Katie & Jeremy : Point Defiance Wedding, Tacoma, WA

Katie & Jeremy sat with me at Starbucks and told me about their wedding plans. They were getting married at Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma, WA and I could not have been more excited. I LOVE the zoo, and it was easy for me to know that I was going to love spending the day with these two.

The morning of the wedding, I walked into the bride’s hotel room and it was honestly the most peaceful wedding morning I had ever seen. Katie and her 4 bridesmaids had their hair and makeup done and were taking some time sitting on the bed chatting. Katie’s lovely mama was there making sure the bride had everything she needed. It was calm, it was easy, and we felt so at home with these two. Jeremy is no different, his attention to the people around him and care for his friends and family is evident. Katie & Jeremy were not stressed, they were not overwhelmed, they were very much involved in the moments of the day. Allowing themselves to soak it all in and be present as things happened.

Jeremy’s brother-in-law officiated the ceremony, and I always love when the officiant is close to the couple. The ceremony is so personal and I definitely cried as they exchanged their vows. As the sun set in Tacoma, these two danced the night away with their friends and family, and maybe even took a photo next to the jellyfish. Because ZOO WEDDINGS ARE SO MUCH FUN! This Point Defiance Wedding was one of my favorites from 2015!

Now, onto the images!

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A HUGE thank you to the vendors who made this day possible!

Venue : Point Defiance Zoo & Aquariumhttp://www.pdza.org/weddings

Photographer : Kelsey Lynne Photographyhttp://kelseycody.wpengine.com

Florist : Bee’s Floristhttp://www.beesfloristcovington.com

Hair & Makeup : Pacific Avenue Salon & Spahttp://www.pacificavenuesalonandspa.com

Dress : Brides for a Causehttp://bridesforacause.com

Coordinator : Cassie Renae Eventshttps://cassierenaeevents.wordpress.com


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Jessica & Rob – Downtown Tacoma Engagement Session

Jessica & Rob. These two are so perfect for each other.

They are getting married this summer in California, and I am SO excited to be able to jump on a plane to photograph their beautiful wedding.

After high school, I went through a program called Generational Leadership. After my student year, I was on staff for 2 years. My second year on staff I met Jessica. She is smart, and kind, and strong. And my family was lucky to have Jessica move into our home for a year. We got to be better friends, but also to have moments where we became family.

When she brought Rob to our home last year to meet him, our family fell in love with him. Rob is the perfect match for Jess. We love how they both are smart, and strong, and deep. These are two people who it is so much fun to just sit for hours and talk, because they are full of wisdom and knowledge.

We were able to snap some engagement photos the week following Christmas, and we were incredibly surprised with the sunshine that peeked out and said hello. I mean, December SUNSHINE is basically a Christmas Miracle in Washington. We met in Tacoma, one of my favorite locations to photograph in. I love the urban feel, but also the Ruston Way area, because I think the sound looks so beautiful!

Here are my favs!

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Peter & Tiffany : Downtown Tacoma Wedding

Peter & Tiffany.

This was our last wedding of 2015, and let me tell you, it was the BEST way to end such a fabulous year. Some people might think an October wedding in Washington might be rainy, but the weather was perfect for their day, and we were able to get some of my favorite images of all time. Tiffany was one of the most relaxed brides and she took time to enjoy all of the moments of the day. When Pete saw Tiffany as she walked down the aisle, he lit up.

Their wedding was held at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Tacoma and their reception was at Historic 1625 Tacoma Place! Kyle and I also were married at 1625, so it was really fun to be back to the venue that hold so many memories for us.

The dinner was delish, the toasts were full of laughter and heartfelt words, and Tiffany’s 3 sisters even put on some bling to perform a rap of one of their favorite songs together. It was priceless. There was an amazing Churro Sundae Bar and some of the best dancing I have ever seen. Needless to say, the wedding was perfection.

Pete & Tiff, Thank YOU! Thank you for allowing us to capture one of the most important day of your lives! We love your families and we are so grateful to call you friends! Next time we are in Portland, let’s do dinner!

Now, to the images!

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Can we please talk about these Badgley Mischka shoes?!? #GORGEOUS

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Pete surprised Tiffany with some TIFFANY & Co. Presents!

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And Tiff surprised Pete with a Citizen Watch!

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One of my favorite images from 2015, isn’t it just so full of joy?!

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Sister Selfie!

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Pete & Tiff met playing soccer, so it was only fitting to take a photo with the thing that brought them together. A Soccer Ball.

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A BIG Thank You to the Vendors that we worked with!

Photography : Kelsey Lynne Photgraphy | www.kelseylynnephotography.com

Videography : Eleven Eleven Films | www.elevenelevenfilms.org

Reception Venue : Historic 1625 Tacoma Place | http://www.historic1625tacomaplace.com

Flowers : Metropolitan Market in Tacoma | https://metropolitan-market.com

Hair : Christina Miller, SEVEN Salon | http://www.7salon.com/

Makeup : Sasa Raahgozar, Hair Lounge | http://hairlounge.com/

Caterer : Mama Stortini’s | http://www.mamastortinis.com/

Churros : Churros Locos | https://www.facebook.com/Churros-Locos-227248220747283/

Wedding Dress : Something Blue Bridal in Puyallup | http://www.somethingblueboutique.com/


We are now booking for 2016 weddings! If you are looking for a wedding photographer, we would love to document your day! Feel free to send us an e-mail in the contact form above!

Amber & John : Downtown Tacoma Wedding

Amber & John.

These two are so incredibly loved and so incredibly wonderful. Their April wedding was one of my favorites and they said “I Do” surrounded by hundreds of people who genuinely think that they are the best thing ever. Our sometimes challenging Seattle weather was on it’s best behavior and sun broke through the clouds for the majority of the day!

They got ready at the Courtyard Marriott in Downtown Tacoma. This is by far one of my favorite hotels to photograph the beginning of the wedding day. The rooms have beautiful decor + large windows that let in beautiful natural light.

From there, we headed around Tacoma for some portraits of the bride & groom, and then to the Pacific Lutheran University campus where the ceremony was held for some photos on the grounds with the bridal party before the ceremony started. The grounds are BEAUTIFUL! Loved all of the brick buildings and natural feel of the trees. Not to mention, the chapel where the ceremony was held is perfection. Beautiful tall ceilings, gorgeous window light, and pews make for such a classically beautiful setting for a wedding.

The reception was held at The Star Center, and friends and family danced the night away. Both sets of parents gave the sweetest toasts and I may have shed a tear listening to such sweet words from John’s Dad expressing how proud he was of his son and his new daughter.

Here are some of my favorite images from the day!

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A Big Thank You to the other Vendors who made this wedding beautiful!

Videography : Jon Goodgion

Ceremony Venue : Pacific Lutheran University, Kilworth Memorial Chapel

Reception Venue : The Star Center

Officiant : Pastor Ryan Williams

Photography : Kelsey Lynne Photography

We are now booking for 2016 weddings! If you are tying the knot, we would love to capture your wedding day! Send us an e-mail in the Contact form above!