Showing posts from January, 2013


I am introvert by nature. An observer. Perhaps a bit socially awkward. Okay, maybe a lot socially awkward. I actually find it easier to interact with someone with a camera in my hand and a lens between us than in 'Real Life.' Finding that moment – the flicker of an eye, a distant gaze, the curl of a smile. My portrait sessions often take longer than planned when I get lost in my photographer world.  This is why I love photographing children so much. Once you get past those first few awkward, cheesy grins, a child is willing to bare her soul.

A Celebration to Envy

We had such a blast capturing the Renton Landing Massage Envy annual bash last weekend. The evening at the Bellevue Harbor Club was sophisticated and elegant yet all out celebratory. We're still making our way through hundreds of photos of the evening, but here's a little teaser.

Bellevue Harbor Club is such a beautiful location for a celebration.

Who says you can't be formal and still rock the photobooth? Our new friends at Massage Envy brought the props and we brought our live 'photobooth' A-game.

Looking forward to our next photobooth event. Sound fun? Drop us a line.

Creative Couples | DIY Alterations

Let me start by saying this isn't going to work for everybody and most traditional wedding dress styles are going to need professional alterations, but for those of you on a very strict budget and willing to think outside of the box, here's an idea that I hope inspires you.

For my destination wedding, I searched for a budget dress that would travel easily. After much searching, I chose my dress from David's Bridal. When it arrived, I loved it, but the straps were much too long and the dress was a little big on top.

After realizing that alterations would cost more than the dress, I decided to take matters into my own hands (or should I say my bridesmaids hands). I can't sew to save my life, but luckily I had a no-sew plan.

We cut the strings off the dress (you know, those ones that are supposed to help it stay on the hanger) and used one to tie the dress straps into a halter style.  Then took a beautiful cameo brooch and pinned it over the strings.

My Maid-of-Honor the…

A penny for your wishes



A sneak peek into last weekend's session with a beautiful barista.

{What to Wear} Engagment Photos

Congratulations to all of the newly engaged couples! Now that you've announced your exciting new relationship status on Facebook, maybe it's time to think about those official engagement photos for your save-the-dates, profile pic or wedding website. Your engagment photo session is also a time to get to know and become comfortable working with your wedding photographer. At Evidence Photography and Design, we always have a planning session in advance to get to know you and choose your engagment session location. After that, it's time to think about your engagement session clothing style. I have gathered here some tips and ideas to help you plan.
A few tips for choosing your engagement photography clothing.Choose clothes that fit with your location and consider making outfit changes.Choose a color pallete that will compliment your complexions. If either of you have very dark or very light complexions it's usually best to avoid black and white. Try starting with neutral …

Love is childhood friendships


Love is twinkle toes and twirly dresses


Love is bright eyes, messy ponytails, and paint on your fingers