Tips for Planning Your Wedding

This is more like a photographer's wish list. It's a list of things you can do to ensure that you get the best images possible. And a few side tips too!

A Variety Pack

Black and White, Color, or a vintage feel. We love to give you lots of options when we edit each photo.

All The Details

Every little detail, every side story...we capture it all. We shoot all of our weddings as though it was our own.

All the Emotions

I love those moments where everyone lets there walls down and they just allow themselves to fall into that exact moment. It's the emotional part of the story.

Images by the Thousands

We get asked all the time...How many pictures do you take? The answer...on average we take 2000-5000 images

Husband and Wife Team

We first fell in love with photography. Then many years later we fell in love with each other. We combined our passions and found a way to spend more time together. An innovative photography company prevailed.

Eddie's Blog

Eddie has his own blog too. It's another perspective on our photography adventures. You can find his blog at lyfephotography.blogspot.com.

Danielle + Brian...Putting the "B" in BBQ

Posted by Amy Kirkpatrick On Monday, August 30, 2010 0 comments
I remember a time when online dating was something that people didn't speak of. That has really changed as the dating world has shifted and more people are starting to use the sites instead of looking in local bars and clubs. So many of the couples we have worked with have met online. It's crazy to think that the one person who is meant for you could be in a profile on Match.com.
For Danielle and Brian they found each other online, chatted and fell instantly in love. They found their other half in a profile that seemed just too perfect to be true. As we walked through the gardens and talked about the wedding and life it was obvious how much they completed each other. Danielle, with her southern drawl, would talk about Brian "B" as though he was the most intelligent and capable man on the planet. They talked of their plans for the future as though they had been together for 40 years. "B" would just smile and watch her light up as they talked about their BBQ business. She supported his dreams and took them on as her own and it seems that Brian would do the same. I love to be around couples who truly respect, honor and cherish their spouses/ fiances.
Thank you Danielle and Brian. We had soo much fun with you guys. Every time I see the pictures of the two of you it takes me back to the conversations we had! Good stuff!


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I love how Brian looks at her...it's an adoring look.

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Sugar Crystals

Posted by Amy Kirkpatrick On Monday, August 30, 2010 0 comments
What is it about sugar that makes me crave it every evening around 9 o'clock. I think it might have an addictive substance in it that makes you crave it daily. And it's working. Since I was little I have been interested in all things sweet. Before we started our photography business I used to make wedding cakes. My mom is also starting a cheesecake business that specializes in weddings and events. Oh and my sister in law is a master pastry chef. So I can easily say that sugar runs in my family. So...when I laid eyes on Jessie and Brandon's wedding cake I got excited. Sure...it didn't have a 4 layers, intricate piping, and all the fondant details, but it was gorgeous. She had looked for months for a baker who would do sugar crystals. They all could of course, but they insisted on using fondant...which is an acquired taste for most. So, when she finally called Whole Foods and found out that they could do a buttercream frosting with sugar crystals it was all set. The cake was gorgeous and tasted amazing! It looked as though the cake was made of diamonds! So...if you want to do something a little different try sugar crystals. Ask your local Whole Foods store or you can contact Linda at the Bellevue, WA location (she comes highly recommended!)


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Krisha + Troy...A Day To Remember

Posted by Amy Kirkpatrick On Friday, August 27, 2010 2 comments
From the moment that I slid my camera into my bag I knew what I was going to write about when it came time for Krisha and Troys wedding. The only problem is that I have yet to find words to explain what I want to say. It's a simple thing really, but for some reason I can't decide what it is that has stirred me inside. It hit me when I saw Krisha start to cry when she saw her nieces for the first time. It came when she pulled her family aside and gave them deeply personal gifts and they all cried with joy. It's how Krisha continued to peek over her shoulder through out the ceremony to make sure that she could share that moment with her parents and grandparents. It came even harder as Troy wiped every single tear from Krisha's eyes. Or when Krisha peered out of a window that over looked the ceremony that was underway and her father who was quietly looking on. She couldn't take her eyes off that moment. At times Troy would just stare at Krisha as if he was recording that moment forever in his memory.
The day of Krisha and Troy's wedding was a day where I felt like their vows had deeply effected every person in their family. It felt as though they had an appreciation for that day and each other stronger than I think I have ever felt. It's was as though you and your family love so hard that it's right there on their sleeve. As if a day won't go by without everyone knowing exactly how much they are loved. I still can't put my finger on the perfect explanation, but I felt it as strong as rain on my face.
I had a whole list of things I could have written about, but nothing seemed as real as how that day made me feel. Eddie and I left them on the beach as they celebrated feeling as though we had made an amazing friendship. Thank you Krisha and Troy for allowing us to be a part of your deeply personal day. There were times when you could've asked us to leave...and there were times when I was shocked you didn't...but those moments really touched me and I appreciate you letting us in. You have a beautiful family.




Three generations

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This is Diesel. He was quite the catch and my favorite little buddy of the day.

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Eddie snapped this shot as I was busy upstairs. They are huge Oregon Duck fans so I thought this was especially brilliant. It's is first shot as ring picks and frankly I super proud.

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Krisha was peering out this window looking down on her ceremony as the kids were leading their way out.

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Krisha peering over her shoulder at her parents.

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If I could give one bit of advice to every future bride....allow your photographer to do their job. Give them lots of time and some beautiful locations to work and let them capture everything they can. So often we only get a few minutes or are confined to tight places...it felt so good to just relax and spread our wings a bit.

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I love this pictures. This one happened all on it's own. They were very tired at this point and wanted to just be together. So cute!

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So funny that this is the next shot. These pics are somewhat out of order....lol.

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Eddie snapped this of me... I liked it, but felt that I need to explain that I changed for the bonfire. We were somewhat off duty at this point ; )

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It was so beautiful out there.

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