When I booked Paula and Reynaldo’s wedding, they asked me to do a two part engagement session. One part would be in the autumn and the next one would be in the spring. They wanted to get a good variety of colorful photos and different locations. I was happy to accommodate them. Below is one photo from their engagement session at the University of Washington where they have the best cherry blossom scenery I know of in the state!
BTW – I was one of the many Guinness Book of World Records judges at Husky Stadium to oversee the record for the world’s largest umbrella dance earlier this year. Here are a couple photos from this record-breaking event:
Paula and Reynaldo’s wedding day started off with them getting ready at the Westin Hotel downtown Seattle. We did their first look inside the bridal suite. I was excited for this moment because I saw an opportunity to use the sliding doors inside the bridal suite for the first look. I had Paula stay behind the closed doors to her bedroom while Reynaldo was on the other side. When he wanted to see her for the first time in her dress, all he had to do was open the doors. It was unique to the first look I setup for couples because we had nice doors to incorporate in the scene.
After the first look, we drove in the warm weather to St. Joseph’s Parish on Capitol Hill where we did some photos of Paula and Reynaldo, their wedding party, and their family inside and outside of the church. Once we finished all of those photos, it was time for the bride and groom to relax before the long ceremony that was filled with Catholic tradition.
After the ceremony was complete, we took a few more photos and then headed off to Delille Cellars in Woodinville, the home of some good wine from Washington! When I arrived at Delille Cellars and saw the way they had setup the tables for the reception on the lawn, I was very impressed! Their grounds have colorful flowers, a mini vineyard, pond, large trees for shade, and a wide lawn to accommodate all of the guests for a nice reception outside.
Once the delicious dinner was devoured and the cake was cut, it was time for everyone to see Paula and Reynaldo’s first dance, bouquet toss and garter toss inside the venue on the wooden dance floor. After a little misfire with the bouquet toss from Paula and a misfire of the garter toss from Reynaldo, the party got back on track.
I was glad that another really nice couple, Henry and Michelle, were able to make it to the wedding. I also loved photographing their wedding at Salty’s in 2013. It was good seeing them again and catching up with them!
A big thanks to my second photographer, Paul, for his tremendous help in capturing some fun moments of the day and assisting me so I could get the best photos of Paula and Reynaldo.
And finally, it was an honor to have Paula and Reynaldo hire me as their trusted wedding photographer and allow me the creative freedom to take photos of them on their special day. Best wishes for an amazing marriage! Congratulations, guys!!