Seattle Bride Magazine Best Photographer 2023

Seattle Bride Magazine Best Photographer 2023

'Tis the season! Voting is now OPEN until February 9th, 2023. Every year, Seattle Bride Magazine hosts this competition and gathers votes to determine the "best of" each wedding vendor category. My name is in the running for the title, Best Photographer 2023. When voting is closed and the ballots are read, they host a big celebration where they officially announced all of the winners!

What an absolute honor it would be to be chosen as Seattle Bride Magazine best photographer 2023. Previously, I've been featured in TWO ISSUES of Seattle Bride Magazine. It literally feels like a dream come true to see my work in print. I'm so grateful for the opportunity to share the love stories I document, and to have them recognized in such a popular magazine is an indescribable feeling!

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Seattle Bride Magazine Best Photographer 2023

I have had the honor to work with MANY talented Seattle-based wedding vendors. I understand that every vote counts. With that, I want to ensure that you can fill out multiple categories on this list to help support the incredible business owners to deserve the recognition and celebration too! I am always one to want to share the love! But if you want to skip that and simply vote for me as Best Photographer 2023, you can absolutely do that too.

As always, I'm sharing my picks for some of the categories in case you're looking for some guidance. Please note that I'm not here to sway your vote at all, it's just a way for me to help in case you're unfamiliar but don't want to leave these spaces blank. I will forever be a small business who loves to support other small businesses. This is one way I like to do that.

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My picks for Seattle Bride Magazine's Best of 2023:

These are in no particular order. I wish I could give everyone my vote! But that would defeat the purpose haha.

To cast your vote for Seattle Bride Magazine's Best of 2023 wedding professionals, click here

To keep it fair, voting is limited to one ballot per email address.

Wedding Planner:

  • Emerald Engagements, Carly officially launched her own business at the end of 2019. She battled through the pandemic with a brand new business and has been KILLIN' IT. Her and her team's ultimate goal is to help your ideas become a reality to create the wedding of your dreams. Check out what we created together in 2020 when the wedding industry started to take a huge pivot towards micro weddings.
  • Gian Events, the queen herself has entered the chat, friend. These girls loves to design glamorous events, filled with sparkle, lights and dazzling details to create jaw-dropping reactions by the guests and the client.
  • Simply Planned Events, Hannah is great to work with! Her goal is to make everything easy for her couples - and you KNOW how much I vibe with that. The testimonials on her website showcase how smooth and easy the wedding planning process is for couples when they have Hannah and her team at their side!
  • Elevated Events by Tosha, Tosha and her team believe wedding planning is more than timelines and checklists. It's about being a guide, friend, and confidant. I've gotten to see that come to life this past year and I'm excited for this year to come for this babe!
  • Designs By Ashlie Smith, is here to help take your vision and goals for your wedding day and transform it into reality. Not only does she help with wedding planning and coordination but she can take the design aspect of your day to make an unforgettable experience for your guests.
  • Tapestry Event Company, Kate is incredibly personable and reliable. Her goal is to walk along side of you and amplify the personality and soul signature that makes your love unique. She wants your celebration to be joyfully you.

My picks for Seattle Bride Magazine's Best of 2023:

Floral Designer:

  • Goldenrod Floral, Carlee creates gorgeous, whimsical floral designs that make me swoon. When I was planning my beloved 1970's styled shoot, I knew Carlee was my gal to make my dream a reality, and I wasn't wrong.
  • Love Leigh Blooms, "lovely blooms" by my girl Leigh. There are a few vendors who stand out to me by their hustle in the industry and Leigh is one of those vendors. I went from not knowing her to seeing her everywhere. When I got the chance to know her personally, we quickly became friends. She's out there making her dreams come true and I respect the hell out of that.
  • Tangled Roots Floral, Previously known as Bumblebee Bridal Works, who did the greenhouse styled shoot with me. Adina truly brought my "colorful winter" idea to life with stunning, colorful florals. She rebranded since then and has really honed in on her craft through the ever-changing wedding world. That's not an easy thing to do! I'm so proud of how far she's come.
  • Anthera Floral, I'm always excited to see what Melissa has next in her creative brain. Her work is led by color and texture, and inspired by the way flora naturally occurs and thrives in the wild
  • Love Blooms, I LOVE working a wedding and seeing Katrina (or someone from her team) arrive with a flower delivery. Always a fun surprise to see what they have created.

My picks for Seattle Bride Magazine's Best of 2023:

Rentals:

  • Vintage Ambiance, for all the vintage finds your heart desires.
  • Wander Rentals, a warehouse full of options to make your event beautiful and feel effortless.
  • Pedersen's Party Rentals, friendly and efficient, full-service event rental company.
  • Hosted Modern, takes a minimalistic approach, putting emphasis on the uniqueness of individual pieces, rather than clutter
  • CORT Party Rentals, I feel like I work nearly every wedding with them. They're great to work with! Take a look at what they did for this backyard wedding.
  • Simply Unique Event Rentals, are always on the hunt for unique and versatile items that are trending. This allows their inventory items to be be tailored to your distinct style.

Invitation Designer:

  • Créé+Co, Everything she does is elegant and swoon-worthy.
  • Marsupial Papers is here to bring you color. Originally found on Etsy I fell in love with their foil work and use colors. Something I am looking forward to seeing more of in the wedding world.

Calligraphy:

  • Honest Calligraphy: Taylor is a powerhouse. Beautiful designs with such a timeless and yet modern aesthetic.
  • Olympic Place Prints, an invitation designer and calligrapher. She strives to make every detail, from the custom calligraphy to the wax seal, to be a reflection of who you are.

NEXT UP: Seattle Bride Magazine Best Photographer & Videographer categories! (You know what to do)

Photography:

  • You know I need ya to put me on this line, babe. TMinspired Photography, my photography business. I am here to make the ethereal magic happen with warmth and effortless joy. To win the title Best Photographer 2023 would feel incredible.

Videographer:

  • Ochoa Wedding Films, my husband Nathan's videography business! This past year, he said goodbye to the corporate world and he officially went full time in the wedding world. I couldn't possibly be prouder of how far he's come as a filmmaker and business owner.

Photo Booth:

  • Shutter Bus Co., always a treat when I see them at a wedding I'm working. Consistent and such a fun design.
  • The Snap Bar, a Photo Booth setup that anyone would recognize as a good time. The GIFs are super fun, too!
  • 321 Foto, this women owned company has multiple photo booth options and this really rad 360 video cam which is my new favorite thing for receptions.

Live Band for Reception:

  • Blue Wave Band, they pride themselves on knowing what to play and when to play it. It isn’t enough just to fill your dance floor - they actually want you to love the music! Every song from the start of the day until you drive away together as a married couple can be tailored especially for you.

DJ:

  • Orion Entertainment, David and I have worked a few Seattle events together. He works very closely with his clients when it comes to the creation of their wedding playlists. He also emcee's which I think is super valuable.
  • DJ Rocryte, works on KUBE 93.3fm. Definitely knows how to get the party going. He's got the experience, knowledge, and the energy to help your guests party all night long.

Did you know I also keep a list of Recommended Vendors on my website?

Caterer:

Bar Service:

  • The Mini Bar, a new ADORABLE mobile bar cart. It is small enough to fit indoors (a win for most event spaces), but big enough to make a lasting impression. 
  • Hitched Mobile Bar, their love for people, community-building, and delicious drinks, are at the heart of who they are and at the core of every decision they make.

Cake:

  • Sift & Gather, I can spot Amber's design in a lineup of cakes. Always unique and beautiful.
  • Lady Grey Seattle, who creates jaw-dropping designs that are also delicious.

My picks for Seattle Bride Magazine's Best of 2023:

Bridal Boutique:

  • A&be Bridal, modern and beautiful gowns for all body types.
  • Blue Sky Bridal, offering new sample gowns and once-worn consignment gowns.
  • Brides For A Cause, they collect and resell gowns to raise money for charity.
  • I Do Bridal, allowing couples to shop with confidence in a no pressure, fun, and personal environment.

Jeweler:

  • Anueva Jewelry, a crazy talented jewelry designer, inspired by nature and antique vibes. Jennifer creates fine jewelry using ethical gems and recycled gold.

Hair & Makeup:

You really can't go wrong with any of these talented ladies. I've worked styled shoots and weddings with them and they all deserve to win this award!

My picks for Seattle Bride Magazine's Best of 2023:

Officiant:

  • Another One Ties The Knot, Cherise is one of a kind and such a lovely soul. I’m always looking forward to her new Instagram posts because you can see the authenticity through her captions.
  • Tapestry Event Company, not only does Kate and her team plan weddings, but they also are some of the most personable officiants I've worked with.
  • Officiant Grace, the most genuine and sweetest human. Within just a few moments of meeting her you can feel her deep passion for people.

Best All-Around Vendor:

  • You can just go ahead and put TMinspired Photography here too. Let's just go for it!

Hugs all around, friends. As always, a huge thank you for your support and encouragement. It means the world to me that my job is also my deep-rooted passion. Regardless on if I win the title "Best Photographer 2023" or not with Seattle Bride, I am so grateful the opportunity. I'm excited for how far I've come as a photographer and for the incredible people I've met along the way.

To cast your vote for me as Seattle Bride Magazine's Best Photographer 2023, click here.

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