Alexandra & Phil | Elawa Farm Wedding Photographer

their entire day belonged in a town & country magazine. it was filled to the brim with delicate details and classic customs. when a bride from a greek family marries a groom from an italian background and the two cultures combine, you'd expect nothing less. strong family ties were at the heart of every moment throughout the day. i was in love with all of elegant pieces alexandra pulled together for her day - her shoes, her jewelry, the flowers, the bridesmaid's outfits, and that unbelievable dress from bhldn

elawa farms provided the most charming backdrop for an early fall wedding. and the sun showed off a bit for us as it set, leaving us with some gorgeous golden tones well into the evening. theirs was a day that lives somewhere on the corner of heavenly and sublime. that night, i walked away knowing i just had the honor of shooting one of the most beautiful weddings i have ever seen. 

congratulations, my dear alexandra & phil. 

Fall Playlist 2014

fall has settled in. here in seattle, the rains have started. it's starting to feel eternally damp and cool outside and i'd be lying if i said i wasn't kind of excited for it all. we've had a beautiful indian summer and gloriously golden october but now the nights are longer and the days are shorter. i've waited until a little later in the season to share this quarterly playlist with you a little because i was waiting for ben howard to share his new tunes with us all but mostly because i had been holding onto summer a bit this year. a wedding photographer doesn't get to enjoy the summer weekends as much as most do. i didn't even get to go paddleboarding (my new favorite activity) or swim in any body of water until september. but now, i've let fall take over and fully surrendered to the sweater weather. it's no secret that it's my absolute favorite time of year. and it's high time for this wedding photographer's off season to begin, with a whole new list of goals - both business and personal - to keep me busy.

i'm hoping to keep my soul at ease, my mind focused, and my heart grateful in this off season. and i'll be listening to these artists while i do it. enjoy this cozy playlist, folks. it's a good one.