Kate + Brent – Leavenworth, Washington Wedding – Wendi Riggens Photography

Wow. Just, wow. I woke up last Saturday morning and looked out on the Cascade Mountains and a cloudless, blue sky, and knew that it was going to be an amazing day. And it really was. Kate’s vision of a wedding in the mountains, surrounded by her closest family and friends, as the sun came down behind them, was picture perfect. Everything about the day was just beautiful! Kate and Brent were a dream to photograph, and it was such an honor to be a part of such an intimate, amazing weekend full of laughs and love.

And anyone that has a macaroni and cheese bar for their wedding dinner is a real winner in my book. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Kate + Brent – Seattle, Washington Engagement Session – Wendi Riggens Photography

Last Wednesday, I had an amazing day exploring Seattle and photographing Kate and Brent! These native Iowans moved to Seattle and showed me all around this amazing city! We saw Seattle Center, the Space Needle, and EMP, walked downtown Seattle, rode the Monorail, checked out the fish and fruit in Pike Place Market, walked Post Alley, checked out Kerry Park, Gasworks Park, Golden Gardens, Shilshore Bay Marina, Fremont, the Fremont Troll, Ballard, and so much more. They introduced me to Piroshky Piroshky (I might be mildly obsessed now) and Red Mill Burgers. I got to see so much of Seattle, and it was amazing!

I also had a chance to photograph Kate & Brent’s engagement session. As fun as exploring the city was, it was made even more amazing by these two people. It’s rare to find two people that are as fluid and natural as Kate and Brent are in front of the camera. They needed very little direction and respond to each other with such ease and love. Their laughter is infectious and it was just so much fun shooting them.

Here is a quick peek at just a few from our time shooting in Seattle. I’ll share some images from their even more amazing wedding in Leavenworth soon!

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Handsome Baby Koda! Wendi Riggens Photography

So, Koda. You are ah-doooooor-ah-bulllllllll! Those roly poly arms and legs and that sweet little smile made my night! You are going to have so much fun being a big brother, soon, too! Eden, thank you for letting me crawl around the park with this handsome little guy!!


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Little Teether - I agree with you that this little angel is so adorable. His parents are really lucky to have him in their lives. I love seeing images like these because it gives me positive vibes. Babies never fail to put a smile in my face all the time. Thanks for sharing the images of this cutie.


What a Difference a Year Makes! Happy Birthday, Aubrey!

A year ago, sweet little baby Aubrey came to my studio, and didn’t really want to sleep too much for her newborn session. Those bright eyes lit up my day! And her daddy helped light up my new studio, too, with some fancy electrical work! ๐Ÿ™‚

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A year later, she’s still full of light, and we had a lot of fun playing in the grass and flowers for her birthday session!


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Crystal and Luke, thank you for traveling all the way down here and trusting me with your beautiful daughter’s first year! She is amazing and I cannot wait to watch her grow through the years!

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