I photograph weddings because I believe in marriage. I believe the vows are sacred, that love is powerful and eternal on this earth. The couples I am drawn to are authentic, they humbly give, and boldly love. They are creators and leaders. And at the end of their wedding day they are happy it is over because they are blessed with the gift of marriage, and are ready to start their lives together.
While beautiful, the wedding day is just a chapter of a novel. My pictures are the narrative of a relationship, the Bride & Groom it’s heroes, the plot that love conquers all. So in a effort to find the whole picture, to fill the gap in my creative narrative, I will continue my journey of living/working as a photographer by adding another chapter to my business.
I want to photograph your relationships at each milestone year. The jubilant, and the difficult, for each year is precious and a beautiful accomplishment. And more than that, I want to document these sessions as your adventure. In 2016 I will be booking adventure sessions for couples wanting more than the average anniversary session.
As a photographer I believe that I am a curator of stories. And it only begins on your wedding day. Each relationship is unique and valuable. I want to travel to your favorite places, or a place your heart longs to explore. I will be sharing more about my journey and the philosophy behind my work in 2016. Until then I wanted to share Melissa & Luke’s adventure session. This is some of my favorite work, in one of my favorite places, Mount Rainier National Park. It was less then ideal weather for an anniversary session. But we embraced it and created something beautiful.
I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart) I am never without it (anywhere I go you go, my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling) - E.E. Cummings
Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you. - Psalm 63:3
Photography by Betty Elaine is a Wedding & Anniversary Photographer in the Seattle, Washington area. Capturing beautiful, creative, wedding photography and adventure sessions in the Pacific Northwest, Snoqualmie, Snohomish, San Juan Islands, from coast to mountain tops. Travel available to other cities for local, national, and international photography.