Open model call!  

We’re looking for a couple madly in love and a lovely solo lady for a wedding shoot this Sunday, April 12th.

It’s going to be amazing. No experience necessary.

What we’re looking for: A COUPLE in love and a solo LADY

When: Sunday, April 12th

Where: Snohomish area

What: Gown, professional hair and makeup provided. You’ll receive photos as compensation.

Contact me and send a photo of yourself and your stats: Thanks!!



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This wedding felt like a dream and is about as PNW as it gets.  It was intimate and personal and everything a wedding should be.  Cindi and Scott gathered a small group of their closest friends and family and got married on a suspension bridge over a gorgeous river.  Makes you want to get married all over again, doesn’t it??

So many things stood out to me at this wedding but my favorite was the simplicity.  With nature as their backdrop, Cindi + Scott let their love speak for itself.  What an honor it was to photograph your stunning wedding -I wish you all good things.

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Love poured from this charming Snohomish, WA wedding and what a better day to feature it than on Valentine’s Day! The bride and groom are some of my favorite people.  When I met Stephanie and heard about her and Kyile’s love story, I knew this wedding was going to be incredible. While Kyile served in the military, Stephanie and Kyile started sending love letters to each other. This became an important part of their relationship and they knew they wanted to have love letters represented at their wedding. When you walked into the reception, framed love letters the couple had sent to each other over the years covered the walls. Isn’t this an awesome idea? Right before the first look, Stephanie gave her groom one last love letter. It gave me goosebumps to see Kyile get emotional reading the letter from his soon-to-be wife. The couple went all out for making this wedding truly them.

There really isn’t anything as good as a couple madly in love. It makes my job a synch. Ok and it makes for authentic, beautiful photos which are my favs, always and forever.

Would you have any idea that the wedding was supposed to be at an entirely different venue? A little secret, this bride and groom win the award for staying the most chill ever. Just a few days before the big day, the weather was looking down right bad. And you know for us in the PNW, we don’t freak out over a few rain drops. The bride rolled with the changes and made everything come together beautifully. Switched the entire wedding to a different venue and I couldn’t have imagined it any better.  Seriously, this wedding sang charm and romance.

The lovely details made this wedding stand out. Oh and the charming chandeliers. And the incredible food. I could tell you about the food for hours.  Instead let me just tell you it was divine.  The bride’s mother owns a fabulous catering business, Celebrate Catering, in Snohomish, WA and left no detail untouched. From a caprese bar during the cocktail hour to an ice-cream and s’more station at dusk, the wedding was stunning. Red and gold decor brought the venue to life with beautiful flowers and table decor.

So happy you are finally living your dream of being together as husband and wife, Stephanie + Kyile.  xoxo

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Vendor list

Photography: Elm & Olive

Venue: Dairyland Farms

Floral: Flowers by Tiffany

Cake: Kelli’s Creations

Invites: Minted

Makeup/hair: Posh Styling

Dress: Laineemeg Bridal

DJ: Girl meets boy

Catering: Celebrate! Catering

Videographer: Brittany Bachman


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What an absolute joy this family is.  We met up on a lovely morning last summer at Lincoln Park in Seattle.  Being from Bellingham, I always get excited to shoot in places that are new to me.  We played away the morning and even got the pups in and some Seahawks love!  This little sweet pea and my Finn are really close in age, it was fun to chat all morning about our babies.  She seriously captured my heart -she was so happy!!  Thank you, Sunde family for allowing me to photograph this special time in your family’s life.

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I am thrilled to announce that Elm & Olive made the list for Best of 2015 weddings for The Knot!  What a huge honor!  I couldn’t have done this without such incredible couples over the years.  I am seriously so fortunate to have your support.  Looking forward another great year of telling love stories.



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What are you up to Wednesday, November 5th?   Come to Hotel Bellwether from 5-7 to meet Elm & Olive!  There will be many wonderful local wedding vendors to meet and greet as you enjoy a mock cocktail hour!

No need to RSVP, stop by and say hi!  I can’t wait to meet you!

Hotel Bellwether | 1 Bellwether Way, Bellingham, WA 98225 | (360) 392-3100

Here’s who will be there:

  • Yours truly, Kat with Elm & Olive
  • Belle Bridal | local Bellingham dress shop (gorgeous dresses)
  • Ever After Events | Zeina from Ever After Events is awesome!  She does beautiful design work and have so many great ideas!
  • Botanikal Floral Design | Colleen from Botanikal does GORGEOUS flowers.  She’s a must for any wedding.
  • Mad Batter Cupcakes & Confections |They guys are in Fairhaven, I’ve been meaning to check them out.  They’re where Katie’s Cupcakes used to be (mmmm … and now I want a cupcake)
  • Reflexions Salon
  • Wannadance DJ

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I’m finally getting caught up with blogging and it was a treat to relive this session!!  Oh Amber, you are gorgeous.  This beautiful senior and I played the afternoon away at a charming orchard near Bellingham.  There’s just something magical about orchards, isn’t there?  We had beautiful soft light for Amber’s session and she seriously rocked it.  She’s not only such a sweet girl but hilarious and beautiful to boot!  Oh and check out her awesome tattoo!

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