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Titlow Lodge Tacoma Wedding

Titlow Lodge Wedding

Kyle + Matt's Titlow Lodge Wedding in Tacoma, WA.  This one was one for the books.  Not only is Kyle a friend, but this was my first time shooting a wedding at the venue where I got married.  Talk about all the feels.  Kyle and Matt had the most beautiful celebration, from her stunning gown to their hand-done florals, their cute pup and ring bearer, and hands down the best best-man speech I've ever heard (he rewrote the president's speech from Independence Day, background music, and all.  Mind: blown).  They are both teachers, so they sprinkled in a little bit of teacher-y flavor here and there in their decor, which was adorable.  And speaking of sprinkles, their wedding cake was so cute and looked just right next to all the sprinkle donuts!  Kyle is a gorgeous lady, inside and out, so it was super special getting to capture her day.  These two are the actual cutest and serious bride + groom goals.  Congrats, Kyle + Matt!  

Venue: Titlow Lodge, Tacoma WA
Gown: Maggie Sottero from The Wedding Bell
Groom's Outfit: Express, Scotch + Soda, Mrs. Bowtie
Catering: Jonz Catering
Coordination: Sarah Jeffers
Floral: Darryn DeMarce
DJ: Kristine Lockrem - K2K Productions
Photobooth: The Snap Bar
Desserts: Donuts from Le Donut, Cake from Corina Bakery

Point Defiance Wedding

Tacoma Wedding Photographer

Bethany + Tyler got married amongst the sea creatures at Point Defiance's Aquarium back in November, while lil' ol' me was 8 whole months pregnant.  If you're wondering why it's taken me so long to get this wedding posted, the whole pregnant/birthing/newborn thing maaaayy have been a contributing factor. I'm so excited to finally get Bethany + Tyler's big day featured here on the blog!  I've taken Bethany + Tyler's photos for a few years now.  I did a shoot of them before they got engaged, then I did their engagement photos, and now their wedding!

Bethany loves sea creatures, has an amazing jellyfish tattoo, and their wedding/engagement rings are these super-cool tentacle rings from Octopus Me, so having their wedding at PDZA was so perfect!  The aquarium was also featuring Jellies at the time, which was even more perfect!

Gown: Needle and Thread from BHLDN
Hair + Makeup: Embellish Multispace Salon
Florals: Succulently Urban
Venue: Point Defiance Zoo + Aquarium
Catering: Lancer Catering
Cupcakes: Miss Moffett's Mystical Cupcakes
Favors: Air Plants
DJ: Music De-Lite

Foss Waterway Seaport Wedding

Last month I had the huge honor of getting to photograph one of my favorite humans' wedding.  Amy is a fellow photographer, artist, and all around amazing human, and she married an equally awesome fellow. Eric contacted me a couple years ago to photograph their surprise engagement, which was so fun!  It's always exciting when you get to be present at your friend's proposal (and know about it before them!  Secret secret!).  Amy is a gorgeous person and I loved getting to spend the day with her on her most special of days.

This was my first wedding as a mom, and I was glad it was friend's wedding because my husband and my tiny human got to come to the wedding too! It was so much fun getting to go back to Tacoma and visit our favorite people and places.  I loved getting to meet Amy and Eric's families, it's so cool to meet the people who raised your favorite friends.

Since their wedding was in February in Tacoma we were prepared for rain, but it ended up being a gorgeous sunny day!  Still, we had planned on doing their first look and portraits in the WW Seymour Conservatory in Wright Park, which was perfect because I'd been wanting to shoot wedding portraits there for ages! It's a tiny little conservatory, but the lush plants (and warm temperature-- compared to outside! brr!) made for the most beautiful backdrop for their first look and portraits.

Amy and Eric, congrats you crazy kids!  I'm so thrilled I got to hang out with you guys all day and capture the first day of your marriage!  

Venue: Foss Waterway Seaport
Gown: Maggie Sotterro via The Wedding Bell 
Hair: Dani Phinisey
Makeup: Ceferina Grace
Cake/cupcakes: LaurieAnn's Cakes and Desserts
Catering: Catering by Bette Anne Curry
DJ: Adam Teigs
Florist: Enchanted Florist

paris inspired downtown tacoma wedding shoot

Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios

I'm super excited to share this Downtown Tacoma, WA Wedding inspiration shoot with you guys!

I love shooting vintage or second hand wedding dresses.  While I adore and drool over so many of the new gowns out there, I also love supporting more affordable options for wedding gowns which can be a huge chunk of change and can drastically reduce your budget for the rest of your big day.  If you can find an incredible gown at a thrift store, damn girl, you're a thrifting goddess.  Etsy and online vintage shops are also great places to find stunning vintage gowns.  I've collaborated with local Tacoma vintage/second-hand shops before, and for this shoot we teamed up with London Couture for the girls' wardrobe and styling.  They brought over an amazing selection of vintage and second hand designer gowns for us to choose from, for both the bridal looks and bridesmaid styling!

Eleanor, Athena, and Najamoniq over at Embellish Salon rocked the hair and makeup (as they always do, seriously, these ladies are the bomb diggity).  And J Robbins Florist knocked it out of the park with her super ethereal, lush floral design!  Ugh, that Dusty Miller!  Perfection!

Have a scroll and let me know what your favorite shots or details are! 

Vendors:

Hair + Makeup // Embellish Salon

Bridal Wardrobe + Styling // London Couture

Set Styling // Liz Morrow Studios

Floral // J Robbins Florist

Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios
Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Liz Morrow Studios

fall tacoma mini sessions!

Fall Mini Photo Sessions in Tacoma, WA, Liz Morrow Studios

Hey lovely folks!  Need some new photos for your Christmas card, to replace the old prints on your wall, or to remind your family what you look like?  Or just to have some non-selfie photos of yourselves?  Well, get out your sweaters and flannel!  This year I'm offering a few fall couples sessions right here in Tacoma!  Mini Sessions are a great way to snag some beautiful professional photos if you're on a budget! Book your session now before they get booked up, and tag a friend who needs new photos!

Here are the deets:

Shoot dates are: October 24 + 25 and November 6 + 7

Brass tacks: Couples Session is $200 | 20 min shoot | 10 high res digital images 

Prints, holiday cards, and additional digital images available for purchase

To book, email: liz@lizmorrowstudios.com

Only a few sessions are available on each day so book soon!

Session fee must be paid in full to be booked and is non-refundable once time and date.  If you'd like to include littles, a family session is just an additional $25!

Fall Mini Photo Sessions in Tacoma, WA, Liz Morrow Studios
Fall Mini Photo Sessions in Tacoma, WA, Liz Morrow Studios
Fall Mini Photo Sessions in Tacoma, WA, Liz Morrow Studios
Fall Mini Photo Sessions in Tacoma, WA, Liz Morrow Studios
Fall Mini Photo Sessions in Tacoma, WA, Liz Morrow Studios
Fall Mini Photo Sessions in Tacoma, WA, Liz Morrow Studios
Fall Mini Photo Sessions in Tacoma, WA, Liz Morrow Studios
Fall Mini Photo Sessions in Tacoma, WA, Liz Morrow Studios
Fall Mini Photo Sessions in Tacoma, WA, Liz Morrow Studios
Fall Mini Photo Sessions in Tacoma, WA, Liz Morrow Studios
Fall Mini Photo Sessions in Tacoma, WA, Liz Morrow Studios
Fall Mini Photo Sessions in Tacoma, WA, Liz Morrow Studios

abby + ricky's monte cristo ballroom seattle wedding

Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA

Abby and Ricky's wedding at the Monte Cristo Ballroom in Everett, WA was so much fun. The day was planned so well, and the venue was seriously on point, that everything felt super relaxed, nothing was rushed or stressful, and I could tell that everyone was having a wonderful time. They say that if you fail to plan, you plan to fail, but in the case of weddings it's more like if you fail to plan, you just spend your wedding day stressed out and anxious. Huge props to the Monte Cristo Ballroom staff, too. I've never seen a venue staff so helpful and on it. The whole wedding party was hydrated and the coordinator kept everything moving along wonderfully. This was my first time shooting at the Monte Cristo Ballroom, but I'd definitely love to go back again! 

Abby's Stella York dress was so big and dreamy, her bouquet by Flora D'Amore was stunning, and I loved that the boutonnieres were little succulents! Their ring bearer had the cutest little tiny succulent boutonniere! Too much. The whole day went off without a hitch and it was one of the most joyful, fun weddings I've had the pleasure of being a part of!

Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA
Liz Morrow Studios | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding, Seattle, WA

favorite venue | copper creek inn

Copper Creek Wedding Photography, Ashford WA | Liz Morrow Studios

Copper Creek Inn is one of my favorite venues to shoot.  Not only is it a beautiful, woodsy, cozy, and intimate, but I also happened to have my honeymoon there nearly four years ago!  Every time I get to go back to shoot a wedding I have so much nostalgia for those first few days married spent hunkered down in a rustic log cabin on the side of Mount Rainier.  

Copper Creek is a relatively small venue, the weddings that I've shot had no more than 60 guests, but it's only a couple hours outside of Seattle and the venue has a handful of gorgeous little cabins for the family and wedding party to stay at and get ready in, which makes for a really fun summer-camp-like wedding morning.

I love how natural settings bring their own beauty, making the decor budget a lot smaller.  Copper Creek features, no surprise, a creek that winds its way through the middle of the property and the large river rocks speckling the creek bed are one of my favorite places for portraits.  

One of the best parts of the reception area is the huge fire pit where guest can warm up, roast marshmallows, and chat into the evening.  I'd take fireside conversation over a fancy cocktail hour chit chat any day.  So intimate and homespun.

I can't wait to shoot more weddings at this little mountainside gem!  See more of Lindsay + Harrison's October wedding here, and Aaron + Laura's September wedding here!  And check out Copper Creek Inn's website here!

Copper Creek Wedding Photography, Ashford WA | Liz Morrow Studios
Copper Creek Wedding Photography, Ashford WA | Liz Morrow Studios
Copper Creek Wedding Photography, Ashford WA | Liz Morrow Studios
Copper Creek Wedding Photography, Ashford WA | Liz Morrow Studios
Copper Creek Wedding Photography, Ashford WA | Liz Morrow Studios
Copper Creek Wedding Photography, Ashford WA | Liz Morrow Studios
Copper Creek Wedding Photography, Ashford WA | Liz Morrow Studios
Copper Creek Wedding Photography, Ashford WA | Liz Morrow Studios
Copper Creek Wedding Photography, Ashford WA | Liz Morrow Studios
Copper Creek Wedding Photography, Ashford WA | Liz Morrow Studios
Copper Creek Wedding Photography, Ashford WA | Liz Morrow Studios
Copper Creek Wedding Photography, Ashford WA | Liz Morrow Studios
Copper Creek Wedding Photography, Ashford WA | Liz Morrow Studios
Copper Creek Wedding Photography, Ashford WA | Liz Morrow Studios

jon + susan's seattle city hall elopement

Downtown Seattle City Hall Elopement | Liz Morrow Studios

One of the things I love about weddings is how unique each one is, and how the personalities of the bride and groom come through.  It's always so fun to see how people create such a special ceremony and party that is so them.  Jon and Susan invited me to come shoot their ceremony up in Seattle at the Municipal court, and even though it was a quick ceremony and only a few hours shooting, it was lovely to see their personalities shine through, even with something as "standardized" as a super small ceremony before a judge and two witnesses (and me!).  This was my first time shooting a ceremony at the Municipal Court and it was so interesting!  Susan, Jon, and I were musing the whole time how strangely non-intimate it was with about seven other bride and grooms milling about (with their families, friends, and witnesses) waiting to be called.  None of us had ever been to such a ceremony before, so it was quite funny seeing all these lovely brides in their white dresses hanging out in the same lobby!

Downtown Seattle City Hall Elopement | Liz Morrow Studios
Downtown Seattle City Hall Elopement | Liz Morrow Studios
Downtown Seattle City Hall Elopement | Liz Morrow Studios
Downtown Seattle City Hall Elopement | Liz Morrow Studios

The Municipal Court has a rooftop which you can access, and you can even have your ceremony performed up there if you like!  We did some portraits beforehand up on the rooftop, but with the crazy heat we've been having here in the Pacific Northwest, we escaped back into the comfort of air conditioning before too long.  Seattle was really bringing it with the vistas though.  I've never been a big city gal, but my husband and I have been sort of itching to move to a true big city for a short period of time, just to experience it.  I think I might love the woods and nature too much to settle down in a city, but the hustle and bustle are definitely something else!

Jon and Susan both had fancy shoes, but they also both brought some "wedding chucks," so we busted those out for some fun photos!  Susan found these incredible sequined high tops at Nordstrom Rack (of course)!  How fun! They went so perfectly with her flirty, frothy, white dress.

Downtown Seattle City Hall Elopement | Liz Morrow Studios
Downtown Seattle City Hall Elopement | Liz Morrow Studios
Downtown Seattle City Hall Elopement | Liz Morrow Studios
Downtown Seattle City Hall Elopement | Liz Morrow Studios

While I love the decor and festive atmosphere of traditional day-long weddings, a short and sweet city hall ceremony was just as lovely and definitely less stressful!  I'd love to shoot more elopements and super tiny ceremonies like Jon and Susan's.  They are just as full of love and heart and there's a sense of peacefulness in a small ceremony like this that's hard to achieve with the hustle and bustle of a normal wedding day.  

Congrats, Jon and Susan!  It was such a pleasure and honor to get to tag along on your special day!  I hope your post-wedding 4th of July weekend was the best ever!

Downtown Seattle City Hall Elopement | Liz Morrow Studios
Downtown Seattle City Hall Elopement | Liz Morrow Studios
Downtown Seattle City Hall Elopement | Liz Morrow Studios