Michèle M. Waite » Wedding Photography: Seattle, Portland, Napa, San Francisco, LA and Beyond.

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I love this shot

Thanks WPD for giving one of my favorite shots from this last Summer Honorable Mention in your 2007 Contest. And thanks to Tami and Jason for being such cool clients.

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Wedding season is calming down here in the Northwest which finally gives me a bit more time to post some shots from all the weddings that I couldn’t post in the Summer (3 posts a week would be way too many!)  So I will be showing all of my favorites over the next few months along with all of the fun family and kid shoots I have been doing lately.  Stay tuned!

Melissa - I absolutly love this shot, it is beautiful. Nice work. You are a great photographer.

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Danielle + Stewart

Two architects from Seattle, Danielle and Stewart spent the last year renovating their first fixer-upper. So why not plan a wedding too? And at, that why not have it their yard?

And they pulled it off– a stylish, modern, community event involving neighbors, friends, co-workers and family– everyone got involved. So under their yard’s grand persimmon (I got really excited to see a huge, beautiful persimmon tree growing in Seattle,) and under some strategically placed tarps that made for the most incredible filtered sunlight (these architects knew what they were doing!) Danielle and Stewart said their “I-do’s” while neighbors peeked over their fences.

We did all their portraits around their house and neighborhood alleys– weaving in and out of overgrown gardens and ramshackle cottages. I couldn’t get enough of Danielle’s INCREDIBLE dress (D, if you are reading this, post a comment on where you got that thing made please!) I decided to try out some of the textures I have been using on some of my artwork on a wedding. Danielle and Stewart seemed like the perfect guinea pigs– let me know what you think. Here we go.

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[comments are so nice.]

Jasmine* - Ooooh, Michele, this wedding is just divine! LOVE it! :)

melissa - oh the dress is amazing I’m following that link

melissa - oooh these are gorgeous! perfect light and romantic lovely editing beautiful!

Jun Nakamuro - Michele,
Your work is always AMAZING!! I shoot weddings too..(well, I am trying,,)
Thank you for the inspirations!!
Jun

Melissa Koehler - Amazing shots! What fun images you captured!
Awesome work as always!

Danielle Rawson - Michele
I love the editing you did to our images!
They have such an ethereal quality and have become, in a way, timeless.

And because you asked so nicely – here is a link to the woman who made my dress. She was awesome to work with and is very talented. She hand-dyes all her material and approaches garment construction in a totally unique way.

Chrissy Wai-Ching – you will find her at:
http://www.wai-ching.com/

erin kate - what a fabulous wedding!

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Autumn-file

Everyone who knows me knows that I can’t get enough of Autumn (my husband  just called me a fall-o-file.) I just love everything about it. My family starts eating soup just as soon as the end of September rolls around and well, we just don’t stop. Winter squash just really kills me in particular. I love how it looks, I love how it grows, I love to eat it. So when Mark and I decided to take Daphne on her first adventure to our favorite local pumpkin patch (Gordon’s in Mt. Vernon) on the most perfectly crisp of Autumn days, I got just a bit excited. Here is just one of what I’m sure will be many Autumn posts.

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Melissa Koehler - I love fall too! I just took Aiden to his first pumpkin patch too. Fall is wonderful!!!

Kristen bomhof - I really love the picture of your daughter holding the pumpkin. Super cute!

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