Such an exciting time for this beautiful little family! I've been working with them since little 'E' was just a few days old, and now they are expecting their second baby girl! We met at the beautiful Alderbrook Resort for the maternity photos and had such a fun time! It rained for a while but thankfully the clouds parted for a bit and we were able to ditch the umbrellas! Even if PNW gives you rain, here's proof you can still make beautiful images. I think my favorites are of mama and daughter in those elegant white dresses...seriously, no woman should get photos of her bump without a maternity gown! This was also my first time assembling a DIY flower crown, I put it together last minute on the way to the resort (the hubby was driving, of course), but it turned out ok and I was pretty stoked about it! All aside, it was so special to be apart of this amazing new milestone in their lives. Thank you Sanchez family, loved spending time with you again!
I have been so eager to share this blog post with you all. Jeff and Annalise invited their dearest family and friends to witness the sharing of their vows at one of the most beautiful towns in Washington state. The glowing snow-capped mountains, sailboats and old Victorian buildings set the perfect Northwest tone for their big day. Although we had been leery of what the weather would be like, we were blessed with one of the warmest days in October and didn't pop up one umbrella. Capturing their love was such a blissful experience, their joy was contagious and broke through every heart present. It was truly special to be in the midst of the Latta/Johnson family, you could tell they all kept very close and are definitely people who always put family first. Not only was it heart warming hearing all of their fondest memories through the years, but they also really know how to party and aren't afraid to have fun! It was a beautiful day full of laughter, tears, and so much dancing! I can't thank you J & A enough for sharing your special day with me and choosing Eyes Above Photography to highlight all of the memories. It's been such a privilege getting to know the loving, caring, fun couple that you are. Cheers to you both!
This was one of the most fun first look's I've done! Jeff and Annalise wrote letters to each other to read before the ceremony. They decided to add something fun to their reveal and read their letters back-to-back before they saw each other! Also set in the courtyard garden of the Bishop Victorian Hotel, this reveal was a beautiful success.
A very prevalent part of J & A's wedding was Annalise's love of dancing. In the letter, Jeff included something exciting he had planned for them to do together...dance lessons!!
The Alchemy Restaurant & Bar was actually the first place I met these two, we decided to document the nostalgic moment and pop inside for a few quick shots.
I keep my cool on the job but in my heart, I'm really an emotional mess when it comes to weddings. This was just about the sweetest part of the ceremony. Annalise vowed to Jeff's 3 girls that she would be a forever loving, faithful, supportive step-momma to them. The tears were so hard to hold back for this one! It was one of those, "Oh, my heart" moments for sure.
This made me a leaky bucket for sure. Jeff danced with his three sweet daughters one at a time...such a tender moment!
This was a random 'Let's chase the sunrise down and see what happens' kind of morning. There is something irresistible about all these fall sunrises we've happened to enjoy lately (we almost always get overcast, foggy mornings here in the PNW). Though this idea was spontaneously dreamed up, it was definitely one of those just had to's that I could NOT miss out on. It was a hit and miss adventure for sure, and miraculously, the sun made it's glorious appearance on that fateful daybreak. Dawn's colorful beams lit the beach like fireworks and you could just feel the music of the moment hit every corner of your soul. The marsh was pretty magical too. Thank you Tianna for joining me on this wild adventure and to the owners of this magnificent slice-of-heaven for letting us disrupt the morning routine to get these amazing shots.
ANGIE JEAN PHOTOGRAPHY
Pacific Northwest Wedding and Lifestyle Portrait Photographer.