Marivel and Sepehr asked me to photograph their proposal announcement at Seward Park. Hands down I excitably said yes! Marivel is also a Seattle Photographer in the industry and what an honor it was to capture a friend and peers special moment in both their lives!! The engagement ring dazzled in diamonds with a circle cut pink gemstone that I admired. Sepehr did such a great job picking out the ring and their story of how he proposed was adorable! The previous weekend they went on a pacific northwest summer vacation with the kids and rented an airbnb house on the water. In the evening he asked for her to put on something fancy which seemed somewhat suspicious and almost gave away the surprise. She headed down to the lake where a bonfire was blazing and he asked her to marry him. It was such a special moment between them and the children.
As a wedding photographer in the Seattle industry for three years, I’ve met many vendors. I consistently have known and worked with Chandin Geihsler, owner of Studio 3 Floral Design. Her talents and experience, along with being raised surrounded by flowers and gardens, shows through her work.
I was lucky and surprised to see Chandin at a wedding I co-photograph for Kerry Jeanne Photography at the Woodmark Hotel & Still Spa. Seeing the behind the scenes, Chandin did such a great job pampering the Bride and her exact vision for the day. It’s amazing how whimsically and artistically Chandin is able to correlate with layering and coloring that exudes timelessness and simplicity in natural works of art. Her standards are high and only the best florals are cut.
I also love when I see more than one vendor collaborating and working together instead of competing. Amy is also a talented florist and her business is Gather Design Company. She took the day to help Chandin bring the vision to life and they both did such a fabulous job. It was such a pleasure to see both ladies and catch up. I can’t wait for more experiences with them! Brides, hire these gals because you won’t be disappointed. They are a dream to work with.
Main Photog: Kerry Jeanne Photography
Co Photog: Lauren Ryan Photography
Florist: Studio 3 Floral
Planner: Emily Ann Shannon from Sweet Pea Events
Meet Russ and Anastasia. My dear friends from my college years!
Their story started at the University of Michigan grad student mixer. Anastasia was dancing with a guy, who she felt was a bit pushy. After a few dances, she retreated back to the medical students on the couch and ended up sitting next to Russ. They talked for hours on that couch about their shared (and sheepish) love of the band Tool and her accidental run-in with the seedier side of Athenian nightlife. He ended up walking Anastasia back home and introduced her to the secrets of the undergrad campus, especially the 24/7 library that can be used for critically important bathroom breaks on the way home from the bars. Over the course of summer grilling and several long road trips their friendship grew into love. Russ’s patience and generosity astounded Anastasia, and his optimism and sincerity reflected the Midwestern attitude she come to love since moving from the East Coast; “I knew he was the one for me.”