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John & Bart | Carnation, WA | Private Estate | Wedding Photography

I had the pleasure of meeting Bart & John at Melanie & Trenton’s ah-mazing treehouse wedding (see photos here) about one year ago.  (Mel and Bart work together.)  And I am so glad I did.  Bart and John had a moving, loving, gorgeous wedding at a friend’s private estate in Carnation, WA in September 2015.

Where to start with all the fun stuff?  The Babes of Honor and their hot pink dresses?  The gorge pink flowers from Jon at Countryside Floral and Garden?  The ceremony set in the “back yard” of the estate, alongside a tree trunk and family/friends?  Or maybe I could describe the couple’s moving vows, their heartfelt words that brought tears to the eyes of everyone present?  Little did I know that later on, all the toasting and speeches would have very one in tears yet again.  Such happiness, such love, I was honored to be a part of this special union.  Or perhaps I can tell you about the suits (Hugo Boss and Peter Millar), or Bart’s parents who came all the way from Holland to witness the ceremony?  Maybe even describe the food that Seattle Ginger chef Jennifer Asmundson created for them!  The dessert table, the cake for Mr. & Mr., the delectable dinner, it was all just perfect.

Bart - Thank you Amanda for the beautiful memories you created of our magical day! We will enjoy the photos for many years to come.

Melanie & Trenton | Treehouse Point | Wedding Photography | Fall City, WA

Melanie & Trenton got married on a chilly January day last year.  There was frost on the ground, and beautiful mist in the air.  But the sun was shining, which made everything magical.  This was my first visit to Treehouse Point in Fall City, WA.  And WOW, what a cool place.  They even have a TV show about the tree houses.  Almost all of Mel’s family had the privilege of staying in one of the tree houses for the wedding weekend.  Mel and Trenton enjoyed a small, intimate ceremony with a few select guests, inside one of the larger rooms just off the main house.  Their ring-bearer was sure cute (and hairy!).  I just love the detail shots I was able to capture in the frost.

John & Bart | Carnation, WA | Private Estate | Wedding Photography » Wedding & Portrait Photographer Amanda Howse - […] of meeting Bart & John at Melanie & Trenton’s ah-mazing treehouse wedding (see photos here) about one year ago.  (Mel and Bart work together.)  And I am so glad I did.  Bart and John had […]

Anjali & Ashish | Sheraton Seattle & Bellevue Wedding Photography | Indian Wedding | Seattle, WA

I had the pleasure of spending two nights in December around X-mas with Anjali & Ashish.  When I first met them in a bar at The Sheraton in Seattle to go over their wedding details, we hit it right off.  I loved their ideas for photos, and we decided to add-on an engagement session “after” the ceremony, so we could get some traditional engagement photos.  I can’t wait for that session!

Ashish currently lives in Bellevue, and Anjali is attending college on the East Coast (Florida to be exact.)  She will be moving to Seattle once her studies are completed, and she looks forward to her new life with her husband.

Night one found us all in Bellevue, as the couple celebrated the ring ceremony, and their marriage with lots of dancing and photos by a Xmas tree.  Gifts were bestowed, and food partaken in.  Night two found us all a little more relaxed, and the couple took their time getting ready at The Sheraton in Seattle.  Hair and make-up was done by the amazing Arianna Scott.  Portraits and attire was a little more formal, as we dined and danced on the 35th floor in the Cirrus Ballroom.

mendez maternity | Puyallup WA photographer

I lucked out and scheduled my sister-in-law’s maternity photos for the day before she would give birth! (totally on a fluke too as she wasn’t due until 10 days later!) Leah was the first one of my hubby’s siblings to have a baby, and being the only girl of 3 kids, she will be the only one of the siblings to actually have a baby… 😉
We had fun playing in my in-law’s new house and yard, along with hanging at the Mendez place. Little Elizabeth has one of the coolest baby rooms ever. Her daddy is an artist, and he painted the tree and owl mural on her wall above the crib! She is already styling with tons of clothes and shoes. Leah and Oscar were simply glowing as we took these photos. If only they had known at the time that they would be meeting her the next day!!

maternity session | reno, nv photographer

I had the immense pleasure of spending some time with a dear friend during her second pregnancy. I missed meeting her new son by a mere two days, but we had a blast getting some cute tummy, family, and maternity photos. Her son Alek was such a ham. And his red/orange hair was just too cute! HIs big grazel eyes (gray + hazel) photograph so well. I simply adored his little brother’s mini-crib. All the neutral colors in their house were a photographers dream! All photos were taken in Reno, NV in their gorgeous new home, and in Pixella Studios.