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2014. What a year. By far my busiest yet, filled with highs and lows, and the best kind of charm. Some days, the inspiration couldn’t be contained. If you opened me up, it would hit the floor…alive and on fire. Other days it was empty & dry and comparison sucked every ounce of satisfaction out of me. But in all, it was one of intense learning. Time spent filling my brain with art, new cities, new recipes. Pushing myself in shoots, climbing a little higher, staying a little longer. Of doing exactly what I said I would do last year — get out of my comfort zone. Shoot less, observe more. Spend more time with friends, family & my love. Get out and swim in the summertime, and dammit, I did. Here’s to 2015. I’m comin’ for ya.

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  • Sonya Richards - Beautiful work lady, beautiful work. So happy to have met you. I’m excited to see you again at Lindsey and Tom’s wedding next month!ReplyCancel

  • jeff m - easily your best year yet! so many great images! well done, friendReplyCancel

  • Amber Z K - Lady, I LOVE IT! It was such a joy watching you work your magic all year and shoot by your side. You’re gonna take 2015 by storm, I can feel it! xo!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - Gorgeous my love. I don’t know how, but you just keep getting better (how is that possible?!) :) xoReplyCancel

  • lauren - so gorgeous–every single photo. so much light. incredible work.ReplyCancel

  • Jean - My golly you take gorgeous photos!ReplyCancel

  • Niki - A fantastic year with so many beautifully captured moments! Can’t wait to see what you create in 2015!ReplyCancel

  • Marla - So incredibly stunning, as always. Looking forward to more this year!!ReplyCancel

  • Leesha King - Such beautiful work!!ReplyCancel

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On a lovely day in August, I flew out to meet Brooke & Boone and capture their wedding weekend in Sun Valley Idaho. Fun fact, I’ve actually  known Brooke since I was a wee one. Her family is also from the Issaquah area and our overlap of friends over the years has allowed me to see her here and there. But it was wonderful to see Brooke here…in the present, grown up, beautiful, mature, funny and oh so kind. Amazing how this job allows me to re-enter lives like this. And in the best way possible.

In all, the landscape, the people, the personal, private vows spoken on top of a hill was a surefire way to create one of my favorite weddings. Thanks for having me B & B. And thank you to Dani Arbaca for coming along and shooting with me.CASPhoto_BrookeBooneblog-3CASPhoto_BrookeBooneblog-5CASPhoto_BrookeBooneblog-6CASPhoto_BrookeBooneblog-2CASPhoto_BrookeBooneblog-4

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You guys probably thought I forgot about ya’ll for holiday tags, didn’t ya? Welp, to be honest, I almost scrapped it, but I couldn’t imagine heading out to celebrate this season without a little something for all of you lovelies out there. Even if it’s the day before Christmas Eve (or if  you’re anything like me and LAST MINUTE) you can print these suckers out, cut, and pop them onto any gift to add a little something. Just click the link at the bottom of this post and  a PDF will pop up that you can download and print at home! Customize with your own ribbons, gold pens, etc. :)

Cheers to you all and merriest of holidays to you and your families & friends.

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  • Michaela - These are SUPER adorable and I would love to use them on my last minute (all) my wrapping…..but how do you actually print them? I feel like I’m missing something…ReplyCancel

  • kate - You are really cool and SO skilled. :) Love these!!ReplyCancel

Again, getting so behind on blogging it’s not even funny. October & November were (to be totally honest) a little rough for me. I packed in so many shoots in so little time that I ended up burning myself out a bit….. but, I was able to come out the other side alive and kickin’ with a little lesson to not overdo it like that ever again. hah! My recent escape to Costa Rica was SO unbelievably needed and I can’t wait to share some images from that as well. So, as I reorganize life a bit since getting home from this epic trip, a little update in what I’ve been up to. And don’t worry, images from Costa Rica (and some holiday cheer) coming for ya soon!

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I love it when worlds collide — Sean, the groom, has been my faithful letterpress printer for years and now it was his turn to get behind the camera. Him and his lady, Marta, are straight out of a Vogue magazine (just wait…) and I couldn’t have been happier to show up on a 78 degree beautiful September day to photograph the two of them.

And a huge thank you to the extremely talented Julia Manchik for joining me.

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  • Savanah Loftus - Carina! What a stunning collection of photographs. Beautiful couple, those details, your understanding of light is off the chain. :)

    I usually HATE camera flash photography, but these reception photos look AHHmaazing!! Would you mind sharing a little of your technique? I’m stumped on how the people are nice and crisp while it appears there is a long exposure on the ambient background lights.ReplyCancel