Yuka and Alan: Intimate Seattle Wedding

I was honored to be a guest at the wedding of Yuka and Alan last week at Parson’s Garden and Olive 8. It’s not often that I force myself NOT to take so many photos, but Yuka had asked me to enjoy myself, so I tried my best for their sake 🙂 I think I did OK – meaning that at least, for the ceremony, I took about 5 pictures all together!

I tried to focus on taking candids, things the photographer might not shoot or might not have time to shoot. I was very glad to have my new EOS M, a smaller, agile camera with a great APS-C sensor and 35mm f/2 equivalent lens. I had so much fun cruising around with it and shooting some B&W’s from all different angles, closes ups, etc. I think they came out great and really express how the wedding party was – a ton of fun with some really close friends and family. Alan and Yuka’s friends are a hoot! It’s been a while since I had so much fun getting to meet a bunch of complete strangers! What lovely, amazing people – the couple is surely blessed with wonderful friends!

I plan on keeping the writing to a minimum and letting the pictures do the talking. The weather was perfect – summer in Seattle nearly always is!; the guests came from all over the world; there was laughter, tears, hugs, kisses; and in the end two wonderful people were able to celebrate their special day and start on the next leg of life’s journey.

Slideshow at the bottom of the post!

Congratulations Yuka and Alan!

Gallery 1 – Color (5D Mk II + 24-70 f/2.8 L II)

Gallery 2 – B&W (EOS M + 22mm f/2)


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