Friday, July 22, 2011

Alice + Philip | Double Happiness


Meet Alice and Philip, two of the most ambitious, accommodating, and adorable people I've ever met. The strange and wonderful thing that strikes me most about these two is that while they're both incredibly driven and independent, they balance each other perfectly.  I had such an awesome time sharing their wedding day with them and am already excited to seem again in just a few short weeks at Kay Kay and Socrates wedding!!! I had SO many moments and photos that I wanted to post in this blog, but had to cut if off somewhere.  (Be sure to ask Philip or his back up dancers about his amazing mustached dance in the driveway if you get a chance...)  Here we go...

We began our super-fun morning of shooting with the entire bridal party at the Botanical Gardens in Bellevue.  You'll be able to tell right away that these guys were my kind of people.  They came ready to have fun! There were balloons, letter cut-outs, pom-poms,  goofy sunglasses and most importantly, a big group of people who were more than willing to be a little silly.  I have to say I very rarely have the opportunity to shoot wedding parties who give me 100% participation.  There's almost always at least one person in the group who doesn't want to party, but thankfully today was not that day!  You guys were ALL rock stars!

After our garden frivolities we headed out to Covenant Presbyterian in Issaquah where Alice quickly changed into a gorgeous traditional Chinese dress for their tea ceremony.  I had never had the privilege of witnessing a traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony and was so excited to be there to capture these special moments.

Their wedding followed and was just as special with a fantastic slide show (which I've never seen during the ceremony, but was such a cool addition) before Alice walked down the aisle and thanks given by the couple to both families.  In short, I was personally moved, most likely in part because Phil may have shed a few tears and I simply can't keep it together when grooms cry....)

Thank you so much to Alice and Philip for sharing such a special day.  You are both so beautiful inside and out and I wish you so much happiness, double happiness as it were, for many many years to come.  See you in August!!!!!

xoxo,
amy



























51 comments:

Matt said...

These pictures are fantastic Amy. You captured the moments perfectly.

I can't wait to see the rest!

Jennifer said...

These photos are so great! They're so vivid and beautiful and capture so many great emotions and memories. I'm gonna have to make sure Philip & Alice show me the rest of the pictures the next time I see them.

Unknown said...

I love these photos! You guys are soo adorable together, and I'm sure these pictures will a glimpse of the great moments that you guys will have together! I'm so happy for the both of you! Congratulations!

Josh said...

amazing. breathtaking. love the balloons picture.

Minda Eng said...

Love all the photos...specially all the bridal party ones :) Amelia- you definitely made taking pictures at 8:30am way more fun! Can't wait to see the rest of them!

Aaron said...

Wow, great job! I wish we could take more pictures!

SF C said...

Gorgeous pictures!!! Everyone looks great!

Bryan said...

great pix!

Anonymous said...

Looks awesome!

Anonymous said...

sweet photos dudes.

Anonymous said...

Love love love your photos!!!! They're extremely beautiful!! :) Congrats!

Superman Aaron said...

Congrats!

Aaron #2

Monica said...

Pretty pictures in the Garden! and liking the design of the cake also.

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous Pictures. Perfect Lighting!

Anonymous said...

You did an amazing job capturing every moment. Beautifully done!

Elissa said...

YAY SO CUTE!

Anonymous said...

Lookin good!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Great job

Cindy (the MUA) said...

Amy - Love the photos, such vibrant colors! And I'm glad to have gotten to work with you again. I especially love that shot of Alice putting on her earrings, the makeup shows up so nicely on that one :)

Kate said...

What a beautiful wedding and what beautiful memories these pictures will be for you both! Love it all!

- Kate

Anonymous said...

Beautiful :)

Gerald said...

Beautiful pictures...perfect captures of a perfect moment :)...alohas

frank said...

great pics

Tiffany said...

These pictures are fantastic!! They capture the wedding day perfectly :)

linanyang said...

Great photos guys!! Soooo beautiful!

Anonymous said...

amy - you rock!!!! they looked absolutely amazing!

Chris said...

Congrats! The pics look great! Much better than truffle fries.

Derek said...

Great pics you two! I love the attention to detail and how your photographer captured moments that seem so private!!

Geoff said...

Amy you did amazing job! You were so great to work with and captured each moment better than I thought was possible. I look back on these pictures with fond memories, thanks in part to you guys!

Benjamin A. said...

Congrats, P&A. And nice photos.

Ray said...

awesome job!!! i'm glad you were able to capture the "behind the scene" pictures that none of us were able to be part of. love seeing happy couples on their wedding. :)

Vincent said...

Amazing pictures... really captures the moment!!!

Yolanda said...

these are amazing!! alice, you look gorgeous. glad i could be a part of it. :)

Heing Lim said...

WOW!!! You can easily re-live the wedding through these gorgeous pictures. The pictures bursts with vivid colors and beautiful contrasts. Each picture is captured with such life and begs to tell a story. Excellent angles too! good job and what a fun wedding to be a part of!

Anonymous said...

Yay!! What a beautiful way to capture the joy and celebration of the day!! So happy how these pictures turned out. Congratulations to you both!!

A.Fong said...

Photos look amazing. I could hardly tell these were taken in WA with the sunlight being in the background!

Jessica said...

I loved each one of these photos! The wedding was beaaauutiful, and these photos serve as perfect keepsakes of it :)

Charis said...

These are beautiful photos! You've captured everyone's expressions so well! Congrats to Phil and Alice!

Alan C. said...

These pictures look incredible. Congratulations, Phil and Alice!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Phil and Alice!

Susan M. said...

Love love love the balloon picture!!

JLC said...

Love the photos, also love the fact that Phil cried and it is posted on this blog for all to see, haha!

Anonymous said...

congrats phil and alice! the wedding was lots of fun! i hope phil hangs the picture of lebron over the bed! :)

Karen W said...

you guys look so beautiful! :) <3 congrats to you both, this amazing!

Nicole said...

These are awesome pictures! Congratulations!!

Linda said...

I love these pictures, what a beautiful couple !!!

You did a great job in capturing the special moments.

fonye said...

These are so beautiful :) it really captured the special day! So honor to be part of your wedding A&P :)

Anna said...

These pictures are so pretty! =] Congrats again Alice & Phil!

cathy said...

love the pictures :) congrats alice and phil!!

Unknown said...

Love the photos! they are gorgeous and really capture the spirit of the wedding! <3

Matt Laine said...

Congratulations guys! =D