November 18, 2009
Scott and Lindsey….Wedding at Pravda Studios
Scott and Lindsey had a black and white affair at Pravda Studios with elegant touches of the past. There were cigar girls greeting you at the door with real or bubblegum cigars for the men and heart shaped compacts for the ladies as party treats. Scott wore a tux with a bow tie. The bridesmaids outfits were black, sexy and even had feathers and netting covering their eyes. There were white feather plumes, crystals, candles and black accent frames (with their engagement photos) on the tables….the event was spectacular. Even more spectacular was the beautiful couple.
The fabulous Stacey Yuchaz was second shooting for me and caught this shot. I love how the reflection in the floor to ceiling mirror shows the details on the back of her dress and accents her tiny figure. Notice the chandeliers and billowing fabric that Lyndsey had added to help turn Pravda’s tall ceilings into a cozy room.
We got lucky and had a beautiful day….every other day before and after their wedding day had rain. But they must be living right….it was sunshine and blue skies.
Lindsey had funky black shoes with pink soles.
The ladies were so fun! Trying to pose them so their feathers didn’t end up in front of another bridesmaid’s face was challenging but we got it.
Not sure what the groomsmen were saying here…but clearly Scott was getting razzed.
As the evening turned dark the lights in the room became more colorful. The entire room had gorgeous up-lighting from Travis Terry. I highly recommend investing in this feature. It adds such beautiful accents to photos.
Congrats to Mr. and Mrs. Scott Schield!
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November 17, 2009
Eastlake Wolves Rookie Football 2009 Champions!!!
If I don’t have a wedding to photograph on the weekend, you’ll find me standing on the sidelines of one sport or another, photographing my children and their teammates. Rain, snow, wind….it doesn’t matter, I wouldn’t miss it.
Dalton’s Eastlake Wolves Rookie Football Team Red had an UNDEFEATED season. This past weekend, I got the chance to photograph something extra special, A CHAMPIONSHIP GAME! At 9am on the ice covered turf of Mt. Si High School, these boys did what they had been taught to do all season long…..”Play like Champions!” In front of about 250 fans, 37 Eastlake Cheerleaders, and with my husband coaching the defense, I watched the Eastlake boys defeat Lake Washington 12-0 in a shut out. Our team lead the league in points scored (245) and fewest points scored against (45).
Dalton (#28) tackles a LW Kang.
Running to the outside.
Heading to the end zone! Touchdown!
This LW Kang thought he was going to score…but Dalton got him from behind.
What a season….and what an honor to be able to capture photos of these boys from the sideline. They handled each victory with class and made each and every coach and parent so proud. Way to go Eastlake Wolves Rookie Red Champions! For more on the team, you can see an article published in the paper at the following link.
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November 6, 2009
Overlake Hospital Childbirth Center
It is my honor once again to be on display at Overlake Hospital in the Labor & Delivery - Mother Baby Unit. It is particularly exciting this time as the hospital has recently remodeled the entire Childbirth Center. It looks fantastic! Gone are the peach and teal of 1980….you now see beautiful rich colors and warm dark wood furnishings. Makes me almost want to have another baby just to hang out there. Plus, you will find over 50 of my favorite images enlarged and lining the halls in this area of the hospital.
This Sunday, November 8th from 11am-2pm Overlake will be celebrating. They invite you to come to an Open House to see the newly remodeled center. There will be guest speakers, car seat safety demonstrations, informational and educational booths, a family show by a magician, refreshments, and more….and it is all free. Did you know that Overlake is ranked in the top 5% in the nation for Maternity Care! Impressive!
So stop by on Sunday, take a tour, and check out some of my favorite baby and family images like this one.
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November 5, 2009
BriAnne and Cameron…Wedding
I met BriAnne Powell about 5 years ago when her she was a bridesmaid in her brother Josh’s wedding. When she called to say she was engaged and she wanted me to photograph her wedding, I was thrilled. The Powell family is one of the nicest group of people you will ever meet. Gracious, loving, and very spiritual, this tight knit family was so excited to see BriAnne marry a man who shares those same wonderful qualities. When I met Cameron and his family, I could see right away that they all fit together perfectly.
It helps make the wedding ceremony extra special when the person who performs it really knows the bride and groom well. It adds that personal touch and makes a tremendous difference in the message. So when Josh married BriAnne and Cameron, it was really special. It was as if there were 200 people witnessing a personal conversation between friends about their commitment to each other, their marriage and to God.
It is a tradition that goes back generations in the Powell family that when the father of the bride walks his little girl down the aisle, he holds this family bible in one hand. The bible is used during the wedding ceremony and then the groom brings it back down the aisle with his new wife. I love Cameron’s expression of pride and BriAnne’s giddy smile right after they were pronounced Mr. and Mrs. Cameron Damskov.
A bubble filled send off ….
and more bubbles…..
Let the party begin….Inglewood Golf and Country Club was the scene for a party to remember.
Ceremony: Bastyr University Wedding Chapel Reception: Inglewood Golf Club Second Shooter: Stacey Y
Wedding Event Design: Katy Leiser Unveiled Events
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