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Veronica and Joshua: A Seattle Wedding Sneak Peek

I love any excuse to go back to Seattle, even for just a few days, and I had the pleasure of returning just last week to photograph Joshua and Veronica’s wedding in Maple Valley.

Now before I dive right into the photos, I have to say that Joshua and Veronica are some of the coolest, funniest, sweetest people I’ve ever had the fortune of meeting. From the first time I photographed their lifestyle engagement session at their apartment, I could tell that this was going to be a wonderful wedding.

I was right. Wedding day was full of happy tears, the floofiest dress, heartfelt toasts, endless laughter, and (mostly-on-key) karaoke. By the end of the night, my cheeks hurt from smiling.

Congratulations, you two! I hope you enjoy this little sneak peek of your first look, and I can’t wait to deliver your full gallery.

Also, if anyone has ever waffled on the idea of a first look, here’s a photographic argument in its favor:

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Photo of silver bride shoes and wedding rings.
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Photo of groom’s boutonniere.
Photo of a groom waiting for his bride.
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Groom’s reaction to the bride during their first look.
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Love is love

This week, the wedding community witnessed yet another hurtful, hateful encounter between a loving LGBTQ+ couple and a vendor who decided not to take them on as clients due to their sexual orientation.

Suffice it to say that discriminatory actions have consequences, and a screenshot of this vendor’s e-mail (and subsequent “apology”) has been shared and re-shared on social media.

But this post is not about them.

I want to make it abundantly clear that Starglass Photography will always, always support LGBTQ+ couples. Love is love, and there is simply no room for hate in the wedding industry.

So to all the couples who have encountered this kind of hatred while planning your wedding, I am so, so deeply sorry that you’ve had to experience that while planning what should be a happy event.

Know that there are many of us in the wedding industry that support you and love you. We’ve got your back, and we would be proud to serve you on the happiest day of your life, lending our skills and talents to make sure your wedding is a beautiful celebration of your love.

Love and hugs,

Mana

Love is Love

Appalachian Elopement: Styled Shoot

After moving back to Atlanta, I needed to find my creative spark again. I was so used to the gorgeous, broody vistas of the Pacific Northwest that I really had trouble rediscovering the beauty in my old Georgia haunts.

But then autumn descended upon the Blue Ridge mountains, draping its golden cloak atop the hills and valleys, and I remembered a small log chapel nestled by a quiet pond that would make a perfect location for a styled elopement.

Armed with my trusty vintage peacock chair and a stunning Reclamation gown, I brought this boho elopement daydream to life.

Models: SoYun Park and Drew

Dress: Reclamation

Florals: Starglass Photography

Vintage rentals: Starglass Photography

Cake: Starglass Photography

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