Groom dips bride at Newcastle's best Seattle viewpoint
Bride and groom on Packard at Holy Rosary Church
Groom kisses bride in tightly framed shot
Wedding kiss at Thornewood Castle's Rose Red fountain
Bride and groom fisheye portrait at Chambers Bay sunset
Award-winning 'Grounded In Family' wedding portrait
Dog photobombs kiss at historic Weyerhaeuser Estate
Bride walks in Olalla seagrass near Edgewater House
Tired bride and groom recline on Thornewood Castle bed
Bride and groom kiss by Museum of Glass cone at dusk
Wedding party sits on steps of St Paul's Church
Bride and groom smile in studio-like wedding portrait
Army groom, groomsmen pose with swords at Chambers Bay
Wedding night kiss near glowing art at Museum of Glass
Bride and groom in Newcastle Golf Club ballroom
Bride and groom walk through St Edwards Park forest
Bride laughs during wedding photo shoot in forest
Ring bearers, flower girls at Thornewood Castle wedding
Bride and groom sunset kiss on Thornewood Castle dock
Two grooms on bench in Thornewood Castle sunken garden

Portrait Gallery

The Portfolio of Wallflower Photography


Photojournalistic, documentary-style wedding photos form the foundation of Wallflower Photography's approach to photographing weddings, and our capturing of candid moments takes up the majority of the time we spend photographing weddings. If all that was the cake, our posed wedding portraits are the frosting on top. In fact, our taste in wedding portraits is a lot like our taste in cake frosting: not too sweet or fluffy, made of the best ingredients available, and designed to complement the cake instead of overpowering it.

Our wedding-day photo shoots usually take place before or after the wedding ceremony, or often a mix of both. Our preference is usually to shoot bride/groom and wedding party portraits before the ceremony, and family portraits after it, but we'll do whatever our clients want.

During this designated portrait time, we morph out of unobtrusive Wallflower mode and take charge in a more vocal way to maneuver the bride and groom, their family members, bridesmaids and groomsmen, flower girls and ring bearers, and all our other portrait subjects into attractive poses and positioning. We are very accomplished at both traditional and contemporary portraiture, and we are able to create an impressive variety of photos in a short amount of time. We understand how to pose and light all body types, and we are knowledgeable and equipped to handle every setting that we might encounter when photographing a wedding.

When we’re photographing portraits of the wedding party, and especially just the bride and groom, we make the process fun and collaborative. We're great at using your venue’s best features to come up with a terrific variety of settings and poses. Although we have an artistic, creative style, our portraits focus more on showing your love for each other than on being artsy, and they often have a candid feel despite being posed.

We often hear from engaged couples that our photos seem to "pop" more than those from other wedding photographers, with brighter colors and sharper details. We accomplish our unique look through a combination of off-camera lighting and digital post-processing, but it is the lighting that truly sets us apart. We use state-of-the-art off-camera lighting setups with radio-controlled, battery-powered flash units that are cordless, easy to set up, and light enough to carry around and reposition as needed.

When we're finished with the wedding-day portrait session, we revert back to being Wallflowers and you’re encouraged to go back to forgetting that we’re even there.

Several of the photos in this gallery have won awards in wedding photography competitions held by the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). See all the award-winning photos in our online portfolio in keyword gallery www.wallflowerphoto.com/keyword/award-winner.

Enjoy looking at our favorite wedding-day portraits and posed or semi-posed photos!