A Graffiti and Glass Blowing Wedding

Washingtonians who commute into Seattle from the South are familiar with the red Rainier Brewery “R”, and some of us are familiar with the struggle the community has had to keep that significant sign on the building as it switched from owner to owner over the years.    Claudia and Ted told us they chose a non-traditional venue, which we absolutely love, but we couldn’t even  imagine the vibrant street art graffiti design covering every inch of the walls inside the Rainier Glass Blowing Studio of the Old Rainier Factory.ct wedding rings seattle www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com Seattle wedding They really lucked out considering most of the wedding was outdoors. It was September in WA, and we just finished enjoying a beautiful warm summer, but the weather was clearly changing to typical fall with tones of grey skies and wet weekends. Looking back, I want to say this was the last perfect summer-feeling weekend. Some of the cupcakes didn’t quite survive the commute, which gave Claudia’s family the fun task of making frosting look pretty before the wedding couple arrived…which they mastered!wedding cupcakes fail and fix www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com Seattle wedding  Once the bride and groom arrived, all kinks were ironed out and the party began. Just a small group of friends were invited to attend the ceremony, as people settled in their seats, Claudia and Ted prepared for the moment when all eyes would be on them.ct wedding rainier glass venue www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com Seattle wedding It was the record shortest ceremony we’ve ever photographed, and as requested by their friend who officiated the ceremony, Ted ‘put a ring on it’ and Claudia did ‘kiss her husband’.ct wedding vows ring on it www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com Seattle wedding Afterward they were just beaming!! Not the kind of joy a couple has after dating a few months, or planning for a year, no this was a kind of joy that could only come from a couple who had been together for years and a new reality was sinking in.ct were married www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com Seattle wedding wedding street art www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com Seattle wedding wedding dip graffiti www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com Seattle wedding Someone dimmed the lights, well it was outside so it wasn’t like we had a choice, and the venue came to life in a whole new way. Twinkling string lights floated above everyone as they enjoyed mouth watering BBQ and mini cupcakes.wedding night party www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com Seattle wedding Inside two glass blowing experts helped guests create a custom glass keepsake that Claudia and Ted planned for them all to take home. A selfie-station was set up for guests to print photos from their phones to add to the guest book. I don’t think a single person could have been bored at this venue with so much to view, so much to do, and the celebration…too.wedding glass blowing seattle www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com Seattle wedding wedding selfie station www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com Seattle wedding Tossing the bouquet & garter went perfectly and guests weren’t shy to get on the dance floorwedding bouquet toss www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com Seattle wedding ct wedding dancing www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com Seattle wedding We ended the night with the glowing red sign, a sign which meant a little more to all of us than it did before. To us it will always be the place Claudia and Ted were wed.ct rainier beer sign night seattle www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com Seattle wedding ct wedding night purple gel www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com Seattle wedding Some like graffiti

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Barktoberfest 10/10/15

Fall is here and so are our annual Barktoberfest Fall Mini Photoshoots for pets!!

pet photos at Barktoberfest

includes a 15 min pet only mini photoshoot in the lovely fall colored leaves… maximum 2 pets per mini photoshoot. You will be emailed 1 large digital image (photographer’s choice) with leashes edited out and have the option to order other images in print or digital format from an online ordering gallery available for 6 months.
$20 from each photo mini will be donated to Auburn Valley Humane Society.

Visit us at Auburn Valley Humane Society‘s 2015 Barktoberfest & Rover Romp located at Roegner Park in Auburn, WA.

Reserve Your Barktoberfest Pet Mini Time
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CURRENT SCHEDULE:

  • 10:20A Starr
  • 10:40A Tucker & Cady
  • 11:00A Finley
  • 11:20 Pending Mimi
  • 11:40 Pending Mimi
  • 12:00P Chance & Lexi
  • 12:20P Phoebe & Piper

OoLaLa Boudoir January 2015

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The entire month of January 2015 we are offering Vintage 1920s Style boudoir photoshoots at our Kent, WA location. These are perfect timing for Valentine’s Day gifts and are at a special discounted rate all month, $200 + cost of images (that is a $100 savings). We will pamper you on your photo day with 1920s style hair and make-up before photographing with our vintage sofa, chair, and end with a claw foot bubble bath.

How it works?

  1. Please read the entire blog
  2. Once you’re ready to book a date, complete the form below.
  3. We will email back with some dates available for your consultation and a $100 paypal invoice to book the January date you are hoping for…the remaining $100 will be due the day of your photoshoot.
  4. Consultations take place at our Kent, WA location. We will go over wardrobe, styling options and ordering options. We suggest the earlier the better, this way you have time to prepare for your photoshoot without feeling rushed.
  5. Your Oo La La Boudoir photoshoot includes hair & make-up styling. It will take approximately 5 hours total for styling and photos at our Kent, WA location. Because we are indoors the photoshoots can take place any time of day. You will need to select an AVAILABLE Jan 2015 date from Our Calendar
  6. Approx. 2 weeks after your photoshoot you will receive an online ordering gallery with 50-100 images. This gallery will be available for 6 months. You can purchase any of the items from our Boutique – click on an item to see the price/details.
  7. Once an image is ordered we will give it the lovely Some Like It Shot editing, enhancing the features you love and editing the things you don’t.
  8. Ready to OoLaLa Boudoir? Please complete this form & we will be in touch (please make sure to check your spam folder! sometimes our emails automatically go there)


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Dia De Los Muertos – Day of The Dead

This year seems to have been especially hard on us and many of our friends. So many people seemed to lose the ones they loved; whether that be human or pets. Not a month went by where at least one of our close friends didn’t go through the painful heart break, and after losing our first fur child Charlie in April we have a new perspective on the pain this causes. This Day of the Dead we decided to give honor to Charlie, for all that he taught us while he was alive and after he died. Dia Day Los Muertos is a 2 day celebration in which the pain is subsided as we honor those who have left us. Nov 1st it typically Dia De Los Angelitos (Day of the Little Angels) honoring children who have died. Since we considered Charlie our child we felt today was the best day to honor his life. Mr. Boo, this one is for you.

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We’ve had clients participate in Dia De Los Muertos style creative photoshoots as well and hope more come include some of this traditional celebration into their fall photoshoots.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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