Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A Fresh New Look

The new website is here! The new website is here!
(New design, same address)

First of all, I'd just like to apologize to all of my recent fantastic clients who have yet to have their faces grace this blog due to my compulsion to complete this new web design. Soon my friends, soon. Second, the web address is still the same ( , it's only the design that's changed.

Why a new design, you ask? Well, I wasn't happy with my previous web host so I dumped them. And with my new uber-host (they're based in the UK) comes a new uber-fab site, which I designed myself, so I hope you like it. Any issues or requests (or happy thoughts) you have regarding the new site will be read and considered, just leave your comment on this post. It was my goal when setting it up to be brighter, cleaner, and more friendly than it's predecessor, and I hope it's just that.

The downside: Unfortunately, this new site is in Flash. Those of you viewing it in HTML are not going to be happy. It totally sucks, I know. I haven't figured out a way to give you your own pretty version yet, but I'm working on it. You can always download Adobe Flash Player HERE (for free!) to make things much happier on your end in the meantime. Hint: If the home page doesn't look remotely close to the image above, you're in HTML.

So, that's all for now. There are still lots of babies and weddings, and tons more from Africa to come. Perhaps I'll just rapid-fire a bunch of new posts off to you next week, I suppose you'll just have to wait and see.



Tuesday, October 6, 2009

AFRICA : Sneak Peek!

There is so much to share and show and gush about that all I can seem to do right now is give you a glimpse, albeit brief, into our time there. You can be certain there is a TON more to come.

I also want to take this time to begin my long diatribe of thanks to Mwai, her mom and their entire family for opening their home and their lives to us for two solid weeks. You hospitality and graciousness brings me to tears. We love you more than you know. Thank you from the bottom of my humble heart.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Show Your Love!

Check us out!

Hello friends!

Did you tear up when you saw your photos for the first time? Did you laugh hysterically when you noticed we got a picture of the best man peeing in the parking lot or your mom dancing with the DJ? Did you have as much fun with us at your wedding as we had with you? If you fell in love with me, Nichole, or Adam- just as we did with you- we want to hear from you!

We've been nominated for Best Wedding Photographer in Western Washington and we'd love for you to pop on over to King 5's Best Of site to show your love! Just click the banner above and help us get our name out there!

Special thanks go out to all of our awesome friends who've already voted. We've been blown away by your wonderful reviews! Kudos guys, you are the reason we love being photographers!

By the way, the above image is a sneak-sneak peek from Brandi & Steve's wedding- more to come in the next post!



Monday, September 14, 2009

Sneak Peek: Alice + Marc

As many of you know, Nichole and I are leaving for Africa on Friday. Sufficed to say, we're a little scatter brained and blogging has been bumped to just below cleaning the catbox on my To Do list. That being said, I'm going to at least attempt several "sneak peeks" this week for the shoots I've yet to post. I apologize that they may be a little out of order, I have no good reason for this except for perhaps where they happen to sit in my hard drive.

Today I start with Saturday's wedding, still fresh in my mind. Alice and Marc were married at Alice's parent's house on beautiful Orcas Island. Amidst fantastic music, delightful food, and weather to die for, they exchanged vows in front of a small group of close friends and family.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Drum Roll Please.

It is my great pleasure to now introduce to you ...

Miss Presley Pauline Robinson, born July 14th to my lovely cousin Kate and her stupendous husband Colin. Welcome to the world little peanut, I cannot express to you how much you are loved.

Rock N Roll Brides Wai-Ching Tonight!

I know I was going to hold off posting more of Angela and Evan's wedding, but circumstances intervened. Shortly after posting their sneak peek yesterday, I got an email from Kat over at Rock N Roll Bride. Kat asked if I would allow her to post Ang and Evan's fantastic wedding on their site! Rock N Roll Bride is one of my favorite wedding blogs so after doing a little happy dance at my desk I responded to her with a resounding YES YES YES! Please check out the post here.

I'd also like to mention that if you're in the market for a dress like Angela's here (also known as the-most-fantastic-dress-you'll-ever-wear) you simply must make you way over to Wai-Ching Clothing. Chrissy is one of the coolest people you will ever meet and as a bonus, makes one hell of a dress.

More to come soon...


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Sneak Peek: Angela + Evan

You simply must excuse me.

I am so completely behind in my blogging that I feel I can't fully post the fabulousness that is Evan and Angela until I get more of my previous shoots up. That being said, this weekend I was lucky enough to be the Maid of Honor for two of my favorite photographers who were married in Victoria, BC. You may remember them from their Jumping-On-The-Bed engagement photos last month, which you'll see we had to do again. Although I wasn't their official wedding photographer, I clearly had a difficult time putting my camera down. Here's a quick peek- more to come soon (I hope...)


Monday, August 17, 2009

Beauty and the Animated GIF

Oh Meghan and Nick,

I just can't seem to let your wedding go. It was truly one of my favorites this year and although you've already received your images and I should be filing you off to my archives, I still seem to be perpetually playing with your photos.

Here's the recent fun I landed in. I just love love love the simple fun of animated GIFs. They remind me of little flip books. I think perhaps I'll need to post more of these in upcoming wedding blogs.

Please *smile* and enjoy.

myspace image at Gickr

Monday, August 10, 2009

The Sope Box loves Grey Likes Weddings!

Last night I returned from a weekend in Alaska. I think I must have caught a little something on the plane ride home since now I feel icky and am staying home from work.

So I come down to my computer this morning to see what I've missed over the weekend and what do I find? Our little SopeBox Blog has been featured on one of my absolute favorite wedding blogs, Grey Likes Weddings!

It may seem silly, but this is such an honor to me. So many other amazing photographers have been featured on this blog and I am so incredibly delighted to now be included. Thanks to Summer at GLW for wanting to share Evan and Angela with the blogisphere (and for instantly brightening my day)!

Run don't walk straight over to Summer's site and subscribe right away!

Till next time!


Sunday, August 2, 2009

angela + evan : picture perfect

What do you get when you cross three photographers and a Jujitsu instructor?

Kick-Ass Images.

Get it?

Bad joke aside, yesterday my assistant (and Jujitsu instructor, hence the joke...) Adam and I had the chance to photograph two of my favorite fellow photographers and Art Institute grads, Evan and Angela. We met up with them at their apartment before heading out to the Olympic Sculpture Park (a typical engagement shoot site) with the intent of better-than-typical engagement photos.

Evan and Angela met our first quarter at school and the rest, I believe, is quite obvious... they fell madly in love. Now, these guys aren't just a couple of awesome photo-fers, they are also two of the most fabulous people you could ever meet. I say this in part because it's widely known that Evan and I may very well have been separated at birth. He is my life twin. Oddly enough, Angela also shares several of her quirky Midwest qualities with my boyfriend, including the same birthday. So you see, we are actually a pair of twins.

I am also pleased to be the Maid of Honor at their wedding this September.

After a little too much time in the sun, we returned to their place for a few more intimate (and silly) photos. I could not have designed a better place to shoot these pics- I mean, the word LOVE right on their bedroom wall? Seriously, genius. I wish every couple were as open to non-traditional, quirky, art-inspired photos as these two are.

Good bye, Sears & Roebuck! Hello, Vanity Fair!

Finally, the shoot would not have been complete without the inclusion of their beautiful Persian, Pearl.

Thanks you guys for an amazing shoot. Once in a blue moon, all the stars align and the result is something special. This was one of those shoots. I can't wait for Victoria in September!!!!

A final thanks goes to Adam for all your assistance and for taking the following fabulous shot of the three of us.



Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Kim + Patrick : Pugalicious!

I first met Kim (and Ella) at the Art Institute of Seattle back in 2007. She was getting her BFA in graphic design and I was in photography shooting a doggy fashion shoot for her and some fellow designers. Ella was one of our models. We've both since graduated, but when she and Patrick got engaged I was thrilled to be the one she chose to photograph their wedding!

Their pugs, Ella and Bentley, are very special to them and since their wedding venue doesn't allow dogs, we made sure to include them in their engagement photos. We met up at the Sodo Starbucks, then quickly made a bee-line for the Marginal Way Skate Park. They have a fantabulous Seahawks logo mural, which was perfect since Pat is a big 'Hawks fan. Surprisingly enough, there were no skaters that morning. I'm going to go ahead and assume it was because it was Father's Day and not because SnoCon happened to be having a big sale that day. :) At any rate, while Kim and Patrick were great models, the pugs quickly stole the show!

After the skate park we jetted out to the Washington Park Arboretum for a little greenery and some walkies. Ella and Bentley had quite a time romping through the grass and sniffing everything within leash-distance. Bentley even got to wear a little bling for a few photos.

While I'm sad Ella and Bentley won't be joining us on October 10th, I'm so happy we were able to get some great photos of them for the reception. They will most definitely be there in spirit.