Monday, May 20, 2013

Tiny wedding!- Tacoma Wedding and Portrait Photographer

One of my very good friends got married this weekend!  It was an absolutely lovely ceremony, and one of the tiniest weddings I've ever been to.  It was even smaller than my own, which had a grand total of nine people attending.

We did the ceremony at the nature trail behind his house in Spanaway, about 20 min south of Tacoma.  His lovely bride carried some my most favorite flowers ever, a combo of white and dark purple lilacs.  He even matched with a purple tie.

Their big wedding is next year, which I hopefully will be shooting as well.  It's going to be in CA, so we'll see.  Whatever happens, I am so incredibly happy for them.  They've waited a LONG time, and finally have each other.

The other thing about this wedding is that I'm trying out a new editing style.  The leaves ended up NEON green, which I did not like, not one bit.  I decided to try out the matte look that seems to be really popular these days, and it worked out great!  It fit the feel of the wedding perfectly.

Unfortunately, I can't post a whole lot with faces, since they haven't exactly told their families.  But here are a few that I absolutely adore.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Tumwater Falls- Tacoma Portrait and Landscape Photographer

The weather in Washington has been GORGEOUS!  Today it was around 80 degrees, sunny, with a nice breeze blowing.  After two weeks of the ick (seriously, we had the horrible plague), we needed to get out.  Justin got back from Hebrew class early, so we decided to go on a hike somewhere.

We considered Point Defiance park, but we go there all the time.  It's only 20 min from us, so it's kind of a fall back when Jack falls asleep in the car.  A couple ladies in a photographer's group I'm part of go to Tumwater Falls all the time, so I figured why not?  It's new to us, pretty and not too far away.  Let's go!

When we got there, I decided I didn't want to go for the usual portraits.  I just walked down the trail and saw what there was to see.  Eventually the camera came out and I ended up shooting a whole lot of images of the flowers along the trail.  It felt good.  When I first started mumbletymumble years ago, I started with flowers.  As a matter of fact, two of my first images placed in the Vanderbilt Mansion annual photography contest.

So, without further adieu, here's what I shot today.

(Jack decided he wanted to try to bring ALLLLLL the rocks home!)