Aaron & Alyssa :: MARRIED!!

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!!!

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  • KateNovember 23, 2010 - 11:27 am

    YES!!!! Barbie, these are so cool – I love them! And I love that you did this – what an awesome way to record their wedding day. Loves! Thanks for sharing your amazing talent. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Alyssa McCoyNovember 23, 2010 - 6:23 pm

    Barbie! These are so awesome, amazing, fun, and quirky and such a fun surprise add-on to our wedding day! Thank you so much for being a part of it, love love love them!ReplyCancel

  • Tim EvansNovember 23, 2010 - 6:48 pm

    Barbie, these are freakin awesome! Thanks so much for sharing these with all of us, so much fun! I love the hot dog shot, good call on that one! Brilliant.ReplyCancel

  • Dave EvansNovember 24, 2010 - 10:15 am

    Barbie-I loved the photos and the different effects that you were able to achieve with the “blackbird”. Some fantastic angles and lighting combinations! Thank you for doing this and being a part of Aaron and Alyssa’s wedding celebration.

  • Rosie EvansNovember 25, 2010 - 11:53 am

    WOW, Barbie!!! These are SO fun . . . cool to see what was going on when we were getting ready for the big event! I love your work. Some very cool effects. Thank you so much for being a part of Alyssa and Aaron’s special day . . . you’ve given us some beautiful memories. Thanks again!ReplyCancel

  • Tami EvansNovember 25, 2010 - 12:08 pm

    I wish my big sister Alyssa and Aaron all the best. and i wish them all the happiness in the world. thank you Barbie for taking such beautiful and very pretty pictures. P.S. You are an awesome photographer Barbie. Thank you so much. Tami Lynette Evans.ReplyCancel

  • mikhailNovember 29, 2010 - 8:04 am

    how amazing! love it!ReplyCancel

  • Becca EllisonDecember 1, 2010 - 2:05 pm

    Um LOVE LOVE LOVE them all! I love the imperfectness of it all!!!!! Can you tell by my !!!!s that I love???? Just in case not, here are some more…. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jean CombsDecember 23, 2010 - 5:41 pm

    Barbie! These are so awesome, amazing, fun, and quirky and such a fun surprise add-on to our wedding day! Thank you so much for being a part of it, love love love them!ReplyCancel

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