Probably one of my favorite ring shots to date. I usually search of details in the wedding decor to use as a background for these types of shots.
Macro lenses are for chumps! Save your money and buy extension tubes!
Coordination is where my natural talents shine. I love taking the stress off the couple and the couples families on a wedding day and the days leading up to the big day! Bridal bouquet by yours truly💐
Photography by @rosewoodphotography
Does anyone else find it really relaxing to watch calligraphers write things? I LOVE watching those videos when they pop up on Instagram! I imagine it was just as mesmerizing when @kelseyhappyclark created this stunning suite for our shoot this spring. •••
Invite Suite & Calligraphy: @kelseyhappyclark
There isn’t a better time to be pampered than when you’re pregnant. We would love to glam you up for your maternity shoot! Tag your friends with baby bumps! 👶🏻👶🏼👶🏽 #LuxeArtistrySeattle#LuxeLashesSeattle
I totally believe that what you put out there is what you get back and I think this is also true in business! There’s no doubt that I want to attract my tribe of brides through the vibe I put out there. .
I’ve been working on branding and marketing to create a vibe that is really true to my style, personality and who I am because ultimately, if you like what you see here and enjoy following Elle and James Co., then there’s a good chance that working together would make your wedding planning experience everything you’ve always dreamed of! .
If you or anyone you know would totally fit in with EJC and what you see on the good ‘ol feed, let’s chat! By Phone, over coffee, a margarita (my fave!) for you and a virgin one for me because- pregnancy, you know, whatever! Tag your friends below or send me a DM- can’t wait to meet you! #elleandjamesbride
HELLO IT’S ME! I mean not me in this image. BUT IT’S ME! THE PHOTOGRAPHER! Ok, ok enough yelling but I’m back from the dead after being a sad weird loser for a couple weeks (personal stuff yadda yadda yadda) and I woke up this morning with a sudden realization. An epiphany, if you will. I realized that I don’t post all of my work. I’ve photographed so many couples in my 8 years of messing around with a camera and I only post what I’ve recently shot so y’all are seeing the same damn photos from the past month literally just because I don’t have a specific folder on my phone to scroll through and find photos from previous sessions. BUT WE ARE CHANGING THAT. Time to start organizing!
I love this French country look! Designing and coordinating this shoot was so much fun!
Wedding planner/flowers: @chloenicoleweddings
Hair and Makeup: @elizabethwhiteartistry
Models: @nickylam77 and @jd_lakes
Autumn and Jacob are married! These two are the absolute definition of meant for each other. The care they treat each other with and how intentional they are is beautiful to witness. It was a gorgeous day for two of the kindest people I know! Congratulations you two!! 💕
She's been waiting to play with me...😏
As many of you know, I've been in the middle of a kitchen renovation! So far, we've refinished our hardwood floors, installed cabinets and today we're hooking up the water for our new sink! Our next project is to ad custom concrete countertops ( my dream!😝). I can't wait to add all the bells and whistles, but for now, this butcher block we saved for another reno will have to do. I have a wedding coming up and need to put this makeover on hold while I whip up some tasty cakes for my girl @baileyfield 🤗!!!
Yesterday was an absolute dream. Weddings like this reinforce why I love this business. Kristin & Jordan are two of the sweetest, kindest people we’ve ever met and their love for each other is just beaming everywhere and it’s so beautiful. Their friends and family are so amazing and gracious and I just can’t get over how much pure joy and love was in the room last night. To the amazing vendor team - thank you for rocking it! I’m over the moon. 💕 @axispioneersquare thank you for the gorgeous space and thank you Jamie, Erin and Melissa for being so wonderful! @crimson_haze_lighting thank you for being so sweet and making the place twinkle! @urbanlightstudios thanks for capturing the day and being awesome - can’t wait to see all the photos! @duoscatering thank you for all your hard work! Literally couldn’t have done any of this without you! @northwestvintagerentals thank you for your amazing hoop! It was so fun to cover it in roses 🌹! @rentedelegance those curtains added so much romance! @thesweetsideseattle that five tier stunning cake was epic and so tasty! @offwhitemakeupandbeauty the girls looked absolutely gorgeous! @theprosweddings thanks for hooking us up with a fabulous DJ and videographer! Diana kept the party rockin and the dance floor hot! #happilyeverpaopao#weddingplannerlife#weddingseason#florist#weddingplanner#seattlewedding
Yesterday we added to our story highlights and it got me thinking of some real life highlights. By far one of the most exciting things to happen to Elle and James Co. was receiving a scholarship to the #sinclairandmooreworkshop Seeing these chandeliers in person and the studio in real life did not disappoint. It really was as amazing as in all of the photos. I can’t wait to continue to practice florals and one day (hopefully next year!) offer florals to our services. One thing I learned from Steve is to always keep dreaming BIGGER. Follow your dreams, and then dream even bigger.
Flying thru wedding season like .... 🎈💕 📸: @takagi_photography
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I don't know whether to be happy it's Friday or sad that July is coming to an end...☺️😔 Either way, lots of great things are happening around here! My kitchen reno is going well! The floors are done and cabinets are put together! Unfortunately, I can only take so much of a break and will have to put the rest on hold while I get back to making wedding cakes.🎂 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So...while you wait for some more kitchen and cake pics, here are some new facts about your favorite caker: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🍰I really don't like country music. I think it's pretty bad actually. (Sorry 99% of Ellensburg peeps). But you might think it's funny that one of the only bands I know all the words to is the Dixie Chicks...every song...all of them!🤣 I love those kick ass ladies! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🍰When I was in pre-school, one of my classmates asked me to marry him and I said yes. Of course, a ring was in order, but was too tight and I couldn't get it off. My finger swelled pretty bad and my mom had to come and get it off with butter. That was the end of my pre-k fling and the start of my love for dairy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🍰 When I was little, my whole family would take an annual trip down to Holiday World 🎢🎡🏖 in, get this, Santa Claus, Indiana. It is one of my favorite memories as a kid!😝
I remember the days on the pool deck as Brittany dedicated her time and physical ability to her love of swimming. It was an honor to coach her when she was in high school. Those were some of favorites times. I’d bring Kole with me and he’d play on the pool deck. He loved the attention that he received when he was 6 years old hanging out with 40 high school girls 😍 When I remember back on those days I knew that I was coaching some amazing girls who were in their way to be even more amazing women. The years have passed and I was right. As I sat behind my camera on June 16th 2018 and took this photo of Brittany on her wedding day, I felt so much honor to be there documenting her day. I’m so proud of her as a woman, mother and now Mrs. to her wonderful husband Alex❤️
#TBT to some of my favorite sugarflowers I've made over the years➡️➡️➡️Swipe through to see them all! 😍🌸🌺🌹🌷🌼 Roses, peonies, sunflowers, ranunculus, succulents, magnolias and anemones...just to name a few. They are my sugar obsession and make every cake I create a little prettier and my clients that much happier!☺️
Today's post is brought to you by the amazing Amber Markland of @siftandgather 🙌🏻 She's my cake idol and definitely knows how to blend her passion to bake with inspiring others to create! Check out the whole story about Amber @cakebossbabe and her awesome co-creating space in Olympia, WA.😍🍰😝👏🏻
hey did you hear I’m officially booking fall sessions for couples in loooOOOooooOoove ♥️ actually you probably did since I’m yelling on the internet everywhere all the time BUT here it is again! 15% off for the first 5 to swipe up this deal 📸 also remember that this girl loves to travel 🙌🏼 message me for all the deets
How sweet are these two?! They literally looked like this all day. Loving this sneak peek from Saturday’s wedding, it’s making my #mondaymood light and joyful! •••
Hair & Makeup: @elizabethwhiteartistry
Did you know we offer full event coordination as well as day of coordination? We can help with everything from the early steps like managing communication with your florist or bakery to set up and clean up the day of, all dependent on your custom needs! 💌 Message us, we’d love to talk through a plan with you! #jornikevents
When you can cheer for someone else & feel like their dreams are yours too, then that’s real friendship + love.
Sometimes hearing others success stories or even just dreaming with others can inspire you more than trying to make your own story a success or chasing your dream alone.
I've always been all over the place when it comes to picking something I like and sticking to it. It may be the Gemini in me, but I can never make up my mind!😂 I guess I just found cake decorating (or it found me) and a love affair began.😍 I haven't turned back and don't think I ever will.