Romantic Hollywood Schoolhouse Wedding

Last month I was overjoyed to capture Natasha and Danielle’s romantic Hollywood Schoolhouse wedding in the heart of Woodinville. These ladies created such a lovely and unique backdrop for all of their family and friends. These two love to travel and I really liked how they incorporated all of the special little details- from the table settings of globes and greenery to their Boston cream cake set atop antique travel cases.  Their guests signed a watercolor map and gave suggestions for their next great trip and the joyous 10-year-old in me loved the fortune tellers at each table which opened up into menus. OH! And what an incredibly cool idea to create a custom unity painting during the ceremony! Big hugs to Danielle, Natasha, their friends and family for sharing your absolutely wonderful day with us. xx, Amy

{Full Vendor List} Venue: Hollywood Schoolhouse //Planner: A Piece Of Cake Events // Officiant: Frank Harlan // Music: Harold Belskus // Florist: Laurel’s Floral Decor // Dessert: Hillcrest Bakery // Rentals: Vintage Ambiance // Hair & Makeup: Offwhite Makeup & Beauty // Catering: Hollywood Schoolhouse // Photography: Amelia Soper Photography // Assistant Photographer: Bronwen Houck

 

  

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Elizabeth and Ty know how to throw a party together. I received a text on a Friday asking if I was available to photograph their wedding vows… high atop the city in a gondola on The Great Wheel…in 7 days. Well, it turned out to be 8 days but there we were- a lovely ceremony presided over by a friend, 175 feet above sea level.  And it was absolutely wonderful.  I love it when a plan comes together and I am so honored that these two chose me to capture the magic.  Best wishes to my favorite new Foxes for a long and happy life together!!  xx, Amy

  

Seattle Senior Portaits

Those of you who know me know that senior high school portraits are not typically my jam. Like, at all. However, when I was asked by one of my favorite wedding clients to photograph her totally rad daughter, I simply couldn’t say no.  And you know what?  It was awesome. Lilly is the coolest chick around and clearly, the camera loves her. If all senior sessions took place in the gritty alleys and corners of Capitol Hill with this fierce fashion vibe, I might just do them more often. Thanks to Lilly for being such an amazing (and fun!) model and to Candis for trusting me to capture her wonderful personality; you two having me second guessing my ban on senior portraits.  🙂 xx, Ames

Finally, shout out to my favorite cupcake place, Cupcake Royale, for their amazing (and photogenic) Red Velvet cupcakes. Also, to all of the fantastic artists who created the stunning mural art at our last stop- Josh Dall, Denial, Lina Cholewinski, Connie Fu, Bisco and Leoshallat.

Seattle Senior Portraits

  

These two sweethearts were married in January in Woodinville at Redhook Brewery.  Now, what’s better than a wedding with a dog?  How about a wedding with two dogs?! While Kristi and Corey weren’t able to have their little Winnie and big, goofy Chester at the actual ceremony, we sure made up for it with plenty of puppy snuggles pre-wedding. Their ceremony was short and sweet, followed by a completely fantastic party with burgers, ice-cream cake and lots of dancing.  Big thanks for sharing your most joyful f days with us!!! xx, Amy

{Full Vendor List} Venue: Redhook Brewery // DJ: DeWayne Campbell // Florist: Woodinville Florist// Hair: Sorrida Salon // Catering: Redhook Brewery // Rings: Shane Co. // Photography: Amelia Soper Photography // Assistant Photographer: Bronwen Houck

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OK, so it’s no secret that 2016 hasn’t been the best year.  It’s definitely near the bottom of my list of all time favorite years in fact. Except maybe 7th grade, that’s definitely right down there.  However, while yes, this year has generally been a tougher one for many of us, I’m here to remind you that there were also lots and lots of shining moments of laughter, joy and love. So. Much. Love.

This year I was blessed to photograph 29 real weddings, one fantastic wedding show, 15 events, the beauty of 2 different countries with 6 great friends, 9 head shots, 2 issues of CityDog Magazine and 30 different happy families. I was also honored to capture two families becoming “official” on National Adoption Day. I traveled around Ireland and Scotland shooting and eating and drinking and laughing with the coolest and most creative people I know. I photographed lots and lots of cats and dogs and hope to do even more of that in the coming year.

I love creating this slideshow at the end of the year because it is a great reminder to me (and hopefully a lot of you) that happiness is indeed all around us. These photos solidify my belief that what I do matters and that I’m extremely fortunate to do what I love for a living. I find it very hard not to smile back when when you see another smiling face, so I truly hope this slideshow brings lots of grins and a bit of happiness to your day.  There are far too many people to thank for all I am appreciative this year so I’ll just end by saying this…

Thank you to all of my clients and friends and loved ones, from the bottom of my heart, you are what makes my life so incredibly blessed and special. I could not do any of this without your support and your love. I am so grateful for the new friends I’ve made and for all the old friends who stick by me every year. 2016 was a peculiar year and as a society we lost some really amazing people, but so many new unions were also formed. Sons and daughters were born, animals in need found new homes, babies were adopted into loving families and so many wonderful humans found their better halves.  The future is uncertain, but the fact remains: love is indeed all around. xx, Ames

Quick side note: There’s music so if you’re at work, be cool. And if you’re able, please select 720p once the video begins for best picture quality.

 

  
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