Golden Gardens Trash The Dress Session: Hailey + Stan

May 1, 2009 | Trash the Dress

Hailey and Stan got married last fall out near Spokane where they live.  I wasn’t available to cover their wedding, but after our very fun engagement session on July 4th last year they decided it would be fun to meet again for some post-wedding dress-trashing pics.  Yeah!

Hailey wanted to get some cute beachy pictures, so of course I had to introduce them to my favorite watery Seattle spot, Golden Gardens.  If you haven’t been to Golden Gardens on a sunny evening then you pretty much haven’t lived!  They loved the beach, of course, and Hailey even braved the icy cold waters for a quick paddle … and I was very impressed to see how she managed to keep smiling, it was so cold in there!

They brought along the newest addition to the family, their super cute mini dachshund Jack.  He’s a little bit camera shy, but I could resist at least trying to get some cute shots of him too (and I got the most adorable family portrait of the three of them together!)

We finished the evening with a couple of shots down at the market (Stan proposed with a flying fish so the market has a lot of meaning for them).  Thanks guys for travelling so far for your photos – and I’m already looking forward to next time!

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© 2009 Kate McElwee Photography


  1. I LOVEEEEE the one of them kissing in b/w with the trees leading up from them. Gah! Amazing!!! Such a great session and a GORGEOUS location!

  2. LOVE trash the dress sessions! You did a great job with this one. The silhouette in front of the Pike Place Market is great too!

  3. It was worth the wait! Love them so much. You are AMAZING!

  4. beautiful! I love how you take such different shots everytime you do a shoot there. It always looks a bit different.


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