Women's March on Washington

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I've been away from Seattle more than often than not recently—I've been on an extended trip to Washington, D.C. again, taking care of my wonderful friend (and surrogate mother!) Barbara since last month. We decided to stay in Washington longer than we initially anticipated in order to participate in the Women's March on Washington, and I'm sure glad that we did. The prolific turnout at the march was record-breaking in its sheer volume—the largest protest march in American history. 

Being part of such a massive, defiant protest in the most uncertain and discouraging political climate of my lifetime was oddly comforting and reassuring. It reminded me of the power of people to make a difference and wield influence on the policy makers who were elected to represent us—all of us. It was a beautiful sight to behold, seeing so many types of Americans coming together for the same causes of equality regardless of gender identity, race, sexual orientation, religion, and physical ability.

Faced with a resurgence of our nation's weakest intentions—deceit, greed, exploitation of the underprivileged, demagoguery, egomania, and an unquenchable thirst for power—the Women's March on Washington instead brought together a magnificent display of our country's best attributes—intelligent, rational, considerate, passionate, accepting and loving people of all ages, exhibiting their differences as strength. It was a true honor and privilege to partake and photograph so many thoughtful Americans. 

Stephaine and Felix's Pioneer Square Wedding

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When I first met with Felix and Stephaine to discuss their July wedding day, I had a feeling I was in for a good one. And I was so right! This wedding was a ton of fun, and once the dancing started, it never stopped the rest of the night.

Stephaine and her attentive bridal party—sisters/maids of honor Diana and Brenda, and bridesmaids Hannah, Jackie, Shawnta, and Kaylie—beautified and began the celebration at the Executive Hotel Pacific in downtown Seattle. From there, it was a quick Uber ride to the evening's main location, AXIS Pioneer Square—a beautiful exposed brick space in one of Seattle's oldest neighborhoods. There the ladies waited for Felix and his dashing groomsmen—best man Jimmy, Gio, Kyle, Gabe, Simon, and Chris—to arrive. 

After some quick portraits of the groom's side of the story, the next thing to check off the list was get married!

Enter the dynamic duo of emcee Jacqui and DJ Wes from Wunderland Events— these two made sure the evening went off without a hitch, and were a total blast to work with. They totally rocked it and kept the party going for hours!

It was so difficult for me to narrow down my favorite photos for this blog post. The dancing was just too good to leave much out! Oh well. Please enjoy my favorite photos from the day, and congratulations to Stephaine and Felix for kicking off their marriage with such a fantastic celebration!

 

Katie and Taylor's Austin Wedding

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Katie and Taylor are two of my dearest friends. We've lived together, worked together, taken road trips together... and I just think the world of them both! They're those kinds of friends whom you know will be in your life forever, despite how many states may separate us (which, right now, is five). Fun facts about them: Taylor is Pee-Wee Herman, and Katie is Liz Lemon. As a couple!

I flew to Austin in June to attend their wedding at Mercury Hall on a warm and sunny Texas afternoon.  Here are some of my favorite photos from the day.