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...Silly as all Get Out!

Posted by Amy Kirkpatrick On Monday, March 28, 2011 3 comments
Her bright red hair shined in the sunshine and reminded me of a warm sunny day. They made funny faces at each other from behind the ivy as we captured their love story with our cameras. They didn't care that we were taking pictures. They were just having fun and wanted to enjoy every moment they had together. I knew that their wedding day would be special because I knew that their love was special.
Their big day wasn't much different than their engagement photoshoot. They danced and struck poses like they would if they were alone in their home. It was so amazing to see them together as two best friends who almost couldn't contain their silliness. Isn't that the way it should be? Best friends who starting their life together!
Congratulations to both of you Brian and Danielle! Let us know when you start your BBQ business...we want to be your very first customers!


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Seattle Wedding Photographer and Photobooth



Etsy...So Amazing!

Posted by Amy Kirkpatrick On Saturday, March 26, 2011 2 comments
I pull the blankets high over my shoulders because we keep the house pretty cold. I open my lap top and prepare myself for a long night of searching. I have my regular topics like 'hair pieces,' 'necklaces', or 'irish.' Everything in our home is decked out in green shamrocks and Ireland flags. My husband has quite a love for all things Irish which means that I do to. So when I found Etsy.com I knew I would be hooked. Etsy offers all homemade items that are gorgeous. Items you would never find on your own. If you are designing a totally unique wedding then you should check out Etsy. They offer great prices too!

These images are not mine, but just some items that I really loved.

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Portland Oregon Wedding Photoghers

Magyn + Jesse...Rolling in the Waves of Love!

Posted by Amy Kirkpatrick On Thursday, March 24, 2011 1 comments
I had swam in the ocean dozens of times. I even been in the arctic waters of the Oregon coast in the middle of November. But, this terrified me. I slipped off my $15 sparkle flip flops and rolled up my pant legs. I handed my camera bag over to Eddie as if I was about to go into war.
The sun was falling gently over the beach and lighting up the orchid pedals that surrounded the spot where Magyn + Jesse were going to get married. The small cluster of guests stood in waiting for this very intimate and special moment. Magyn and Jesse took each others hands and walked out into the ocean. There they exchanged vows, kissed and said their I dos. The water rushed in around my legs and covered the bottom of pant legs. Everyone giggled as they watched this special ceremony take place. It was so special and unique it was hard not to beam with excitement. Then Magyn and Jesse took it one step further and wanted to walk out to the bigger waves to throw the bottle that held their vows into the ocean. $10,000 worth the equipment in my hand. Sand quickly pulling from underneath my toes. Waves coming in ankle height, then waist height, then knee height. If I lots my footing I would lose my camera and be the specticle of their wedding. I fought to stay put and not loose my nerve. I fought to capture the wedding as though I was a peaceful bystander. Then I saw a huge wave coming. No one else saw it. No one else warned us. I ran for it.
As I ran I looked over my shoulder and saw Magyn and Jesse go down. The wave hit them at chest height. But, they held onto each other and fought for stability. They regathered and kissed to celebrate their craziness.
We came out alive too. Our equipment made it and we captured the wedding exactly how we wanted to.
Bottomline...this was one of the most unique and wonderful weddings I have ever been a part of.


To keep things extra simple they rented a gorgeous beach house to get ready in, have their reception and stay in for the weekend. What a brilliant idea for small weddings.
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Their little boy was having a tough time that morning. He is SO cute!

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These shots were taken within in seconds of each other. I love them. He was so devastated, but as soon as he saw me smile at him it all went away. Hilarious!

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They had their reception dinner out on the deck where everyone could watch the sunset fall over the ocean. It was so gorgeous.

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This little racoon family showed up and watch everyone celebrate late into the night. So cute.

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Oregon Coast Wedding Photographers