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jacqueline benét

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Wedding

A Thornewood Castle Wedding Fairytale

This Thornewood Castle wedding was straight out of a fairytale. When we first met Isabella, she had already said yes to her Ines di Santo wedding gown. She said it was the top priority for her wedding day. She hadn’t even settled on her venue yet! But Thornewood Castle was the perfect Seattle venue for […]

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Boudoir

Bridal Boudoir Photography in Seattle Studio

Bridal boudoir does not have to be all white, in fact this lovely lady proved that bridal boudoir can be anything you want it to be. It’s truly about celebrating who you are at this beautiful time in your life. As a Seattle boudoir photographer, I always ask why my client is doing a boudoir […]

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This Admiral’s House Wedding Celebrates Mixed Heritage in Seattle

We loved this Admiral’s House wedding with our sweet couple Sarah and Corey! Set against the Seattle skyline backdrop, this classic estate wedding had all the makings of a beautiful white wedding. The couple chose custom stationary including their own custom crest to be used throughout the wedding day. With pops of greys, greens and […]

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Engagements

Woodland Park Rose Garden Engagement Session

This Woodland Park Rose Garden engagement session had such a romantic feel with a sunkissed glow and roses in full bloom. Sarah and Pierre wanted a garden picnic for their engagement session with their pup Milou. So with the roses blooming at the garden, what better spot to create that romantic environment for the two […]

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Editorial

Cal-a-Vie Wedding – a French-inspired dream

A wedding at Cal-a-Vie Spa is certainly one that dreams are made of. Cal-a-Vie Health Spa is a little slice of provincial France in the heart of Southern California. And it is such an exclusive wedding venue that it has been on my bucket list for years and years. Arriving at the venue, I was […]

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Montana wedding in the mountains

This Montana wedding had precisely the Montana weather you would expect for spring near the mountains, but Jenna and Tucker didn’t let the icy wind dampen their spirits as they were married in front of their very close family and friends. I met Jenna and Tucker through Jenna’s sister Claire, who got married last fall […]

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Personal

How to build a photography business as a side-hustle

A couple of days ago, I had the pleasure of chatting with Matoli Keely Photography on Clubhouse all about juggling two careers – one in science and one in photography. Both of us have built our wedding photography businesses while scientists, so it was wonderful to be able to chat about how we did it […]

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Family

Seattle in-home lifestyle motherhood session

This Seattle lifestyle motherhood session is one of my favorites to date! Last fall I was welcomed into the home of a friend from high school who married her high school sweetheart (like Matt and I) and has the sweetest boy named Ulysses. Bridget’s home has the most beautiful Anthropologie meets old world England style, […]

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Education

How to build your wedding photography business serving multiple locations

Whether you’re a destination wedding photographer or you’re about to move to a new city, getting your business up and running can be a slow building process especially when you have the added challenge of not living where you want to work. Last week, I had the pleasure of chatting with Molly Lichten over on […]

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Editorial

Classic white micro-wedding inspiration at Rainier Chapter House

Set at Rainier Chapter House, this classic and elegant white winter wedding was the perfect inspiration for those who love classic nostalgia. Our bride started her morning in champagne silk pajamas reading the love letter from her soon to be husband. After dressing in the flowing off-the-shoulder Lela gown by Louvienne from Lovely Bride, our […]

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