Last Saturday I hopped in my car and headed out to Edgewood, Washington for a maternity shoot with Katie and her husband Brian. Those images are to come, but first I just couldn’t wait to share with you their three-year-old daughter (soon to be big sister), Chorus.

Katie & Brian are a wonderfully fun, happy couple and it should have been no surprise to me that their little girl possessed WAY too much sparkle and personality for just one kid. She was such a joy to photograph and I look forward to taking the first photos of their expected little boy. As I’ve said, there are more photos from our shoot to come, but for now, here’s Chorus…


While staving off sleep tonight, knowing I have to get up early on a Saturday to drive into Bellevue for a routine blood draw (how I HATE needles!!), I decided to drum up some new edits from a few bitsy moments of years past. I am reminded that everything really is in the details.

All of those little things that brides stay up late on a Tuesday night trying to get just right. Sea shells or tea lights? Dusty Rose or Raspberry? Tiered cake? Cupcake? Heels or flip-flops? Flowers or fans?

Most importantly, how will this wedding be remembered as MY wedding?

These are the things I love most to document. In ten years it may seem silly that these things at one point consumed all your waking hours, but they did. There is a reason for the madness. This myriad of tiny little decisions are what make your day truly yours. I’d like to think that all of these pieces should be remembered. Here I share with you some new favs… in true Holga fashion. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • April 25, 2009 - 7:29 am

    Brenda - You are a beautiful writer, Miss Amy…I feel your heart in every sentence. You are absolutely right…it is all about the details.

    LOVE is in the details.

    Brenda E.ReplyCancel

  • April 25, 2009 - 10:17 am

    J.Nichole - You are a master detail photographer too – which makes those massively important tiny things so much more momentous and beautiful.


Stuck inside today (not feeling well) I decided it might be fun to play with some old images from a wedding assist I did back in 2007. I love using different filters and effects to create more interesting images…especially when I’m just playing around for giggles.

Stay tuned for lots more in May- henna bellies, photos from Mexico, weddings on waterfronts, and a post-marriage wedding celebration for a bride’s distant family… all coming soon!


Today I jetted out with my fellow photo-geek, Evan, in search of some quirky places to shoot. Neither of us could remember location scouting for fun since we began photography school years ago and we had a lot of fun poking around the Seattle area. I highly recommend Fremont & Ballard. Keep an eye out for some of these shots in this year’s upcoming engagement and wedding photos!


On February 21st we were fortunate enough to attend and photograph Ellen & Scott’s gorgeous wedding in Seattle. It was a beautiful wedding filled with peacock feathers, exotic flowers, and jewel-toned dresses. We started off over in Roanoke at St. Patrick’s church, after which the wedding party cruised around Seattle in a party bus driven by someone who really didn’t know Seattle… ๐Ÿ™‚ After a little looping around we eventually made it to the Seattle waterfront, the Space Needle, and Dad Watson’s (where they had their first date!) before arriving at The Canal in Ballard for the reception. After an awesome night of toasts, dancing, and great music, Scott & Ellen were sent off with a procession of sparklers! Here are a few of my favorite images…

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