Orcas Island Engagement – Jocinda and Keith

These two – where do I begin? I first met them through CJP&Co as a wedding floral referral. I was instantly overjoyed with the vision for their day and fell in love with their humor, creative direction, and joy for life. We continued to talk about the floral aesthetic, fleshing out the design for their wedding and as an incredible bonus they decided they wanted an engagement session.  My heart leapt into my throat with excitement. Now having seen these two in this way, in front of the camera, has now allowed me to truly see what the important pieces are to them. So there one May afternoon, on a whim, Jocinda and Keith made their way up to Orcas Island for their shoot and I have to say, in these images, are some career favs. This session was such a testament to going with the flow and trust. They drove all the way up to Orcas just for a couple hours and to have that trust – magic happened. Thank you so much Jocinda and Keith for being so amazing, so spontaneous, and so head over heels in love with one another. I feel so lucky to have been able to share these moments with you! xxoo

 

 

Are you planning your wedding, elopement, anniversary, adventure around the world, or simply contemplating a session with you and your love – LET’S GET IN TOUCH! We can chat about your wedding vision, the details of your love, and the journey through life together thus far or whatever moves you.

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Katie DeLorme is a Seattle Washington based Photographer who travels worldwide capturing astounding cultures, on her adventures, as well as weddings in Washington, Colorado, New York, New Jersey, Montana, Alaska, DC Metro Area, and Iceland. Her work is carefully captured using film. She does so because of her love for traditions, and the way film has such a luscious feel and depth of color. 

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A Wedding of Pure Joy at Bay 7 Raleigh North Carolina

There are some people who just the thought of make you smile and suddenly your heart is filled with joy. Their love and warmth roll through the world without any provisions. Mahsa and Phil opened their lives to one another and subsequently each other’s family and friends. And now to each person they meet, they are a magnetic force of positivity. They are a duo of all things good in this world. It was as if you could see, once they entered, how their love washed through the room leaving each guest overjoyed. A seamless blend of cultures and traditions. A steadfast journey of adventure. A celebration to unite them but also everyone they chose to share it with. Mahsa and Phil, your cheer and happy day was one I will surely never forget and thank you for allowing me to capture it. Cheers to the start of this exciting chapter in life, so lucky to know you both. xo

 

Credits

Dress | Soterro and Midgley
Shoes | Kelly and Katie
Caterer | Angus Barn
Venue | Bay 7
DJ | DJ Hoot
Floral Designer | Blommin Rose
Lighting | Vivid Lighting

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Katie DeLorme is a Seattle Washington based Photographer who travels worldwide capturing astounding cultures, on her adventures, as well as weddings in Washington, Colorado, New York, New Jersey, Montana, Alaska, DC Metro Area, and Iceland. Her work is carefully captured using film. She does so because of her love for traditions, and the way film has such a luscious feel and depth of color. 

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An Engagement – Diablo Lake and the Setting Sun

Fearlessly, they held each other’s hand and walked to the ledge to look over. They marveled at the landscape, embracing the mountains and the golden cast, from the setting sun. Just a bit of snow left from last winter – the plants beneath, clinging to its blanket as if they wanted just a few more minutes in bed. The wind twirled through the valley sweeping and enveloping Kiley. Her hair danced as Jordan held her. It was a fun session to photograph and witness – it seemed almost as if the sky had picked them up to let them share this beautiful moment, in the whirlwind of life. Her from Washington, him from France, their love could not be kept apart. Their worlds collided and while their hearts were physically on opposite ends of the world at times, their emotional bond could not be separated. Next year they will marry, on the bluffs of Ft. Worden, with the Puget Sound splashing against their toes and Mt. Baker gracing the horizon.

 

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Her Dress: Nasty Gal 

Photo Processing and Scanning: Photovision Prints

Location: Diablo Lake and Diablo Lake Trail

 

Are you planning your wedding, elopement, anniversary, adventure around the world, or simply contemplating a session with you and your love – LET’S GET IN TOUCH! We can chat about your wedding vision, the details of your love, and the journey through life together thus far or whatever moves you.

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Katie DeLorme is a Seattle Washington based Photographer who travels worldwide capturing astounding cultures, on her adventures, as well as weddings in Washington, Colorado, New York, New Jersey, Montana, Alaska, DC Metro Area, and Iceland. Her work is carefully captured using film. She does so because of her love for traditions, and the way film has such a luscious feel and depth of color. 

Natalie - Holy cow Katie!!! These are amazing!! Please come photograph my family!

jenny g - The wind, light, grain, movement, and emotion in this lineup are everything. GORGEOUS work, girl! XO

Florence - Hello Katie, I am Jordan’s mother and I just saw your beautiful photos on Facebook. Congratulations! You knew how to show all the beauty and the power of their love, the landscape adds to the magic.
I am an impatient person to meet you next summer at the wedding of Jordan and Kiley

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Melissa Yocum - Every time you post a new blog I get so excited!! These are absolutely gorgeous!!!! LOVE how you used that wind!!

Destinee - Are you kidding me? I just have to keep re-scrolling. Stunning!

Chrissy - Whoooooooooooooa. These are soooo stunning!!! Her dress and that wind! Such a romantic session!!

Katie - Ohhhhh Florence, I can’t wait to meet you either! They are such a beautiful couple and am simply overjoyed to be able to document this amazing portion of their love story!

Jenny - So dreamy! That wind in her hair is so perfect. These are crazy romantic, and simply beautiful. Well done!

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Washington Mountains and Light from the Gods

Each step delicately placed, one than the next, a journey upward into the clouds or perhaps above them. These days are those which recenter my entire being. With each toe balancing inside my boot as it hits a tree root, a rock, fallen pine needles, or even a mud puddle, my soul is rejuvenated just a bit more. Today is special, I kept thinking, today will be a milestone, for good or worse. At home, I left my sick pup alone. It was the first time since his surgery and while guilt waded in the forefront of my thoughts, I wandered past to discover the symbolism. Raja had journeyed with me through this country; gliding up mountains, frolicking through fields, leaping into lakes, and wandering through honeysuckle bushes. It is sad to think he will never climb this peak with me, I repeated over and over, but why am I acting as if he has passed? Why am I so focused on his inevitable fate? He is still fighting for his time here on Earth and as long as he fights, I will too, I concluded. In that moment, my spirit was lifted and felt almost euphoric as I channeled his energy into my pursuit, for the snow covered peak.

 

The trail was well worn, covered in freshly fallen leaves, and steadily sought its way up. The warm breaths floated into the chilled air reminding me how thankful I was to have put on my wool toe socks. I was quickly distracted from this thought as my face broke through several delicate webs, ‘I hope they haven’t found a new residence in my hair’ I thought. Sweeping my hands across my face and over my hair, we continued forward with a slight lean as the grade steepened. There again, a rush of emotion as my girlfriend and I pressed upward, through a challenging section.

 

I reflected on her quest for the summit. It too is monumental and feel our colliding energy meeting, in perfect harmony. Her journey fueled by the anniversary of when her Mom had been diagnosed with what would eventually claim her life. Cozbi’s trek, while our path is parallel, our emotions, and goals vary vastly. I thought, what am I here for, what do I need out of this? I want to make sense of my best friend’s fate. I want to know how life will be with out him. I want to know if he will still be there with me somehow in the wind, in the waves, in the snow flakes as they hit my face. I want to know I gave him the best life. I want to know if he knows how much I have needed him. Through the times of distress, the times we had no home, escaping life, figuring out how to love after being deployed, he is my constant. I need to shed the guilt and celebrate this companion and chapter in our lives. Cozbi is conquering obstacles she imagined existed, her journey to the top to feel the insurmountable energy from above – a presence. A Peace. A realization of life after and the balance of energy.  Both adventures filled with emotion and determination.

 

Around mile 4 the air became a bit thin and the temperature continued to dip. 6000 feet. I stopped to nibble on a few pistachios and took a few swallows of water. Looking around the bend we could see the tall rocky mountain we needed to summit to reach the lookout. The snow began to fall, sticking to the ground disguising the trail. Looking around every 50 yards or so, to see markers left from previous hikers. Occasionally, Cozbi would source additional rocks to add a little bulk to the existing marker. The crunching of the snow and ice beneath our feet heightened my senses and added yet another layer to the experience.

 

An hour later. Our eyes are wide with excitement as we gazed upon a lake hidden to most. Only those who take this trek can see this majesty. Just another 200 feet to the summit. Our goal was in sight and while the trail was hidden, we traversed the last 200 feet over boulders and tip toeing along the talus slope. There it is, the lookout house built in the 30’s, situated on top of this incredible peak.

 

Unloading our packs filled with our lunches, we settled in to bask in the views which enveloped this house. 360 degrees of windows and the most spectacular scenery. We sit in silence, a warm comforting silence, watching the clouds billow up from behind a ridge off to the right with the still lake to the left. Cozbi picked up the journal used to record notes from travelers past and began to compose her own message – a message to future travelers, to herself, to her Mother, to God. And with closed eyes, the picture of the mountains reflected on my lids, and the memories of Raja and I together in the woods, I extended my hands out to feel the gusts and the snow hit my skin. I could smell nothing, the crispness of nothing but wilderness. A moment to make a complete memory. A moment to revel in for years to come. A moment to appreciate all that is wonderful in life, with Raja’s energy wrapped around me. These moments are those I have come to realize are the stitches of every memory. A fascinator in between all the good, complacent, and bad. They keep every facet of my life connected – snippets of hope, love, and adoration for the world we embark a life within.

 

And with that, I share these a snippet of our memories made. Cozbi, you came into my life swiftly and fiercely. Your friendship is one I treasure so much as you are the calmness and comfort I have needed in recent months. Your determination in life and love for the outdoors has folded seamlessly into my world and am ever grateful! Now let’s summit Rainier.

 

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And one of the herd: Dr. Dudley, Ms. Matilda Moose, and Ever Stoic Raja

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Jenny - I basically don’t have words. This is beautiful! The post, the IMAGES (woah), just all of it. Thanks for sharing this, Katie.

shannon - are you kidding me with these photos!? breathtaking and magical! wow!!! what a beautiful writer you are…sounds like an incredible journey.

Chrissy - Excuse me while I PICK MY JAW UP OFF THE GROUND. What an amazing experience, and HELLO, those images?!?!? You’d better be planning on hanging those enormously all over your house!!!

Jenny G - Holy Moly – those shots are AMAZING. Love, love, love the light through the tree branches.

Kristine B - Wow. Stunning. These images would make great wall art!

Destinee - Wow, wow, wow! Beautifully captured with both words and images.

Natalie - Katie, are you for real with these?! I literally gasped! Amazing work, you need to submit these to a magazine!

Nicki - What a cool & unique experience! You documented it so beautifully! So many stunning photos!!! The light coming through those trees??? I’m in love! Thank you for sharing your experience!

lauren - oh katie, this was beautiful (both written + visual). i hope you found what you were looking for up on those mountains, and I hope you always keep raja with you – in this life + beyond. so much love to you girlfriend.

Carrie - Katie, this is incredible…..you are such a thoughtful observer and documenter of the world around you….amazing words AND images!

Karen - These are stunning ! Thank you so much for sharing, and for your post .oxox

Erin Evangeline - Wow what a personal, deep and beautifully written blog post. My Scout is a huge partner on all of our trails and your words about Raja were touching. The photography is beautiful.

Bobbi - These. Are. Stunning. (But that last photo of the pups!!!) Thank you for sharing your talent.

Nick - Jealousy over here!!! Ummm ya !! Awesome!!!

Faye - SO beautiful! Looking at these actually got me to relax a bit today. Thank you for that!!!

Maike - Magical. Absolutely magical. Love each of these images.

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Ocean Beach Club, Elegant New Jersey Wedding

On that warm day in Oceanport New Jersey, I walked up to a home buzzing with excitement and laughter. Toddy with her ladies and family rustling about, getting ready for the day.  A day to marry the love of her life at St. James. Followed by an incredible party at the Ocean Beach Club in Deal, New Jersey. Toddy shined; her smile was infectious and her compassion filled everyone’s hearts. Larkin’s love and warmth washed over the guests and family like waves against the Jersey Shore.  Photographing them together was like a waltz, delicate and graceful and these images are just a dusting of all the emotion and sentiment folded into the day. September 10th was a day celebrated amongst family and friends near and far through the many channels of love which connect us all.

CREDITS

Photography | Katie DeLorme Photography

Venue | Ocean Beach Club

Floral Designer | In the Garden

Caterer | Anthony Eugenio

Band | Ron Weinstein and Band

Tent Rental | Sperry Tents

Hair and Makeup | LV Makeup Artist

Dress |Zuhair Muraid

Dress Boutique | Kleinfelds

Shoes | Vince Camuto

Invitation Suite Design | Pauline’s Paperie

Rentals | Paul Davids Rentals & New York Lounge Decor

Videography | Blue Moon Video Production

Film Processing and Scanning | PHOTOVISION

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And finally a word of advice from the wildly intelligent and stunning bride, “Do what makes you happy. Don’t stress about little things and enjoy every day, it goes by so fast!”

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Are you planning your wedding, elopement, anniversary, adventure around the world, or simply contemplating a session with you and your love – LET’S GET IN TOUCH! We can chat about your wedding vision, the details of your love, and the journey through life together thus far or whatever moves you.

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Katie DeLorme is a Seattle Washington based Photographer who travels worldwide capturing astounding cultures, on her adventures, as well as weddings in Washington, Colorado, New York, Montana, Alaska, DC Metro Area, and Iceland. Her work is carefully captured using film. She does so because of her love for traditions, and the way film has such a luscious feel and depth of color. 

Jenny - Holy gorgeous! And I don’t just mean the photos, although they obviously are. The people, the day, the details! What a wedding. Great work, Katie!

gisselle - LIKE A DREAM!! Such beauty in every photo! I LOVE LOVE your black and whites! Well done!

Maike - Oooh, what a beautiful wedding! So dreamy and lovely and those beach pictures.. I mean, THOSE BEACH PICTURES!!!! LOVE them.

Kristine B - Woah! Such a gorgeous day! This bride is perfection in that dress! Beautiful work!

Chrissy - WOW! I’m swooning over those beach images!!! Great set Katie!!

laurie - these are dreamy perfection!! from the gorgeous details, to the wind in that stunning dress – and those beautiful smiles! just absolutely perfect!

Erin Evangeline - These are all simply stunning!! That capture on the rocks with the veil blowing blows my mind! What a beautiful bride and groom and well captured day!

lauren - Oh, Katie – as always these images are timeless, romantic + delicate images of one of the most beautiful days. Your images are always such a gorgeous breath of fresh air. And this bride + groom? Straight out of a magazine. Her dress, the colors, that shot of her mama fastening her dress? Such heirlooms that you’ve provided to this family.

Jenny G - I LOVED the one of her veil flowing behind her! Way to capture the moment. You really captured the beauty of the couple and the day.

Natalie - Ok, there goes all the breath in my lungs!!! HOLY COW, Katie these are so so beautiful. Absolutely perfect. The dress blowing on the beach!? Is that even for real? GESH! You killed it!

Rachel - Beautiful as always. I’ve missed seeing your work. Love the detail shot of just the bride’s curls.

Karen - What a simply stunning wedding ! So filled with light and love. The bridesmaids dresses are just gorgeous… Love the rocks clouds and sea photos. Lovely

T. Boyo - Katie!!! It’s so good to see your work again… stunning as always! 😀

kate touzel - How am I just viewing your work! You are so talented! what a beautiful couple

shannon - blown away by these!! wow wow wow!!! LOVE all of the portraits on the rocks…amazing! completely beautiful work.

Nick - Amazing job! Loving the rock pictures!

Megan - Stunning! MIND BLOWN!!! Your artistic eye is one of a kind. Love the colors, light and soft romantic vibe. Fab, fab job.

Melissa Yocum - Goodness, Katie!! Your work is such art..even the simple images feel wall worthy. These are completely gorgeous!!

jacqie - the wind in the veil! oh.em.geeeeeeeee. you’re amazing! <3

erin s - OMG these are stunning! Such a gorgeous day and I am obsessed with your processing. Great work Katie!

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