Family Favorites from 2018!

This year I thought I would break out the family, kid, and newborn photos from the wedding photos. We photographed quite a few more families and newborns than we have in the past. A lot of that is due to many of our wedding and past family photo clients recommending us to friends and family, so a BIG shout out and thank you to those of you who recommended A.Lorae Photography this year.

I know that people often dread family photos. I liken it to when I was younger and we would fight about getting out the door to church. Usually families arrive a bit frazzled – you’ve been trying to get everyone out the door, dressed into clothes that they don’t necessarily want to wear, hair and (sometimes) makeup perfect.

My hope is that after you do a family photo shoot with me, everyone in the family is willing to give it another shot in a year or two when you want to do the next one. Hopefully it’s been painless, and maybe even fun. Most of all, I hope that you have photos that the whole family loves and can be proud of for years to come. I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to get all of the holiday cards at the end of the year to see which photos you chose to use.

Thank you to all of you who gave me the privilege of photographing your family this year. It’s so cool to see your families growing – kids being born, kids getting older, parents getting better with time. I look forward to many more photos over the years! Happy 2019!

Family Favorites from 2018!

Wedding Favorites from 2018!

Every year I like to look back through the photos that we’ve taken and share some of my favorites from the year.  This year (as it seems every year) we were privileged to photograph some incredible couples.  We were a little more local in Tacoma and South Sound for a lot of them, but also had the opportunity to travel to new places – getting to spend a weekend with a fun couple and their friends and family in Durango, CO.  In Durango the mountains and the aspens provided a backdrop for Loren and Kate that was second to none.  We also got a money shot in Bellingham of Erin and Patrick under a double rainbow during the rainiest wedding day we’ve ever had.  We spent our last wedding of the year, shooting Johanna and Elliot on the 11th Street bridge and at Courthouse Square, a venue I’ve been wanting to shoot for a year or so now.  It didn’t disappoint.

We want to say thank you to all of the couples that we got to work with this year. We know that when you chose A.Lorae Photography.com you put your trust in us. You allow us to step into your lives – into some of the most intimate moments of one of the most important days in your lives. You take the time to get to know us and allow us to get to know you. You show us your traditions and you trust us to honor and respect them. While we want you to love your photos, we also want to know that we merited that trust.

Thank you for bringing your love, your laughter, and your light to our photography this year. Happy New Year!

Wedding Favorites from 2018!

Best of 2017!

Champagne toasts and sparklers led us into the 2017 New Year and in just a few hours I was on my way to the coldest shoot I’ve ever done.  The year for A.Lorae Photography started out with a beautiful outdoor wedding in below freezing temps and ended with a senior photo shoot in shorts and a t-shirt.  In between there were concerts, protests, new babies, birthdays (1st and 90th), friends, family, new pets, adoption books, and more than a few weddings.  So thankful for all of the amazing people and things that I got to photograph this year!  I hope you enjoy some of my favorites as much as I enjoyed taking them!

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Best of 2017!

Seattle Pride 2016

All the colors of the rainbow today at Seattle Pride Parade!  As always, it was an outpouring of love, acceptance, and so much joy.  The LGBTQ community and thousands of supporters were there to CELEBRATE!  Here are a few of my favorite photos from the day – from drag queens to corporate sponsors to spectators to a cute family that gracefully allowed me to snap photos over their heads – I love them all.  Enjoy!

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Seattle Pride 2016

JDRF One Walk – Tacoma, WA

A.Lorae Photography got the privilege of photographing the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s One Walk this morning.  Jill and I were up and out before the coffee shops even opened and despite the rain, hundreds of supporters and walkers were as well.  It was a very rainy day, but everyone seemed to make the best of it.  The teams and the corporate sponsors made for a fun atmosphere.  The DJ was wonderful as well.  Enjoy the photos!  The entire album can be seen at: http://www.aloraephotography.com/Client/Other-Shoots/JDRF-One-Walk/