Category Archives: Tacoma

tacoma narrows, chambers creek- kayla & john

We were very excited that Kayla and John were up for a Tacoma location for their portraits session. We’ve been wanting to shoot at Chambers Creek Park and Chamber’s Bay Golf Course for ages. It’s one of our favorite local spots for sunset. Kayla and John were so trusting and stayed true to their style, which let their personalities shine through in every image. We had a great time with these four and are looking forward to their woodsy wedding at Kitsap Memorial State Park in a couple weeks.

sumner wedding, laurel creek manor- amy & eli

Eli & Amy made us giggle all day. The entire day was intimate and sweet, filled with everything you could ask for; lots of love, laughter and joy. Plus it’s always a treat to spend the day at the lovely Laurel Creek Manor in Sumner, Washington. Lori and her team over at Elegant Affairs did an amazing job helping with all the special details and traditions.

tacoma wedding, antique row- sarah & rob

We’ve been enjoying a nice slow month at home. We finally found the time and gumption to paint our living and dining rooms white. We’ve been enjoying our free weekends wandering antique stores from Olympia to Bremerton. Coincidentally one of our favorite treasure troves called Rampizi is located right here in Tacoma on Antique Row. The trouble is that this place is rarely open and when it is open we are almost always working. What a treat it was to find ourselves up in Rampizi on a Saturday evening admiring the goods while David the owner serenaded us on his hodgepodge drum set. We loaded our station wagon with a mid century buffet, Italian side table and a fun piece of beatnik art to finish off our room re-do. I found this great article in the Tacoma Weekly that describes the magic of Rampizi. While perusing the shop I thought fondly of Sarah and Rob’s wedding, our antique loving couple who were married right up the street in a Tacoma warehouse last summer.

Sarah and Rob created, planned and constructed almost everything in the warehouse space. Their friends and family also contributed in baking pies, making salsa, growing and arranging the flowers, plus setting up and breaking down the space. One of our favorite details were the handmade pallet dinner tables that Rob and Sarah’s dad constructed just for the wedding. We were lucky enough to be one of the recipients of a table after the wedding! We used our table for our display at the Seattle Wedding Show and now it’s found a home in our backyard. I can’t wait to host a summer dinner party centered around our Sarah and Rob “love table”. From Sarah, “I was a little surprised by how much work and time it takes to plan a wedding when you do it yourself. But it was a great gauge of how we will work together to create one cohesive experience”.
Right after their ceremony we wandered up into Rampizi for a few portraits with Sarah and Rob. It was one of my favorite portrait sessions ever, I could have stayed there forever. While we were snapping I noticed all of our eyes shifting and searching for a treasure. A true scavenger never rests! Sarah and Rob are our kind of people. They are creative folks, who love antiques and random collections, cats, succulents, vintage cars, tacos, handmade projects, re-purposed goods, globe lights and pie. And that’s what their wedding was all about!

Wedding Details:

Venue: The Space, Opera Alley  // Food: Masa // Flowers: Friends and Family // Pies: Friends and Family // Bride’s Dress: BGCB // Groom’s Apparel: Ben Sherman, Penguin Tie and Too Boot New York Shoes // Photography: Us of course // Wedding Featured on Green Wedding Shoes.