Usually when I go back to Seattle, the rain fades and the sun starts to shine. But not this time, oh no! It was pouring with rain most of Saturday, and I have to say that although I wasn’t surprised, I was disappointed. Indoor portraits can be beautiful, but they’re technically pretty tough, and I definitely stretched my gear to its limits this time. Still, if you’re going to work inside, the Hyatt Olive 8 couldn’t be better; just outside the ballroom is a huge, bright space filled with natural light and cool, modern furnishings. The perfect spot for a joyous first look:
While we took a few portraits, I had one of the bridesmaids round up the bridal party for some group shots. Everyone was in great spirits and seemed more than happy to work with my silly suggestions.
I loved the girls’ dresses, and just look (again) at those amazing flowers. So pretty!
We were hoping to start in the ballroom area, then move around the hotel for a mix of backdrops and lighting – but it was pretty busy in the foyer, and the funky pool area was actually being used by swimmers (who knew?!) … so we stayed put and brought out the mustaches. Thank you, Archie McPhee!
Huge thanks to Becky and Deric and their fab friends for trusting me on this. I hope you like the results! Coming next: the ceremony.