Space Needle Wedding
Last month I had a couple of first when it comes to my weddings. First I had a wedding at the iconic Space Needle and secondly, I had my first same-sex wedding with two grooms. I felt so honored that Jason & Paul trusted me documenting their special day they had at such an important location to the Seattle skyline. The Space Needle was built for the world’s fair in 1962 and took less than a year to build which I think is pretty amazing! The Space Needle is located in the Seattle Center which is also by the home of the Chihuly Garden and Glass and the Museum of Pop Culture (formally the EMP experience), which makes for some awesome backdrops for photos!
What’s cool about the Space Needle is they have an event space called the Skyline level that is 100 feet up in the air that has 3 different views, Seattle View, Lake Union View & Puget Sound View giving you such a great backdrop to host a wedding to highlight our beautiful city!
One thing that I knew I was going to have to do for Paul & Jason’s wedding ceremony was use my off camera flashes. This was the second wedding so far this year that flash was needed during the ceremony. Because the couple was getting married in front of a west facing windows in the afternoon this would have been a challenge to get them exposed properly without completely blowing out the background outside. Ideally, I don’t like using flash during the ceremony but sadly sometimes it’s needed and the only option.
Paul & Jason’s wedding was sweet and one of my favorite photos of their entire day is right after both of them had their rings on they looked at each other with these smiles that just show how excited they were to be married! Another favorite moment was when one of their groomsmen sang Kissing You from the Romeo + Juliet soundtrack. It was such a great day and was filled with so much love for the couple.
Congratulations to Paul & Jason and thank you for trusting me with your important day, I’m so excited to share them!