One word that describes Ashlee + Soufy, “Sillyness”. Being apart of their Issaquah Washington Elopement, I learned so much about how great it can be to be both silly and in love in front of the camera. Immediately we hit it off and got down to business by photographing their elopement at Confluence Park. The more we played with the poses, the less they felt awkward and stiff. I enjoyed their quirkiness and the love they shared between each other. They really made it fun and of course I got to play with her dress, because LRP loves a good dress toss! Ashlee and Soufy also got creative and made up some of their own poses that translated so well in their gallery and told a wonderful story between the two. I wish these two well and a blissful honeymoon in Disneyland!
When you travel to Seattle you think of Starbucks Coffee, The Space Needle, Pikes Place Market, and many unseen venues that have so much rich history. Including The Edgewater Hotel.Photographing a beautiful November wedding at The Edgewater Hotel came with some perks. One of them was a meeting room that we were able to photograph in because, as you all know, Seattle has 152 rainy days a year! During the fall and winter months it can be especially windy and wet to photograph outside. I enjoyed photographing the couple and when push came to shove we improvised in the hotels meeting room over looking the water for the first look and getting ready photos of the Bride. Nicole & Josh’s wedding exuberated a moody style. I had the task of using my off camera flash knowledge along with natural lighting coming though the windows. I played with my camera settings to get the right light and I loved capturing the small details of the boat behind the couple outside the window, another benefit of The Edgewater Hotel! During the ceremony at the Edgewater my creative juices were flowing and I captured playful images in the mirrors and the stunning architect and chandeliers with the couple as the main focus in these images.
Later we did get a lucky break in the weather. This allowed us the chance to photograph the couple and the beautiful Seattle Sculpture Park as the background. We headed back to The Edgewater Hotel and captured candids of their guest, speeches, cutting the cake, and then we danced the night away. The Edgewater Hotel is a magical place to get married at and I hope I get another opportunity to photograph at this breathtaking venue.
Summer + Dan were married in a glorious ceremony on the grounds of the Golden Gardens Park in Seattle. We started off the day getting ready and capturing the bridal details, the first look, and a trip to Pike Place Market. Summer + Dan’s love shows through all of the images captured on their special day. LRP enjoyed capturing the lively dancing and experiencing the Ethiopian food served for dinner!
Look out for another blog post highlighting the adventurous “E X I T” LRP captured for Summer + Dan!!
Sh-Vonne + DeShawn were married this past weekend at The Whittier Detroit. It was a show stopping and glamorous event that featured the beautiful couple (and their two adorable twin daughters). I had a great time photographing such an awesome wedding and here is a sneak peek of the photos I captured. More to come soon!
Just kidding. Don’t forget the wedding registry! It’s a fun experience with the future spouse to be. Join forces and figure out what you need for the next chapter of your lives. There is a but though. I can understand how overwhelming it is to decide what to put on your registry. After 4 years of being married to my sexy nerd husband we have come to love our #1 registry item, a Kinto Cocoon. It is a Ceramic Steaming Pot that cooks pot stickers, fish, and vegetables. Every week we pull out our Kinto Cocoon and it has been the best meal my husband and I share together through the years of marriage. So why not give it a try and add it to your Amazon registry list right now!? Go ahead you know you want one! CLICK HERE TO ADD IT TO YOUR CART OR REGISTRY
1. Fill the water up to the line in the bowl
2. Put it on the stove, and have it come to a boil
3. Place the black disc hole plate on top
4. Add the food you want to steam ( Butter, Pepper, Salt – optional, healthier without)
5. Cover it with the lid
How many minutes does it take? Maybe I have some weird super power, but I usually can smell when the food is ready. Anyways, periodically check on the food and you should be fine. Note. You should add more water after you boil one session of food if you don’t you will lose all the water in the pot and it will start burning. That is bad! So remember to fill it up with water. Enjoy!
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