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Tony + Jen | A Small Intimate Wedding in the San Juan Islands

Last week, I was invited for an hour to document a small intimate wedding in Friday Harbor, WA.  A family of four wasVIEW FULL POST

Portrait of a Boatbuilder | Lyle Hess Cutter for Sale

Steven Brouwer just announced that he has just finished the hull of his exquisite Lyle Hess 32′ Bristol ChannelVIEW FULL POST

The Extreme Family Blending Experiment 2 |Nontraditional Parents Unite

It was last May that I published the first Extreme Family Blending Experiment post.  The fact that it has taken me tenVIEW FULL POST

Collegiate Sailing Regatta comes to Lopez Island! | Seattle Sailing Photography

This weekend my Lopez friends along with the WWU Sailing Team hosted a NCICSA Team Race right in our own  backyard.  IVIEW FULL POST

Sweet Grass Farm |Farm to Table | World’s Best Steak

In an attempt to get to know our neighbors here on the island, I visited Scott Myers over at Sweet Grass Farm. Its aVIEW FULL POST

50 images of 2015 | Destination Wedding Photographer

2015 was a crazy year. A year of rapid growth and major change.  I found my soulmate and tripled the size of my family.VIEW FULL POST

iPhoneographer: Can you go pro with just your iPhone?

Last week I was approached by a popular cellphone service provider who was expanding service into the San Juan Islands.VIEW FULL POST

Jen + Eric Elopement | Orcas Island Wedding Photography

Here’s a beautiful reason to elope in the San Juan Islands. No distractions, no menus, no bridal party dressVIEW FULL POST

Brent & Brooke | 9.19.2015 | Orcas Island Wedding Photography

A most likely of American-Australian couples, Brent and Brooke shared their special day with friends and family fromVIEW FULL POST

Mallory + Tyson | Orcas Island | Destination Wedding Photographers

Mallory and Tyson were just the sweetest pair of lovebirds.  Besides Turtlehead Farm being an AMAZING venue, the coupleVIEW FULL POST

Wedding Photography Prints in a Wooden Box

I always love handing these custom boxes over to the bride and groom.  I feel its important to make sure, in the end,VIEW FULL POST

Kim & Paul, an intimate Orcas Island wedding | San Juan Islands Wedding Photographers

On a private estate with panoramic views of the San Juan Islands, Kim and Paul hosted friends and family to witnessVIEW FULL POST

Farm to Table | San Juan Islands Farm Dinner | Jones Family Farms

A whole year and a half ago, Jake and I swung by the Jones Family Farm to say Hello. We were quickly invited to stayVIEW FULL POST

The Original Technomad | Steven K. Roberts

I had the pleasure of making a new friend the other day.  He gave me a tour of his one of kind world classVIEW FULL POST

The Extreme Family Blending Experiment

It all started with this cute little smile. You know Instagram, right?  (A smart phone social networking app that hasVIEW FULL POST

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Andre + Elizabeth | Lopez Island Wedding

My good friends asked me to grab a portrait of them on their special wedding day last September.  A strong LopezVIEW FULL POST

Bringing Siren Home | A Schooner Sailing Adventure

So we’ve been living aboard for almost a year now.  We have been having so much fun; I have gotten way behind onVIEW FULL POST

To grandmother’s house we go | San Juan Islands Portrait Photographer

The Oregon Coast is always magical.  Here’s some shots from Jake’s visit with his Nana V down near DepoeVIEW FULL POST

A jaunt in the woods

So, I grabbed my camera on my way out to hike up Lopez Hill the other day.  On the way down I pulled it out andVIEW FULL POST

Carli + Nick | Cancun, Mexico | Destination Wedding Photographer

It doesn’t get much better than this; a two day Caribbean beach wedding at a private resort on Mexico’s YucatanVIEW FULL POST

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How to milk a cow

Here on my sleepy ideal paradise island, I am actually surrounded by extremely hard working folk.  The type ofVIEW FULL POST

Lexi + David | A Lopez Island Wedding | Destination Wedding Photographers

Its not often that destination wedding photographers get to live right smack dab in the middle of theVIEW FULL POST

Out of Office Reply: Gone to Mexico | Destination Wedding Photographers

I visited the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico back in 2011.  This year, I’m finally headed back!  This time under theVIEW FULL POST

An evening with a family | San Juan Islands Portait Photography

Check out some of my faves from my latest portrait session on the Spit Preserve and Otis Perkins Beach, here on Lopez.VIEW FULL POST

Libby + Eric | Methow Valley Wedding

 A record breaking forest fire season this summer brought in a warm soft light to set the scene for this Methow ValleyVIEW FULL POST

Ashley + Rob | Roche Harbor Wedding

A Roche Harbor wedding has always carried an air of sophistication when its being compared to other destinations in theVIEW FULL POST

The Fall Equinox Ratzaria | San Juan Islands Photographers

The Ratza family hosted a wonderful pizza bake to celebrate some life changes and the Fall Equinox.  It couldn’tVIEW FULL POST

Maiden Voyage | My beginnings as liveaboard sailing photographer in the San Juan Islands

I think that most people that visit my website don’t realize that I live on a sailboat with my son. OurVIEW FULL POST

Mike + Kelsey | 7•19•2014 | Lopez Island Wedding

You may remember this cute couple from an engagement session this last winter.  Well, the time came this July for themVIEW FULL POST

Matthew + Sara | Port Townsend Wedding | 7.5.2014

What a lovely couple. While Sara was getting ready at The Bishop Hotel and Izadora Day Spa, Matthew was prepping hisVIEW FULL POST

Aboard the Spike Africa Sailing Schooner | A Lopez Islander Birthday Cruise

My friend, Jack, was the first person I ever met on Lopez.  I was honored to be invited to his 60th BirthdayVIEW FULL POST

Vessels of Intention | Lopez Island Artisan Series

When I was driving onto Mike’s property I was alarmed by a white sign pronouncing ATTENTION: CHAT LUNATIQUE IVIEW FULL POST

Beth + Ryan | San juan Islands Wedding Photography

Beth + Ryan, does it get any cuter?  Greenfield Farm & Gardens over on Fidalgo Island did a fantastic job of makingVIEW FULL POST

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Rite of Passage | San Juan Island Sailing | Pacific Northwest Documentary Photographer

This is Jake (6).  After dinner a couple of nights ago, I saw good conditions for a leisurely sail in our Minto dinghy.VIEW FULL POST

Living bread for Living People | Barn Owl Bakery | San Juan Islands Documentary Photography

Meet Nathan and Sage and Eden of Barn Owl Bakery.  They live in a modest cabin on a large farm.   They make allVIEW FULL POST

Avila’s Party

This is my friend, Avila.  She recently hit the ripe old age of three.  I brought my camera to her party.VIEW FULL POST

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Our island way of life is under threat. | San Juan Island Documentary Photographer

Seine: (pronounced ‘sane’),  is a large net with weighs on one edge and floats on the other that hangsVIEW FULL POST

The Island Effect | San Juan Islands Fine Art Photography

The light on the island is phenomenal.  I grew up in the suburbs of Atlanta.  The “City in the Trees”VIEW FULL POST

Kiteboarding on Lopez Island | San Juan Islands Storytelling

When Jake got home from school today, he said that Big Jake was out there with his kit thingee.  Oh cool.  Let’sVIEW FULL POST

Custom engraved boxes for prints and thumbdrives just showed up! | Plus a Style Me Pretty Feature!

Äraminta & Doug’s custom wooden box with thumbdrive just came in the mail.  I think they will like them.  IVIEW FULL POST

A Potters Life in Paradise

  Tuesday, I stopped in on my good island friend, Josh Ratza, for a self guided tour of his workspace.  HeVIEW FULL POST

Iceberg Point in Winter | Pacific Northwest Photographic Storytelling

Known as the “do not miss” thing to see/do on Lopez, Iceberg Point stands as one of the most magical ofVIEW FULL POST

Äraminta + Doug | San Juan Island Elopement | 2.14.2014

So, don’t let anyone tell you that elopements can’t be special.  I was honored to be the onlyVIEW FULL POST

J + J Photobooth

Jared + Jennifer’s Winter Wedding at Broadway Hall had a fun photobooth happening.  Here’s a little video IVIEW FULL POST

J + J | 12.27.2013 | Bellingham, WA | San Juans Islands Wedding Photographer

As a natural light photographer, when Jennifer and Jared told me it was going to be a late December wedding , IVIEW FULL POST

Greyson

Here’s a wonderful little fellow that was a joy to get to know.  Meet Greyson.VIEW FULL POST

Morning light | Lopez Island | San Juan County Landscapes

Every photographer knows the beauty of morning light.  Usually when good light occurs, a photographer goes into a sortVIEW FULL POST

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Move over DVDs

Don’t tell them, but I have a surprise in the mail for Seth + Andrea.  Its a new form of digital negativeVIEW FULL POST

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Wok on Water | Stand Up Paddleboarding Beach Fry | Lopez Island

Its not everyday that a local business sets up their goodies for  anyone to come play for free while theVIEW FULL POST

April + Melissa | Lake Padden Wedding | San Juan Islands Wedding Photographer

On the 26th of October of this year, a handful of friends met on a small dock of Lake Padden outside of Bellingham,VIEW FULL POST

Kelsey + Mike Engaged | San Juan Islands Wedding Photographer

Kelsey + Mike are so cute! I feel privileged to be documenting their wedding next summer here on Lopez. Its the perfectVIEW FULL POST

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Seth + Andrea | A Southern Plantation Wedding (on crutches)

n 490:  the number of pounds of motorcycle that fell on my leg. 9: the number of pieces of metal required to put myVIEW FULL POST

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A Southern Plantation Wedding Rehearsal Dinner | Seth + Andrea

Last month, Jessie and I flew out East for a South Georgia Plantation wedding.  It was one of those big ones that onlyVIEW FULL POST

The Resurrection Collection I

A collection of images dug up from the archives circa 2001-2004.    VIEW FULL POST

Another Pilgrimage to Jackson, Part II (The Bill Ohrmann Encounter)

So at this point we are getting in the grungy groove of car camping.  Feeling good, eating good.  MakingVIEW FULL POST

Another Pilgrimage to Jackson, Part I (Getting There)

When Marley, our golden retriever, passed away this year, we all knew that his ashes ultimately were to end up inVIEW FULL POST

Kim + Nick

Remember that Seattle Gasworks Engagement Session  I posted a few months ago?  Nick followed through with hisVIEW FULL POST

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Stephen + Tobie

My post for weddings keep getting longer and longer.  It must be because my partner (Jess) and I are becoming aVIEW FULL POST

The month of Fogust | San Juan Islands Editorial Photography

So I’ve lived on Lopez for over a month now, and I think I saw 2 clouds.  Now that its the weird month ofVIEW FULL POST

Jennifer + Jared. Pacific Northwest Engagement Photography

I’m honored to be a part of this lovely couple’s wedding on December 27th this year.  (Think WinterVIEW FULL POST

Mudgushing on Fathers Day | San Juan Island Portrait Photography

Jessie planned the best Fathers Day for me this year.  One of the stops included some mudgushing.  It felt sooooo good.VIEW FULL POST

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Love on Lopez | San Juan Islands Wedding Photography

We had just finished unpacking our bags when the 4th of July commotions started.  The cheers and chortlingVIEW FULL POST

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The Whatcom Skillshare Faire

Be sure to mark your calendars for this years Skillshare Faire, (Sept. 21-22.)  Its a fun easy way to learn a new skillVIEW FULL POST

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We moved to Lopez Island | San Juan Islands Life Portraits

It was all fate.  During a spontaneous trip on Mothers Day, friends of friends offered their lawn for us to pitch toVIEW FULL POST

Leather Wedding Guestbook Albums = fun.

Blow your guests’ minds the way Tory + Jamie did with their photo album/guestbook. Take an awesome engagementVIEW FULL POST

Tory + Jamie. Wedding Story Telling.

Tory & Jamie are as sweet as they come.  Their love for one another makes my job easy. RememberVIEW FULL POST

 

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