Gearing up for Senior Portraits sessions for the Class of 2013!

See more of Rachel’s Session at:  http://clarsen.zenfolio.com/racheldemo

We created an awesome All-Inclusive Portrait Session for the Class of 2012.  It is simple to use, and includes everything you need!  Check out our price list at:  http://clarsen.zenfolio.com/seniorpricing.

See more of Ryan’s Session at:  http://clarsen.zenfolio.com/ryanedmondsdemo

Drop me a line at craig@craiglarsen.com, or Call/Txt me at 425-885-5553 and we would love to set something up for you!

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BridalWorks Wedding Show at the Space Needle

Although I do not participate in very many wedding shows during the winter months, this is one that I did not want to miss.  I had a small space reserved and I was one of the speakers at the event.  I think the best part of being behind the camera and photographing the models and the show itself.  Naturally, when your daughter is a stunning little flower girl – she does get a lot of my camera’s attention!

 

 

Jennifer and Bryan

Although living in Arizona, they decided to get married here in the Northwest.  Specifically at the Hollywood Schoolhouse in Woodinville.  Jennifer looked simply radiant in her gown.  I think what surprised me most was that there was so much light – especially for a late January wedding.  I think this is what gives the Schoolhouse such a winter allure for couples.  It can be not-so-nice outside, but the large amount of windows create a beautiful natural light in almost any spot in the place!

 

 

 

6/12/2010 Andrea and Paul . . . . .

Andrea and Paul met with me in May of 2009 to discuss their wedding at the Antheia Ballroom in Snohomish.  It is a place that I feel very comfortable photographing in.  There is a certain harmony that jives very well with my style.  It could be the way that it is run, or simply the layout that works well with my style.  But bigger than the place was the heart and love between them.  At the time Paul was in a wheelchair recovering from a horrific car accident.  During the conversation it was clear that he was going to walk by the wedding in a year.  I think the images show that determination pays off.  It was a declaration of strength, patience, and belief.  He didn’t just walk, he danced!  Andrea has her own sense of style, elegance, and passion as the wedding images show.  I love it when the Bride and Groom help pick out spots to photograph, and then really participate in those images as well.  I was very blessed to be a part of this Wedding!


6/5/2010 Kimberly and Leland . . . . .

Jumping at Alki

Jumping at Alki

Kimberly and Leland

Kimberly and Leland

Kimberly

Kimberly

Kimberly and Leland were married at the Westwood Christian Chapel surrounded by their large family and friends. The day was definitely festive.  The reception was held at the The Cove in Normandy Park which is large enough to hold, well don’t quote me on this, but I think there were close to 200 people.  Kimberly and Leland are a great couple that come from a great family.  We had such a great time photographing them, they have great energy!

By candle light . . . . .

By candle light . . . . .

Andrea & Dutch get married at Salty’s

View from Salty's

View from Salty's

Andrea & Dutch

Andrea & Dutch

Andrea and her Boys

Andrea and her Boys

This why I like Small Weddings!  Andrea emailed me wondering if there are any photographers that do really “small weddings”?  I honestly stated that it seems to be my specialty!  She said she was referred by Salty’s on Alki (one of the best views of the city!).  I love Salty’s and it was reaffirming to know that I am still on their referral list:)  She wanted something very small as it was going to be about 40 people present.  Also, she has two sons that she wanted to incorporate into their wedding.  While the weather wasn’t sunny, or even warm – at least it was not raining.  What was warm were the people that attended.  The family was incredible, and it included both of Andreas Grandfathers – her son’s Great-Grandfathers no less.  Her bridesmaid’s added the serious fun to the Wedding!

Andrea, Father, Grandfathers and sons

Andrea, Father, Grandfathers and sons

Andrea and her Bridesmaids

Andrea and her Bridesmaids

Their self-portrait

Their self-portrait

Cheers!

Cheers!

Signing the license . . . .

Signing the license . . . .

5/2/2010 Mark & Donna

On the Roof of Court-in-the-Square

Wow!  My apologies for the delay in posting.  I am motivated I think by nice weather, not just sun – but toss in a little heat.  This Spring has been nothing to get motivated by, but as I have been photographing some very cool weddings populated by some truly great couples and their families – I figure I better sit down and share the love!

No less love goes out to Mark & Donna, who were such a great couple.  I think I was Marl’s last hope for hiring a professional.  The reason being is that our conversation started out something like – (I never remember verbatim conversations – but I get the vibe) “Listen Craig, we don’t want a big wedding package, or even images – we just want someone to come down and photograph our wedding with a close circle of friends!”  I told Mark, you had me at “listen Craig”.  This was his second marriage, and all he wanted was a couple hours.  Even in a couple hours I can create memories that will last forever.  A big plus was that I was working at Court-in-the-Square, which is located right in the heart of Downtown Seattle.  Working with Bob there is always a pleasure.  A new added pleasure was working with Annemarie Juhlian.  She is a wedding Officiant in the Seattle Area.  I think what I liked most about working with her was the fact that she treated this wedding, although small, as it were the only wedding in the world being held that day.  It is motivating to work around people like that! Another cool part about the Wedding was the fact that Bob had one of his staff walk us to the roof for an amazing view of Seattle.  I always remember as Mark & Donna were standing on the roof with the very big, impressive view of the City – Mark’s comment “God I love this town”. I couldn’t agree more Mark.

Annemarie Juhlian

Annemarie Juhlian