Maple Valley Wedding- Aimee + Josh

This lovely wedding was held in our very own Lake Wilderness Lodge in Maple Valley. How lucky were we all to have this held on one of those gorgeous days where even Mt. Rainier decided to make a rare Fall appearance! Many congrats to you, Aimee and Josh! It was an absolute pleasure being there to photograph your big day!

Ceremony and Reception: Lake Wilderness Lodge

DJ/MC: Music De-Lite

Copyright: Blue Monkey Photography

Maple Valley, WA- Home Water Birth

This lovely family welcomed their third baby in this Maple Valley home birth. With dad's deployment overseas, this was by far one emotional birth to photograph. With the kind support of the wonderful ladies at Maple Valley Midwifery, mom was able to labor naturally and deliver this healthy baby boy, while dad was able to witness every moment with the help of the family iPad. Add some loving "help" from big brother and sister, and you have one very celebrated arrival for this sweet baby boy. Congratulations, and welcome to the family, little one!

Midwife: Kat Barron, Maple Valley Midwifery

Copyright: Blue Monkey Photography

Bellevue, WA Wedding- Kendra + Paul

I had the pleasure of photographing this sweet down-home family wedding in Bellevue in July. Everything from the venue to the flowers to the catering was a family affair. I love how in love these two are and wish them the very best in their new lives together as Kendra pursues her graduate studies in Miami. Congrats, Kendra and Paul! It was so great being a part of your special day!

Ceremony and Reception: Newport Presbyterian Church

Copyright: Blue Monkey Photography 

Kingston, WA Wedding- Elizabeth + Abara

Earlier this year, I put in a request searching for a not-your-typical-chicken-or-fish-wedding and, boy, did Elizabeth and Abara deliver in spades! I should have known having a former Costume Designer now Electrical Engineer marrying a fellow Photographer would make for an interesting day, but I had no idea just how extraordinary their wedding day would be. From Frida, the mobilized iguana skeleton, to the custom cake toppers designed by one of the groom's sisters, the care they and their families put into every detail surrounding their wedding day was evident from the start. Add to that the outpouring of love from their incredible family and friends, and you'll find an event showcasing their love of steampunk, vintage, and all things whimsical that brought a smile to everyone who was lucky enough to attend, myself included!

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Kingston House Wedding and Events

Cake: Sweet Life Cakery

Makeup Artistry: Onsite Beauty By Brooke

Copyright: Blue Monkey Photography

Black Diamond, WA Wedding- Angie + Donovan

I had the pleasure of kicking off my 2016 Wedding Season with one of my favorite local families right here in Black Diamond! Angie and Donovan had a fire-engine red and film noir theme, which made for a lovely touch in this intimate wedding. Speaking of intimate weddings, if you're in the market for a sweet little spot with plenty of charm and delicious food that's remarkably easy on the budget, I highly recommend that you check out Mama Passarelli's Dinner House. Our bride, Angie, just happens to be the manager there and she'd be thrilled to walk you through their venue and go over catering options!

Wedding Ceremony and Venue: Mama Passarelli's Dinner House

Flowers: Bee's Florist

Copyright: Blue Monkey Photography

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