I could of never dreamed of the beauty I witnessed on this day.

The light was perfection, location even more than that, and to top it all off, I got to photograph a talented and beautiful friend.

Lauren and I went to Brooks together- she was just named one of Rangefinder’s 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography. She’s pretty incredible. To be able to collaborate with such a beautiful soul was amazing. She took some photos of me also- it was such a fun adventure, especially to see how far each of us have come in these past 3 years.

We had florals done by the amazing Sara Jane of Terra Bella Flowers. You must get florals done by her- she makes some stunning creations. Also, giving her creative freedom to make us crowns and a bouquet was the best choice because we were floored by what she came up with. Gold and warm rich toned florals were the perfect combination with our location and outfits!

Lauren and I hiked up the 1.9 miles (in full dress- we did have good hiking boots on though!) to the top with as Lauren put it “too many tote bags.” I’ve honestly never hiked with this much gear and clothes ever, so it was a challenge. People also probably thought we were insane since we had our flower crowns on our heads the entire time! We claimed we wouldn’t stay until there was basically no light, but who are we kidding? The light just kept getting better so we definitely hiked down 1.9 miles in the pitch dark. (I remembered my head lamp, don’t worry!) Probably not the smartest decision in my life but it’s one I’ll never regret because this was once in a lifetime kind of light. The best light I have ever seen. What a perfect November day.

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Florals: Terra Bella Flowers

Lauren’s white dress: Anthropologie 

Lauren’s Maroon dress: Free People 

Location: Rattlesnake Ridge

Go check out Lauren’s work HERE.

  • dorothy - December 18, 2014 - 10:38 am

    holy shit karen. these are incredible. some of your best work. that light is insane! yes, the best light I’ve ever seen. wow.ReplyCancel

  • Vivian Larson - December 18, 2014 - 5:07 pm

    Wow!!!!! Just Wow!!!ReplyCancel

  • Ruth - December 18, 2014 - 5:45 pm

    DANG GIRL!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kylie Kreikemeier - December 19, 2014 - 1:27 am

    These are some of the best photos I’ve ever seen! LOVE!ReplyCancel

  • Dana Pleasant - December 19, 2014 - 7:14 pm

    So gorgeous Karen!ReplyCancel

I don’t know if I’ve ever been to a more romantic wedding. A fur jacket, twinkle lights filling their ceremony, a sweet first dance and amazing fall colors. We couldn’t of been luckier with the weather in Seattle on a November day. Every detail was beautiful from her jewelry to his Air Force uniform.

He calls her “sweetie” and she lights up. They made me laugh the whole day and we definitely left friends. I just can’t say enough wonderful things about this day, so maybe I should stop talking and let the images speak for themselves. What a way to end my 2014 wedding season.

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Two days of celebrations- first one was a small gathering of just close friends/family in Bellingham on a lovely Thursday afternoon in October, second was a sweet reception at Golden Gardens Bathhouse in Seattle. The combination was beautiful- what I loved most about both days is how intimate and relaxed they were. It left plenty of time for portraits and involved a lot of sweet candid moments. I have so many images I wanted to put in this post, but felt like this summed up the sweet love that Sarabeth and Jonathan have- the soon to be parents of a little one! So happy for them both and glad I could be a part of this. These are the types celebrations that make me fall in love with what I do all over again. Kind people, simple and stunning details, the warmth and love of friends and family and in some beautiful locations. Love it all.

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