This may be the only wedding I’ve been to where the date was chosen, at least in part, based on the five day forecast.   

Just when I thought I was done shooting for the year I got an email asking if I was available and interested in photographing a last minute smaller than small wedding.

Yes, of course, small weddings are my favorite and Friday mornings in December are usually spent in front of a computer doing things I could easily push back a few hours.  

My enthusiasm only increased when I discovered the two parks being considered – Pioneer Park and Luther Burbank –  which are both high on my list of all time favorite places.

And so a little adventure began with a walk through the enchanged forest of Pioneer Park to a favorite lookout point not far from their home.  Next came a sweet ceremony where I was both photographer and witness.  I love that just as Seattle wedding officient extrordanaire  Annemarie Juhlian was talking about best friends a small dog appeared and walked right through the ceremony.    Afterwards we headed to Luther Burbank Park for sun soaked portraits amongst long lasting fall colors and bright blue skies.  Aside from the winter coats you’d never guess was December in the Seattle area. 

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  • Steve Lewis - Very cool. I wish I’d get a phone call like that. Awesome!December 15, 2011 – 10:07 am

  • Tara Colburn - What a great location! Love that you captured the additional 4 legged witness. 🙂December 15, 2011 – 7:34 pm

  • Tamara Curry - What a sweet story. I wish I had the guts to get married like this or that I loved the idea enough for me…Congratulations and best wishes to the couple! You more than did their big day justice.December 16, 2011 – 4:22 pm

  • Maïa - I like your wordpress plugin at the beginning of your posts ! ‘might steal it :pDecember 17, 2011 – 2:31 pm


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Maybe it’s the fact that The Little Mermaid was the last cartoon I watched as a kid. (I’m not actually that old, just had an old soul and decided I was too mature for that kind of thing at age 9.) Maybe it’s the fact that I’ve really taken a liking to photographs that genuinely depict real moments within a family and this is a great underwater portrait example of that. Maybe it’s just because it’s so dang cute. I’m not sure. Maybe it’s all of those things that make it one of those pictures I still love months after it’s creation.

A few others that tie for second place for my favorite of the session:

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  • Timothy | Big Island Wedding Photographer - Cute images. You’ve given me some ideas for the future. My wife wants to teach our future baby to swim at earliest possible. I’ve got to take pictures of the event. Especially under water. Nice work.September 1, 2011 – 12:58 am

  • joshi daniel - super cool and colorful!October 21, 2011 – 8:35 am