Museum of Glass and Union Station Madness: Tecla + Craig

Jun 11, 2008 | Weddings

I am so behind with my blogging – goodness, it’s been almost a week! Well, I have lots of exciting new things to post over the next couple of weeks, including some fabulous new boudoir. To start things off with a bang, here are some teaser photos from Tecla and Craig’s incredibly fun wedding in Tacoma last Saturday.

I started off the day with Tecla and her mom and bridesmaids at the Courtyard by Marriot hotel. It was a great location for the getting ready photos, and the staff was super accommodating. I had lots of fun using the grand staircase and chandelier to showcase Tecla’s dress, and the natural light in their room was great for the getting ready shots – oh, and how adorable are her flower girls?!

We made use of the stairwell again for Tecla and Craig’s first look.

It was pretty miserable outside, especially for June, but I found a fab brick wall to add some color to the family shots.

After the formals, I took the wedding party down around Union Station and the Museum of Glass and we had so much fun. I love working with large wedding parties, especially when they’re up for striking a pose!

I love the expressions on the girls’ faces in this shot – and the guys were just as much fun, if a little naughtier. Just moments after the shot below, they all decided to moon me – I will spare you the images for now, though!

We had a few minutes left after the wedding party photos for some couple portraits. I just LOVE the Chihuly stained glass window at Union Station – what an amazing backdrop.

The ceremony was held inside at the Museum of Glass – we were so disappointed that it wasn’t outside, but the gray sky was threatening us with rain all day, and it was getting a little cool out.

After the ceremony, my awesome second shooter Anna and I headed back to Union Station to get detail and room shots. I was blown away by how beautiful it is there – such a huge, airy space and all the glass makes it so unique.

After the toasts and first dances, Tecla and Craig had a money dance which was great fun to watch. Soon after, Anna and I set up the photobooth – something that Tecla was apparently very excited about. Her guests seemed pretty happy about it too, and they needed no persuasion to play up to the camera.

Towards the end of the evening, I stepped out for some final couple portraits. It was pitch black out, but the glass was illuminated and I played around a little with my video light.

The whole reception was great, thanks in large part to my favorite DJ of all time, Chris Graves. Tecla and Craig also incorporated so many cool elements into the celebration … there was a candy buffet, a chocolate fountain, and best of all, horse-drawn carriage rides around Tacoma! Congratulations on a fantastically fun day and see you soon for your trash the dress session!


  1. Wow, what an amazing wedding. And the images, just so beautiful
    I love all the color you got in the glass, and what a fun wedding party.

  2. That jumping shot is awesome!

  3. We LOVE them!!! We can’t wait to see the rest and do the trash the dress!!! Thank you so much Kate you are the greatest!!

  4. wow!!! the pictures are amazing!!! i love them… tecla looks beautiful. The angles are great!!!

  5. What an awesome location – which you totally rocked! WOW! I’m speechless in a good way 😉

  6. Kate…these are WONDERFUL. I wish you were doing my wedding!!! There are some definite must take shots in here I have to borrow!


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