Celebrating Kristin & Mark

Just East of San Francisco, their wedding took place on a warm June 15th. Everything went as planned, there are not many weddings we’ve witnessed that could say the same.

Kristen and Mark Wedding SF CA by Some Like It Shot

Their San Francisco engagement photoshoot had just as much luck with weather, we drove from Seattle to SF & were surprised to have a beautiful sunset at the Golden Gate Bridge. It was the first time we’ve ever seen it without fog.

San Francisco golden gate bridge baseball sunset photos by Some Like It Shot

 

 

Sizzling Sassy Celeste PinUp

Washington summers have always been beautiful with the shimmer off of the green trees and flowers all around. In more recent years I feel like it has been getting sizzlin’ hot too and Sassy Celeste proclaimed summer pinups are no longer just for CA girls!

Sassy Celeste pinup in Hood Canal Puget Sound, blue skies, Wa, stylist Nina Young, © www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com western washington

It all started out sweet and innocent, posing with the shiny red Chevy truck in a knee length yellow dress, we took photos in the trailer it was pulling as well.

Sassy Celeste PinUp with Ford Truck Kent WA www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com

The sweet and innocent look didn’t last long though, after all these were a surprise for her husband over seas and we were pretty sure he would be interested in some sassy photos.

Sassy Celeste PinUp, stylist Nina Young, © www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com Seattle, Kent, Tacoma WA

Once the pencil skirt and convertibles were ready it was the true Sassy Celeste style.

Sassy Celeste with Chevelle cooling off, stylist Nina Young, © www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com Seattle Tacoma WA

I’m positive he liked the photos!

Sassy Celeste pinUp sepia with Ford Galaxy, stylist nina young, © www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com Puget Sound WA

It was an All American pinup summer day in Hood Canal with Sassy Celeste!

All American Ford Pin Up Sassy Celeste with the Galaxy, flag and reflection, © www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com, Western WA

Some like it summers at the beach

Some like cruising in convertibles

Some Like It Shot

(Special Thanks to Truck & Galaxy Owner Mike Anderson, and Chevelle Owner Danielle Anderson, and stylist Nina Young)

Adventures With Jess C Bunny

There are certainly some people who cross our life paths and leave an everlasting mark. Jess C Bunny is possibly the most frequent passer by leaving good memories each time. First, we met when our business was in San Diego and her & her fiancé, Josh, were stationed in Coronado CA. Her mom stumbled upon our website while searching for an engagement photographer, if it weren’t for her love of animals and our love of pet photography, our lives would be very different today and missing many cherished friends we’ve met.

red truck window Jess C Bunny pin up photography 1950s blonde by www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com

In Coronado, CA in 2010, we took engagement photos of Jess C & Josh on the beautiful beach near Hotel Del Coronado and some with USS Nimitz in the background. As well as with Josh’s one time motorcycle love and a dipped kiss so adorable it could compete with the NYC WWII Kiss with the sailor & nurse. (If we ever go to NY you can expect a remake of that).

mirror and makeup Jess C Bunny pin up photography 1950s blonde by www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com

In 2011 we were asked to photograph their beautiful hometown wedding in Waunakee, WI. In July, I packed all my gear and headed to the most humid experience of my life for Jess C’s bridal shower at The Cabin. This was my first taste of WI hospitality, everyone there was inclusive and made me feel like I was a part of their family. Although I was working, I had the opportunity to share the experience with the group of women as we all melted in 100+ degrees of midwest summer fun.

Jess C Bunny pin up photography 1950s blonde by www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com

That same trip, I had the privilege of seeing fire flies for the first time in my life, many people know this started a fascination and I hope to see them again some day. Little stars on the ground flickering all around. I also got to photograph Jess C’s family and extended family at their dairy farm, an experience like no other.

behind the scenes Jess C Bunny pin up photography 1950s blonde by www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com

We had 1 day to hang out and play in WI so her parents drove us to go antiquing at their old elementary school, which has since been turned into an antique mall. We experienced the Mississippi River from a northern perspective and spent part of the day wandering around Madison, WI.

fixing the chevelleJess C Bunny pin up photography 1950s blonde by www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com

When September rolled around both Holland and I drove from San Diego to WI to photograph Jess C & Josh’s wedding. After a night of karaoke, us girls headed back to sleep for the big day wedding ahead of us. We ate Grandma Jean’s delicious waffle breakfast and got ready for the home town wedding… well small town maybe, but small wedding, not at all. We enjoyed a full day celebrating the two at the places they could look back at and call their home.

mechanic Jess C Bunny pin up photography 1950s blonde by www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com

Soon after their wedding, Josh’s ship was stationed in WA State. It was sad to see them move away after making such a good friendship. To an extent I felt like a big sister to Jess C since we are about a decade apart and had so much in common. Fortunately, WA is my hometown and I had parents, family and friends to come back and visit once a year or so.

galaxy driver Jess C Bunny pin up photography 1950s blonde by www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com

For the first year or so I came back to visit and had some adventures with Jess C. while Josh was away at work. Since she was in a new area it was fun to be her tourist guide while I was touring my old stomping grounds. Jessie was a student at UW, on a South campus, so I got to be the first to take her to the main UW campus in all its mighty glory. We visited the troll under the bridge and ran into a few hundred Santa’s at the Santa Con. Hard to forget that kind of random fun. We took photos at my favorite view of Mt Rainier in my hometown in Auburn, WA before calling it a day in the brisk winter weather.

polka dot picnic Jess C Bunny pin up photography 1950s blonde by www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com

Little did I know that one day we would also be moving back to WA! Just as they were settling in North of Seattle, Holland and I moved our entire business to just South of Seattle making us just a few cities away instead of states. My very first adventure as I claimed my Washingtonian status was with Jess C as we traveled to the infamous Forks, WA and La Push area to relive our Twilight memories (Click Here To Read That Blog). We also went to the Tulip Festival together for the very first time for both of us. (that blog is still coming). They adopted their first puppy Toby and we had the honor of photographing many of his holiday doggy photos throughout the year while Josh was deployed.

beach ball bay Jess C Bunny pin up photography 1950s blonde by www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com

In the summer while Josh was still away we had fun at this Cars & Cuties PinUp photoshoot, photographing the ladies out at the Hood Canal for their deployed husbands. Then the day came when Josh and the USS Nimitz finally returned, only to find out that Jessie and Josh were now being stationed in New York with only a few weeks notice before the big move. So we had our spa day and said our farewells once again as they started their journey on the East Coast.

sunglasses Jess C Bunny pin up photography 1950s blonde by www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com

Fortunately we’ve been encouraged to plan a trip to WI again this fall, at the same time Jessie and Josh will be visiting. Can’t wait to see all our friends for the adventure that is always To Be Continued. Until then, enjoy some of Jess C Bunnies Cars & Cuties images in this video:

Miss you guys! Congrats on your newest doggy family member. Can’t what to meet her!

Some like being stationed in San Diego, CA

Some like being stationed in Seattle, WA

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Wind N Sea Beach Family Photos

Time flies when you’re a photographer – I think the first time I photographed Tamra and her kids (they were just kids back then) was in 2007…ironically at the beach. Life certainly has changed over the last 6 years and it has been a joy to watch kids become teens and love grow into this beautiful family. family photos blue gray fence La Jolla CA by www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com

Here is their video with even more photos from the day:

 

The pink bougainvillea was so stunning there was no way we could ignore it on our way down to the beach and so we had a volunteer to pose for us with the pink.

pink bougainvillea and daughter at La Jolla CA by www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com

The weather was stunning at Wind N Sea beach in La Jolla, CA. A little mist but nothing like the normal fog that can consume the area at the blink of an eye.

black and white family photo at Wind N Sea Beach La Jolla CA by www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com

Everyone was great! We know it isn’t easy being in high school or middle school and asked to snuggle up with your family so we really appreciated that they weren’t afraid to be close to each other.

family photography close up at Wind N Sea Beach La Jolla CA by www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com

Life at the photoshoot really wasn’t too difficult, forced to lounge in sand on a beautiful sunny day, hardly anyone else at the beach since it was a week day during the off season. Absolutely no complaints from our end. We were happy to be in the soft sand taking photos too – not many beaches like this in Seattle.

family photo at Wind N Sea Beach La Jolla CA by www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com

The large rocks provided some great posing props.

on the rocks family photography close up at Wind N Sea Beach La Jolla CA by www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com

The only sad part was the graffiti, which we removed for the photos, it is pretty amazing how great nature can be.

sandy family photography close up at Wind N Sea Beach La Jolla CA by www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com

Wind n Sea lived up to its name for a bit providing that fun wind blown hair look. Her hair reminded me of octopus tentacles as they flowed in the salty air.

wind blown hair and laughs portraits of kid at Wind N Sea Beach La Jolla CA by www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com

Being the only son it was a nice moment to escape the girls and take a walk along the shore.

walk along the shore portraits of kid at Wind N Sea Beach La Jolla CA by www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com

As a senior in high school and the oldest of the family, finding a spot all to herself just to relax and enjoy the sounds of the ocean were all we could ask for.

a moment alone portraits of kid at Wind N Sea Beach La Jolla CA by www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com

Our jobs wouldn’t be complete without at least one fun crazy photos and the youngest was  in the jumping mood.

jump portraits of kid at Wind N Sea Beach La Jolla CA by www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com

The photoshoot ended with a surge – literally :) we were at the end just playing around when a wave and surprised us all…none of our equipment got wet but we certainly did from waist down. It wasn’t too bad considering the warm sun had us sweating.

ocean wave surge surprise photography www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com

Some like ocean waves

Some like sandy family photos

Some Like It Shot

A Labrador Beach Kind Of Day

During our trip to CA we were fortunate to have a few families request a beach photoshoot – that soft warm CA sand is something we just don’t see up here in WA and we were ready for a sandy adventure with these two cute labs Bella and Juneau.

cute dogs brown and golden labrador lab retriever at the beach by www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com

Enjoy their bonus video with more photos from their family portraits last year and this year combined:

 

We lucked out finding a great gray fence on the way to the sand, and sometimes a solid background is nice for variety.

outdoor fence brown and golden labrador lab retriever at the beach by www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com

Bougainvillea is always a perk, as a matter of fact last year Cinda and Bella had a Bougainvillea photo at the winery so this was perhaps the beginning of a flowery tradition.

bougainvillea brown and golden labrador lab retriever at the beach by www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com

The sun was incredibly bright that day, keeping glasses on was a safer option for them as we battled the lighting on our perfect sunny beach in the middle of the day. Note the dogs were loving the attention, I’m pretty sure they think photo day is all about them.

happy dogs brown and golden labrador lab retriever at the beach by www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com

The waves were crashing perfectly on the large rocks, giving a little mist that made everyone smile. Each year their family does a different background, it is really nice when the weather and location works out.

by the ocean  brown and golden labrador lab retriever at the beach by www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com

Juneau wasn’t reluctant to show off his sandy paws at the end of our photo day – this straight leg pose is one of his favorites for the camera.

sandy paws brown and golden labrador lab retriever at the beach by www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com

Some like warm sandy beaches

Some like the mist from crashing waves

Some Like It Shot