Seattle Wedding: Alyssa + Aaron

Nov 22, 2010 | Weddings

Ahhhhh, Alyssa.  Such a good friend …  Such an amazingly patient lady!  It’s been well over a month since my trip back to Seattle, WA to photograph my dear friend Alyssa’s wedding, and I’m so happy I get to finally share some teasers!  This was a super fun day for me as I was just one part of an awesome photography team; the other players were my dear friends Laurel McConnell, Barbie Hull and Jenny Jimenez.  I know you’re probably thinking that four wedding photographers is a little excessive – but maybe not so much when you’re a wedding and portrait photographer yourself.  🙂

I started my day with some getting ready photos at the Comfort Suites on Lower Queen Anne in Seattle.  I loved the wallpaper in the bathroom and had to grab a fun shoe shot in there:

Alyssa’s bridesmaid Erin’s face cracks me up so much in that last photo above.  I am hoping she sees the funny side of me posting it.  🙂  With the dress on, time for a couple of cute window-light portraits:

For the first look I took a back seat as Laurel worked her magic.  I ended up scrambling around in some bushes trying to find a good vantage point – much to Aaron and Alyssa’s amusement when they spotted me!

Laurel led the portrait session over at the EMP, and I grabbed a few candids here and there.  I love how Aaron looks at Alyssa, I love how Alyssa giggles, and I love their sense of fun.  🙂

The EMP is famous for its crazy pink wall.  Love the cotton candy shots there!

Barbie, Laurel and I split the ceremony coverage.  In hindsight it may have been a little much having three photographers roaming around Parson’s Garden (it’s so tiny!) but it was really nice knowing that I could focus on the long shots while Laurel was working the wide lens and Barbie was funking it up with her toy camera.  I LOVE this first shot of Alyssa tearing up as her dad walks her down the aisle …

The ceremony was beautiful, really personal and with tons of laugh-out-loud moments.  Aaron looked so sweetly at his bride, and Alyssa belly laughed as only she can.  Loves!

After the ceremony I grabbed this photo of Aaron and Alyssa hugging Alyssa’s brother – such a sweet moment.

Thank you, Aaron & Alyssa, for a super fun Seattle wedding day, and for your AMAZING patience.  Your guys rock xx.


  1. GORGEOUS!!!! Wow, the light during their ceremony was just amazing. I think I like you as the second photog – you really did an amazing job with the moments! The cotton candy images are my favorites!!

  2. How adorable are the shots with cotton candy!?!

    Looks like a fun time and I love Alyssa’s birdcage veil and parasol.

  3. Thank you ladies 🙂

  4. Kate!! I LOVE these, so many gorgeous photos and beautiful moments, totally takes me back. Love the photo of us hugging my brother, putting on the dress, my sister’s tiny hands holding the bouquet, okay, I love all of them! Thanks for being such an amazing photographer and friend! Love ya!

  5. Wow Kate…these are simply stunning! Probably the best shoe shot I’ve seen this season! My other favs are Alyssa’s bridal portraits; then her fierce look through the columns; and the B&W shot of her glancing at the crowd thru her veil. Beautiful work!



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