park in Shoreline during an outdoor pregnancy portrait session photographed by Rebecca Ellison Photography
An expectant mother gazes at her baby belly in an outdoor maternity photo shoot in Hamlin Park photographed by Shoreline maternity photographer Rebecca Ellison
Loving couple anxiously awaits their first baby at an outdoor pregnancy portrait session in Hamlin Park photographed by Shoreline maternity photographer Rebecca Ellison
Outdoorr maternity photos featuring wooden blocks at an outdoor pregnancy portrait session photographed by Rebecca Ellison Photography
Maternity portraits featuring hand on belly photographed by Rebecca Ellison Photography

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Orange and Yellow Backyard Beach House Wedding

Orange and Yellow Backyard Beach House Wedding of Jared and Tricia

One year ago on August 17, 2013 Tricia and Jared brought together a fantastic group of folks for their backyard beach house wedding in Shelton. It was a hot hot day, and one we were all so grateful to be in the backyard of Jared’s families beach house.

As you approached the beach house, you see a sign with all the names pointing to the beach houses owned in the area, and on the list is “Groom” which I found super appropriate. Not only is this Jared’s last name, but what he was that day. For that day, there was a duel purpose to that sign:)

Tricia was bustling in the upper bedroom, already dressed and getting her final touches of her hair and makeup done. Jared was downstairs affixing his boutonniere. Looking ready, and antsy to get the day started. We brought them together for what is one of my favorite moments of the day. The first site.

The anticipation is palpable in the air, the heat is dampened by the slight breeze coming off the ocean as Jared waits in the shade of the house he’s summered in through his childhood. He waits, listening for the tell tail creaks of Tricia’s steps down the front steps of the beach house. He has been told not to turn around until Tricia tells him too. You can see in his eye, and the shuffle of his feet, that he wants to turn so badly, but knows that she is worth the wait.

I loved photographing Tricia and Jared, as they are such a low key and real couple. Their embraces are natural, their smiles sincere, and the glint of her eyes when his hand reaches for hers. The swell of his shoulders has she leans in to embrace him. It is so evident of just how their hearts beat to the same rhythm.

The sun glistening off the water in the background, the mason jar glasses full of Arnold Palmers shimmered with condensation as they were enjoyed by the guests, waiting for the party to begin. The yellow and red accents through the decorations and flowers gave a beautiful pop off the blue of the water behind.

Their backyard beach house wedding ceremony followed by amazing food from Skillet Street Food Truck, thoughtful and extremely entertaining toasts, with the sun setting behind them and the sky turning a deep and beautiful blue, the party lights strung overhead casting a warm glow over the beginning of a dance party, and ice cream cones for all to enjoy. This backyard beach house wedding was the perfect way to start Tricia and Jared’s journey of married life together and I wish them the best on their one year anniversary!

Bride and groom on the beach at a backyard beach house wedding near Seattle photographed by Rebecca Ellison Photography
Direction Sign details and decor at backyard beach house wedding photographed by Rebecca Ellison Photography
chalkboard decor details at backyard beach house wedding photographed by Seattle wedding photographer Rebecca Ellison
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Bride gets ready at a backyard beach house wedding photographed by Rebecca Ellison Photography
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Bridal bouquet of flowers at an orange and yellow backyard beach house wedding photographed be Seattle wedding photographer Rebecca Ellison
Groom with yellow boutonniere at an orange and yellow backyard beach house wedding near seattle
First look at an orange and yellow backyard beach house wedding photographed by rebecca ellison photography
First look at a backyard beach house wedding near seattle with yellow detail photographed by Rebecca Ellison Photography
Bride and Groom on the beach at an orange and yellow backyard beach house wedding photographed by Rebecca Ellison Photography
Bride, groom and dog at an orange and yellow beach house wedding near seattle featuring orange bridal shoes and a tea length wedding dress
Bride, groom and dog at a backyard beach house wedding photographed by Seattle wedding photographer Rebecca Ellison
Bride and groom take a walk featuring and tea length wedding dress and orange shoes
Bride and groom at a backyard beach house wedding photographed by Rebecca Ellison Photography
Bridal details featuring flowers, hair and makeup at an orange and yellow backyard beach house wedding photographed by Seattle wedding photographer Rebecca Ellison
Groom details featuring shoes, cufflinks and boutonniere at an orange and yellow backyard beach house wedding near Seattle
Bride and groom at an orange and yellow backyard beach house wedding featuring a tea length wedding dress, orange shoes and yellow details photographed by Seattle wedding photographer Rebecca Ellison
Groom details featuring yellow boutonniere and tie and a polka dot pocket square photographed by Rebecca Ellison Photography
Bride walks down the aisle at a backyard beach house wedding near Seattle photographer Rebecca Ellison
Waterfront wedding ceremony at a backyard beach house wedding photographed by Seattle wedding photographer Rebecca Ellison
Waterfront wedding ceremony at an orange and yellow backyard beach house wedding photographed by Rebecca Ellison Photography

Chalkboard decor details at backyard beach house wedding near seattle photographed by Rebecca Ellison Photography
Orange and yellow decor and flowers at a backyard beach house wedding near seattle
Chalkboard detail and penant decor at a backyard beach house wedding near seattle photographed bt Rebecca Ellison photography
Vintage Food truck at a backyard beach house wedding near seattle photographed by Seattle wedding photographer rebecca ellison
Flowers and vinyl record details at an orange and yellow backyard beach house wedding near Seattle photography by Rebecca Ellison
Flowers and decor at an orange and yellow backyard beach house wedding near seattle
Backyard Beach house wedding near Seattle photographer Rebecca Ellison
Wedding reception at a backyard beach house wedding near seattle photographed by Rebecca Ellison Photography
Food truck at a backyard beach house wedding reception photographed by seattle wedding photographer Rebecca Ellison

Food at a backyard beach house wedding photographed by Rebecca Ellison Photography
Food truck at a backyard beach house wedding reception
Sunset at a backyard beach house wedding near Seattle photographed by Rebecca Ellison Photography
Toasts at a backyard beach house wedding photographed by seattle wedding photographer Rebecca Ellison
Toasts at a backyard beach house wedding reception near seattle photographed by Rebecca Ellison Photography
Moonrise at a backyard beach house wedding near Seattle photographed by Rebecca Ellison Photography

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Bride and groom on the beach at a backyard beach house wedding near Seattle

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A Black, White and Red Fall Hall at Fauntleroy Wedding | MacKenzie & Will

 

bride and groom at an elegant black, white and red wedding featuring a strapless ruffled wedding dress at the hall at fauntleroy photographed by seattle wedding photographer rebecca ellison

Mackenzie and Will’s Hall at Fauntleroy wedding was an elegant fall wedding.

The day was just chilly enough that we were happy to be indoor for the ceremony and the reception (it was November after all!) but it was just warm enough that we could play outside for a little while creating beautiful portraits outside of the Hall at Fauntleroy.

We started out at the Hotel 1000 with the girls beautifying, and the guys goofing off. It was super blustery downtown which kept us from being able to have their first site outdoors, and the hotel was hosting a conference which made much of the open locations of the hotel bustling with people.  Challenges like this are always fun because it makes you push your boundaries of what you see to find a place most just pass on by, but could be great for portraits in a pinch.

We ended up having Will stand outside of Mackenzie’s Hotel 1000 suite waiting on his beautiful bride, and the images ended up beautiful. It’s amazing how location matters little when you have an emotion packed moment like the first site.

We roamed Hotel 1000, taking advantage of their beautiful window light for Mackenzie and Will’s portraits, then gathered their wedding party and hopped on a Butler Valet Bus to go to their Hall at Fauntleroy Wedding.

The decor was elegant and beautiful with a subtle and tasteful black white and red theme which was perfect for the warmth and feel of the venue.

I was extremely excited to have photographed their wedding for a couple of reasons. First, because I had been photographing these two for a couple years. I photographed their baby girl, Maiya two years earlier for her newborn photos and was so happy when they had contacted me again to photograph their wedding.  And to add to it, these two were smart and waited till Get Hitched Give Hope when they knew I’d be donating a full wedding package at the event (which is the most amazing bridal charity event in Seattle every year. If you don’t know of it, come and check it out!). They bid on my services, and all the money went to granting wishes for terminally ill folks through the Dream Foundation, and I knew they were givers at heart.

I was joined by the amazing Holly from Perfectly Posh Events who is also a major volunteer and runner of Get Hitched Give Hope to help put their wedding together, and I don’t think it could have gone any better than it did.

Strapless ruffled wedding gown from the Princess Bride Wedding boutique  and embroidered white wedding Badgley Mischka shoes at a hall at a black, white and red wedding by seattle wedding photographer rebecca ellison
Personalized hanger for ruffled wedding gown add elegant detail to a black, white and red wedding
custom sweashirts for the bridal party at a west seattle black, white and red wedding at the hall at fauntleroy in west seattle
Elegant bride in a strapless ruffled wedding gown photography by Rebecca Ellison photography
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bride approaches for first site in hallway of hotel 1000 in Seattle
bride and groom first site in hallway of hotel 1000 in Seattle
Wedding vows at a west seattle wedding photography by seattle wedding photographer Rebecca Ellison
bridal earrings, necklace, flowers and hair at a black, white and red wedding photographed by Rebecca Ellison Photography
groom details include boutonniere, pocket square, tie and cuff links at a black white and red wedding photographed by rebecca ellison photography
window light portraits of bride and groom in bar of hotel 1000 in downtown Seattle
bride and groom at an elegant black, white and red wedding featuring a strapless ruffled wedding dress at the hall at fauntleroy photographed by seattle wedding photographer rebecca ellison
bride and groom at an elegant black, white and red wedding featuring a strapless, corset back, ruffled wedding dress at the hall at fauntleroy photographed by seattle wedding photographer rebecca ellison
bride and bridesmaids at an elegant black, white and red wedding featuring a strapless ruffled wedding dress and black bridesmaid
bride and bridesmaids at an elegant black, white and red wedding featuring a strapless ruffled wedding dress and black bridesmaid
bride and bridesmaids at an elegant black, white and red wedding featuring a strapless ruffled wedding dress and black bridesmaid
groom and groomsmen at an elegant black, white and red wedding at the hall at fauntleroy photographed by rebecca ellison photography
groom and groomsmen wear striped socks at a black, white and red wedding at west seattle venue the hall at fauntleroy photographed by Rebecca Ellison photography
groom and groomsmen at an elegant black, white and red wedding at the hall at fauntleroy photographed by rebecca ellison photography
Bridal party and a black, white and red wedding at the hall at fauntleroy in west seattle photographed by seattle wedding photographer rebecca ellison
Bride, groom and flower girl at a hall at fauntleroy wedding featuring a strapless, ruffled wedding gown with a corset back photographed by rebecca ellison photography
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Silver and white decor at an elegant black, white and red wedding in west seattle photographed by rebecca ellison photography
Wedding ceremony at the hall at fauntleroy photographed by Seattle wedding photographer Rebecca Ellison
chandeliers and origami cranes at a black, white and red wedding photographed by Rebecca Ellison Photography

Delicious desert bar from Diane’s Delights

Cake pops and desserts at an elegant black, white and red wedding at the hall at fauntleroy in west seattle
reception details and table decor at an elegant black, white and red wedding photographed by seattle wedding photographer Rebecca Ellison
Wedding reception details and chalkboard guestbook at west seattle wedding venue the hall at fauntleroy
Flowers at an elegant black, white and red wedding reception photographed by Rebecca Ellison photography
Wedding rings photographed by Seattle wedding photographer rebecca ellison
After the ceremony bride and groom photographed by rebecca ellison photography
Billiards at a hall at fauntleroy wedding photographed by Rebecca Ellison Photography
Bride and Flower girls at an autumn hall at fauntleroy wedding by Seattle wedding photographer Rebecca Ellison
Black, white and red wedding at the hall at fauntleroy by seattle wedding photographer Rebecca Ellison
Mother of the groom at a hall at fauntleroy fall wedding
Flower girls at a black, white and red wedding at the hall at fauntleroy photographed by seattle wedding photographer Rebecca Ellison
Bride and her father walk down the aisle at a west seattle wedding at the hall at fauntleroy featuring a strapless ruffled wedding gown
Flower Girls and wedding guests at an elegant fall wedding at the hall at fauntleroy in west seattle photographed by Rebecca Ellison Photogrpahy
Elegant bride and groom in a wedding ceremony at the hall at fauntleroy photographed by Seattle wedding photographer Rebecca Ellison
wedding vows at a hall at fauntleroy ceremony photographed by Rebecca Ellison Photography
Bride and groom exchange vows and kiss at a black, white and red wedding at the hall at fauntleroy photographed by rebecca ellison photography
Elegant wedding dinner at a fall hall at fauntleroy wedding photographed by Rebecca Ellison photography
Toasts at a wedding reception at the hall at fauntleroy in west Seattle photographed by Rebecca Ellison Photography
Elegant wedding reception at west seattle venue hall at fauntleroy photographed by Rebecca Ellison Photography
Wedding guests at a fall hall at fauntleroy reception in west seattle photographed by Rebecca Ellison photography
Elegant couple at a autumn wedding at the hall at fauntleroy photographed by Rebecca Ellison Photography
Bride and groom dance with their parents at a hall at fauntleroy wedding photographed by Rebecca Ellison Photography
dancing at fall hall at fauntleroy wedding reception photographed by Seattle Wedding Photographer Rebecca Ellison
fall wedding reception at hall at fauntleroy photographed by Rebecca Ellison Photography
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Seattle Waterfront Engagement Photographer | Lindsey & Andrew

 

Seattle Waterfront Engagement Photographer

These two were total goofballs and so amazing to photograph! We roamed around the Seattle waterfront, where they had spent some of their early days in their relationship. Taking in the city and the beautiful afternoon light, and randomly running into 4 of their friends during the shoot. Such a small world. We roamed the docks, checked out the Great Wheel, found our way under the Viaduct and in front of this fabulous Unicorn sign. All while they smiled, held hands and through in as many funny faces as they could get out! It was a total blast.

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A Stroll Through Downtown Tacoma | Jillyan & Dalaina’s Engagement Session

 

These two lovely ladies are getting married in July!  We recently found some time to roam downtown Tacoma for their Tacoma engagement photography. I never realized how many amazing spots there were to photograph in Tacoma, but luckily these two mentioned their first date was at the Matador in this neighborhood, so we found it to be the perfect place to take photos of their love and their absolutely amazing connection. I can’t wait for their destination wedding to Hoodsport in July!

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