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CASPhoto_Wedding_Leann&Justin-21Man, have been behind on my wedding game lately! These two were married back in May and I’ve been waiting to get these two up on the  blog. From the get-go these two were overflowing with kindness…their family & friends proved to hold the same spirit. They had one of the sweetest first looks — I was tearing up behind my camera….you guys…. If you’re on the fence about seeing your spouse before the “walk down the aisle”, don’t hesitate. Just do it.

We danced, found warehouses, ate donuts and had a grand ‘ol time. I love these two.

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Breathe in, breathe out. Daily reminder. Little crazy at the moment, but wanted to share a few musings of the last couple of months. It’s been such a fun mix of wedding, engagement, commercial & editorial work. More, more, more!

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  • Moch - Love it Carina! Your work inspire me, have fun in sunny Cali!!!!ReplyCancel

  • dorothy - so many goodies in here! can’t wait to see all of it :)ReplyCancel

  • Brittney Raine - STOP. Just stop. I want to crawl into your photos and live there. Usually when I’m looking through someone’s blog post I see beautiful pictures to some degree. What you do, though, is so different. I feel like I’m outside that window watching a woman write, like I’m on that mountaintop, like I’m at the next table on the street eavesdropping, like I’m there on the field as the action is happening. It is simply incredible, and such a gift. Never stop doing what you do – Carina, I wish I had the pleasure to know you, because you are so inspiring.ReplyCancel

  • Nicole - Amazing. The one of Aaron especially.ReplyCancel

  • ryan - love all of these! so good.ReplyCancel

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I’m always interested in how people find me. A referral, a blog feature, word of mouth. No matter which way it comes in I want couples to have a unique experience with me. Their stories are always different, their needs are always different, and I want to be able to capture it in the best way possible… a way that’s true to them. I also want them to have confidence in this choice….in me. That without a shadow of a doubt, I’m the photographer for them. And with these two, I’ll say this: fom the initial email to the consult, I KNEW these two were for me. And I for them. We hit it off, chatted over cocktails, went on crazy tangents…it was like sitting with two friends who I had known for years. Factor in their wedding plans — small, intentional, lush conservatory — and I’m in. Just my cup of tea, people. Give me this everyday and I will die happy.

One of the sweetest moments was witnessing Lillie’s sister walk her down the aisle and give her away on behalf of their father, who had passed. It was moments like that I’m extremely humbled and thankful I get to be an “outsider” looking in. Getting a snippet of something so special in their lives — such an awesome feeling & role to have.

Congrats to Lillie & Byron, you two are the sweetest and I’m wishing you nothing but true, true happiness.

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  • dorothy - these are incredible. dang ladyReplyCancel

  • kate price - i love these!!ReplyCancel

  • Brianne - I know I’ve commented on her dress before but it is SO pretty. In some lights its silver, but is it actually pink? gorgeous. Also that photo of her veil is to die for. Good job, lady!ReplyCancel

  • John Vieter - Dude, awesome work.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - This is seriously stunning! What a lovely couple!ReplyCancel

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A funny thing happens when I start talking with clients, getting to know them, and practically going through the engagement process with them — and it’s something I love — we actually become good friends. Other than sharing exciting news on what venue they booked, or what craft project they’ve finally completed, you share excitements in life & love & everything in-between. This is one of those gals. Brianne was one of the first people to book me for my 2014 season because she booked in November of 2012. Erik was in the military, so they had planned to get married once he had completed his duties and was able to live back in Seattle. That left 2 years of getting to know Brianne and not only chat all things weddings, but support her in her endeavors, excitements in trips to see Erik, and I can truly say I’ve really enjoyed that time. She’s one of the kindest, thoughtful, funniest, and let’s be real….design-oriented clients I’ve ever had. There was NO shortage of amazing little details to shoot here…Brianne is unreal and made EVERY flower at her wedding out of paper. Pretty dang cool.

The last thing I ever want to be is a vendor. I want to be part of the action, the commotion, the love, the chaos and be able to celebrate with people I’ve come to know and genuinely capture their day. I’m so happy I got to be there for theirs. Cheers to B & E!

And a big thanks to Amber Zbitnoff to seconding this one for me…some of the images below are hers.

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  • Lauren - Awww, so sweet! Brianne you look amazing, I love your dress and necklaces! The palette of all of these photos is gorgeousss, Carina!ReplyCancel

  • Niki - I absolutely love your photography! You always manage to capture the most perfect moments in such an elegant and breathtaking way!
    -NikixxReplyCancel

  • Brianne - Its so fun to see which photos you selected to share (many of them are my favorites, too!) Thank you again for capturing our day in such a bright and joyful way, just what we’d hoped. xoxoReplyCancel