This past weekend I had the pleasure of photographing Meredith & Kevin, and their adorable pup Lemon!!! Meredith is a fantastic photographer, and I was so excited when she suggested we do a photo swap at Ballard’s Golden Gardens Park. It was a great excuse to let our pups hang out (puppy love!), and take some gorgeous photos during sunset. I think we can say it is winter now, because it was freezing wind chill once we got to the beach. But it was so worth it, and we quickly ran off to grab irish coffee and other warm drinks as our reward. And to heat up my numb shutter clicking fingers. Aren’t they just lovely?!

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Katie & Sean’s wedding day was absolutely gorgeous. It was also the last wedding this year that I had to travel out of Seattle to photograph. This midwest autumn wedding was filled with elegant and classic details. Before their reception at The Missouri History Museum, we took pictures in front of their first home in Lafayette Square, and then headed to Forest Park before the sunset.

 

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Invitations & Paper: Chelsey Emery Design Boutique http://www.chelseyemery.com/
Wedding Dress: Romona Keveza
Bride’s Jewelry: J .Crew
Bride Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Bridesmaid Dresses: The Ultimate Bride/Bill Levkoff
Hair Stylist:  Blown Away Blow Dry Bar
Florist:  The Special Event Florist, Tina Barerra
Grooms Suit & Groomsmen: Michael Kors
DJ:  Millennium Productions
Cake: Macarthur’s Bakery
Coordinator: Sabrina Torti – Proposing Dreams
Venue: The Missouri History Museum
Catering:  The Butler’s Pantry
Photography: Photography by Betty Elaine http://bettyelainephotography.com (shout out to my splendid 2nd shooter Adam Fischer!)

Songs

Processional: Canon in D
Bride Enters: Trumpet Voluntary
Recessional:  Joyful, Joyful
First Dance: The Way I Am, Ingrid Michaelson
Bride/Groom Entrance (Reception): Home, Edward Sharp and Magnetic Zeros

 

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We have had a beautiful October here in the Northwest. But more recently we’ve have had quite a few rainy days. I can’t begin to tell you how thankful I am that we had sunny autumn evening for Rowena & Virgilio’s engagement session! Their proposal took place at a lighthouse so it was only fitting that their photography took place at Discovery Park’s Lighthouse, in Seattle Washington. It was so much fun spending time with this couple and I cannot wait to photograph their wedding day!

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Libby & Justin said “I do” on a perfect fall day on a lakeside farm. The creative planning the Bride put into her wedding day provided a simple and classic event. Their vows were said  on a bright sandy beach, with a blue lake and tall trees as their backdrop. During sunset, I photographed the wedding party portraits on the farm’s property. It was magic! There were horses, a working farm, and cows, surrounding the venue. Towards the end of the night, the Bride & Groom, surrounded by family and friends, all sent off white wish lanterns into the sky. 

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Coordination and Event Planning: Kasey Lucas – Bliss Lifestyle + Events http://www.blisseventstl.com
Invitations & Paper: Ciera Walker – Insight Creative and Photo
Florist: Chris Phillips – The Flower Girls – Designing Spaces
Wedding Dress: Watters
Bride’s Belt: BHLDN http://www.bhldn.com
Bride’s Shoes: Vera Wang
Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale – Nordstrom
Hair Stylist: Mindy Wolff - Studio 2 Hair Salon
Grooms Suit: Vera Wang
Band/DJ: Karen and Craig Callaway  – Flyer Productions
Catering: Just For You Catering
Beer Truck: Lauren  Vardaman – Global  Brew - http://globalbrew.com
Videography: Jess and Tell Pryor – Creative Space -  http://vimeo.com/createdspacestl
Photography: Photography by Betty Elaine http://bettyelainephotography.com

Songs
Processional: “Faithfully” Journey
Bride Enters: “Something” The Beatles
Recessional: “All You Need Is Love” The Beatles
First Dance: “You Are The Best Thing” Ray LaMontagne

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