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Wedding Photographer Olympia WA

Wedding Photographer Olympia WA, I love getting a combination of natural and recreated moments throughout the day. My favorite is the first look. People often wonder if that’s how they want to do things. Some of us fantasize about our partner waiting for us at the end of the isle. Some of us, including me, hope they will be uncontrollably emotional. Don’t worry if you plan to do a first look you will get to see that emotion right away and its all for you. When you go down the isle you will find they get a little emotional again so its like you get to experience that moment twice. The second time everyone gets to experience that too.

No matter the choice you make for your day make sure the choices are yours. This is your wedding and only the two of you can make it truly memorable and unique to you.

Being a wedding photographer in Olympia WA, has beautiful opportunities. If your new to the area like I was I highly recommend getting a consultation with Dawn and Lauren for make up and hair respectively. You can find one of our shoots together here. They do beautiful work that really compliments and highlights each brides features.

Wedding dresses are great, I have been using Lulus for a few months now and love their cost and speedy delivery. You could get bridesmaids and wedding dresses here. Sign up for their newsletter and you will likely get a nice percentage off here and there. Last week I got a 15% off coupon.

As a wedding photographer in the Olympia WA I understand all the beautiful locations to have ones special day. I think its important to be open to travelling. We love travelling and don’t mind it at all.

If your looking for a wedding photographer we hope we can of service to you. On this page you will find information about how we try to best serve our wedding clients, testimonials, examples of our work and links to wedding/engagement sessions I have done.

What kind of experience do I have:

I have over 17 years experience in photography. I am in love with gatherings of people whether its two individuals or everyone that is there to support them. I photograph events in addition to the wedding sessions, this is an advantage it means I am constantly working on capturing moments and moving quickly through those must have shots.

Where am I operating from:

I live in Olympia and am happy to travel to practically anywhere. I love the Olympia area it has beautiful opportunities for engagement sessions and wedding venues.

Who do I love working with:

I love working with who I call The Dream Team, Lauren and Dawn help make the sessions the best they can be! Lauren of LovelybyLaurenK does the most beautiful hair styles making her brides look free and relaxed all day, her braiding is my favorite. Dawn of dawnmakeupartistry_ is fantastic at what she does and really knows how to make a bride sparkle by brining out their true beauty.

How many other events will I shoot on your special weekend?

I will only have your event that particular day. We don’t want to risk double booking you, we know someone special that happened to and we dont want it to happen to you.

If your event runs late will I stay?

We will chat about what parts of the event you want photographed. Once you have your timeline figured out we will incorporate it into your package and contract. While everyone typically tries to keep on task at weddings sometimes stuff happens. We will charge you an additional fee in hour increments.

What will I wear?

I don’t like to distract from the event, I like to be able to move and move quickly. I typically wear black. Clothing that can breath so I don’t sweat. If you are familiar with Lane Bryant you will know about their swing tees. I will wear black pants of some kind, either loose fitting or active wear orientated. Black sneakers with great arch support of course! If this does not mesh with your vision I cannot help you 🙂

When do we get the images?

There will be a sneak peek on our blog about one week after the wedding. This will be our favs from your wedding that really capture the fun. You will receive a link to all your images from which you can download and share with others 8-10 weeks after your wedding.

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What do I recommend couples do on their wedding day?

Be true to yourselves, if that means having a superhero cake do it (we had Watchmen). Have a greeting line, its a great way to say hi and thank your guests AND photo wise its a great way to get pictures with everyone. Take some time for yourselves so you can enjoy each other and I can get photographs of you.



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