I started seeing Talia & James (those crazy kids!) at weddings several years ago – first at the Arctic Club as greeters (I think that was the first one right?!) then at Sodo Park (or was it the other way around) and last summer I don’t remember, where were we? -Anyway, they are REALLY great guests but lets be honest here – they make an even BETTER BRIDE AND GROOM!!  We had so much fun – from the moment I showed up at the apartment and Talia was looking fabulous as always we immediately started dubsmashing, laughing, eating cookies – honestly it was more like I was hanging out with friends instead of working.  I know Laura and the boys had just as much fun – one because they bragged and said they had more fun than the girls (doubt it, pretty much impossible) but I also saw all of the photos and they really did have a good time!!  Just scroll down and see!  :0)

The boys and Laura disappeared for a bit and we were all wondering what they were doing.  Ah- being ridiculous, haha! Should’ve guessed! 

SO many favorites of this day – but one of the favorites was when we stopped in at The Sloop (Ballard’s fanciest tavern) to have a beer and play a little Big Buck Hunter – you know, because why not?


Talia & James did a great job planning everything just the way they wanted, hiring all of the funnest vendors, here is a list of the crew that worked together to help give these two lovebirds a day they will never forget!

Ceremony – Parson’s Gardens // Officiant – Sheridan Gray // Reception Venue – Ray’s Boathouse – The Northwest Room //Florist – Pike Place (ceremony arrangements) & Ballard Blossom (Bouquet) // Dress – Preowned WeddingDresses.com // Ring – Joel’s Fine Jewelry (hers) LT Denny (his) // Ceremony Music – Kyle Curnutt // DJ – Braden Landon // Suit – Custom by Rajawongse Clothier by Jesse & Victor // Desserts – Fresh Flours (OHMANSOGOOD!) Hair – Amber with Off White Makeup & Hair // Makeup – Kaylee Moore // Photography –  Barbie Hull Photography & Laura Marchbanks Photography #TeamLaurbie

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The last few Fridays I have been working on a different type of shoot – and it has been more than interesting!  Laurel and I have been getting up at the BCD (thanks Laurel, I know how much you love the early mornings!) to meet up with Mac at Pacific Industrial Supply store down in South Park so we can photograph the warehouse & store along with some of the products they carry, oh – and of course since we are there we might as well get some of the guys in action! The last three weeks we have learned more about tools than we will EVER need or want to know – marine vs timber style of rope ties or was it called rigging?? Who knows – this made me think of when guys ask why we need 10 pairs of black shoes it seems so obvious how different each pair is – but WHY do they need 10 styles of rope, it all makes sense now. :0)  Pacific Industrial is building a new website and they needed some dynamo images to help show people who order online what they will be getting – or picking up, plus it is a really cool space that not many people get to see!

It had to be entertaining for the guys to watch us try and figure out what direction was up, we put things into categories of shiny, hookey, heavy, greasy, floaty – you know, so we could easily remember what we had photographed! Here are a few of the million images we snapped the last few weeks.  Enjoy!

We had SO much fun working on this project – it is always a challenge doing something new and different but one of my favorite things about being a photographer is that every day is a little different – yet every day we still have our ridiculous senses of humor, so here are some funny ones of us in the GARBAGE CANS!  HA!  ** Note – we did not drive the fork lift, even though we WANTED to we just posed for photos because of some silly safety rules**

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This shoot was SO much fun!!  Sonny from Seattle Met & I met Mark from Hendrick’s Gin(and his badass cucumber wrapped motorcycle) down in Pike Place Market where we became fast friends – we spent about an hour here at the market because EVERYONE wanted to talk to Mark, they had so many questions for him and he couldn’t have been nicer, making time to talk with each person!

We walked through the market buying some fresh cucumbers for the drinks we were about to mix, picking the perfect berries and even feeding them to a delightful little lizard! HA!  Then we had to find the most perfect red rose for Mark’s lapel – because you know, photo day.  After the market we headed over to Canon – the best bar in the US! Where we met the owner & Mark mixed us up some smokey liquid nitrogen drinks!

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  • Kelli - Mark should really learn to ham it up for the camera…. 😉

    I love these shots! This is some of my favorite work of yours of all time!!!ReplyCancel

    • admin - Haha!! Kelli – you are correct, he is FAR too adorable!! Thanks for your nice words!!ReplyCancel

I knew from the minute Catherine and I met that she could quite possibly be the sweetest person on the planet and that we would definitely be friends!  She told me all about Ross, how they met and their first date at a cafe, all about their wonderful children and  I just knew I would adore him too!  Last week when we set out to do their engagement session, we started at their home – they  had originally planned to have the wedding there, but as they often do – the renovations will not be finished in time so instead we started their engagement session there and just walked around the neighborhood.  WHAT a beautiful area they live in!

Here are a few of my favorite shots from the morning, I hope you love them too!

This first shot really reminds me of why I love my job so much… I take photos of people living their lives, this is important not for today (don’t get me wrong, it is fun for today) but for 10, 15, 20 years from now…. to look back and see how far you’ve come.  How young and beautiful and in love and really be able to see how much has changed and how much has stayed the same.  Catherine & Ross love their home – they are renovating it and making it their own and I cannot wait to see the changes that will happen this year 2015 – the year they are getting married!  Think of 2025 – what will it look like then?!


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  • Nita Earsley - Barbie, you’ve captured them so well. the love that radiates between them is so obvious. As Catherine’s mother, I am grateful to you for the gift you’ve given me in these photos.ReplyCancel

There are so many things I love about owning my own business – but you’ve probably heard me say this many times, my favorite part is the marketing!  I love networking, sending gifts, covering things in glitter (sorry guys!) and shopping for new products for my wonderful clients! I received my new USB drives in the mail last week from USB Memory Direct – they are teeny and pink and just my style!  Some of you will be receiving these in the mail soon – but for those of you who aren’t getting them I snapped a few photos for you to see.  :)

I had to put a penny in there to show you how tiny these drives really are! (we love tiny things!)  **Sponsored Post** Thank you USB Memory Direct for my new sweet USB mini slide drives!

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