Sunday, August 12, 2007

Natasha & Robert at Jardin Del Sol -- 8/10/2007

We had the honor of photographing Natasha & Robert's wedding at the marvelous Jardin del Sol in Snohomish on Friday! They are such a wonderful couple, so very in love, and their wedding had so many unique accents--
from Natasha's amazing custom-made red dress to Robert's full Scottish regalia reflecting his heritage.

Natasha & Robert--we had so much fun with you both! Thank you again for allowing us to participate in your special day. Steve & I wish you great joy in your lives together!

Ceremony Location: Jardin Del Sol
Celebrant: Shirley Peoples, Unity Church of Kent
Dress: One Wilde Knight (Not entirely work safe, he makes corsets for things other than weddings as well. But he definitely makes a stunning wedding dress!)
Catering: Twelve Baskets Catering
Cake: Mike's Amazing Cakes

I had the WORST time deciding what to post; when I pulled my favorites, there were over 40 of them! Even after paring them down, this one's long--enjoy!!!!! Wedding pictures are now posted on the main site under client galleries.

Click on the images below to see the larger size.

The dress was a gorgeous custom made corseted ball gown from One Wilde Knight. It was simply incredible--just look at that fabric!

Isn't she stunning?????

I love these two--two views of the same event. I was beyond the archway leading into the ceremony area as the couple exited--Steve was by the seating, watching from behind. Shirley was clearly so excited & happy for the couple she had just joined in marriage! And I love how they've only got eyes for each other. :)

Their families were so loving--and Robert's family came all the way from Australia to join them for this special day!

And my absolute favorite picture of all (I think...there's so many I loved!):

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Who ever knew there were so many Model A Fords still running?

We visited with my in-laws in Pendleton, Oregon over the weekend of July 28th. They were travelling with friends of theirs to a big gathering of Model A Fords that's held each year in a different part of the region. These cars range in condition from "Wow, that thing runs???" to "WOW--I'm not sure I'd let that beauty out on the road!" It was great seeing them again, and it was a lot of fun to see these amazing vehicles with their dedicated owners.

As always, click on a photo to see the larger view.

Reflections were the order of the day, and I got lots of practice with them....all that chrome!

We had lunch at the newly opened Hamley's Steakhouse. Hamley's is predominantly a leather working business with some AMAZING saddles being crafted there. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places & is just gorgeous. They were kind enough to allow me to shoot in there--I was a little surprised as so many times you're told no, either graciously or not so! This Tiffany lamp was in the entry; easily 4 feet across & absolutely stunning, I can't imagine the cost on one this spectacular.

And I took advantage of the location to get a portrait of my husband with his parents on this fabulous triple throne:

Then it was back to the cars. These people feel about their vintage transportation the way all my fellow photographers feel about their gear, and it shows. Most of these cars were beautifully restored and incredibly cared for.

And my favorite "personalization"!