I’m ready to frolic on the beach again, k thanks.
The first look is such an intimate moment and I’m so honored when my clients are comfortable with me and let me in to this moment. ✨
Happy National Drink Wine Day! This Barefoot Bubbly sparkling wine was the perfect way to celebrate Amy and Petor’s Oregon Coast wedding last summer. It paired perfectly with this awesome coastal cake that Amy and her friend made! 🐚
Dear 2019, please give me all the barefooted brides! 🙏
Designing a wedding requires seeing what you are designing. Today I took a trip to visit this beautiful site for a summer wedding. Coastal weddings can either be very cookie cutter or very different depending on the venue you choose and your design. The challenge for today, how to keep this amazing view while covering the chain link fence. We figured it out I think. Super excited!
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Bride ✨ Kimberly ✨
She is a lover a smokey eye, which is fun because it’s not an average request for me. And just look at her hair... so much gorgeousness, no extensions in that bun either. .
If you are married did you go with a more dramatic or natural look? Would you go back and change it if you could?! If you aren’t married do you think you’ll opt for a more dramatic or natural look?!!! .
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Swipe to see my dance moves. Haha —
🎉HECK YEAH, It’s Friday. WOOP WOOP. 🎉
Hiiiii I’m Cate! I have a ton of new followers here, and haven’t done an introduction in a while.✋
I’m a weirdo living in Dayton, Ohio. have 4 cats, and we aren’t done collecting all 6 yet. I collect enamel pins and I’m the weirdo that leaves them on the backing cards. I am Office references any chance I get. I’m obsessed with florals….I buy myself flowers weekly and most of my tattoos are of flowers. LASTLY, coffee. I know, I know cliche…but for real I was a barista for 6 years and iced coffees are life. 🙌
So annnywayyys, It’s been a slowwww winter here in Ohio and stoked for my first destination shoots of 2019. Heading to the Oregon Coast next weekend and this time I’m not going solo. 🙃 My boo thang has to stay back and work but my sister is coming along to keep me company, shoot, and kick ass. —
We are about to meet with so many amazing couples and vendors and I also soooo excited. One of my amazing couples made me a list of the top places to eat, our airbnb has cats, and I’ll get to shoot in different scenery. WHAT COULD BE A BETTER WEEKEND GETAWAY? —
Where is your top bucket list location to visit in the next year? TELL ME BELOW. ☾
We are heading down to Oregon in March and have some openings for some shoots left! . .
In other news, the sun is out here, the snow is melting, I've discovered a new band and we're heading downtown for a day of exploring. What's your favorite thing to do in downtown Seattle?
One of the coolest things about our job is seeing our clients take on new adventures! Congrats on the new baby Liz and Aaron ❤️ you two are gonna kill this parenting thing!
Happy Valentine’s Day to the woman who made me believe in true love. Even though I clearly don’t need a special holiday to gush about my wife, I’ll take it! Hold your loved ones close, today and every day 💖 📸: @aralani
Running through a blizzard... can be beautiful ❄️✨
Happy day to the ones in love and the ones that aren't! I'm working late tonight and I can't wait to see all the couples that come into the coffee shop on dates. Here's hoping I see some awkward first dates. That is my favorite. #jobperks
Today’s Valentine’s Day, maybe you like it, maybe you hate it. ❤️💔
I honestly don’t care much. My birthday is coming up and I care more about that. 😂
Anyways.. I did a number of fun looks the last 7 days.
What was your favorite?!!! ✨
1) Blue Smokey 💙
2) Blown-out Orange 🧡
3) Sparkly Purple 💜
4). Gaga 🖤 .
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Celebrate love in all forms of your life, love on yourself, love on others, love on your pets, love on your kids, and let yourself be loved. Always, not just today. I am the worst at that, accepting compliments, thinking I’m worthy of love, blaming myself for everything…so I’m reminding myself and YOU that all the love we get, WE DESERVE. You don’t have to earn it, you don’t have to keep earning it, and that’s why it’s the best, and that’s why we’ve decided to make it our career to capture it, and that’s why Valentine’s Day does not suck.
“There is so much goodness in the world. And, of course, we just have to show up for it and refuse to leave.” Maria Popover from her interview with Kristi Tippet for On Being. Highly recommend!! And Happy Love Day, in all of the glorious forms. 💕
Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤️
I’ve never been a fan of Valentine’s Day but I am a fan of celebrating love everyday. What about you, do you celebrate today in some special way or would rather celebrate other days of the year? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
True story: I’ve always told Josh I didn’t want Valentine’s Day to be anything other than another ordinary day in which we’re kind hearted to one another. He thought it weird and for a few years when we were newlyweds tried to still do something until he finally realized it wasn’t a trick and I did mean what I said. 🤦🏽♀️😂
Fast forward a decade and some change.... I came down the stairs to my office to find a gorgeous bouquet and a well written letter (in cursive y’all) on Valentine’s Day. In it he confessed to enjoying surprising me with gifts on random days and since I consider Valentine’s Day random he thought I wouldn’t mind this one time- and knew I wouldn’t be expecting it so it made it all that better. All together now.... aaaawwww 🥰
Josh, I may not be a fan of Valentine’s Day but sure am a big fan of you and the way you cultivate our love daily! 😘
Love your people, love those around you and love yourself!
Happy V day
Sending love out to each one of you today! 😙
Happy Valentine’s Day!!!! Who’s getting hitched this year?!??
So what is a wedding really? It is this kaleidoscope of tiny moments that Rorschachlike mean something different to each and every guest. But the food? Now that we can all agree on. The food is elemental, critical and essential to overstate the point. These people, this chef is particular is just who you want to see when you are wading through the sea of beloveds holding your train in one hand and your bouquet in the other. She will fix you a miraculous plate of tiny delights that will bring you right back into why this day, this spectacular act of wedding your self to someone who months and years ago you might have passed on the street, this is a wonderful idea and you have never enjoyed your self more. @niblackevents
Even stormy rainy weather can make for a great backdrop for photos! Love the ever changing weather and variety of scenery our beautiful state of Oregon gives. As a photographer it never disappoints and always gives us fun new challenges. Couples who let me get creative and brave the weather make my job a dream!
🎙CALLING ALL BRIDES!!
We are ready for you. Here at the Union Knot, we are excited to help make the best day of your life stress free and full of fun memories. If you are looking to have our team do your hair and makeup for your special day, you need to ACT FAST!!! We currently have THREE weekends that are already off limits, as they are completely booked. Do NOT delay! Call or email soon to secure your date.
I talk a lot on my website, in articles and on social media about “Aunt Carol”. Now, Aunt Carol is the representation of every aunt that can’t seem to respect the wishes of a betrothed couple. Hell, they don’t even have to be an aunt to be an Aunt Carol.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
My Aunt Carol story? A relative of Brian’s insisted on us inviting two people whom I had never met to our wedding. We politely told her that we were trying to keep it small. She acknowledged. Then, a few months later, she mentioned inviting them again. Again, we said no. She said okay. A week before the wedding she texted my husband to confirm that these two people were invited because “they’re coming up from California this next weekend because of your wedding”.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We, again, said they had never been invited. This Aunt Carol threw somewhat of a fit and claimed that she would no longer be attending the reception, just the ceremony. We agreed and took her name off of the place settings. Not only did she show up for the ceremony, but she showed up for the reception with the two uninvited guests in tow and caused a large scene and insulted guests and wedding party members.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
That was just ONE Aunt Carol moment we had.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Do you have an Aunt Carol? Most people know someone who fits the bill. Got any stories? Let’s hear ‘em, whether it was your wedding or an Aunt Carol you witnessed at another wedding.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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