Ben & Christine's wedding day

I had known that Christine was a bridesmaid in a wedding I shot back in 2012 but I didn't realize until I met with Ben and Christine this year that she had actually been at 3 different weddings I shot in the past. She told me that all those years ago she knew she wanted me as her photographer. Well I am honored that she remembered 5 years later and that I could capture their precious day at the Edgewater Hotel in Seattle.

We set up on Edgewater's terrace for the bride and groom's first look. With the Olympic Sculpture Park being in walking distance from the piers and Edgewater we did the rest of the outdoor shots there. Then headed back to Edgewater for the wedding events. Edgewater's Ballroom is unique and a not-soon-forgettable atmosphere for a ceremony and reception!
Ben and Christine have such a beautiful story and it was an honor to be able to step into your lives on this memorable day :)

The temporary website gallery is up at for wedding guests

first photographer: Ross James
second photographer: Jule Kim (images 3/20 and 12/20 above)

Vanessa & Josh's Wedding

Another way over-due wedding post... Vanessa and Josh got married at Springwood Ranch, or as the central Washington locals call it - the "party barn". Having shot here many times in the past I feel comfortable with the location but also the area as a whole since I actually started my photography business in Ellensburg back when I was attending CWU. So for a romantic bride and groom photo spot and first look we choose a private property on one of the roads out by Thorp. The barn, fields, trees and hills in the distance are the perfect picturesque of a green central WA. We were able to actually contact the property owner in advance and get permission to shoot there.

We started the day at Alente Spa & Salon in Ellensburg, then the bride and groom met at the first look spot we picked which you saw above. Now on to Springwood Ranch for the ceremony and reception!

You might remember that I photographed this guy's wedding in Montana, RC and Stacy. They are close friends of Josh and Vanessa - Stacy was a bridesmaid and RC was the officiator.
And thanks goes to my friend April who came from Seattle area and trekked along all day to assist me (as along with some other photo shoots around this time)!

Shane & Danielle's Wedding

2012 Flash Back!
First I must apologize to Danielle and Shane for this super late post...
I have enjoyed photographing Shane and Danielle before their wedding as well as their wedding day. They have an energy and positive spirit about them and I can say we have become friends over the last several years.

A little background info: In 2010 while up in Seattle, I photographed a band - Eclectic Approach. The photos were used for their current album cover design and Shane is the guy who did the album design. So at the time I was working with him through email sending him the images for the band's album. Now, in Tri-Cities, at their wedding reception, the same band Eclectic Approach played live. Such a small world! haha

Well, here's a little bit about the wedding (that I still remember after 5 years). The bridesmaids started getting ready at House of Style downtown Kennewick, WA. Then in the afternoon both the wedding parties relaxed and finished up touch ups at their nearby home in Tri-Cities. With the long sunlight of the July days, they had an outdoor evening ceremony at Goose Ridge Estate Vineyard & Winery. The reception rock and rolled into the night with the help of Eclectic Approach.

A trip to Andong

I recently went to Andong City in South Korea to take photos of the traditional villages and surroundings for a restaurant in Seoul that serves Andong style food. I had heard of the city and even tried the famous Andong soju before, but had never been there to take photos. A photo of one of the small villages there is the image that was printed on the Korean 1,000 won bill (equivalent to $1) for many years.
Unfortunately the day the restaurant owner and I set to go was raining nearly all day logn and I was forced to shoot from under and umbrella most of the day. But we still saw plenty of the town and made some good photos. Hope I get a chance to go back in better weather!

Woryeonggyo Bridge 월영교

안동시 대한민국 명소

Northwest Here I Come (Back From Korea)

I am going back to WA state!

It's been nearly 6 years since I've moved out to Korea and I'm sorry to say I put this blog on hold even though I've shot some weddings here and there which I could have been posting.
So I'll start here by sharing some highlights from a few weddings several years back.

The couples (in order): 
Amy & Lupe
Vanessa & Josh
Danielle & Shane
Kimberly & Brannon