Shelby and Zack’s incredible Pacific Northwest engagement session; featuring their tiny home and Lake Cushman. Photography by Kami OlavarriaRead More
Jordan and Travis’s colorful and vibrant spring wedding at Dairyland. Photography by Kami OlavarriaRead More
Kam+Zion / Seattle Airstream Engagement Session InspirationRead More
Tim & Ellie | 4.21.18
They met when he interviewed her for a job at Amazon. Both graphic designers, they quickly bonded over fonts and 'dorky' design things. After daily coffee outings and some accidental dates, Tim left his place of work and they started dating.
Three years later, they married at Trinity Tree Farm in Issaquah, WA. A perfectly dreary Pacific Northwest spring day was the perfect backdrop for their intimate and emotional celebration. Ellie + Tim are the real deal, the kind of couple when you're around them you're like OKAY YOU GUYS LOVE EACH OTHER A LOTTTT. Their closest family and friends gathered under the rain and celebrated their marriage and it was perfect.
They put their graphic design skills to work while creating their perfect celebration. They designed and hand letter-pressed their invitations (I don't even totally understand what that means but they turned out BEAUTIFUL!). They created every sign and design element together and it's really incredible what they did together. WHAT A COOL WAY TO START MARRIAGE AMIRIGHT
Stephanie+Ethan / 4.14.18
Seattle brides... take notes, because Stephanie and Ethan planned a KILLER celebration. Rain was on the forecast for the entire weekend (and it raiiiiined. HARD). Stephanie booked out this dopeeeeeeeee Airbnb in Pioneer Square to get ready in, which created such a rad and unique environment to do all their portraits+first look since it was too wet to shoot outside. No one was even disappointed with the weather because we had this fun dreamy space to shoot in. I really can't emphasize enough how having a cool environment to get ready in can transform your wedding gallery and also provide a perfect plan b if the weather sucks. It was such a fun space to shoot in - would y'all hate me if I said it was happy it was pouring so we were forced to shoot inside all morning?!?!?!?
They started their day by reading private vows to each other right after first look. They were my first couple to do this and it was such a special + intimate time for the two of them before the craziness of the day kicked in. If you're one of those couples who feels nervous about reading vows in front of your guests.... guess what?! You don't have to! There are no rules and you can do whatever the hell you want. :)
Their venue, the Great Hall at Green Lake, was the perfect space for a cozy + rainy day. Everything inside (hallelujah) with gorgeous window light and big white walls. The perfect clean canvas to create the celebration of your dreams.Read More
Hannah+Tylor /// First of all, I AM SO EXCITED TO BE THEIR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER. When I picture #dreamcouple, it's these two. They have the coolest style (I don't feel nearly cool enough to be photographing them) and all the plans they've told me for their wedding make me do a happy dance. They also like each other A LOT which makes my job of photographing them hella easy. :)
This is a prime example of a perfect + successful engagement session. Hannah sent me a list of photos ahead of time of engagement images that inspire her and Tylor. I was able to look at those images and create a plan for our shoot that hit all of the things they were excited about while still keeping it unique to them. The images she showed me weren't even from Washington (most of them were from my California sessions!), but I was able to figure out what she was most excited by and find places that matched those vibes. They also sent me their outfits ahead of time also helped me plan where we should be and when and with what outfits. Protip - before engagement sessions, if I ever ask you for inspo pictures or to see your outfits, it's not because I'm a control freak! It's because I want to help plan the shoot of your drrrreams.
We started in Bellingham, where Hannah+Tylor met and currently live (and also where I met her working my coffee shop job in college!). They are both huge music lovers+musicians, so I took them to a record store to start our shoot off. I've been dying to shoot a couple in a record store but wanted it to be the RIGHT couple (H+T were IT). We stopped by the Woods Coffee at Boulevard Park (where her and I met awhhhh I KNOW IT'S NOT ABOUT ME OKOKOK I JUST LOVE HER), then we headed to Christanson's Nursery in Mt. Vernon (my favy fav fav nursery to shoot in) and ended at Deception Pass for sunset. This session was about 4-5 hours including driving around to the different places and I am OBSESSED with the results.
ENJOY Y'ALLLLLLLL! And I can't freaking wait to shoot the crap outta their wedding this fall... it's going to be LIT as the kids say (but for real it's going to be so dope).Read More
1.20.18 // Alexa+Kirill. Venue: Court in the Square in Seattle, WA.Read More
In classic KNDM Co. fashion, my year in review post is right on time - just about a month late. DUDEEEEE. 2017. I don’t even really know what to say because it was the best ever. But I say that every year. Every year I think that there’s no way my work could improve more than it did that year or that my weddings couldn’t possibly top that seasons. But without fail, every year it does, and that makes me SO EXCITED for what 2018 holds.Read More
12.22.17 / COZY+ROMANTIC Seattle winter wedding. Venue: MV SkansoniaRead More
10.07.17 /// Allison+Scott, a preview. Their love story is one for the books - high school sweethearts, young parents, overcoming years of long-distance. They are the real deal and their wedding was the most wonderful celebration reflecting that. I love this little family!!!! Congratulations Allison and Scott!
Venue: Historic 1625. Second shooting by Lenaig Delisle.Read More
Tim and Val. I feel so connected to them. Last spring I got to photograph their intimate beach wedding and brewery reception, where they did a gender reveal and we all found out they were having a baby girl. It was such an intense and beautiful thing to share with them - it's so hard to walk away from something like that and not feel like best friends. I was SO thrilled to photograph their maternity session in a cozy Airbnb in San Diego! So stoked on these images and I can't wait to meet their baby girl who is officially now outside that belly!Read More
Devon+Ben / Cannon Beach, ORRead More
09.16.17 // Denae + Nate. Venue: Port of AnacortesRead More
09.09.17. Jacob + Alisha. I can't wait to share more of this day. *hearteyes*Read More
09.03.17 /// Ashley + Josh. A photographer planning a wedding on a campground in Lake Cushman... I KNEW it was going to be good. I have been looking forward to this day for so long and it did not disappoint. I can't wait to share more from this one, but in the meantime, here's a lil preview. :)Read More
9.02.17 // Terry + Rachel. The sweetest backyard wedding in Olympia, WA.Read More
Josh+Ashley in Joshua Tree, California. Fellow Washington to California transplants. Bride is a photographer, groom is a musician, so basically they are the couple doppelganger of me and my husband. I had SO much fun adventuring around Joshua Tree with these two - a stark contrast to their veryyyyyyy Pacific Northwest wedding I'm shooting this weekend. :) I can't wait!Read More
8.20.17 /// Tiffanie and Lane, a previewRead More