October 16th was a great day!! It was sunny in Seattle and two lovebirds (Aaron & Alyssa) tied the knot!! Laurel McConnell, Kate McElwee & Jenny Jimenez (three of Seattle’s finest) were the “real” photographers – but when one of our own gets married…. how could I not barge in and snap away??
Since there was already a plan and lots of photos being taken I thought I would take a different approach and do something a little different. So I packed my trusty blackbird camera and five rolls of 35mm film and headed out the door. We started in Queen Anne with the first look and then off to the EMP for an hour of portraits before heading up the hill to Parsons Gardens where they had the sweetest ceremony – the reception, I had to put my camera down… because there were crazy amounts of gelato, mustaches, delicious food, and my favorite – Jubelale! Oh…. aaaannd Flipped Out Productions was there AANDD a character artist. So Cool. Thankfully the girl with mad skills – BreeAnn Gale of Pink Blossom Events was there to tie everything together and hold the fort down! (You ROCK B!!)
Oh – back to the photos… let me tell you a little about the blackbird – it is a toy twin lens reflex, made of plastic and the exposure as well as the focus – well there isn’t any. There are light leaks and the camera often eats the film – yup, you heard me… it eats the film. Scratches, rips and demolishes it. hee hee – the little charms of my favorite little blackbird camera! So – true, it destroys many frames, but the ones that turn out – I LOVE IT!!
Here are a few of my favorites – I hope you like them too!!
CONGRATULATIONS Aaron & Alyssa and thank you for being so awesome!!!