Seattle photographer captures true love.

When I look for words to describe Emily and Joao’s wedding day, the word that keeps coming back to me is “heartfelt.” Everything about this day felt so sincere: the lovely, classic feel of the wedding, the religious ceremony at St. James Cathedral, the attention paid to the live classical music at the reception, the focus on family and friends, sweet wedding toasts, and the quiet moments that the couple shared during portrait time.

That heartfelt sincerity has been apparent to me in all my interactions with Emily and Joao. It’s clear in the way Emily described their proposal story. I’ll let it speak for itself:

“Joao proposed on a trip we took to Vashon… Joao ended up getting my friends in on it. He took me out for a walk before dinner while my friends cooked. He proposed on a beach – I cried and we had a beautiful walk back even spotting a dear.  At the cabin we rented, I realized Joao had brought champagne for the occasion and arranged a beautiful dinner with my friends.”

That says it all to me. The attention that they pay to each other and the importance of community in their lives is clear in every aspect of their story, and I think it comes through in their pictures:

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Thank you to a great team! Including:

Venue (ceremony & reception) – St. James Cathedral

Afterparty venue – Hotel Sorrento

Hair & Makeup – Vain Salon

Catering – Cafe Turko

Live Classical Music – Haeyoon Shin and Kevin Krentz

Assistant photographer – Christine Thornton

St. James Cathedral wedding photographer – Liz Lui

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