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It’s the split second moment when the stars align so perfectly it’s almost audible. Well, it is. It’s me yelling like an idiot “holy sh*t” at what we just captured. And then there’s that quiet, slow exhale at the end of the day where you feel so content. Lucky, fulfilled,  just straight happy. Whatever you want to call it. Pretty much just amazed at the types of weddings you get to be a part of.

Sonya & Lane. They are the type of people who are such an absolute joy to be around. When the speak to you, they look you in the eye, speak with intention and make you feel like you’re the only person in the room. They hug, they squeal, they praise. They make you feel like family. And when that is coupled together with an unwavering trust in what you’re doing on the other side of the camera — magic happens, people.

THEY picked amazing spots for portraits. Thought about flow, transitions, timing, lighting, backgrounds & foregrounds and it all came together so beautifully. They involved family & friends at the right place and right time, and in turn created a wedding day that was exactly how they had envisioned. Never too far from one another the entire day, and always grasping for the others hand or throwing a wink or glance across the yard.

I’m so happy to have been there, on Whidbey Island, with Sonya & Lane.

And sorry I’m not sorry for the photo overload.

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  • Vicki Smith - Wow. Your photographs are beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • kate price - THESE ARE INSANE!!!!! Wow. Such beautiful images!!ReplyCancel

  • Hannah - These are amazing! What was the venue?ReplyCancel

  • Kenna - The lighting and the details are swoon-worthy! Lovely shots.ReplyCancel

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Two of the sweetest, cutest, most lovely couples. Both doctors. Both gorgeous people – inside & out. I’m pretty spoiled to get to spend such quality time with such wonderful people and feel lucky to have caught them for engagements before their big move across the country.
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Days like this make me appreciate our beautiful, beautiful world. And clients like this that allow me to drive 2 hours to “a big open field my boyfriend’s uncle owns” makes it all the while. Hey, we even got to see buffalo! Bison? Buffalo? Giant 2-ton animals…

Can’t wait for these two to get hitched next year!

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“Summer, after all, is a time when wonderful things can happen to quiet people. For those few months, you’re not required to be who everyone thinks you are, and that cut-grass smell in the air and the chance to dive into the deep end of a pool give you a courage you don’t have the rest of the year. You can be grateful and easy, with no eyes on you, and no past. Summer just opens the door and lets you out.” 
― Deb Caletti

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I made it a point this year to take time off. To soak in some good weather, long weekends, time with friends, family, my boyfriend, our dog. To breathe in that split second moment where summer has come and gone. We’re in the thick of it now, but I’m taking the time to enjoy the “finer” things this place has to offer and stepping away from my glowing monitor (which trust me, in the middle of wedding season, is easier said than done).

I’m not usually one to bring along a camera for personal outings — surprisingly, down time can quickly turn into work when I’ve got gear in my hands — but I’ve made a few exceptions these last few trips. And I’m sure glad I did.

A little personal post for ya. Enjoy.

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  • Lindzi - I am so obsessed with this!! Such awesome pics!!!ReplyCancel

  • dorothy - gosh carina, I just love everything about your photos. the processing is so on point. you are so freakin’ talentedReplyCancel

  • Sonya - Way rad Carina! This looks just like an adventure we would take :) we even have some of the same gear, and I love those Seattle hard ciders! YUM.ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - I’m with Dorothy. Your images, your processing- seriously top notch, Carina! I keep up with your blog and IG feed, both of which always keep me totally inspired. Glad you could take some personal time this summer! Keep up your awesome, amazing work :).ReplyCancel