Wedding Photography by Betty Elaine Blog » Northwest Wedding Photographer serving the Seattle, Washington area. Travel available to other cities for local, national, and international wedding photography.

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Elizabeth & Joel met in college during their freshman year in an english class. The professor made an ironic prediction that the person who you sit next to on a field trip to the Seattle Repertory Theater could very well be who we spend the rest of your lives with. Guess who Elizabeth sat next to? Eight years later on a beautiful sunny day in Seattle, they got married on the lawn of the Groom’s family home. Clear blue water and the Olympic mountains were the backdrop to their ceremony, their aisle lined with vibrant florals arranged by the Bride’s sister. Before sunset, we hurried down to the beach to catch the last few rays of sun. And I’m so glad we did. Because amidst all the joyous chaos that makes up a wedding day, we found peace for a moment by the waves.

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I met Elizabeth & Joel just two days before their wedding!!! Currently they are living in Texas while Elizabeth is working on her Masters (and Phd). However, Seattle is their home. Elizabeth & Joel wanted to get to know me a little more before their big day and saw an engagement session as the perfect opportunity to do so. Planning a wedding long distance can be a challenge, and I’m so glad they didn’t skip the engagement session. I love photographing engagements (duh!), providing my couples with images of their day to day look is so fun, and I find photographing a couple before the wedding day helps everyone feel more relaxed for the wedding portraits.

We met at one of their favorite date night spots, sushi at Momiji! After sushi we walked around Capitol Hill, stopped by their old campus and where they met at Seattle University, and then headed to watch the sunset on a rooftop.

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Spending the evening with Samantha and Joseph was so much fun! These two love to explore, dance, and laugh together! And I got to capture all of that during their engagement session at sunset at Richmond Beach Saltwater Park. They recently moved to Seattle, and wanted their engagement session to show off all that Pacific Northwest beauty. They met salsa dancing! Which of course is the most romantic story ever, if you ask me.

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A few weeks ago I headed into the mountains to photograph a styled elopement. After years of photographing weddings, I wanted to offer something special and specific for the needs of my elopement clients. With styling by Jen Lagers, and florals from Shelby Bond, we are now offering a wedding collection specifically for elopements. This shoot was a celebration of this collection, and also a great excuse to photograph some of BHLDN’s gowns, and the incredibly talented Krisanna Elizabeth’s new handmade and calligraphed vow books. If you’re planning on eloping in Seattle, the Northwest, or further, it would be my honor to witness and photograph your wedding.

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Vendor credits:

Photographer: Betty Simpson, Photography by Betty Elaine
Hair & Makeup: Jen Lagers, The Outer Edge
Florals: Shelby Bond, Bond in Bloom
Wedding Gowns and Accessories: BHLDN
Vow Books and Calligraphy: Krisanna Elizabeth
Event Planning: Candi Block
Rentals: Wander Event Rentals
Groom’s Barber: Simone David Barbershop
Groom’s Attire: Tie Bar Grey Collection from BHLDN
Models: Tierney & Tylor Jones
Ring Box: The Mrs Box

Elopement collections can be viewed on the website here.

Photography by Betty Elaine is a Seattle wedding photographer in the Pacific Northwest. Servicing weddings throughout the local area of Seattle including, Snoqualmie, Woodinville, Snohomish, and San Juan Island. Betty’s professional work features beautiful editorial wedding photography, elopements, and anniversary sessions. Travel is available to other cities outside of the Washington area for local, national, and international wedding photography. 

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I became friends with Meredith shortly after I moved to Seattle in 2014. We connected over happy hour just hanging out as wedding photographers, but quickly became more than acquaintances. It feels like we’ve been friends much longer than 3 years! We are big champions for each other’s businesses, marriages, and families. Our puppies love to hang, she took me to my first Seattle Sounders game, and has loved on my family as it’s grown. She also introduced me to Jen Lagers of The Outer Edge, and I will forever be grateful for that! Jen did her magic on my hair and makeup for this shoot, and is my go to for any creative projects. I am so blessed to have badass female entrepreneurs in my life to be there for me and inspire me.

I’ve needed new professional headshots for a while. But I just have not made time for it. I really did not want to get in front of the camera with my postpartum body! I still have baby weight, and a million reasons that this isn’t the “perfect” time to be photographed. I’m always telling my clients that they look perfect as they are, I never see their flaws, and so I decided to put my negative thoughts aside and trust Meredith to give me some killer new headshots. Honestly, I was stunned when she sent me the photos. She had captured how I feel, and I love them so much! I’m so glad that I got new headshots, and I also absolutely love, love, love the photographs I took of her! It was such a fun day, and a great excuse to explore our city, and grab drinks downtown afterwards;)

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