Rebecca & Rich Married {Destination Wedding Photographer}

Rebecca and I met working at Nordstrom many years ago. One day, we started talking and realized we had a common interest in all things interior design and a spark ignited between us. From there, we began to spend a lot of time together and a strong friendship was formed. Rebecca's friendship to me over the years has meant more to me than I can ever express to her in words. We always tell each other we are cut from the same cloth. Too often we find ourselves finishing each other's sentences or saying something that the other was already thinking. Rebecca has been there for me through some of the darkest and best times in my life. There isn't anything she doesn't know about me and she loves me through it all. She has the biggest heart and constantly lifts me up, supports me and makes me want to be the very best I can be. She truly is a beautiful soul she is and if you've ever had the privilege of meeting her, I'm sure you can agree.

After any wedding or portrait session I have, Rebecca is always one of the first people I share sneak peeks of my work with. She is one of my biggest fans and has been a constant support that I couldn't manage without. Working for friends is not something I actually like to do because I am fearful of it coming between us. After a long phone conversation only 6 months before her wedding, I knew it was not only something I wanted  to do but something I had to do and my friends, I am so glad I did. Reliving this day through edits and blogging has brought me so much joy. I have cried many happy tears for my sweet friend and her hubby Rich and I am so excited to finally share a little bit of their special day and celebration of love with all of you. Rebecca's eye for things is impeccable and the hard work she put into this day that she has been dreaming up for years can easily be seen throughout these images. She is an extremely talented lady and I am so grateful that I got to be on this journey with her. It truly was so much fun and I will cherish those memories for years to come. 

The love and laughter that Rebecca and Rich share is truly something special. I hope these images make you feel that love. 

-E

 

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Photographer: Elizabeth Anne Studios

Second Shooter: Dawn Derbyshire

Florist: The Farmer's Daughter

Ceremony Venue: Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh

Dress: Hayley Paige, Shoes: Manolo Blahnik

MUA: Adrienne Pace Makeup

Hair: Destefino's Beauty Bar

Makeup for the bridal party: Wanderlust Beauty 

Wedding Planner: Devoted To You

Reception Venue: Phipps Conservatory

Caterer: Phipps Catering

Tux: Vallotta's Tuxedo

Calligraphy: Copeland Studios 

Videographer: JADO Films

Invitation Suite: Wedding Paper Divas, PrayingMantisPrints

The Bold, The Brave, and The Beautiful {Seattle Portrait Photographer}

When the idea for this shoot came to my mind, I knew that I wanted to do it in a clean space. I didn't want anything to take away from the heart and soul that I was trying to capture. Thanks to some lovely connections I've made in the industry, I was able to snag this insanely beautiful studio space at the Bemis Arts Center in downtown Seattle.

It was important to me that this personal project challenged me in a different way. As artists, we can sometimes feel stagnant and crave something new to stimulate our senses and inner self. Every once in awhile we need to do something outside of the norm to remind us why we do what we do, to progress in and strengthen our craft.

The concept behind this shoot was to highlight female empowerment. Every single individual that contributed to making it happen is a Girlboss. I am so incredibly lucky to know so many extraordinary, inspiring, intelligent, brave, talented, strong, and exquisite women who never settle and strive to turn their dreams into living realities. They push themselves through the sweat and the tears, they rise above any doubt of achieving greatness and when they slip and fall, they get back up and try, try again.

Paulina is an amazingly talented florist who just launched an online floral shop in Seattle {mer-cado.co/} and will continue to work two jobs until she gets to where she wants to be. Sydney is a young and aspiring fashion blogger and model {sydneybright.com} who continues to grow and push herself to achieve her dreams. These women are only two of the many I have come to know and admire.

As empowering women, learning how to stand on our own two feet is important. Setting goals and meeting these goals is important. Creating an identity for ourselves and being who we want to be in this world is important. I hope you enjoy this different side of me and that these words, although simple, inspire you and encourage you to not let fear impede on your true potential of becoming something great. Follow your dreams beauties.

"Here's to strong women
May we know them
May we be them
May we raise them."

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H/MU: Contour and Blush www.contourandblush.com
Florals: Mercado www.mer-cado.co/
Girlbosses: Paulina Castro and Sydney Bright

January {Seattle Portrait Photographer}

  Do you know that feeling you get when you meet someone and you just know that they're going to be a big part of your life? Well, that's how I felt when I met Miss Sydney Bright. I am so grateful that I get to call this exquisite lady my dear friend. Our time spent together is full of adventure. We laugh, we cry, lift each other up and can unapologetically be ourselves with one another. We always have too much to say and share a love of travel, adventure, food, fashion, photography and entrepreneurship. All of which have lead us to this point...

Sydney and I have teamed up this year to bring you a series of shoots.
Our creative souls are bursting with ideas and we are too excited to bring them all to fruition.

The first shoot takes place in a darling cafe in Capitol Hill. The concept behind it is to take time out for yourself. Whether that means treating yourself to a cup of coffee at that place you've been dying to try, getting lost in a book, dancing while no one is watching, going for a walk or simply being alone in your thoughts. Whatever it may be, do more of what makes you happy. 

-E

Many thanks to Oddfellows Cafe + Bar for being so kind and allowing us the use of their amazing space.
If you haven't been, you need to go. I highly recommend everything on the menu.
www.oddfellowscafe.com

Follow along: www.sydneybright.com

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Leather Jacket: All Saints
Skirt and scarf: Lucky Vintage Seattle
Purse: Vintage
Blouse: Zara
Shoes: Steve Madden
Hat: