Seattle 2013 | Part 1

Seattle has been a destination that I’ve wanted to visit for a long time. When I was asked if I would shoot a family session in Seattle in February I jumped at the chance to shoot a destination family session (click here to view the Li family session) and take a little R&R in the beautiful green city of Seattle.

I arrived in Seattle at 10 am and the city was pretty much covered in thick fog. Coming from Southern California, I was surprised at how little visibility there was. It was a welcome change though. The cool, crisp weather was invigorating!

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I was pretty surprised at how every surface was covered in teeny, tiny flora. It really was a unique sight.

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When people say that Seattle is one of the wettest places in the country, they weren’t kidding! Moss, dew drops, green….I was definitely not in Southern California.

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The moss is really, really thick! As thick as carpet. Actually, I would say everything was carpeted in moss.

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Snoqualmie Falls is such a unique sight. It was my first time at a “falls” and I was surprised at how wet and misty it was. The falls were mighty strong and powerful to create a haze of mist. Stay tuned for part 2 of my Seattle adventure.

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Li Family | Seattle

My first destination shoot of 2013! I wanted to visit Seattle for a very long time and now I had the chance! Cindy and James have been long time friends with my sister. When I heard that they were visiting from England and that they wanted to have a shoot with their son Rykin, I jumped at the chance. I mean who can say no to a destination shoot? Really? 😛

The trip was pretty gloomy most of the days, but today was an exception. The sky was blue and sunny, the air was crisp and clean. We definitely wanted to take advantage of the good weather so we started at the infamous Pike Place Market.

KKCS_Li_Family_Pike_Place_Seattle_02 I just love their outfits don’t you? KKCS_Li_Family_Pike_Place_Seattle_03 Ah, Rykin was just a joy to photograph. Not fussy at all. He was quite relaxed. Perhaps he was just in awe of his new surroundings and new people. 😛 KKCS_Li_Family_Pike_Place_Seattle_04 KKCS_Li_Family_Pike_Place_Seattle_05 KKCS_Li_Family_Pike_Place_Seattle_06 KKCS_Li_Family_Pike_Place_Seattle_09 This is one of my favorites images of the day. A quiet moment between father and son. I just love these fleeting moments that I can capture when the subjects aren’t looking.
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Bailey + Andy Wedding | Queen Mary, Long Beach

Another epic wedding with Wai Reyes photography! Bailey and Andy live in New York; Bailey a ballerina and Andy a musician for the U.S. marines. They wanted to have a destination wedding…something vintage. What better venue than the Queen Mary?! I adore this couple and this wedding so much!

Oh, and by the way, their wedding was on 12/29/12! Definitely a fantastic way to end 2012.

kkcs_bailey_andy_queen_mary_wedding_01 Everything vintage. I love Bailey’s style. Her dress, her cape that was hand made by her aunt, her jewelry…she was breathtaking. kkcs_bailey_andy_queen_mary_wedding_02 kkcs_bailey_andy_queen_mary_wedding_03 kkcs_bailey_andy_queen_mary_wedding_04 These two are so beautiful together. Not only are they beautiful on the outside, but so sweet and caring on the inside. I am so lucky to always work with incredible people. kkcs_bailey_andy_queen_mary_wedding_11 kkcs_bailey_andy_queen_mary_wedding_10 It had rained earlier that morning and was quite chilly and gloomy. However, when it was time for the first look, the sun peeked through the clouds and cast such a beautiful golden light on the wedding day! kkcs_bailey_andy_queen_mary_wedding_09 kkcs_bailey_andy_queen_mary_wedding_08 kkcs_bailey_andy_queen_mary_wedding_07 kkcs_bailey_andy_queen_mary_wedding_06 kkcs_bailey_andy_queen_mary_wedding_05 The talented Halleigh of Moment Privé put together this beautiful wedding.kkcs_bailey_andy_queen_mary_wedding_18 kkcs_bailey_andy_queen_mary_wedding_17 kkcs_bailey_andy_queen_mary_wedding_16 kkcs_bailey_andy_queen_mary_wedding_15 Golden light…I’m telling ya. Kills me every time. ADORE! kkcs_bailey_andy_queen_mary_wedding_14 kkcs_bailey_andy_queen_mary_wedding_13 kkcs_bailey_andy_queen_mary_wedding_12 kkcs_bailey_andy_queen_mary_wedding_25 kkcs_bailey_andy_queen_mary_wedding_24 kkcs_bailey_andy_queen_mary_wedding_23 kkcs_bailey_andy_queen_mary_wedding_22 kkcs_bailey_andy_queen_mary_wedding_21 kkcs_bailey_andy_queen_mary_wedding_20 kkcs_bailey_andy_queen_mary_wedding_19

Adrian + Michael Wedding | West Hollywood

The most modern wedding of the entire year! Adrian and Michael have a distinctive style and I love it! Simple, modern, clean….right up my alley! Thank you to Sherri J photography for having me as an associate photographer for this one of a kind wedding!

We started out in West Hollywood at the beautiful Andaz Hotel. Like I said, I love Adrian and Michael’s modern style and this was the most perfect venue they could have chosen!

kkcs_adrian_michael_andaz_wedding_01 Love how Adrian and Michael decided to get ready together. I think it’s so special. kkcs_adrian_michael_andaz_wedding_02 kkcs_adrian_michael_andaz_wedding_03 Adrian’s gorgeous niece! Future supermodel? I think so. kkcs_adrian_michael_andaz_wedding_04 kkcs_adrian_michael_andaz_wedding_05 kkcs_adrian_michael_andaz_wedding_06 kkcs_adrian_michael_andaz_wedding_07 kkcs_adrian_michael_andaz_wedding_08 kkcs_adrian_michael_andaz_wedding_09 kkcs_adrian_michael_andaz_wedding_10 kkcs_adrian_michael_andaz_wedding_11 kkcs_adrian_michael_andaz_wedding_12 kkcs_adrian_michael_andaz_wedding_13 kkcs_adrian_michael_andaz_wedding_14 kkcs_adrian_michael_andaz_wedding_15 kkcs_adrian_michael_andaz_wedding_16