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Ashley & Evan || Wedding at Rosario
November 18, 2008, 5:35 pm
Filed under: Destination Weddings, Seattle Weddings

Ashley & Evan are rockstars! I love their style and they totally rocked it out on their wedding day. We had a ton of time do do all the getting ready photos as well as the posed photos of the bridal parties and we were able to get some fun and unique photos that really showed off Rosario. The ceremony was beautiful and everyone was in tears, I love how they had their brother in law officiate and it made the wedding so much more special. Overall the wedding was really relaxed and all the guests had a great time at this destination wedding! Warning: LONG post! There were so many good ones I didn’t know how to choose! -Danielle 001_aewed012

































Cheryl & Andrew Wedding Part 2|| Vancouver, BC
September 28, 2008, 6:11 am
Filed under: Destination Weddings, Seattle Weddings

The reception at the Hycroft Manor in Vancouver, BC was beautiful. The dinner, first dance, toasts, cake cutting and bouquet toss all took place outside. This made for some unique photos and lots of delicious light!
Amina-thanks for the posing idea on this one!

Cheryl & Andrew did their first dance as their first event before dinner was even served. This was awesome for us because the lighting was excellent and it was so beautiful to have the dance outside!

Sunset view from the Hycroft

Cheryl & Andrew 08.16.08 || Wedding Part 1
September 27, 2008, 4:54 pm
Filed under: Destination Weddings, Seattle Weddings

Casey and I have been focused on editing photos and all the behind the scenes stuff the past couple of weeks so our blog has been neglected. The good news is that we have some posts lined up for the next couple of weeks!

And now…back to the post…Here is the first part of Cheryl and Andrew’s wedding for all of those who have been waiting! Casey and I had not met Cheryl or Andrew until the day before their wedding! Our busy schedules never seemed to align and I wasn’t sure what to expect. Cheryl & Andrew are so easy going, relaxed, stylish and very smart (they are both pharmacists). They ooze love for each other and Cheryl’s attention to detail and really came through in the final event. They held their wedding in Vancouver BC at the Hycroft Manor which is absolutely gorgeous. Every room has a different look and feel and it was a photographers’ dream. We were joined by the fabulous cinematographers StillMotion and it was absolutely a blast working with them!


Cheryl also kept a blog of all her diy projects and wedding planning and if you are a bride out there that needs some inspiration go visit it! She blogs everything from choosing the venue, photographer to shoes and the dress.

The rest are coming soon!!

Vintage Photobooth. Polaroids. San Juan. Rosario Resort.
September 9, 2008, 1:01 am
Filed under: Destination Weddings, Personal

On the morning of Even and Ashley’s wedding at Rosario I was driving back from our room because I had left some Polaroid film in one of the bags. On the way there, a large truck came barreling down the road, the speed limit was 15, but the truck driver decided that double that would do. Through the dust I made out what was written in bold letters on the side “Rent-A-PhotoBooth”

Back in the girls getting ready room I casually asked Ashley if they had rented a photobooth for their wedding. In a burst of excitement she said “YES, with unlimited photos too!!”….I thought…UN…LIMITED…whoooaaa..In my mind the room fell silent…

…..UNLIMITED……you’ve got to be KIDDING me..

……Ashley wasn’t kidding. And unlike at the theme park photobooths where Danielle and I usually shell out $70+ on rolls and rolls of film, we got to rock it out all night long with no limit..NO LIMIT!

After the all night photo session we woke up the next day to beautiful weather and empty stomachs. A good thing when you are surrounded by awesome beachside restaurant’s….except the beachside one that we tried was a lot of salad for a lot of money…not too good. Check that one off the list on what not to do..So we hit up a local home grown organic market, very niice. They had 100% fresh Acai Juice! Very good. After that we shopped around a bit, took some photos and then for Lunch hit a super hip island themed mexican place. The salsa amazed my mouth 🙂

We didn’t want to miss the next ferry off the island so we drove the 40min drive to the dock. Got there at 2. Next ferry ride was at 3:30….it was full…next ride after that was 7pm…chilled in the car. slept in car. got intense headache. Cars hurt as beds.

Woke up.

15mins till departure. Polaroid time! Yes!!!!

….NO, out of film. Done…


…..NO….out of battery….Done…

We slowly drove onto the ferry and low and behold in the bottom of the bag was one last battery! YES!

Anyway, long blog post. Long story. Here’s the photos! 🙂 We truly had a great time on the San Juan islands. The weather was amazing and it seemed like everytime we took the ferry, both there and back, we hit sunset at the perfect time to see it set over all the islands.

~Casey W.

Some of the Polaroids from the first ferry ride and then some from the wedding.

The Orcas Village landing where the ferry pick up and drop offs. Cool place, they have an ice cream shop on a cliff that over looks the harbor 🙂

Some really cool buoy’s that were hanging outside one of the shops at the Orcas Island Inn.

On the road to the ferry. We decided to take the long way with dirt roads, dense forests, and some really cool old beach houses along the cliffs. FYI….driving while simultaneously taking photos results in lots of blurry ones. Lots…

A really cool little chapel on Orcas Island. It wasn’t open so didnt get to check out the inside, but we took some photos at the beach right next to it.

Finally, on the ferry and departing Orcas. This was one of the local docks that was right by the launch off point. It was pretty cool, there was a little kid next to me taking photos of all the boats too, he was super cool.

Another view right after we left the dock. There were so many cool cabins and log homes tucked away into the woods by the water. Must be a pretty cool place to live.

A pretty neat old sail boat that was floating out by the ferry.

Moving faster! I love the greenblue color of the water as it moves and all the little ripples it creates when it flows into and mixes with different currents.

Sunset hit at the right time. This was just seconds after that other ferry passed us on this side….wish I had the charged camera battery when that happend. But oh, well, got some cool shots on the sun over the islands.

Same view, but wide.

The last image of the day as the sun faded into a bright moonlit night. The stars were amazing outside and the ocean was reflecting the moon. We got off the ferry and headed back home…end of a great trip and an awesome wedding!

~Casey W.

09.06.08 || Ashley & Evan || Sneak Peek
September 8, 2008, 12:56 pm
Filed under: Destination Weddings

A sneak peak from a rockin wedding in the San Juans! More photos from our travels, gorgeous view and the very fun wedding.

Heather & Chris 08.30.08|| Sneak Peek!!
August 31, 2008, 12:31 am
Filed under: Destination Weddings

We had a blast shooting Heather & Chris’ wedding today in Yakima! They are so natural together and so relaxed. There was not one stressful moment the entire day, they were totally Zen! Here are a few photos of their day! H&C: We hope you guys will get a chance to see these before you head off to your Alaskan Cruise! Have a good time and take lots of pictures! -d

Hope your having a blast on your honeymoon
August 25, 2008, 7:21 pm
Filed under: Destination Weddings

Cheryl + Andrew,

We hope you are having an awesome time on your honeymoon. Here is another photo from your wedding, there will be a bunch more to coom soon. Cant wait to see you guys when you get back!


Casey + Danielle