Can't wait to share this beautiful wedding. More soon!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!!
Engaged and looking to meet with some great local vendors? Join me tonight at Hotel Bellwether! Kat with Elm & Olive will be there along with a bunch of great other vendors (see early blog post for who will be there). Wednesday, November 5, 2015 | 5-7 pm
Hotel Bellwether | 1 Bellwether Way | Bham
Totally free event, no need to RSVP
See you there!
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
I'm completely swooning over every detail of this San Juan Island wedding. Can't wait to share more. Here are a few of the gorgeous bride and groom. How beautiful is her floral wreath?!
This wedding in Snohomish was truly authentic and beautiful. And such an amazing ceremony! Can't wait to share this one.
Tiffany and Casey are such a great couple and their wedding was so fun. The bride got ready at Hotel Monaco in downtown Seattle and you could just feel the anticipation in the room. Tiffany loves books and we were able to inclue her love for reading in both their engagement session and their wedding. We went on a serious book tour, first the University of Washington library for their engagement session and then the Seattle Public Library for their first look. I could not think of a better place to have this special moment. Towering above on the top floor of the library, their first look took my break away. We played in downtown with their wedding party and headed over to the Swedish Cultural Center for their ceremony and reception. What a great day that celebrated this awesome couple. Thanks for including me in your special day guys!
Getting ready: Hotel Monaco
First look: Seattle Public Library
Venue: Swedish Cultural Center
A few early looks for Tiffany and Casey's wedding. It was such a beautiful day. We explored the Seattle Public Library and had a blast. Stay tuned for more from this fun wedding!
I have so many shoots that I need to post. Here's a sneak peek at a lovely shoot from last year. Many more coming soon!
This wedding was dreamy. Evergreen Gardens is a stunning venue in Ferndale, WA. The property is surrounded by impeccable gardens and towering evergreens. There's a covered pavilion, gorgeous covered arch ways, playful swings, and the whole place feels like you stepped into The Secret Garden. It also has separate places for the bride and groom to get ready. This made it so easy to capture getting ready shots and head out to photograph their beautiful first look on the grounds. Having everything in one location is such a bonus when planning logistics for a wedding day. I started photographing the beautiful bride, Colette, in her getting ready room and had fun shooting her wedding details around the gardens. The first look happened in a private area of the many gardens and pathways. Ryan's expression when he saw his bride for the first time was beautiful. This is often my favorite part of a wedding. There are no words to describe the look on a bride and groom's face when they see their beloved. Most couples are choose to have this first look be an intimate time for the couple only before the ceremony. I love the first look for so many reasons but I would say that for photography, it's particularly great because it allows for all formal portraits to happen before the ceremony. After the bride and groom have seen each other, the bride/groom portraits, the family portraits, and the wedding party formals can all happen before the ceremony. After you say 'I do,' you can all immediately start celebrating with your guests at the reception.
It was one of those days where we all thought a major rain storm was coming. The bride was prepared with many white umbrellas and even had the ceremony set up in a alternative covered area. With all of these precautions taken, the sun decided to come out and we never felt one drop. About an hour before the wedding ceremony, the couple made the call to move the ceremony to its original outdoor location. Everyone pitched in a before we knew it, a gorgeous outdoor wedding was taking place.
The bride and groom planned for such a beautiful wedding and reception. Their dinner was spectacular (if you're looking for a caterer, check out Memorable Events and Catering). There were wine and cheese pairings, a decadent spread of food and dessert (start drooling at the photos below) all with suggested wines. Mmmm. After dinner, guests could relax around the grounds and enjoy s'mores and drinks by the camp fire. A friend of the couple's performed some beautiful music. What a wedding. I was honored to photograph your big day, Colette and Ryan!
Venue: Evergreen Gardens located in Ferndale, WA
Caterer: Memorable Events and Catering located in Ferndale, WA. I can't say enough positive things about Memorable Events. Their food was divine.
Wedding cake and dessert table: Pure Bliss Desserts located in Bellingham, WA. Mmmm.
Lindsay and Andrew are an awesome couple. I loved so many aspects of their wedding. Lindsay started her day getting ready at her parent's gorgeous property. They have the most incredible tomato green house that I immediately feel in love with and knew that's where I wanted to shoot the bridal dresses. I love being surprised by these kinds of details on a couple's wedding day. I have the best clients in the world who are easy going and up for any suggestions. Lindsay got ready for her big day with her bridesmaids and afterwards we ran outside to play on her parent's property. Apple trees, a horse, lots of lush space and the most beautiful bride with her bridesmaids. We could have stayed and shot there for hours. The bride then headed to The Squalicum Boathouse for the couple's ceremony and reception in a lux limo. Nothing's better than really celebrating the wedding day with these kinds of finishes. The Boathouse is located on a marina in Bellingham and the photography possibilities are endless. We explored around the marina for Lindsay and Andrew's bridal and wedding party portraits. It's a blast to combine a beautiful bride and groom with the roughness of a marina. In my opinion, playing with textures and these unique details takes wedding photography to the next level!
The couple had a beautiful ceremony and great feast afterwards. There were many sweet handmade details to the wedding and the light pink colors that were incorporated in the day it made the wedding feel romantic and light. The night ended with a foggy lantern send off. A perfect ending to a this charming wedding. I was honored to be a part of your day, Lindsay and Andrew, thank you for including me.
Venue: Squalicum Boathouse at Zuanich Point Park in Bellingham, WA.
Caterer: Rollin' Smoke BBQ in Bellingham, WA.
Decor / details: DIY by the bride and her family
Flowers: Triple Wren Farms in Ferndale, WA. If you're in the area, check out this farm for gorgeous flowers (and veggies). They even offer a flower CSA, how cool is that?
You know when you meet someone for the first time and it feels like you've known them for decades? That's how this whole wedding felt. Spending the day photographing Kelsey and Danny was like spending time with dear old friends. They were so easy going and we immediately clicked. Even though this was a large wedding, it felt so intimate. Kelsey and Danny are very loved -it showed in every detail of their wedding.
Ok, let's get to it. Kelsey and Danny were married at Kelsey's childhood home just outside of Bellingham, WA. I love when brides and grooms have meaningful locations for their wedding. It adds such intimacy to the wedding photos. The wedding rocked a spunky and surprisingly sweet goat, Trevor, you will see below. Although to be fair, I honestly don't know any other goats. During the ceremony, I ventured into Trevor's pasture to get some wide shots and he was very welcoming. A fun first.
Also, how gorgeous is Kelsey's wedding dress?! It was simple and vintage feeling. So good. Be sure to check out the surprise dance Kelsey and her bridesmaids performed for the boys. It was amazing. And as for the guys, check out the love note Danny wrote to Kelsey. On a mirror. In lipstick. Such a sweet surprise for his bride.
I could go on and on about this wedding. Keep your eyes peeled for more deliciousness when I share Kelsey and Danny's after wedding session. This is a fun alternative to engagement photos. Without further ado, please enjoy.
Ceremony venue: Backyard wedding outside of Bellingham, WA
Reception venue: Ferndale Events Center. Ferndale, WA.
Wedding coordinator: HM Wedding Planning. Heather MacKay. Bellingham, WA.
DJ: Andrew Bethman. Ferndale, WA.
Caterer: Sandwich Odyssey. Bellingham, WA.
I just love this time of year. I had a blast with these two at their after wedding session as we played with leaves. It's always so fun to let the day unfold and embrace what's around you for photography. Couldn't have asked for a better day to have fun with this bride and groom. Here are a few from our session just outside of Bellingham . . more soon. Hope you're enjoying this amazing fall (and happy halloween!!).
What a lovely wedding this was. You may remember Georgia and Jake's engagement session earlier on this blog (here). It was so fun to return to this gorgeous property to photograph their wedding. Family and friends gathered for this beautiful wedding on a lake at the groom's family home just outside of Bellingham. There was laughter, great food, dancing, and most importantly such love in the air. Be sure to check out the lux honeymoon getaway tent which was a gift for the couple across the lake from the ceremony. The family even made a honeymoon mailbox for the bride and groom. How cool is that! I was honored to capture this beautiful wedding for such a fantastic couple.
Venue: Backyard wedding outside of Bellingham, WA
Tents and dance floor: Pacific Party Canopies. Bellingham, WA. A great place for any wedding rental needs!
Desserts: Pure Bliss Desserts. If you live in the Pacific Northwest, you owe it to yourself to check these guys out. Talk about amazing desserts.
DJ: Jimmy Mai with Fatal Mix Productions. Great DJ!
Caterer: Memorable Events Catering. Ferndale, WA -their food is DELISH.
Makeup: Sarah Rorvig. She does wonderful work.
Hair: Lynette Johnson. Also great work!
Flowers: A New Leaf. Bellingham, WA.
Dress: Belle Bridal. Bellingham, WA.
I had so much fun photographing this wedding. We had a gorgeous Bellingham day and to be so close to the Bellingham bay is such a bonus. The bride got ready at her parent's home nearby and I was thrilled when I arrived to find the most amazing property. We had such a blast playing in her parent's horse barn, tomato green house, the list could go on and on. That's what I love about weddings -the unexpected. You can plan your heart out for a wedding but on the day of it's so fun to be surprised and capture all of the beautiful moments! Here's a sneak into this beautiful wedding. More coming!
What a beautiful wedding at the Evergreen Gardens with this fabulous couple. I love it when a full rainy day forecast turns into a perfect wedding day with barely a drop of rain. The possibilities for wedding photography was endless at this gorgeous venue. I felt like a kid in a candy shop (or rather a popcorn shop, for those who know that I'm a popcorn fiend). Colette and Ryan's wedding day was a blast: married in a gorgeous flower garden, a reception filled with camp fires, smores, wine pairings and INCREDIBLE food, stellar music. Pretty much the perfect wedding. Many more photos to share, here's a few to start. (If you're looking for a gorgeous local venue, check out www.evergreengardensweddings.com.)
Wow. This wedding blew me away. It was intimate and simply lovely. The couple had their wedding at Lake Crescent Lodge on the Olympic Peninsula. They were married on the lake surrounded by close friends and family. The lodge is a historic national park and was a stunning place to be married. Oh and the ending to this night was amazing . . . the bride went in the lake, in her dress. Yup, it was pretty incredible. LOTS more photos coming soon, but until then here's a few early looks.
It was such an honor to capture Kelsey and Danny's love story. On their wedding day they were surrounded by friends and loved ones at the bride's family home. It was filled to the brim with love. Here are a few early looks . . .