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

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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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Lara + Aaron

From corn field frolicking to rolling in the grass to crazy rides on a pink bike with a banana seat [wish I still had mine,] Lara and Aaron were simply the best at putting up with my crazy ideas. They got married at Tailskid Meadows on the perfect September day. Here are just a few of my favs mostly from our crazy-fun portrait session.

Oh, and someone nice nominated me for the blogger’s choice award [thanks Mike.] You can vote for that here: My site was nominated for Best Photography Blog!

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Oh, look… you could leave a comment below by clicking on “comments!”

Jessica - I have to say that these are some of my most favorite wedding shots yet. What fun! It looks like they have such a great time together.

rachael - ditto x2 on the “jumping groom” shot. love it!

Melissa Koehler - These are so wonderful. The couple is adorable!
I love the airplane shots!

Melissa - My favorite is the picture of them kissing up in the right hand corner and the focus is on the flowers. Amazing shot!

jaemi - uhhh…amazing yet again! man – i am soooo excited for our shoot. can you make me look this good? :)

RE - love the shot of him jumping over her! and a plane? a pink bike? awesome corn field? I’m guessing… could you have asked for more cool things to shoot?

Della - WOWEE! i smell some wpja winners here….

Alishia - very fun. i like the lighting in the one of her on the bike and awesome job catching her expression cutting the cake

jen - gorgeous and fun!

neille - you make me want to get married!!!! love you & miss you!

erin kate - ditto on the groom jumping over the bride…i love it! looks like a very fun shoot!

sara from whitebox - i love the groom jumping over the bride shot! i am so excited that you are going to be with me in mexico!

jeremy - you freakin rock :-) i mean, really nice stuff misha. looks like a sweet spot too.
jl

Coz! - I WANNA RIDE THAT BIKE!!! This couple is soooo cute!!! Beautiful colors, and their emotions are just priceless. You know just how to capture the perfect moments.

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