So, today is officially my 30th birthday!  My twenties were an awesome decade and hopefully my thirties will be even better.  The always silly me thought it would be fun to post a few photos of my transition from 29 to 30…have a great day!



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Last summer I had the pleasure of second shooting for Amy of Amy Parsons Photography out at Tail Skid Meadows.  Having my own photography business I am always the primary shooter and the one in charge of making sure that everything is taken care of and runs smoothly…so you can image the freedom of being a second shooter for the day!  The two of us have a great time when we work together and are never short on laughs.  The latest publication of North Sound Couture Weddingsdecided that Lisa and Kyle were worthy of publications, and so here it is!  Always exciting to see your stuff in print.  Congratulations to the happy couple, here’s wishing you many years of love and LAUGHTER!



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Wedding Planning Discussion of the week

Posted on January 10, 2011

Well folks we are just now starting wedding planning season.  To those of you who are looking at this blog and about to get hitched…CONGRATULATIONS!  Planning a wedding is a big adventure and I look forward to helping in any way that I can.  Each week for a while (we will see how this goes) I will post a topic for discussion and I encourage anyone reading this to participate.  Can’t wait to hear what you all have to say about this first topic…

HONEYMOONS

Why not start with the best part about getting married…the honeymoon.  Where to go?  What to do?  What is your budget?  After Matt and I got married we didn’t have too much to spend on our honeymoon.  We decided to head to Las Vegas and stay off the strip at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Lake Las Vegas.  Lake Las Vegas is a man made lake with white sand beaches surrounded by beautiful golf courses and amazing views.  The hotel’s claim to fame is that the movie “America’s Sweethearts” with Catherine Zeta-Jones and Julie Roberts was filmed there…there are posters all over the hotel, they are very proud.  We did not take the opportunity to play golf for two reasons…one it costs about $200 per person and two it was about 110 degrees F outside.  We did have a great time going to a few shows, gambling, and walking the strip.  It was great to just be able to relax without a big agenda after all of the hustle and bustle (literally) of the wedding.

So, before you start planning your honeymoon, think about what it is the two of you enjoy doing together (when you are not alone in the hotel room) and find a place that will accommodate this.  For those of you who are already married and went on a fabulous honeymoon, please post your story below and what you loved about your time alone with your new spouse!



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Hey ladies, it is that time again!  Our second annual Crazy, Sexy, Fun weekend will be happening January 21st through the 23rd.  Call and email your friends and get a group to come out and have a good time!  Let me know if you would like to see a sample gallery or two and I would be happy to share a few select ones with you.  Book your time ASAP because the weekend will fill up fast!  Makes a great gift for your husband, boyfriend, or even just do it for yourself.  Looking forward to a great weekend!



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Busy December

Posted on December 23, 2010

It has been a very busy December for both work and personal life.  Please excuse my complete lack of posts!  Keep an eye out for a bunch of new stuff starting next Monday…we are now coming up on prime wedding booking season, so if you are engaged and have set your date don’t hesitate to give me a call (Saturdays in the summer fill up really fast).  Best wishes for a wonderful holiday.  Here is a photo from our recent adventure to the Children’s Museum…



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While on Whidbey Island I had the opportunity to photograph Ashley.  It was a bit of a misty day, so we started off indoors to warm up and then moved outside only to realize that we were barely getting wet.  Isn’t it strange when it looks like it’s raining outside, but it’s only misting and you can barely feel it?  She did a great job in front of the lens and I hope that she enjoyed being the center of attention for a little while!



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Who says having your photo taken isn’t fun?  Hana would beg to differ with you.  This little girl got in front of the camera and instantly became a super model.  She was posing and smiling and doing her blue steel look, so cute on a five year old!  The whole family was great to work with and Tammy did a wonderful job of coordinating outfits.  Thanks for bringing along the winter hats and scarves!



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Sam Class of 2011

Posted on December 4, 2010

Sam had already won two football championships before his senior year and this year Lynden was in the running for another one.  Wow!  He was ready to show off those rings for the shoot and we were able to get some photos of him on his home turf.  I wonder what he felt like sitting in the stands looking out at the field?  Probably not a view he has very often.  Thanks for being such a great subject Sam (even when I took you to a location that had a very off color smell…)



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Ahhh…fall was here…and now winter has set in and love is in the air.  Ahhhh l’amore… I met these two at the Boulevard Park Woods Coffee (lucky for us we actually found parking down there on a nice Sunday).  We discussed the details of their wedding and then braved a bit of chilly weather for their engagement session.  We weren’t complaining about the chilly weather though because the forecast had called for 80% chance of rain that day, you will see in the last photo here that I was prepared to shoot with them under an umbrella.  Annie and Joel did a great job in front of the camera once they warmed up a bit.  We shot a little around the park and then headed to a spot about ten minutes away down Chuckanut drive that had personal significance for them.  You see, this is where Joel proposed to Annie.  Armed with a picnic basket and a bear with a little tuxedo Joel popped the question with a simple gorgeous pacific Northwest backdrop.  Thanks for choosing Medcalf Photography for your wedding, can’t wait for the big day!



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Gretchen and Ali have been some of my favorite little girls over the years.  Ali is getting so big and has her own personality now.  She wants to do things just like big sister (even if that means making a funny face for the camera).  We did just a short session with a few photos of the girls inside and a family shot outside.  Just enough to get their family holiday card designed!  Thank you Adams’ family…duh duh duh du..click click…



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