Januik winery weddingI’ve shot over a dozen Januik Winery weddings, and while every one is fantastically unique for each couple, they all have one thing in common: this venue, their wine and their food are amazing no matter the weather or the season. Joe and Jaime’s wedding was no different and we were gifted with all the sunshine!!! I love Jaime’s classically flawless gown and her choice of white and green bouquets from Fena Flowers, which were at the same time creative, yet clean. Their awesome planner, Channy, made sure everyone and everything was on task and perfect as the day rolled into evening. Danny with WaSound got the party started and then were still all on the dance floor when we left late in the night. Jaime and Joe were such a joy to photograph and, along with their wedding party, were THE best smilers. <3  Congratulations to this wonderful couple on an absolutely stupendous wedding day. xx, Amy

{Full Vendor List} Venue & Catering: Novelty-Hill Januik Winery // Coordinator: Channy Sea with VOWS Wedding & Event Planning // Florist: Fena Flowers // Hair & Makeup: Salon Maison // Cake & Cupcakes (gluten-free!): NuFlours // Macarons: Lady Yum // Rings: Shane Co. // DJ: Danny Goldfarb with WaSound // Photography: Amelia Soper Photography

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  • July 21, 2017 - 5:43 pm

    sarah - Oh my!!! these are incredible! I am just a little ways outside of Woodinville, do you travel.. I think you would be the perfect Wedding Photographer!ReplyCancel

  • July 21, 2017 - 6:45 pm

    jamie - You always have gorgeous work, but I especially loved scrolling through this beautiful wedding. What a fantastic venue, you captured it perfectly!ReplyCancel

  • July 21, 2017 - 6:46 pm

    jamie l - You always have gorgeous work, but I especially loved scrolling through this beautiful wedding. What a fantastic venue, you captured it perfectly!ReplyCancel

  • July 21, 2017 - 7:45 pm

    Laurie - What amazing pictures. The winery in Woodinville, WA looks gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • July 21, 2017 - 7:56 pm

    Brittany Slaughter - WOW! what a beautiful wedding day! Novelty-Hill Januik Winery was the perfect place for such a lovely couple!ReplyCancel

  • July 21, 2017 - 8:05 pm

    Valerie - Her dress looks like it was made for her! So gorgeous! Your wedding photography is so amazing!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • July 21, 2017 - 8:12 pm

    Emily Moore - Wow this wedding is just gorgeous!! I love how you captured all of the details — the macaron tower just looks incredible!! And I love this venue, it’s so diverse! Beautiful work!ReplyCancel

  • July 21, 2017 - 9:09 pm

    Sarah - Oh my goodness, Januik Winery is gorgeous! I love all this natural light!! Those barrels in the beginning are so cool. What an awesome wedding!ReplyCancel

  • July 22, 2017 - 6:23 am

    Ashley Durham - I love all the navy blue in this wedding!!! Januik Winery is a beautiful venue for a wedding, too!ReplyCancel

  • July 22, 2017 - 12:25 pm

    alekandra - Their wedding was beautiful! I wanted to eat everything off their dessert table, lolReplyCancel

Merion Tribute House WeddingFair warning: you may want get comfortable, this is another one of my overly chatty (and super duper photo-heavy) posts…

Typically in these wedding posts I like to talk about the wedding day; the pretty things it involved, and the fun things that happened. And that’s totally what I was going to do today.  But then I started typing and all wanted to talk about was love. Just Love. You can see all of the pretty and all of the fun in the photos below, but today I’m talking about love. The love these two have for each other and the love they share with their family and friends.

The entire trip the one question I was asked most was, “So, how do you know Lumina?” When getting to know the photographer from Washington that their friend brought to Philadelphia for their wedding, that’s a good place to start. Lumina and I go way back, but to exactly where and when neither of us are 100% sure. We just have one of those friendships; we were friends of friends, we met in college, no it was a bar, no it was a bar in college… Of course the truth is it doesn’t really matter. All I know is that I am incredibly grateful that she and her fiance, Chris, wanted me to fly across the country to capture their wedding day.  I love destination weddings, but I especially love destination weddings of friends.  Especially friends with more awesome friends (they tend to run in packs, you know). From the minute that Chris picked me up at the airport (actually from the minute I met Lumina’s brother Damon and their friend AJ at the American Airlines gate at Seatac) I felt welcome.  Before arriving in Pennsylvania, I knew two other guests and by noon the day after the wedding, I was sightseeing with some of the raddest “strangers” you’d ever hope to meet.  I mention this because all of these incredibly welcoming and loving humans are the true testament to what wonderful people Chris and Lumina are. This is the company they keep; the mom who checked in with me throughout the wedding day, just in case I needed anything, the bridemaids who always made sure I had water when I needed it, the officiant who was the first to hand me a beer the minute my wedding day coverage was done, the friend who paid for my late-night snacks. And of course Lumina and Chris; you two leave me a bit speechless, which is incredibly tough to do. You two worked so hard and did such an amazing job creating this warm and friendly environment for all of your guests. From goody bags at check-in, to informative walking tours of the city, to billiards and fireworks- you did it all, not only to celebrate your love for each other, but also your love for all of your family and guests.

And for those of you who weren’t there and want to hear about some of the awesome stuff that happened, let me sum it up: Lumina wore her mother’s wedding dress- she was stunning. The boys played Frisbee in their tuxes. Chris and Lumina practiced their first dance while we traipsed about in 90 degree heat for their portraits. Chris came down the aisle to the Rocky theme song (hence the punching…) and his incredible 92 year old aunt was their “Flower Queen”. There were a few raindrops during the ceremony, just enough for good luck. Lumina and her brother Damon lit a candle during the ceremony for her parents and I might have cried just a little. They danced their first dance to That’s Amoré and had everyone sing along. During Chris’s brother’s toast, we learned about the birdman (if you’re confused, there are photos).  Lumina and Chris played a hilarious shoe game, which I’m pretty sure ended in a tie. There was a bouquet toss from a stone balcony and a garter toss on a Frisbee and we all learned the lyrics to On The Way To Cape May, which you can also learn if you skip to the end of this post. And to cap it off, at the end of the night, drunk on awesomeness, we were all chauffeured back to the hotel in a traditional yellow school bus.  Everyone laughed and smiled A LOT.  Like, a lot. Especially me.

Thank you, Lumina and Chris, for creating such an amazing experience for your friends and family; what an absolutely perfect way to begin your married lives together. I love you both and can’t wait to see you back in Seattle very soon!  xx, Amy

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On The Way To Cape May

You looked so very pretty
When we met in Ocean City
Like someone oh so easy to adore
I sang this little ditty
On our way through Ocean City
Heading south along the Jersey shore

On the way to Cape May
I fell in love with you
On the way to Cape May
I saw my dreams come true

I was taken by your smile
As we drifted through Sea Isle
My heart was gone
When we reached Avalon

On the way to Cape May
Stone Harbor skies were blue
We were naming the day
When Wild Wood came in view

If you’re gonna be my spouse
We better head for that courthouse
On the way to Cape May
On the way to Cape May

  
  • July 17, 2017 - 9:01 am

    Audrey - Amazing photos! Her wedding ring is so unique!ReplyCancel

  • July 17, 2017 - 9:47 am

    Alicia - This looks like it was such a fun wedding! And your lighting throughout the day is spot on. Great job!ReplyCancel

  • July 17, 2017 - 9:48 am

    Lisa Kingsbury - This wedding looks like it was so much fun! They chose such an amazing venue, I bet you had a blast being their wedding photographer!ReplyCancel

  • July 17, 2017 - 11:33 am

    sarah - who wouldnt want portraits that look like they got married in a castle.. this is a dream, you captured them so very well! I love your style!ReplyCancel

  • July 17, 2017 - 1:39 pm

    EJ - Beautiful wedding, you captured it really well!ReplyCancel

  • July 17, 2017 - 2:18 pm

    Erinn - The bride looks absolutely gorgeous and like such a sweet lady. You captured the emotional wedding beautifully and the flower girl totally stole my heart. Lovely!ReplyCancel

  • July 17, 2017 - 2:29 pm

    Holly Montgomery - Gorgeous photos as always… LOVE the pink hair on the groomsman… LOVE the ring. Love the ring photo with the heart shadow. Love all the amazing moments captured. If I was the marrying type, you’d be destination-ing all the way to Canada!! <3ReplyCancel

  • July 17, 2017 - 3:47 pm

    yasiris - I love all the images but my favorite is that ring shot with the bible!!! Love it.ReplyCancel

  • July 17, 2017 - 4:30 pm

    Karen Shoufler - Beautiful wedding! They look like a fun couple!ReplyCancel

  • July 17, 2017 - 5:44 pm

    Sarah - These are so gorgeous! I love the guys hanging out in the morning. Your attention to detail is beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • July 17, 2017 - 6:00 pm

    Alekandra - Soo many fun elements during this wedding. I love the garter toss on the frisbee and the beach ball duru by the reception.ReplyCancel

  • July 17, 2017 - 8:16 pm

    Elizabeth - Ahh I love the toasts! So emotional and beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • July 17, 2017 - 9:20 pm

    Valerie - OH my goodness this wedding is amazing! I love the brides dress!ReplyCancel

  • July 17, 2017 - 11:28 pm

    Jamie - I love the story you’ve curated here. Everyone looks so natural and happy, and the location is stunning. Fabulous work!ReplyCancel

  • July 18, 2017 - 12:44 am

    Kate Gansneder - Looks like it was a fun and elegant wedding day. I adore her ring and the game of frisbee with the groomsmen!ReplyCancel

  • July 18, 2017 - 2:17 am

    Whitney - WOW What an incredible opportunity for you to document your friends wedding. I love photographing for friends and sharing in the joy of their big day! You captured everything flawlessly.ReplyCancel

  • July 18, 2017 - 6:48 am

    Tialyn - You captured the day beautifully and that RING!ReplyCancel

  • July 18, 2017 - 7:16 am

    Ashleigh - You captured their wedding day so beautifully! So many great photographs of happiness and joy!ReplyCancel

  • July 18, 2017 - 7:58 am

    Misty - HOLY!!! That venue is AMAZING, and these are all so stunning! I love that the guys were playing Frisbee before-hand. What a guy thing to do. HAHA!ReplyCancel

  • July 18, 2017 - 5:56 pm

    Kayla Grey - Gorgeous wedding! These are amazing! I’m in love with the horizontal ring shot, with her ring as the focal point! Incredible ring! That Frisbee shot before head! Nailed it!!ReplyCancel

  • July 19, 2017 - 6:18 am

    Sharee Davenport - Wow, chris luminas merion tribute house looks like a magical place for a wedding in Philedelphia! I seriously love her emotion during their first look + ceremony and that floral arch that they stood in front of during their ceremony is absolutely gorgeous! You did a beautiful job documenting their day!ReplyCancel

  • July 19, 2017 - 6:18 am

    Sharee Davenport - Wow, Merion tribute house looks like a magical place for a wedding in Philedelphia! I seriously love her emotion during their first look + ceremony and that floral arch that they stood in front of during their ceremony is absolutely gorgeous! You did a beautiful job documenting their day!ReplyCancel

  • July 19, 2017 - 6:50 pm

    Lynnea - Dreamy wedding, fabulous ring , gorgeous dress, and a great photographer!ReplyCancel

Karma Vinyards Wedding Amelia Soper PhotographyI honestly don’t know where to begin with this absolutely beautiful wedding. I’ll start by saying that every wedding is lovely in its own way; every couple is unique and everyone’s idea of the “perfect wedding” differs greatly. Some of my favorite couples didn’t care much for the pretty details of the wedding, they were more than happy just to be marrying the one who makes them the happiest in front of all of their favorite people. That being said, I’d totally be lying if I didn’t say how much I absolutely love those yummy little details, and this wedding right here? Oh it was chock full of all kinds of pretty! Katie and Josh’s rustic Karma Vineyards wedding was perfection. The table greenery, lemons, and vines gave it the unmistakable feel of the Italian countryside. Guests were transported up to the ceremony site, overlooking Lake Chelan, and then back down to the reception, by the most adorable little trolley. After some great toasts, some hysterical and some tearful, and a very tasty dinner, everyone headed inside to the affectionately-named “Cave” for dancing and cake.  I have to say, my very favorite part of the day had to be Josh’s dance with his mother, which started slow and quickly morphed into an amazing choreographed flash mob dancing to Flo Rida’s Cake. And ya’ll know how much I love Flo Rida. It was delightfully unforgettable. I cannot say enough about this wedding, this wonderful couple, and all of their family and guests. The entire day was filled with joy and love and just the right amount of shenanigans. Katie and Josh, your wedding day is most definitely right near the top of my all-time favorites and I am so grateful you chose to spend your day with me. xx, Amy

{Full Vendor List} Venue & Catering: Karma Vineyards // Coordinator: Mother of the Bride // Florist: Fleur de Lis Floral & Event Design // Hair & Makeup: Angela Caspers, AM Beauty // Katie’s Dress: Monique Lhuillier // Josh’s Suit: Hugo Boss // DJ: Michael Smith, DJ ONTIC // Photography: Amelia Soper Photography

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  • June 28, 2017 - 7:27 am

    Karen Shoufler - Love it! The vineyard, the water, the bridesmaids dresses and that close up of the bride!!!ReplyCancel

  • June 28, 2017 - 1:22 pm

    veronica - Such a beautiful wedding at the Karma Vineyards!! Love the bridesmaid dresses!ReplyCancel

  • June 28, 2017 - 6:00 pm

    Kayla Grey - What a gorgeous wedding! I love your work! Karma Vineyards has an incredible view, and I can’t get over the one of them in the back of the trolley! Love her dress, and the bridesmaids dresses!! <3ReplyCancel

  • July 3, 2017 - 9:38 am

    Joanna - That is a beautiful wedding venue. I love vineyards.ReplyCancel

Island Wedding at Friday Harbor House

Destination weddings are always fun, especially when I get to take a ferry to get there rather than standing in an airport security line. Ruth and Byron were married at Friday Harbor House in the San Juan Islands and I can’t imagine them having a more lovely day; the weather was beautiful, the view amazing, and the people all so incredibly lovely.  I especially loved how laid back and stress-free the day was. Byron and Ruth (and of course their pup, Norman) got ready together (which is always so sweet) and took their time enjoying the walk through town while we casually shot their portraits. The ceremony was short and sweet and dinner was amazing. Note: If you ever find yourself at Friday Harbor House, do yourself a favor and order the brussel sprouts. They are MAGICAL. I don’t even like brussel sprouts and this dish made me a convert- I learned the trick: Bacon jam. A hysterical slideshow hosted by Ruth’s parents concluded the formal reception. From there, the rest of the wedding evening was spent in town drinking and dancing the night away with all their friends and family at the local bar.  Thank you so much to Ruth and Byron and their wonderful families for creating such a beautiful celebration for everyone to enjoy. xx, Amy

{Full Vendor List} Venue: Friday Harbor House // Florist: Robin’s Nest // Hair & Makeup: Spa d’Bune // Caterer: Friday Harbor House // Desserts: Sweet Themes // Invitations: KLM Designs // Ruth’s Dress: Belltown Bride (Amy Kushel) // Byron’s suit: Nordstrom // Ring: Toni McCurdy, Seattle Diamonds // Assistant Photographer: Lucas Anderson // Photographer: Amelia Soper Photography

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  • June 22, 2017 - 10:38 am

    Karen Shoufler - Gorgeous! I love the puppy pics and the couple pictures.ReplyCancel

  • June 22, 2017 - 11:01 am

    Courtney Cannon - Love the earings on the real invite and that groom’s detail shot!!!ReplyCancel

  • June 22, 2017 - 11:47 am

    Kayla Grey - Beautiful island wedding! Love the view and location!! Such a pretty puppy!!ReplyCancel

  • June 22, 2017 - 12:22 pm

    Joanna - Love those wedding invitations!ReplyCancel

  • June 22, 2017 - 3:54 pm

    Ashley Durham - What a rad venue!!!!ReplyCancel

  • June 22, 2017 - 3:56 pm

    Angela Patrick - Gorgeous photos! I love that they got ready together and he was helping with her dress and shoes…that’s so sweet!ReplyCancel

  • June 22, 2017 - 4:12 pm

    Misty - What a gorgeous wedding! And an awesome location!!!!ReplyCancel

  • June 22, 2017 - 9:01 pm

    Stella - Everything about these is so pretty, and down to earth! A puppy never hurts either 😉ReplyCancel

Bonney Lake Newborn Session

This past weekend I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing this darling little human and his family (including his adorable furry big brother, Gunner). I shot Derek and Shannon’s wedding in 2015 and was thrilled to be able to catch up and see how their family has grown over the past two years.  Welcome to the world little Owen! xx, Amy

  
  • June 21, 2017 - 9:38 am

    Courtney Cannon - So sweet!! I love his bow tie!!ReplyCancel

  • June 21, 2017 - 9:54 am

    Kayla Grey - Beautiful in home newborn session! Owen is precious! I love their golden retriever! <3ReplyCancel

  • June 21, 2017 - 12:24 pm

    Karen Shoufler - These are precious! I love the ones on their bed!ReplyCancel

  • June 21, 2017 - 8:14 pm

    Abby - These are beautiful! I love the one of the mom looking at the camera but that little sweet pea is looking right up at her…ahhh my heart!ReplyCancel

  • June 22, 2017 - 5:38 am

    Jill - I LOVE these and really think there is nothing like a beautiful lifestyle newborn session!!! Great job!ReplyCancel

  • June 22, 2017 - 7:51 am

    Taylor - Love the dog and he looks so proud!ReplyCancel

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