Why I Became a Wedding Photographer Four Years Ago, & Why I Love It

When I was planning my own wedding, I knew three important things: 1) I wanted to get married outside. 2) Wedding photography was my top priority investment. 3) Second priority was a kick-ass honeymoon in Mexico ;) Funny, that describes some of my top priorities in my life and business to this day: I absolutely […]

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5 Reasons to Have a First Look | Tips for Brides

The “First Look” (or “First Glance”) is when a bride and groom plan on breaking “tradition” and seeing each other before the ceremony. It is a photo opportunity, and it is ever growing in popularity, but more importantly it is a chance to make your wedding day less stressful and even more personal. There are […]

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Ellensburg Washington Wedding at Spirit Therapeutic Riding Center | Kristen & Brad

My favorite weddings are always the ones that stand out from all the rest. It can be so hard to do in these days of Pinterest. But Kristen and Brad made sure their day would be tailor-made for them. How many couples can say that they got married at a real riding center? Sure, barns […]

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Franklin Falls Engagement Portraits | Makayla & Daniel

The top priority for Makayla and Daniel for their engagement pictures: taking them by a waterfall. One of the best waterfall locations in the Seattle area is Franklin Falls. It is a short hike down and you can stand right at the base of the crashing waterfall. We had our session at the end of […]

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3 Days in Sydney, Australia | DBK Travels

Australia is one of those places I’ve just been fascinated by for so long. The unique wildlife, the history, the friendly and adventurous people. I’ve had visiting Australia on my bucket list for several years now, and it’s one of those places where once you finally make it—you just want to immediately start planning for […]

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Winter Wedding at A Chapel on Swan’s Trail | Hannah & Brandon

Seattle was in true, gloomy fashion for Hannah and Brandon’s winter wedding at A Chapel on Swan’s Trail, but the rain and the cold couldn’t stand in the way of them enjoying their special day. Nothing was going to stop Hannah from getting her portraits done outside in the quintessential Pacific Northwest weather. So we […]

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Pioneer Square Engagement Portraits | Charlie & Taylor

I met up with Charlie and Taylor for their engagement portraits at the end of the fall season. Charlie and I had spent weeks texting back and forth dreaming up the cutest fall engagement session around Pioneer Square. Whenever I shoot sessions in downtown Seattle, I often try to make my way to Pioneer Square […]

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Fall Filigree Farm Wedding | Ashleigh & Jose

If you are a fan of all things fall, you are going to have serious envy of Ashleigh and Jose’s fall-themed wedding at Filigree Farm. They could not have timed their day with the changing leaves more perfectly. All around the farm, the trees were lit up in bright colors—the brightest of which stood just […]

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Winter Family Portraits at Gold Creek Pond

I really think every family should have at least one snowy winter portrait session. Not only are they perfect to use for Christmas cards, but the snow makes for one of the best natural props. Just think of it—the kids can run around and throw snowballs, make snow angels, and catch snowflakes on their tongues […]

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Albuquerque Engagement Portraits in the Sandia Foothills | Cammi & Tim

This engagement session is so close to my heart. Cammi and I have been good friends since the beginning of high school. While most people nowadays know her by her first name, Danyelle, I will always call her my Cammikins. I’ve known her through our losing streak on C-team soccer, many a verb conjugation in […]

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