West Side Baby Cocktail Event 2017

Every character from the 80’s showed up to the West Side Baby themed cocktail benefit last Friday night! Guests were treated to hair crimping, glow sticks , cocktail competitions, photo booths and THE best dance party music there ever was. I love the 80’s! Plus, they raised lots of money for a great cause, and celebrated their newly donated West Side Baby Van, provided by generous West Seattle donors. I wish this event happened every Friday night!

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Perfect dance mix by The Sound Factory

Era appropriate Hair and Makeup by Amber Bray Hair and Makeup

Delicious food from Skillet Street Food

Sweet accoustic  tunes by Jared Mitchell

And the always awesome MC for the event, Ian Lindsay 

 

Getting everything they wanted…

Jennifer and Josh recently bought a house in the country, with lots of space and room for her future horses. Jennifer even came across some near free riding gear, which she had fun using for a prop. They are blessed with a sweet funny boy, and their new precious addition, Madyn. I am so happy for you both – you deserve all of your dreams to come true!Seattle PortraitsSeattle PortraitsSeattle PortraitsSeattle PortraitsSeattle PortraitsSeattle PortraitsSeattle PortraitsSeattle PortraitsSeattle Portraits

Get Hitched Give Hope 2016 auction couple Victor and Nicole

I met Victor and Nicole at Seattle’s BEST Charity Auction Gala: Get Hitched Give Hope. They were the winners of my auction package, and I am so glad to have been part of this special celebration! Their giving nature was overflowing, with sweet personalized gifts for their bridal party and donations to charities in lieu of wedding gifts.

Victor and Nicole also won packages from Stone Layne Baked Specialties, Day of Coordination from New Creations Wedding Design, Invitations from Songbird Paperie, and DJ service from Magnolia Rhapsody!

I am thrilled to be a part of Get Hitched Give Hope again in 2017. The 10th anniversary (!) Auction Gala is on November 2nd at The Four Seasons Hotel. As usual, proceeds go to The Dream Foundation and The Young Survivors Coalition. You can catch a glimpse of the 2016 event here.

It’s a fantastic way to “get gorgeous goods while giving back”. Please get your tickets and come by and say hello!

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A year in reviews

To me, 2016 was memorable in a special way.  Six couples gave Carol Harrold Photography a 5 star review BEFORE receiveing their photos! With each one, the reviews came just days after the event and after seeing a sneak peek post. One bride went to three separate sites to place her review. One couple wrote an additional note in a thank you card, and another couple sent a gift in the mail! I mean, talk about being humbled and grateful. These reviews really made my year. I’m so happy that my clients find me, and I strive to give them the above and beyond service they deserve. Happy 2017 everyone!

Katie and Cody: Carol knows what she is doing and it shows in how she interacted with us and our guests. She is just a beautiful soul. The sneak peak from the wedding, the pictures are GORGEOUS!  I really can’t describe how beautiful they came out and we cannot wait to see the whole set. The woman is so very easy to work with and incredibly talented!

 

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Staci and Kevin: What is not to love about someone who captures every essence of the most magnificent day with beauty and grace? My wedding pictures are gorgeous and Carol is so patient and easy going which put us all at ease when it can be a very stressful day. She works hard. She was everywhere thru out the night; even to which our guests commented that every time they were to capture a special moment, Carol was there too getting the shot.  I am so pleased to have had Carol as our photographer and would recommend her ten fold.

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Abby and Ben: Carol is the best of the best when it comes to wedding photography. We could not have picked a better photographer than her, period. From the meetings before the wedding to the day of, everything just felt right. Everyone felt so at ease with her behind the camera. She came up with some fun ideas that didn’t feel so staged and boring. At one point she was literally in a closet getting a shot of my husband and I and guess what – it worked. That picture is one of my favorites from the day.

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Amy and Adam: We seriously cannot say enough wonderful things about Carol. She did our engagement photos as well as the wedding day. She is so easy going and positive she made the whole thing stress free. Her work is incredible and the photos from our wedding so elegantly capture every wonderful aspect of that day. She is compassionate and truly a joy to work with. She is so creative and really works with the environment to make the most of the setting. We highly recommend Carol. She helped make our wedding so special and gave us photos of our most cherished moments.

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Jodi and Dave: Thank you from Jodi and Dave Landress to Carol and Melanie for being such a pleasure to work with. Loved the sneak peek photos, can’t wait to see the rest after the honeymoon. Thank you.

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Virigina and Theo: Carol is amazing. She was so very knowledgeable about our art and worked hard to make sure we had the pictures we wanted on our wedding day. She is prompt and communicative. She made sure she understood our style and what we were looking for. She scouted locations beforehand and was flexible when the weather threw our plans into a bit of chaos and everything was running a bit late.

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Stunning Winthrop Fall Wedding * and the joy of giving back

I feel extremely fortunate to be asked back to Seattle’s 5 star charity event Get Hitched Give Hope. Every fall for 9 years now, this group of wedding professionals creates the most beautiful and entertaining live auction party for engaged couples, touting the slogan: “Get gorgeous goods while giving back”! The organization is 100% volunteer run, driven, and sponsored. Proceeds go to  Dream Foundation and Young Survival Coalition to help carry out final dreams and provide support for survivors. Guests attend a fancy theme party at the Four Seasons with tasty food, drinks, desserts, and probably 5 unique photo booths! The whole night is inspiringing, and clients get services they need for their event, at a great price for a great cause.

Jessica bought my package in 2015 and I can not tell you how excited I was that she was planning a Winthrop wedding. If you live in Washington, you know Winthrop is a magical place.

While planning photography with them, I knew it would be a unique experience, exploring the fun personalities of this couple. Here’s a few I learned:

  1. Adam likes to scare Jessica and take her picture doing it. He also is hilarious and has too many bromances to keep track of.
  2. They are into Star Wars for sure.
  3. Alcohol does in fact help you with dance moves.
  4. People who give have the best hearts, and real sense of what a joy it is to celebrate life.

I will always remember this wedding weekend, as it was also a special family trip. Craig helped me shoot, and my teens got a much deserved break from city scenes and school. Winthrop scenes are so good for us.

The coolest end to this story, is that Adam and Jessica will be at this years auction also! It’s November 10th at 6pm.( tickets!) I get to see them enjoy another night of giving/eating/dancing, this time as newlyweds!

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Please visit one of the prettiest Resorts in the state: Sun Mountain Lodge Winthrop Wa.