Bates & Libby chose Washington as a destination for their Crystal Mountain Wedding and it couldn’t have been more perfect!!  It was one of the hottest days of the year and the mountain was the BEST place to be!! We rode up the gondola for the first look and some amazing portraits of the bride, groom and that amazing mountain! The ceremony was at sunset at the base performed by one of their favorite friends surrounded by all of the people they love. The reception started off with a dance, some DELICIOUS dinner options (ELK!! YUMM!!) oh, and the toasts were hilarious, entertaining and we were all able to learn their fun story!   These two lovebirds met in college and were friends for so many years before even deciding to date – Libby was the one to make the first move, calling him late one night from AFRICA while he was in England! They were both studying abroad and were able to keep their great connection going strong.  After college, they lived the dream and became ski bums – and MAYBE were in the ski patrol?  That part was a little confusing to me thanks to the teasing of Bates’ hilarious cousin! They fell in love with the mountains here in Washington while visiting Libby’s family Bates decided to propose at the most romantic part of the mountain, The Snorting Elk Bowl!

Here are a few of my favorite images, this was such a wonderful event to photograph with such amazing people!!  All of the hugs at the end of the night, so much love to you Libby & Bates, thank you for trusting us to capture your wedding day!!


Wedding Team

Venue // Crystal Mountain Ski Resort

Planner// Sherry at McKenzie Kate Weddings

Florist // Daphne Durst

Hair & Makeup //  Erin Hunt 

Wedding Dress // MeaMarie Atelier

Photographer // Barbie Hull Photography

DJ & Lighting // Braden Landon

Caterer // Cristal Mountain & Ski Resort

Dessert // Hillcrest Bakery

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I always thought I didn’t like scotch… but man was I WRONG. It is DELICIOUS.  Last week Balvenie visited Seattle and had a tasting up on the rooftop of one of the coolest working buildings in Seattle, Galvanize.  Have you been there? Well… until last week neither had I – it is the BEST! Such a cool building and the rooftop and the VIEW!  Wowza! What a great week, found a new drink that I LOVE and a new building to lust after!  David is based in L.A and has the best accent and taught us all of the good ways to smell, sample and enjoy a good glass of Scotch, we learned a little of the history and a lot of good laughs!  Here are a few of my favorite images from the afternoon, tune in to Seattle Met Magazine in August and you’ll see more!


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Kristi & Joey Fentress also known as #FinallyFentress got married this year at St. James Cathedral then partied the night away with all of their friends and family at the Four Seasons Hotel in Seattle.  It seriously could not have been a more gorgeous day, the sun was out (springtime in Seattle WHAT?!) and wasn’t too hot, everyone looked AMAZING (you’ll see). What is even more fun is that every single one of their vendors from their planner Megan with Clutch Events), the DJ Austin Beaver, the venue and even the florist are sponsors of Get Hitched, Give Hope – the best wedding charity gala on the planet!  So by getting married, these two giving people helped to deliver dreams with this gorgeous day! THANK YOU BOTH FOR BEING SUCH WONDERFUL PEOPLE!!











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These girls, Molly & Meghan… seriously could not be any cooler! I love following their adventures through instagram now that we’re pals – but more importantly, last year they got married!!  I know it’s been a few months – but I have to share their photos with you!!  Within probably the first two minutes of chatting with these lovelies on the phone I knew we would be fast friends, they are laid back, super funny and when they talked about each other or their wedding plans you could just tell they were doing this for all of the right reasons.  Love love love love!

They chose Stonehedge Gardens in Hood River Oregon, and this area is GORGEOUS!  Thank you girls for inviting Jennifer and I down to document your incredibly fun wedding, we loved meeting you and your families and hope you are still loving your images!


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The Network Social at Duos Catering over in West Seattle was SO much fun! We have such a great industry with so many amazing and talented people it was nice to have an evening to hang with all of the old friends and meet so many new ones!  Headed up by Diana and her team at Diana Thornton Events she picked a mighty fine crew, here is the list of all of the great sponsors!

Duos Lounge, Duos Catering  // Bamboo Beats  // Barbie Hull Photography  // Crimson Haze Event Lighting  //  Baked  // The Flower Lab   // Pedersen’s Event Rentals  // Espresso Elegance Catering, Inc.  // The Lightning Booth   // Seattle Farm Tables   // Eleven & West // Diana Thornton Events  

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Liza & Taylor are the JAM!  Seriously, not only were they willing to get up at the pre-sunrise (looking good might I add), drive us over to the beach on the island where Liza spent her summers as a kiddo – but ALSO, they packed mimosas for everyone (THANK YOU!) and we had the BEST time.  Moseley the wonderdog kind of stole the show… but I mean, look at him – he’s adorable (and giant!). I love this family of three and CANNOT wait for their wedding in Montana! Gonna be a great one!!

Here are a few of my favs from Taylor & Liza’s sunrise engagement session on Bainbridge Island –

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Dear Everyone,

You MUST spend at LEAST two minutes looking through these photos…. because SERIOUSLY.  The Shanghai Pearl and her gang KNOCKED THIS ONE OUT OF THE PARK! KABLOOEY! The Ookla 10th Anniversary part at the Pacific Science Center was BONKERS, let me tell you a little about it and THEN we’ll get to the photos!

First the team was lead by some hilarious actors/tour guides from their offices to the monorail given amazing Seattle facts that made you go, hmmmm….. greeted by your favorite photographer for a big group shot before heading inside for drinks with the dinos!  After an hour of cocktails in the dinosaur exhibit and a million poloroid selifies we headed into the outer space where we were served champagne drinks from a falling star (also known as a beautiful trapeze artist) and served dinner from the most amazing City Catering (yuuuuum!). There were more poloroids, more cat coloring books, more hilarious stories from our goofy tour guides and ending dinner with a birthday song and THREE CRAZY CATS jumping out of a lifesize CAKE! SAY WHAT?!?   Now… you HAVE to be saying to yourself… there cannot be any more – but if you did, you would be WRONG!  BECAUSE THEN a GIANT dancing robot and dinosaur grabbed us and lead us into the NEXT room where we had karaoke with Baby Van Beezly, AMAAAZING mini whoopie pies and a whole dessert bar, REALLY Shitty Caricatures by Deuxkla (seriously amazing!), a bounce castle and velcro suit station where you could jump and get stuck to the wall… oh yeah!!  There was  a robot lady wearing a dress of champagne, private tours of the butterfly exhibit and all of the dancing and fun you could manage.  It. Was. Neat.

Hope you love it too!!

Love,  Barbie


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Sunday Morning was AWESOME! Seattle Met magazine held their 2nd annual 2016 Country Brunch & Bloody Mary Smackdown at the Metropolist – there were five restaurants competing for the best Brunch Bites and six bartenders competing for the best Bloody Mary… and YUM. Yum yum yum!  I vote for ALL OF THEM! They were so good – and there was some really cool entertainment (as always, Seattle Met knows how to throw a party!!) The Seattle Met Photo Booth, Country music by James Dean Kindle & the Eastern Oregon Playboys.  All of the proceeds of the morning went to the Ronald McDonald House of Washington & Alaska – it’s always fun to enjoy these parties, even better when it’s for a great cause!

Competing Restaurants & Bars

Barrio // Brave Horse Tavern // Ernest loves Agnes // Hattie’s Hat // LionHead // Lost Lake // Skillet // Super Six // Tortas Condesa // Meet The Moon // Sun Liquor



Ancho Reyes // Reyka Vodka // Charlie’s Produce // Metropolist // Cafe Vita // Zico Coconut Water // Frost // Nuflours



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