pursuit 31 seattle | candyland adventures

a few months ago i had the amazing opportunity to attend the pursuit 31 retreat in san francisco (you can check out part 1 here and part 2 here). because of that, i’ve kept a close eye on future events with the fabulous ladies.  when the seattle theme was announced i couldn’t help but drool!  now don’t get me wrong, the shoot in san fran was spectacular; however, the idea of candyland adventures for a wedding made me squeal a little…ok, so maybe a lot.

those who have been keeping up with me know that i am fairly close to the due date of our second child.  the idea of jumping on a plane by myself to get to seattle wasn’t exactly on my top ten list of best ideas.  i’d pretty much resolved in my mind that i wasn’t going to go.  after all, i’d be too puffy, too sore, too busy, too whatever…to attend.  once again, my studly man of a husband decided the opposite was going to happen.  secretly he was praying that the shoot would be awesome because otherwise he knew he’d be blamed for my discomfort afterward if it wasn’t. ;)

so, at pretty much the last minute we finalized plans…booked a hotel room the night we departed, packed, and managed to drive to washington – my camera bag in tow, puffy pregnant marshmallow lady and all.  and all i can say is wow!

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the sweet, yummy details…made all the more spectacular with organic bloom frames, yummy treats by sweet melody’s, and gorgeous florals by paisley petals.

a candyland themed event wouldn’t be complete without cupcake commons or a chocolate mountain!  the colors are so appealing, and just looking through these images is making me crave things i shouldn’t be eating…

nothing was overlooked…

not only did we have yummy details to photograph, but gorgeous models to boot!  the vibrant colors carried over in the fabulous bella umbrellas…and yes, of course there is rock candy in the bride’s bouquet!

i had so much fun working with all the models.  aren’t they stunning?!?

the dresses, designed by ouma, were a perfect fit for the theme!  and i almost forgot!!  these gorgeous photos were taken at the tacoma museum of glass – a spectacular location!!

danielle and joe, you are as beautiful as the love you share!

simply spectacular!

karen and latasha – you two are a fabulous team!  thank you for everything you did to make this sweet adventure absolutely amazing!  and thank you for allowing me to be a part!!

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and a HUGE thank you to all the fabulous vendors that made this shoot possible!

Bride & Bridesmaid Dresses~ Ouma 
Floral Design ~ Paisley Petals
Cupcakes ~ Sweet Melody’s
Model Styling ~ Rok Kandi
Hair ~ Lockes on Location
Makeup ~ Anna Groves
Tables, Chairs, Place Settings ~ AA Party Rentals
Linens & Lounge Furniture ~ Trendy Event Rentals
Umbrellas ~ Bella Umbrella
Picture Frames ~ The Organic Bloom
Fabulous Catering for Style Team, Models & Attendees ~ Joeseppis Catering

April Greer, Dawnet Davis and Isaiah Haynes  – thank you for helping make this day such a success!

And more thank you’s to our FABULOUS models for braving the cold and rocking out these photos for us!  Latasha, Donovan, Aubreeana, Danielle, Joe, Prince

These amazing companies also deserve HUGE thanks for their support of pursuit 31!

Black River Imaging
ThinkTANK photo
The Organic Bloom
Pixel 2 Canvas
Showit Fast
Black Rapid
MadiLu Designs

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Reece + Katrina are a husband and wife photography duo who specialize in weddings and high school seniors.

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  • November 3, 2011 - 12:13 pm

    Kim - Gorgeous Katrina! What a fun shoot!ReplyCancel

  • November 3, 2011 - 4:10 pm

    Jana - Soooo fabulous Katrina! So happy you got to go! Looks like you had a ton of fun!ReplyCancel

  • November 3, 2011 - 7:49 pm

    Brooke Guevara - amazing; bright colors, fun theme, adorable couple and spot on photography! :)ReplyCancel

  • November 3, 2011 - 9:07 pm

    Karen Stott - Wow Girl!!!! You ROCKED that shoot didn’t you!!! These images are STUNNING! Seriously drooling! I think Reece deserves the hubby of the year award. It was SO amazing seeing you both and your precious girly! Thank you THANK YOU for making the trek to come see us and be a part of this. xoxo!ReplyCancel

  • November 3, 2011 - 9:26 pm

    Renee - These are really beautiful!! I am in love with the bright, rosy cheeks! :DReplyCancel