Rashaun & Dampier: A very Seattle love story and New Year’s Eve wedding celebration

I’ve never shot a more Seattle wedding: Rashaun and Dampier rode a King County Metro bus and then the Sound Transit Link light rail to arrive at their New Year’s Eve wedding celebration at Sole Repair Shop on Capitol Hill. And of course we had to stop for a photo at the landmark Dick’s Drive-In, where these two amazing people first met. 

About halfway through the evening, the bride surprised her groom by having two golden dancers join the party and deliver Dick’s burgers to the crowd—the start of “la hora loca” in honor of the groom’s Peruvian culture and the Latin American tradition amping up the celebration with masks, party favors and more. The magical evening continued with a midnight balloon drop, sparklers in the street and finally a rare Seattle snowfall that we captured as the bride and groom kissed in the middle of one of Capitol Hill’s rainbow crosswalks. 

Shout outs: 

Brian Waltz Entertainment for rad tunes

Cupcake Royale for a wall of tasty and beautiful treats

The Slow Motion Booth because slo-mo is coooooool

And the amazing Amanda Rose and her team at Oak & Cypress Weddings

Sarah in Seattle

Sea-faring Sarah was ashore just long enough for our sexy, sultry shoot at Seattle’s Olympic Sculpture Park this summer. What a knockout! 

Styled shoots like this one are fun and empowering, and clients like Sarah end up with a variety of professional profile images for use across social media and networking sites. 

Hair and makeup by the extraordinary Jordan Ross @j0rdanr0ss, The J Ross Experience

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