Modern Whimsey PNW Styled Shoot | Ashley & Matthew

I love hanging out with talented photographers, collaborating, learning, stretching, growing and falling more and more in love with photography every day. Last Wednesday was honestly a day that I will never forget as I got to be a part of a "Styled Shoot" at the Tacoma Courthouse and let me tell you, it was so much fun!

Thank you so much to Katrina Amburgey of Amburgey Photography for bringing this opportunity to us! She lives in Arizona and I am so grateful for the sacrifice of her heart and soul and time and talent to enable us participate in this amazing event! 

Here's a list of the other AMAZING VENDORS who worked tirelessly and gave of their time & talents. I met some of you and for the ones I did not meet, THANKS! 


Venue Court House Square // // @chstacoma

Design and event planner Holcomb Weddings & Events // // @holcombweddings

Coordinator The Amburgeys // // @theamburgeys_photography

Bakery RylieCakes // // @ryliecakes

Makeup Korrine C. Makeup Artist & Esthetician // // @korrine_mua

Hair:  Brenda Goethals // @goethalsbrenda

Stationary/invites: Lola Lee Invitations // // @lolaleeinvitations

Florals:  Paisley Petals Flower Studio // // @paisleypetals

Linens: Creative Coverings // // @creativecoverings

Here's the first couple that I had the very great pleasure of photographing. We photographed an "engagement session" near the Tacoma WA courthouse and then we did a "beach wedding/elopement" session at Cummings Beach on Ruston Way, Tacoma waterfront.  

Matt & Ashley actually are married and have a little toddler. Matt is in the US Army and 4 years ago he got stationed in Hawaii. They were in the process of planning their wedding but decided to put everything on the fast track and got married after a short 2 week planning period so that Ashley could be with Matt in Hawaii.  They are the sweetest couple and I was so taken at the way Matt looks at Ashley! If only every girl's guy looked at her this way, I think we'd be a very happy planet! 

And now the elopement/beach session!