Most people have heard of the first look, the mini session just before the ceremony where the bride and groom see each other in a private setting, maybe say a prayer or share a glass of champagne and gather themselves for the rest of the day. It’s not for everyone, but for those who…

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Hi there! Steph, here. This past weekend we celebrated my thirty-fourth birthday, and the occasion got me thinking about how amazing the past year has been. It has been so full of changes and new friends and adventures, I decided to share with you thirty-four things I loved in my thirty-fourth year. I’m contemplating making…

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When I was younger, I remember feeling like I was a failure if a friendship didn’t work out. I don’t remember where I found it or who may have shown it to me, but I read a quote about friendship that forever changed the way I looked at my relationships. “People come into your life…

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When you boil them down to their core, weddings are big parties, thrown in the name of celebrating the awesome love between two people. There is eating and dancing and laughing and more fun in one eight hour period than most others you will live through. That being said, there are still some manners of…

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Family is one of the most important elements of a wedding. If it wasn’t for the desire to share the biggest and most important ritual of your relationship with loved ones, we would have no weddings at all. It isn’t necessary to have a wedding in order to get married. All you truly need is…

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Hannah and Kevin are one of the sweetest couples. They’re both extremely smart, love the outdoors and completely lit up when we suggested shooting their engagement photos in South Lake Tahoe. We were a little concerned when the weather predicted rain, but it turned out to be the most beautiful spring day. It was such…

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Finding the perfect wedding photographer can be a daunting task. There are so many and each one has a different style and approach to capturing your most important day yet. So how is a bride to decide? Here are five questions you should ask potential photographers to ensure they’re the perfect fit for you and your…

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Mother’s Day is May 14, and if you’re like us, you’re trying to find something unique and awesome for your mom, something other than a bouquet of beautiful tulips or another pair of earring. Not that Mom won’t like those things, but we’ve been there. And done that. And we are on the hunt for…

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When we learned that Gabe had proposed to Kasey at Brownsville Marina, we knew we’d found a couple after our own hearts. A few weeks ago, Kasey and Gabe returned to Brownsville Marina with us in tow to shoot their engagement photos.   It was perfect for us. To combine our love for photography, our…

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I love the ferry. It’s actually one of my favorite things about living in the Pacific Northwest. There’s something peaceful and somewhat romantic about the motor vessels that carry people across the Puget Sound almost all day every day of the week that I’m not sure people get. First thoughts about the ferry generally include vinyl seats packed…

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We are Jim and Stephanie, husband and wife wedding photographers. We live on a 36 foot sailboat in the Pacific Northwest with our dog, Katie, our dreams of adventure, and our Chemex coffee maker. 

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