OOOOOH this was a fun wedding to photograph! What you see below are layouts of a 40 page album I designed to show off this unique wedding. Each watermarked image represents a single spread (imagine opening a book and looking at 2 pages, side by side.) The lovely couple was married at a private home on Camano Island, WA at the edge of a bluff. All of the guests were asked to dress in white and the weather couldn’t have been more perfect. Many of the guests work in the bar/restaurant industry so there was plenty of delicious food and specialty cocktails were a priority. Seeing the bride in her Ted Baker dress made me wish I would have been a bit less traditional with my own wedding dress. It was so gorgeous! There were so many juicy details to photograph from loads of tattoos to cool jewelry and sunglasses and the view of the water was outstanding.

 

personalized wine openers wedding favorswedding details tie champagne Ted Baker dressbride in Ted Baker dress drinking champagnefirst look bride and groomantique champagne flutesbride groom sunbathingbride entering ceremony with dadoutdoor camano island ceremonywedding guests all in white camano islandcamano island private home weddingwedding details champagne and foodwhite wedding paper lanternship wedding guests all in whitebride groom kiss on a bluff Camano Islandclose ups of unique alcohol bottles and accessorieswedding guests Camano Islandbride and groom smiling and hugging Camano Islandseries of wedding toasts photoswedding guests dancing in whiteCamano Island evening wedding reception

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2015 was a busy, busy year for me not only as Nataworry but as a travelin’ fool. As such the shoots I did at KEXP were fewer in number but still as delicious as always. This year one of the bands I photographed, Best Coast, bought a photo from our quickie KEXP alley photo session and it’s now the main image on their heavy metal themed t-shirt. Yay for Nataworry photos used for band merchandise! As always I am eternally grateful to KEXP.org the best radio station on the planet. Without this glorious little station that could I wouldn’t continue to meet so many wonderful musicians. Anyone who knows me knows I’m a groupie wannabe and that this has been and will continue to be a very big deal for me. And I am tickled to happen to be supporting the radio station at the same time by providing them with some content. All hail KEXP and special shout out to my KEXP buds Jim, Janice, Susan and Charina. And I strongly encourage you to visit KEXP.org and seek out the endless awesome recordings of the live in-studio performances I’ve been so fortunate to witness.

Here’s a list, in no particular order, of all the bands I photographed.
Best Coast – They have a special place in/on my heart especially when I wear their t-shirt that uses my photo on it – squee!
Stars – Gold star (get it – star?) goes to Stars for being up for pretty much anything and simply adorable.
Mike Krol – This was a first – faux barbed wire and I liked it!
Luna – One of my all time favs. Bonus? I photographed them both at KEXP and at their Showbox at the Market Seattle show which I attended with brother who was visiting from Minneapolis and he’s an equally big fan.
Lloyd Cole – People came out of the woodwork at the station when Lloyd performed. Pretty legendary guy and probably one of my top 5 favorite photos I’ve ever taken over many years of shooting at KEXP.
Kindness – So many people so little time.
Juliana Hatfield Three – Can’t believe I met Juliana after I’ve been listening to her music since 2006.
Jayhawks – Love, love, LOVE their sound. I was absolutely thrilled to have met and photographed them.
Grave Babies – Great sound that I wasn’t familiar with until I shot them.
Yelle – Instant fan after being introduced to them thanks to KEXP and I LOVE how playful they were doing the shoot!

Band Best Coast at KEXP Seattle

Best Coast

Band Grave Babies at KEXP radio Seattle

Grave Babies

Band Jayhawks at KEXP radio Seattle

Jayhawks

Band Juliana Hatfield Three at KEXP radio Seattle

Juliana Hatfield Three

Band Kindness at KEXP radio Seattle

Kindness

Musician Lloyd Cole at KEXP radio Seattle

Lloyd Cole

Band Luna at KEXP radio Seattle

Luna

Band Mike Krol at KEXP radio Seattle

Mike Krol

Band Stars at KEXP radio Seattle

Stars

Band Yelle at KEXP radio Seattle

Yelle

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While I have lived in Seattle, Washington since 2000 and now call it home I grew up in Chicago, Illinois and return 1-2x per year to exclusively relax and visit with family and friends. This month during my visit I also photographed a couple in love on the Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo. I was super excited to create photos in downtown Chicago because the city’s architecture is remarkable and legendary. Anxiety briefly cloaked my excitement as I set out to find a suitable location to hold this quick 30 minute session in a city I am no longer very familiar with since my visits largely take place in the suburbs. I wanted to show off the skyline, produce a modern look and also bring in some warmth to compliment the romantic connection this couple shares. I honestly can’t even remember how I came upon the super cool structure at the boardwalk designed by Studio Gang Architects and WRD Environmental but I’m tickled I did. And I’m really happy that the photos make it seem as if these two had the zoo to themselves when nothing could have been further from the truth with droves of people all around us on what was a gorgeous warm and sunny day. Enjoy!

Couple hugging head to head in front of Chicago skylineCouple looking at each other with Chicago skylineCouple relaxing on Lincoln Park Zoo Nature BoardwalkCouple hugging in the grass at Lincoln Park Zoo ChicagoCouple hugging in the grass at Lincoln Park Zoo ChicagoCouple posing on Lincoln Park Zoo nature boardwalkCouple in love Lincoln Park Zoo ChicagoCouple in an embrace on Lincoln Park nature boardwalkCouple seated on modern architecture on Lincoln Park Zoo boardwalkModern couple posing in Lincoln Park modern architectureCouple snuggling with Chicago skyline in background

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