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Tacoma Engagement Photography
University Puget Sound Engagement
This University Puget Sound engagement photography session, with a dog, was shot in the heart of Tacoma, Washington. I think that 25% of the engagement shoots I do now, couples request to have their pets in some of the photos with them. Dogs aren't always the easiest models to work with, but I always seem to get lots of great images where everyone is looking their best.  
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Tacoma Engagement Photography
Tacoma Titlow Beach Park Engagement
Tacoma Titlow Beach Park Engagement - for this session Andrea and Max wanted to include and showcase the city where they live, Tacoma.  Our goal was including the city, trees, and water. Tacoma is rad.  I have a lot of family here, went to college here, and most noteworthy, met my wife here.  It's safe to say I'm a fan.  
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Tacoma Engagement Photography
Tacoma Point Defiance Park Engagement
Tacoma Point Defiance Park Engagement - when this photography session started out with Ta'Lisa and Justin having a dance party, I knew we were going to have a good time!  I love when I'm able to capture moments like this of the couple truly being themselves and just having fun.  If there's dancing involved that's always an added bonus.
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Seattle Engagement Photography
Seattle Seward Park Engagement Session
Seattle Seward Park Engagement Session - I was stunned at how beautiful Seward park is.  I knew it had cleaned up since I had last been, but it is even prettier than I was expecting.  It's pretty large as well at 300 acres.  It's located in southeast Seattle and has one of the last surviving old-growth forests in the city. I met Tracey and Marcus at the park's entrance.  
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Seattle Engagement Photography
Seattle Kubota Garden Engagement
Seattle Kubota Garden Engagement - this photography session took place in two locations, Kubota Garden and Kerry Park in Seattle.  I met Kristina and Stephan at the Garden.  The gardens are gorgeous and they're obviously a beautiful couple so I knew we were going to get some nice pictures.  
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Seattle Engagement Photography
Seattle Discovery Park Engagement Session
Seattle Discovery Park Engagement Session - this photo shoot was on a beautiful bright sunny spring day in the Pacific Northwest.  Meghan and Jesse are a charming couple getting married in Texas during the summer on a yacht!  How's that for fun?  I had never heard of a wedding on a ship before.  It sounds like it will be one not to miss!
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The Attic Sumner Wedding Photography
Sumner Wedding at the Attic
This Sumner Wedding at the Attic was a beautiful day from start to finish.  It was especially fun for me because I went to college with the bride, who was as much fun then as she is now.  Kelly and Zack got ready at Kelly's sister's house, which I must say is beautifully decorated. There was definitely a 1920's influence on Kelly's dress, jewelry, and accessories.
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Wedding Proposal Photography
Washington State Capitol Proposal
I had an amazing afternoon shooting this Washington State Capitol proposal in Olympia, Washington.  I love photographing marriage proposals!  It's incredibly personal.  I truly consider it a privilege and an honor to document these memories.  It's such a private moment... or it could be incredibly public for all your family and friends to see ;)
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Tacoma Military Engagement Photographer
Union Station Engagement Photography
This Union Station Engagement session was on a rainy day so it was perfect that we were able to shoot inside this Tacoma gem.  Union Station was built in 1911 in the architectural style of Beaux-Arts.  So... yeah, it's pretty cool.  If you find yourself on Pacific Ave. in downtown Tacoma on a weekday, do yourself a favor and check it out.
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Glass Museum engagement
Tacoma Engagement Photography
This Tacoma engagement session was at the Museum of Glass and the Washington State History Museum owned and operated by the Washington State Historical Society.  Kelly and Zack are getting married this month and we are so excited to shoot their wedding at the Attic in Sumner, Washington.  Kelly and I went to college together and she was always the life of the party.  
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Glass Museum Engagement Session
Glass Museum Engagement Photography
Glass Museum Engagement Photography This Glass Museum Engagement photography session with Emily and Tim took place at the Museum of Glass and the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma, Washington.  First of all, we started at the history museum, which is run by the Washington State Historical Society .  I love the architecture of the building, but most […]
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Tacoma waterfront Wedding Photography
5 Tips – PNW Wedding Photography
There is so much planning that goes into a wedding day and after all that magic is done, the only thing you’ll be able to take away from it are the pictures… and they better be good. Your photographer should consider it an honor to document what is arguably the biggest day of your life. I know I do, and I don’t take that responsibility lightly.
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Tacoma Engagement Point Defiance
Point Defiance Park Engagement Photography
Point Defiance Park Engagement Photography Point Defiance Park Engagement Photography – this was my first engagement photography shoot since moving to Tacoma, Washington 2 months ago.  It was cold out!  Quite a change from Los Angeles.  Hala and Hayden still managed to keep each other warm in the chilly weather though and we had a lot […]
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Seattle Wedding Photography
Seascape Golf Club Wedding
Seascape Golf Club Wedding The day started at the Seascape Beach Resort in Aptos, California with an incredible couple.  Julie and Jeff are so sweet.  Julie is a poet and Jeff is into cameras… so they got a big thumbs up in my book.  We lucked out with beautiful weather and Julie looked stunning in […]
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Long Beach Wedding Photography
Long Beach Latin Wedding
Long Beach Latin Wedding This Long Beach Latin Wedding started at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, had a detour across the Vincent Thomas bridge to the Point Fermin Lighthouse and ended at the Museum of Latin American Art.  The wedding was everything you could possibly want it to be, filled with joyful family and friends, it […]
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Orange County Wedding Photography
Crossings at Carlsbad San Diego Wedding
Crossings at Carlsbad San Diego Wedding Crossings at Carlsbad San Diego Wedding – the day started at Lauren’s parents home in Carlsbad with all of her bridesmaids getting ready together.  I was able to step in and take some detail shots amongst all the bustling excitement as everyone was getting hair and makeup ready. We […]
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Family Photography Tacoma
Family Portraits with Baby on the Way
Family Portraits with Baby on the Way! I met the Boeh’s at Wildwood Canyon State Park in Burbank.  It’s been really hot in southern California the past week, but I think we lucked out with a little cooler weather in the morning.  We were also able to stay in the shade, which is always a plus. […]
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Family Photography Seattle
Bris Ceremony Photography
Bris Ceremony Photography First of all, I was honored to do the Bris Ceremony Photography for Elliot and Misha, and their darling little boy, Kobi Lev.  Dr. Fred R. Kogen did a beautiful ceremony at Elliot and Misha’s gorgeous home in Los Angeles, California.  Misha beautifully arranged maternity photos on a guest table for the […]
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Seattle Indian Wedding Photography
Trump National Golf Club Wedding
Trump National Golf Club Wedding This Trump National Golf Club wedding in Rancho Palos Verdes, California was a beautiful day with a gorgeous couple celebrating in the Indian Hindu tradition.  Transported to a dreamlike state from the ocean view ceremony, to the Indian feast, to the fantastic dance performances by their family, Urvi and Monish […]
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Jordan Moll Events
Petersen Pictures & Jordan Moll Events Grand Opening
Petersen Pictures & Jordan Moll Events Grand Opening of their new studio in University Place, WA was a great success.  The housewarming was to celebrate the artistic collaboration between the two companies.  Petersen Pictures is owned by Carl and Randee Petersen and specializes in wedding photography in Seattle and Tacoma.  Jordan Moll Events is owned by Jordan Moll and specializes in wedding planning, design and floral design.
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Tacoma Photography Studio
Photography, Design, Floral
We have a new studio!  Photography, Design, Floral, and all of your wedding needs can be found at Petersen Pictures and Jordan Moll Events new studio space in University Place. We couldn't be more thrilled to partner with an exceptionally talented woman in the event design and floral space, Jordan Moll with Jordan Moll Events!
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First Look photo
Top 10 reasons for a Wedding Day First Look
Top 10 reasons for a Wedding Day First Look Top 10 reasons for a Wedding Day First Look – there are many reasons why I suggest a First Look or “Reveal”, but in my book whatever the bride and groom choose to do, is always the right choice.  So do whatever works for you! Read […]
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Seattle Business Photography
Monson Group Financial Planning
This corporate photoshoot was for the Monson Group financial planning, led by top financial advisor Grant Monson. They are a leading financial services team in the Pacific Northwest based in Bellevue, Washington, while being a partner of Pacific Capital Resource Group. Our mission was a few head shots of their team members along with some lifestyle shots for their website.
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Lemay Car Museum
Cafe Pacific Catering LeMay Car Museum
Cafe Pacific Catering LeMay Car Museum - This event was at the LeMay-America's Car Museum.  Tacoma's very own auto museum next to the Tacoma Dome opened in 2012.  Most of the cars on display have been donated to the museum by the family of Harold LeMay.  A majority of his collection remains at the LeMay Family Collection at Marymount in Spanaway.
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wedding save the date
Basic Invite Wedding Invitations
Basic Invite wedding invitations creates exceptional invites for bridal showers, save the date cards, and wedding invitations that deliver that wow factor.  I wanted to share a little bit about this company and give you 5 reasons why I recommend them to my wedding clients. Top 5 Reasons I recommend Basic Invite
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Groomsmen Gifts
Groovy Guy Gifts Flask in Cask
Groovy Guy Gifts Flask in Cask Groovy Guy Gifts Flask in Cask is a perfect groomsmen gift on your wedding day. You’ll find lots of great options for any groom to get for his best buds. Let’s be honest, there are really just two types of flasks in this world; the kind you hide away […]