What my father left behind is timeless. He passed away too young and unfortunately I didn’t get to know him as an adult. Those black and white photographs printed on crinkled edge paper are better than any image that I could ever create. Because they are personal to me, they are my heirloom, they will be my son’s and hopefully passed down even further.
That’s how I learned that every moment I’m faced with is meaningful and it needs to be kept forever. It’s not only YOUR moment, sooner or later it becomes your loved ones’.
Growing up, I’ve always been obsessed with the love mom and dad shared. There is one photo that stands out to me - still the first thing you see when you open the pretty little red box of old family photos. It’s a picture of my parents hugging. It is as if my handsome dad just walked into the room, swayed my mom into a dance and brought her into his arms. She was leaning into him with her eyes closed, smiling, with one arm wrapped around her, their hands interlocking, and holding on to her with the other, looking down protectively. That look he had on his face was pure love. And she felt it!
Every so often I pull out that box. When my mom visits, she brings more photographs. When my son asks questions about what mommy was like when she was a kid, the photos go to work, each print unveiling a new story. When I go back home to Bucharest and the family gets together on Sundays, it’s the perfect time to reminisce about the past, and I feel like my dad is there with us.
With over 100+ weddings under my belt, I feel like I have found my passion in life. When I started photographing weddings full time in Seattle, about 6 years ago - I knew that I could make a difference in someone’s life. I hit the ground running as one of the Top Wedding Photographers in Seattle by not only capturing each of these colorful stories in the most genuine and organic way possible, but also by going above and beyond to ensure everything is documented they way it should be. Learn how it all began and what makes my life complete, below.
We are a team of seasoned photographers whose dream is to keep the sweetness of weddings going and make the whole experience, from booking the date to receiving the fully-edited gallery, simple and memorable, while adding our own fresh lemon twist.
As your photographers, we are honored and excited to be part of your wedding. Our promise to you is making you feel like naturals in front of the camera and lots of guidance (if needed). We aim to capture and document each beautiful story through a completely stress-free experience, leaving you with an heirloom collection of well curated images in form of digital and printed premium flush-mount albums, because your special day is personal to us, and we plan on photographing it as we would want our own photographed.
Our work has been published in many print and online wedding blogs - Seattle Bride, The Knot, Wedding Wire Blog, Joy Wed, The Big Fat Indian Wedding, The Inspired Bride & more.
Jared joined the team at the beginning of the 2016 wedding season with an open heart, bringing in lots of knowledge and experience. His talent, personable nature and sense of humor always brings back amazing feedback from couples we worked with.
With a background in portraiture, event photography and the Seattle fashion scene, Jared ventured into weddings. His enthusiasm shows through in his work. He enjoys the challenge of a fast-paced wedding day and handles difficult situations with ease. Jared's favorite thing about photographing weddings (aside from cake) is doing what he loves, having a VIP front-row seat to each couple's special day, and knowing he’s helping create memories that will last for generations.
This past year, we did video greetings, had a photo-booth set up, did 'all day' time-lapses, special effect smoke bombs and so much more - all Jared's innovative ideas to WOW our couples and show our appreciation. Together we offer our clients a unique experience and work hard to achieve that year after year.
LOVES SUN-KISSED PORTRAITS, WITT AND BELIEVES LAUGHTER IS INDEED THE CURE FOR ALL.
MOST TECH-SAVVY photo ASSISTANT
& our seattle ASSOCIATE PHOTOGRAPHER
LIVES FOR: CAKE
In addition to being the love of my life, Max joined the team at the beginning of the 2019 season. An Alabama original, Max left the South behind taking on a new job in the Pacific Northwest. He discovered a love for our Seattle, which at first he thought was too dark and rainy compared to the Southern warm weather, but eventually embracing our vibrant city through his passion for photography and videography.
Over the last couple years, his exploration into both fields ultimately turned this into a true endeavor. Max has set new standards for our business and became an amazing addition to our team.
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