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Tennessee wedding-We are destination photographers

We are asked all of the time if we travel for weddings. Yes, yes we do! If you are having a destination wedding we are your photographers. Have camera…will travel. Well, we actually have 3 cameras, 6 lenses, batteries, battery chargers, 2 light stands, 5 speed lights, camera bags (2 rolling, 1 backpack and one…

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Come see us at The Seattle Wedding Show

Come see us at The Seattle Wedding Show Washington State Convention and Trade Center 705 Pike Street, 4th Floor Seattle, WA 98101 Saturday January 14th, 2017 10:00am to 5:30pm (ticket sales open at 9:30am) Sunday January 15th 2017 10:30 am to 5:00pm (ticket sales open at 10:00am) Tickets are $17.00 per person and can be…

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Two gifts with purchase

Gifts with purchase Fill one of our stylish folio boxes with 15 prints or more and receive a choice of one of two free gifts. Choose between: A. Our beautiful image wrap box full of 15 4×6 prints or B. Our popular image wrap accordion books Choose our 20 print collection and receive both gifts!…

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Marriott Ko Olina Beach Club in Oahu Hawaii

I’m excited to present the album of Christina and Tony with triple the pages of their original album. I really wanted to show off every part of their day and show other clients what a large album can do to display each photo in it’s best light. I had a really great time re-living their…

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Thomas Family Farms Wedding Snohomish

We met way back when Katelyn was in junior high. We always had mutual friends and would run into each other every so often. There was always someone between us. Flash forward 7 or so years, both single at the same time… we started hanging out and from there it was game over. A year…

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Headshots in Seattle and Ireland!

Yes, we do business headshots in Seattle and Ireland! This one was an on location shoot showing the work atmosphere in the buildings and outdoor area on the Microsoft campus. A photo from this shoot was published in the Irish Times newspaper. Thank you Steven Duggan for hiring us for your photo session resulting in…

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Paula and Nathan Engagement Session

Paula and Nathan Engagement Session A. The story of how Nathan and I met is actually pretty funny and crazy! I was actually seeing the best man, Shawn, before I met Nathan. We were only seeing each other for a few days until Nate and I met. There was a underage club (15-20 year old)…

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Album design deadline coming soon!

Album design deadline coming soon! If you want your album printed in time for Christmas the design deadline is 11/12, that’s only 9 days from now. Be sure to go in to your Album Exposure link and click the “approve” button so I can order your album for you. If you need your link re-sent…

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Jonah just for fun photo session

This is Jonah. He is not yet a high school senior. His mom, Shelly, just really wanted updated photos of him and their new dog, Millie. They are a wonderful family and it was a joy to spend the day with them.

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Rebecca High School Senior Session

Rebecca High School Senior Session She has the BEST smile! Rebecca rocked her senior photo session! 🙂 Most parents say, “smile more, smile!” Rebecca’s mom was saying, “ok, now smile less.” We captured the perfect variety of emotion that day. It was a perfect shoot! Rebecca, Kadeana and I were a perfect team!

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Hawaii wedding photographers

Hawaii wedding photographers We are destination wedding photographers…have camera, will travel. This means we will fly to anywhere in world to photograph a wedding. We are very inspired by new scenery and love having new places to photograph! Here’s how it works. If you live here we can do your engagement session here, travel to…

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Newcastle Golf Club Jing and Wenchang Wedding

Newcastle Golf Club Jing and Wenchang Wedding Many thanks to the fabulous vendors involved in making Jing and Wenchang’s wedding so special! Event Coordinator L Events Seattle 206-383-5563 (W) leeching@leventsseattle.com Caterer Newcastle Golf Club 425-793-4668 (W) AmyP@newcastlegolf.com Florist Seattle Floral Design (206) 414-8446 (W) info@seattlefloraldesign.com Cake Artist Whole Foods Seattle (206) 621-9700 (H) cate.englehart@wholefoods.com Officiant…

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Frances Gaul Photography

Behind the scenes of a test shoot: This is Frances Gaul of Frances Gaul Photography Based out of Mercer Island, serving the Seattle area, specializing in Mitzvahs, High School Seniors and Families. Hildebrand Photography and Frances Gaul Photography work together quite often. We are a great match. She’s creative, talented, professional, upbeat and dedicated. We…

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Family Photo Redmond Wardrobe Tips

Here’s a recent family photo session we did for the Martinez family. This is a perfect example of what to wear. They (Kim) chose grey and crimson (go WSU!) then dark jeans. These colors are easy to find in stores especially this time of year, they look good with the fall colored background and her…

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Abri and Don’s wedding

Here’s a quick view of some of my favorite photos from Abri and Don’s wedding at their church, Pacific Christian Center Church. I’ll post a full blog later but couldn’t wait to show at least a few photos from their big day. Frances and I had so much fun that day/night. Abri and Don’s family…

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Moran State Park Lookout Tower

Moran State Park Lookout Tower I’m creating Adri and Nick’s wedding album and just now created this spread that I just had to post to our blog…love!

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Moran State Park wedding party

Moran State Park Orcas Island This view was voted #1 in the world by National Geographic magazine. I can see why. Moran State Park wedding party

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Seattle Floral and Design

These two weddings are an homage to Seattle Floral and Design. http://www.seattlefloraldesign.com/ Lana, the owner, is incredible! She has designed many, many weddings we have photographed. If I posted all of them in this blog I’m sure my blog would explode! We absolutely LOVE working with her!! We would recommend and do recommend everyone to…

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Model in woods, orange kitty in track suit

Model in woods, orange kitty in track suit Here’s our first photo shoot of lady in tulle in the woods. My vision was to have her serenely holding an orange cat (to match the orange flowers). I put out an all call for anyone with an orange cat who could model for us. This lovely…

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Acrylic Block Prints

We are excited to announce that we are now offering Acrylic Block Prints! These are a unique, gorgeous way to showcase your favorite photos! They’re thick. They can stand upright on their own. No installation required. No wall mounting needed. No glass needed. They’re glossy and impressive. Now here’s the challenge for you…which photos would…

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Sharon and Dylan Sole Repair Wedding

Sharon and Dylan’s wedding was perfect. It was fun and relaxed full of family and friends all wishing the newly weds the best in life and celebrating to the fullest! It was an honor to be a part of their special day and capture memories for them to document the love they clearly have for…

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Magnuson Park Wedding Seattle

Jennifer and Jonathan Wedding at Hangar 30 Magnuson Park Seattle Jennifer and Jonathan met Kate and I at Talaris Conference Center for their first look. This was the perfect time right after the bride and groom getting ready to be able to take a moment together to stroll hand in hand, take a breath of…

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The beautiful Kerstin O’Shields Glamour Photos

Here is my friend, Kerstin O’Shields. I am so proud of her. She is hard working, vivacious, fun-loving and truly devoted to her sweet daughters. She will blush when she reads this post but her photos are too beautiful not to share. I’m sure when/if she reposts this link she will do so to promote…

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Blue ribbon cooking school wedding

Alicia and Kevin got married at Blue Ribbon Cooking School in Seattle. We took a trip to Freeway Park for some really fun bridal party shots.

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Why boredom was my goal

Why boredom was my goal Last year, 2015, was our biggest year yet. What I mean by biggest is, our highest grossing and our most shoots. It was a calm first part of the year full of boating on Lake Sammamish with our kids and enjoying the most incredible weather Seattle has ever had to…

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  • Marilyn BowmarMarch 10, 2016 - 5:23 pm

    I’m so proud of you and appreciate your writing and keeping the memoroies of this great time of your life. At my age, I’m glad I kept journals each year from the time I met Frederick, on… and enjoy the recollections! You will, too.ReplyCancel

Before and After wow factor

Thanks to the magic of Brandon…and Photoshop we have this gorgeous photo before and after to share with you. One of the highlights of our career is to create these one of a kind, incredibly artistic photos from the original photos we capture. Both photos are beautiful but how fun is it to create a…

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Family heirloom

To really make their album perfect Brandon edited one more photo from Virginia and Steve’s wedding. Yes, there is the horizontal one similar to this and with this vertical one on the same album spread it really looks fantastic! I cannot wait to see their album printed. It’s sure to be a true family heirloom!

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Sonoma Wedding Lauren and Wes

Sonoma Golf Club and Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa Lauren and Wes Wedding. I was going to make this post small but then I saw more photos I liked then more and more. They’re not in the order of how they unfolded throughout the day. It’s just a blog full of some of my…

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7 photos our clients are grateful for

7 photos our clients are grateful for www.newcastlegolf.com 1. This is by far one of the most complimented album spreads of all of our albums. We hear everyone say, “Ooh, I love that you got a photo of the whole bridal party and have them in the album!” We also hear, “that’s a stunning color…

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20 Wedding dresses

This post is all about wedding dresses, 20 Wedding dresses to be exact. I’m collaborating with a new dress shop. I will be printing large prints to decorate her big empty walls. I cannot wait! Her shop is lovely and being full of big, fluffy wedding dresses everywhere you look just fills her shop with…

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Tennessee Farm Wedding

Throw back Thursday Tennessee Farm Wedding We flew to Tennessee for Ann and Cody’s wedding in 2013. After their first look we drove to a nearby farm full of barns, old trucks, huge oak trees (which carry fond childhood memories for me), open fields, a pond with a dock (see the cover of our magazine…

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27 Hildebrand Photography Wedding Photography faq’s

We are still reeling from the Seattle Wedding Show and the Tulalip Bridal Showcase. We met many terrific couples and are booking many meetings now. If you like… shorter meetings feeling relieved that you hired us for your photographer, videographer and photo booth spending more time talking about your fun wedding details and visions then…

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Into the woods for an outdoor glamour session

Into the woods for an outdoor glamour session with the lovely Werona Brandon and I found this magical place with trails, leaves, trees and a pond. We brought our antique red office chair into the woods and set the trap. Out from the trees this lovely lady was lured by the magical red chair and…

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  • Rich WhitehillJanuary 23, 2016 - 3:50 am

    The pond picture is perfect, you brought the hightlights on the shoulder pads into the top edge of the shoreline, leaving the line of dark in line with the shoreline. Great fill work too.ReplyCancel

A sure fire way to make your day unique

Want a sure fire way to make your day unique? Hire Neil Hubbard to play the bag pipes for your wedding! He’s truly amazing in his customary attire. Your guests will be amazed! He’s a great guy. I’ve worked with him numerous occasions. While at the Seattle Wedding Show I stopped by his booth to…

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8 Things to know about Hildebrand Photography

8 Things to know about Hildebrand Photography The Seattle Wedding Show last weekend was fabulous! We met hundreds of wonderful couples. We are filling our schedule with meetings at our Redmond studio now. Our available times to meet are filling up quickly! As soon as you have your date with your venue secure be sure…

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High School Senior Magazine

We are proud to announce our High School Senior Magazine!! We should have a catchy title for our magazine, hmmm…we will have to work on that. If we had a mascot it would have to be the Labradors to represent our dogs, Merry and Blackie, of course. It’s full of tons of senior photo sessions…

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Join us at the NW Bridal Showcase this weekend!

Come join us at the NW Bridal Showcase this weekend! January 9th & 10th, 2016 Saturday 12:00- 6:00 & Sunday 10:00-3:00 The Tulalip Resort Casino 10200 Quilceda Blvd. Tulalip, WA 98270 https://secure.exposites.com/nwbridalshowcase.com/show.html?show.id=4120

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Kitsap Memorial State Park

Kitsap Memorial State Park I was challenged to a photo a day on FB by Tim Arnold. I’m pretty sure he is requesting only landscape photos but all of my photos have people in them. I completely am enamored by landscape photos. In fact, many of our big prints are all about our wedding clients…

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Foss Waterway Seaport Tacoma

Foss Waterway Seaport-Colette and Ravi’s Wedding This is the beginning layout design for Colette and Ravi’s wedding album. Never mind the yellow triangles, it’s a Fundy editing thing. I really like how the album is turning out so far. I cannot wait to see the printed version, it’s going to be a true story book…

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Bridal party cigar fun

Lauren and Nick’s wedding. This is Nick with his groomsmen in dashing grey suits on the deck of the Edgewater Hotel. …not to be outdone by the Lauren’s bridesmaids with cigars. A major storm had just blown through with heavy winds, rains and if I remember right, lightning. We had just finish the bridal party…

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Welcome to Hildebrand Photography!

Trinity Tree Farm Issaquah This place is amazing! Not only do they sell Christmas trees and Pumpkins but people have incredible weddings there too! It’s gorgeous there. There are acres of trees, a big, red, old fashioned fire truck, a roomy lodge style building with an impressive outdoor fireplace reminiscent of a 5-star resort in…

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The 2016 Seattle Wedding Show is coming up!

The 2016 Seattle Wedding Show is coming up! Our home away from home for will be… Where: Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle Booth #: 1312 (see red circle in map) We are next door to the Salish Lodge booth (go Salish!). When: January 16th 10:00am-5:30pm and 17th 10:30am-5:00pm Come meet us, say hello,…

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  • Heleyna Holmes-RasmussenDecember 15, 2015 - 12:29 am

    Fun! Best of luck at the show.ReplyCancel

Gorgeous, festive Holiday Card

Looks at this gorgeous, gorgeous, festive Holiday Card of Lauren and Wes! We are happy to now offer holiday cards and are thrilled with how they are turning out. They’re incredible and our clients are loving them! Order yours today, choose your favorite layout and call us with your order.

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Our Oprah Couch

Hello, This is me chilling in our comfy, lovely office after a client meeting. Our office is everything we hoped it would be. When the power went out in our neighborhood we packed up dinner and took it to our office. We were very cozy there with our t.v., heater/fireplace, big sofa (which I just…

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Stunning Album Art Box

Stunning Album Art Box These Art Boxes are incredible! They’re very personalized with your own photo as the cover. They’re a fabulous way to protect your heirloom album plus there’s a special spot inside to hold your DVD of photos so it’s all together in one place. Everyone who sees our Art Boxes completely LOVES…

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Our new Canon Pro-100 printer

We just bout the Canon Pro-100 printer and are really impressed with it! No more messing around with ordering through companies that use ROES, no more running to our PO Box to pick up orders. We have control over the color and the paper options are endless! How amazing would it be to have this…

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Wedding guest humor

Wedding guest humor This is what little kids do during weddings. They wiggle and make silly faces but when she licked her mom’s arm and I actually clicked quickly enough to capture it I was cracking up! Such a funny little kid! It’s fun to get to go behind the scenes and see funny things…

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We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE first looks!!!

We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE first looks!!! Colette arrived at the site and jumped out of her car and ran to Ravi as fast as her wedge shoes would let her and gave him a giant hug! Luckily Brandon was ready and caught it all in photos. I absolutely love this series of photos. Colette is…

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Jenny you will be missed

Today we received sad news that a fellow photographer has passed away unexpectedly. We are heartbroken and shocked. Jenny you will be missed. Your cheerful smiles, big hugs and energy, your larger than life photo robot and zest for life were always a welcome sight. Thank you Jenny, for being such a talented artist and…

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  • Jennifer GuzmanDecember 5, 2015 - 9:23 pm

    Thank you, Dawn and Brandon for sharing the memories of my dear wife with your community. I miss her dearly and she was the light taht guided me through life. Her smile and laughter brought joy to my soul. Our souls are forever connected in where ever she may be, we are together always. Thank you again, and always remember to smile and laugh. Jenny would.

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Sarah and Corey Salish Elopement

Sarah and Corey Salish Elopement What a sweet elopement for Sarah and Corey at Salish Lodge. Sarah wore her hair in an elegant up do by Salon Maison“. She had a champagne colored dress with a full chiffon skirt and Cory wore a gold tie and a black suit. It was all very romantic. Salish…

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Holiday Cards are here!!!

Holiday Cards are here!!! We are happy to announce that Hildebrand Photography is now offering Holiday Cards! Here is a list of templates to choose from. Which one is your favorite? My favorite is the chalkboard style card that says “JOY”. Any one of these is guaranteed to bring a smile to the faces of…

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Our DeLille Cellars photo is in Shutter Magazine!

Our DeLille Cellars photo is in the November edition of Shutter Magazine! Yes, I blogged about this already but here is the real deal. You can buy your own copy at Barnes and Noble Here are two photos of the actual magazine. This photo was taken at Jenna and Chris’s wedding at Delille Cellars in…

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Jenny and Rob wedding video

Jenny and Rob video Jenny & Rob Highlight from Hildebrand Productions on Vimeo. Special thanks to all the vendors involved in making Jenny and Rob’s day incredible! Caterer Oddfella’s Pub Cake Artist: Julie’s Gluten Free Bakery 253-200-0148 Officiant: Lifetime Memories 253-988-1840 Gown Boutique Alfred Angelo (877) 726-4356 Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist Daniel Ross Salon…

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Danielle and Tiffany Glamour

Look at these two beauties. We had so much fun, cracking up and throwing hair around with the hair dryer. Here’s a preview of just one photo each. As soon as they meet with me at our office to see the rest I will do a full blog post of them here. Danielle and Tiffany…

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  • Carrie TobinNovember 6, 2015 - 4:27 am

    Danielle you are so beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

Kelly & Josh Highlight Video

Rock Creek Gardens Wedding Kelly & Josh Highlight Video Kelly & Josh Highlight Video from brandon hildebrand on Vimeo.

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We’ve been published in Shutter magazine!

Today we opened our email and saw this message: Congratulations on having your images featured in this month’s Inspirations section of Shutter Magazine! Pretty cool, huh? We are pleased to say that Hildebrand Photography has been published once again. This time in the print version of Shutter Magazine. Shutter magazine is a world wide magazine…

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  • Rhonda CostelloNovember 2, 2015 - 9:30 pm

    Congratulations Dawn and Brandon. You work as a fantastic team.ReplyCancel

  • Jenna GainesNovember 6, 2015 - 3:00 am

    Congrats Dawn and Brandon! It is a wonderful memory for us and so beautfiully captured by you two! We are SO pleased to see it live on today. 😀ReplyCancel

Incredible 3-D like metal print triptych

How super cool would it be to have a triptych on your wall?! You would say, “Yes, please! Wait, what is it?” In the photography world a triptych is a 3-up of one photo, but in three separate pieces. This one of Stacie and Mitch is gorgeous, and is an impressive piece to display in…

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Alyssa’s Glamour Session 9-up

Alyssa’s Glamour Session 9-up We checked in to the Davenport Hotel in Spokane and upgraded to the penthouse suite. The place was huge! Spacious, modern elegance, with a bar, 2 bathrooms, a breakfast nook, living room with a fireplace and a master bedroom I could run laps in! It’s funny how much atmosphere adds to…

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Our very own meeting space

We are proud to announce that we now have our very own meeting space! So long coffee shops! No more carting stacks of heavy, valuable wedding albums while walking through parking lots and down rainy streets. We now have this nice, cozy meeting space. It’s full of light & private. There’s plenty of parking and…

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  • Ellie O'RourkeNovember 3, 2015 - 7:31 pm

    Congrats on the nice office space, Dawn and Brandon!ReplyCancel

We are offering our first Mini Sessions

Now that we have a studio which we have doubled in size to include a shooting space we are proud to be offering our first Mini Sessions! We have had numerous requests for these and are happy to offer them. With the weather getting colder and wetter plus Daylight Savings Time quickly approaching we are…

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Family photo session Christine, Jason and their two little cutie pies.

Christine, Jason and their two little cutie pies flew in to Seattle from Texas for this photo shoot. They re-enacted their engagement session from before their wedding. We thought it was so sentimental and romantic that we couldn’t wait to do their photo session. Then, the icing on the cake is that they have two…

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Laurel Creek Manor Wedding Jill & Tim

Here’s a sneak peek of Laurel Creek Manor Wedding Jill & Tim. Overwhelming joy is what comes to mind when I think of these two. They love each other so much and we are always laughing and having fun when we are with them. Their wedding was a blast. Full blog coming soon!www.laurelcreekmanor.com Event Designer…

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All of our clients love our guest sign-in books

All of our clients love our guest sign-in books. Wouldn’t it be fun to have an heirloom item that is full of wishes and greetings from all of your guests as well as photos from your engagement session. Just put it on the guest table so guests can sign it as they walk in to…

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DJ Kryspin rocked it out at Tatiana and Ari’s MV Skansonia Ferry wedding!

DJ Kryspin rocked it out at Tatiana and Ari’s MV Skansonia Ferry wedding! I have heard the work of hundreds of DJ’s since I started shooting weddings and events years ago. DJ Kryspin is now on the top of my list. He is incredible! Everyone was dancing and cheering all night to his beats. The…

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Happy 1st Wedding Anniversary Missy & Michael!

Happy 1st Wedding Anniversary Missy & Michael! Your Trinity Tree Farm Wedding was loaded with laughter, love and celebration. We will never forget it! XOXO, Dawn and Brandon www.trinitytreefarm.com Issaquah

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Truly Fine Art Images by Hildebrand Photography

What is truly Fine Art Images by Hildebrand Photography? This post is an example of the art we do above and beyond capturing a beautiful photo. Shown here is the same photo with three completely different end results. This wedding was in Virginia with the background of the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains. This is the…

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SubZero Ice Cream and Yogurt

SubZero Ice Cream and Yogurt These guys are the best! Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt uses cryogenics to instantly freeze fresh, custom-made ice cream and yogurt. SubZero Ice Cream and Yogurt will come to your event and no only serve delicious ice cream & frozen yogurt but make it for you right there on…

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Sultan High School Cory Senior Photos

Here we are with Cory taking his senior photos. He’s a junior at Sultan High School. This is his favorite spot in the woods. It’s incredible up here. I couldn’t find this place again if I tried. We were outside a town called Sultan, WA. I know you probably haven’t heard of it but it’s…

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Joanna and Charlie Mill Creek CC

Joanna and Charlie Mill Creek CC Thank you to all the vendors who made this day so incredible! Mill Creek Country Club (206) 914-1735 Rachel from Shimmer Airbrushing (425) 503-8346 The Woodmark Hotel Charlene from Bluebird Salon (425) 232-3188 Sol of Energia Events (206) 679-1777 Seattle Party Bus (206) 914-3560 Flowers by Tiffany (206) 914-1735…

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This is so Brandon and I!

This is so Brandon and I! After all of these years of marriage he knows me so well. We spend almost every hour of every day together. When he is hungry I had better eat too because we are so in synch that I’m probably hungry too but just don’t know it yet. Before most…

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Brandon and Dawn Hildebrand

Brandon and Dawn Hildebrand Our 2nd shooter, Frances, is nice enough to take a second out of her busy shooting time at all of our events to sneak a few photos of us. Here are a few. 1. There’s Brandon on the top of a stone tower on Mt. Moran on Orcas Island. He looks…

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Two weddings, the two of us, one weekend

Hey, that was a fun wedding last night. Let’s do it again today! We had an Indian/American wedding last night (I cannot wait to share stories about Colette and Ravi’s wedding) and today we are off to a Korean engagement party. I’m reviewing all the traditional steps involved in a Korean ceremony from the giving…

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Skansonia and Seattle Glass Museum Wedding

Skansonia and Seattle Glass Museum Wedding Many thanks to Katrina Allen of Love Blooms for her artistic talents in making their wedding day special. www.lovebloomseventdesign.com and to Skansonia Ferry for always being professional in running your one of a kind wedding venue. http://www.skansonia.com/ and to Chihuly Garden and Glass Seattle http://www.chihulygardenandglass.com/ for letting us rock…

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  • Tatyana ShkolnikovaAugust 26, 2015 - 5:43 am

    Thank you so much for the fantastic job you both did at our wedding. We love the pictures and the memories that you have given us.ReplyCancel

Salish Lodge Wedding Elopement

Heather and Jedediah are incredible. For starters look at her incredible black wedding dress! Everyone we saw at Snoqualmie Falls that day ooh’d and aah’d over her dress. I love that she strayed away from the traditional white, ivory, blush and went completely unique with the elegant black, stunning! Jedediah’s top had was so fun…

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Nick and Lauren Seattle Engagement Session

Nick and I have known each other since 3rd grade. I don’t remember exactly how we met, but I do recall that I thought he was the cutest boy at our school. We dated for the first time in 5th grade, as most elementary relationships do-it ended pretty quickly, but we knew even then that…

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Stunning Seattle Engagement Session

We met Lauren and Nick in downtown Seattle for their engagement shoot. They were instantly happy, relaxed, excited, and so comfortable with each other and had no worries about the camera. (I think they’re both experienced models undercover ;). It was a beautiful sunny day which is wonderful although a bit of a challenge for…

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Molly and Kyle Seattle Engagement Session

How did you meet? Kyle and I actually come from families who are friends. His parents have known my parents for over 20 years. Kyle and I reconnected working together at his family’s company. I worked in HR and Kyle worked in the warehouse. Kyle needed help on a project in the warehouse, and we…

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Editing a favorite wedding photo

Editing a favorite wedding photo Inspired. Will post the final version once complete.

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Dawn and Brandon About Us

Dawn and Brandon have been international wedding photographers for 8 years. They pride themselves on their artistic ability to capture and create breathtaking images of your spectacular day that you will cherish forever. They are always challenging themselves to take that next image that makes you gasp. They know your wedding day means everything to…

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Our gifts to you at the Seattle Wedding Show

Gift #1 Movie poster Book us at the Seattle Wedding Show and receive your very own movie poster customized for you! (a $100 value). That’s right, it’s a move poster starring you and your fiancé compliments of Hildebrand Photography. Gift #2 Guest Sign-in book You will also receive a guest sign-in book compliments of us…

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It’s a family business

Our sweet daughter packed a picnic that the kids and I are enjoying in the car while Brandon does all the heavy lifting of loading the gear into our Seattle Wedding Show booth. I got the easy job. I lucked out. I’m happy to eat gold fish crackers out of a heart shaped red mug…

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Save the Date Cards

What a nice, unexpected treat to find this in our mail box today! It’s Jill and Tim’s wedding Save the date card. I cropped out the date for their privacy sake but even cropped it still looks pretty. It’s a magnet and it’ll live on our fridge for a long time. We can’t wait for…

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Our Flyer for the Seattle Wedding Show

Our Flyer for the Seattle Wedding Show Choosing our very best work to display on a 6×11″ space was not easy. We have 10s of thousands of photos and I had to narrow it down to…nine. Four horizontal and 4 vertical, all with the mood that matches us, colors that flow with each other on…

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Seattle Wedding Show

Tell your engaged friends about the Seattle Wedding Show coming up this weekend. It only happens once a year so don’t miss it! http://www.eventbrite.com/e/seattle-wedding-show-2015-tickets-13301445983 Saturday January 10th, 2015 10:00am to 5:30pm (Tickets sales at the show open at 9:30am) Sunday January 11th, 2015 10:30am to 5:00pm (Tickets sales at the show open at 10:00am) Hildebrand…

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Stephanie and Troy’s Fauntleroy Church Wedding

Stephanie and Troy’s Fauntleroy Church Wedding Stephanie and Troy’s beautiful red and white wedding at Fauntleroy Church and Palisades Restaurant. What a beautiful day full of tradition, loved ones and wonderful memories. I can’t wait to post more photos of their day. There are so many heartfelt stories to tell of traditions, dancing, tears of…

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Katie and Sam’s wedding album

Katie and Sam’s wedding album Their album turned out incredible! They chose a burgundy leather cover with a crystal glance insert and if that wasn’t gorgeous enough they had metallic paper which gave each page a real pop, like a 3-D effect, completely gorgeous from page to page! We were very proud to hand their…

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Jenny and Rob December Wedding in Blue and Grey

Jenny and Rob December Wedding in Blue and Grey Here’s a preview of Jenny and Rob’s wedding! We will post the rest of their photos soon. Their wedding was so much fun! She said all sorts of things went wrong but nobody noticed. Everything was perfect and beautiful and everyone had so much fun! The…

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The Secrets of Body Language in Business

Today I had the honor of capturing video of my good friend, Kerstin O’Shields. She’s an amazing person. She is very warm, personable, outgoing, friendly, intelligent, patient, happy. This is the type of person that I would like to teach me presence. Because isn’t our success based on presence? No matter who you are if…

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The Seattle Wedding Show excitement is building!

The Seattle Wedding Show excitement is building! So, you’re planning your wedding and wondering who to hire and how you are going to arrange appointments with every single vendor then drive to them in rush hour traffic and beg your fiancé to come with you. You wish there was one big room where you could…

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Bridal Parties

Bridal Parties Here are Mark’s groomsmen. Such a handsome group. The midnight blue is stunning. I like the story during the speeches where one groomsmen told about how the groom, Mark, walked him miles and miles down a deserted railroad track after a party one night to make sure he got home safely. I feel…

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Christmas Family Photos

Christmas Family Photos We are so happy that we were able to do Alyssa and Kyle’s Christmas photos for them again this year. It’s really great to be able to see them every year and this year we got to meet their new pup even! It’s fun to see their family grown. Just like our…

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The beautiful Bri Bray modeling for us!

These photos are from a lighting class by Hildebrand Photography and the beautiful Bri Bray modeling for us! We are so pleased with how fabulous these photos turned out. We used a lot of unique off-camera lighting to capture these images. Bri is so at ease in front of a camera. We all agreed she…

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Hildebrand Photography & Studio H

Hildebrand Photography & Studio H Yes, we own two companies. Hildebrand Photography and the sister company, Studio H. We started our career in wedding photography as a modest studio making our way. We have grown by leaps and bounds since that day almost 8 years ago when Brandon shot his first wedding then put an…

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family photos in studio

Family photos in studio This family has been with us for many years now. They’re the best. It’s great to see them often and see how much their little boy has grown. He is personality plus. I was cracking up during the whole shoot. Kids are such little comedians. I love it! This photo shoot…

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  • Sue JohnsonDecember 7, 2014 - 2:21 pm

    BrilliantReplyCancel

The first 3 steps in planning a wedding

The first 3 steps in planning a wedding…step “B” is the best part! 😉 A. Book your venue first. Now you know your date. Try to do this a year in advance. B. Book your photographer! Consider adding on Videography and Photo Booth now or wait till later. Either way you know we are available…

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Who is getting engaged? Seattle Wedding Show

Who is getting engaged? Seattle Wedding Show Statistics show that this is the time of year that most people get engaged. We were at Bellevue Square Mall last night visiting Santa. My daughter and I both love shiny things so naturally, while waiting for the boys, we wandered into the nearest jewelry store, Ben Bridge….

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It was a Merry dog photo shoot today!

It was a Merry dog photo shoot today! Today I took our two dogs, Merry Christmas (Merry for short) and Blackie in for a professional photo shoot today. I’ve never taken the time to get really great shots of my dogs (as you can see from the photos posted here.) Christine of Trimood Photography did…

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  • Sue JohnsonDecember 3, 2014 - 2:07 am

    Nice. Good dogs. Happy.ReplyCancel

Engagement Session/How They Met- Virginia and Steve

Engagement Session/How They Met- Virginia and Steve What’s your story? How did you meet? How did the proposal go? A. First off, both of are extremely thrilled that we are getting married. We met on a dating website and only after a week of talking to each other we decided to have a date. Our…

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Family, dogs, fall leaves, trails & a bridge

Family, dogs, fall leaves, trails & a bridge Stu and Cherie are both so very nice and their family is beautiful, furry ones included. We’ve known Stu for years. He’s always cracking us up with his random wit that’s always catching me off guard. They even brought the neighbor girl along! The two girls are…

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Salish Lodge Snoqualmie Falls Wedding

Salish Lodge Snoqualmie Falls Wedding Megan and Dan’s wedding was stunning. The crisp fall air and beautiful colors filling the trees lining the walkway leading to the falls was a prefect place to take a photo of these two holding hands. For the reception the mantle was lined with white pillar candles and greenery, the…

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It’s Your Day Event and Expressions

It’s Your Day Event and Expressions Here are the photos from the photo shoot we did for It’s Your Day Event and Expressions owned by Ashley and Christina. Not only are they long-time friends who finish each others sentences but hey are event coordinators extraordinaire! We met at The Knot Mixer about a month ago….

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First Looks aka The Reveal

First Looks aka The Reveal This is where the bride and groom see each other before the wedding. We cannot stress how very important it is to do this for your wedding. This improves the flow of your day and the happiness of your guests which makes you, the bride and groom, happier and more…

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How to get the most out of wedding shows & expos:

How to get the most out of wedding shows & expos. Here are my helpful tips for getting the most out of wedding shows/expos: 1. Bring address stickers so you don’t have to write your info down 100 times for every vendor you meet. Print them now and put them in your purse now. You…

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We deliver kick arse wall art

I recently learned that we deliver kick arse wall art. I have been making all sorts of print deliveries lately! Last week I had many prints to deliver to 3 separate clients so I camped out at a Starbucks central to all and met with many clients in one day. It was great! I had…

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Drum roll please…Presenting Cara and her Bridesmaids

Drum roll please…Presenting Cara and her Bridesmaids! After much anticipation we are proud to present the photo that could be on a billboard, in a movie or gracing the cover of a wedding magazine! These ladies are not only looking fabulous but working it! This photo if full of personality plus. It’s so perfect. I…

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Bridal party and I rockin the alleyway at Monte Cristo Ballroom

So Brandon called me over to the computer and said, look at this photo. I glanced from afar, commented on how cool it is and asked what magazine that is in and who took it. He told me to look closer. When I did I realized it was a photo of the bridesmaids from the…

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Tolt-MacDonald Park Engagement Session

I’d like to introduce to you, Virginia, Steve and their sweet dog, Bentley. We all met at Tolt-MacDonald Park for their Engagement Session and lucked out with fabulous weather. It was a hot day at the end of September and we walked all over that park! We just couldn’t stop taking photos and who could…

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Salish Lodge and Snohomish Railroad

Salish Lodge and Snohomish Railroad Jeremy and Elyssa flew up to Snoqualmie from Arizona for their wedding. They are world travelers so this was easy for them. After their wedding we took them and their bridal party to the NW Railway Museum for fun/glamorous photos. We took as many photos as quickly as possible then…

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Snohomish Railroad Wedding

Snohomish Railroad Wedding. This is one of my favorite photos from this year!

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MV Skansonia Ferry on north Lake Union Seattle

MV Skansonia Ferry on north Lake Union Seattle The Skansonia Ferry is a fabulous place to get married. Stunning view of Seattle, beautiful classic décor, professional staff and more. Contact Hildebrand Photography at www.hildebrandphoto.com dawn@www.hildebrandphotoblog.com or 206.790.8995 to book your wedding!

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The Seattle Wedding Show is January 10th & 11th 2015

The Seattle Wedding Show is January 10th & 11th 2015 Washington State Convention Center in Seattle It only happens once a year! Buy your tickets now. Hildebrand Photography will be there. Come say hello, check out our beautiful new expo booth then book us for your wedding! Our gift with purchase is a personalized 20…

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It’s Your Day Events photo shoot time!

We are about to photograph the lovely ladies, Ashley & Christina, of It’s Your Day Events. We met them at The Knot mixer in Seattle last week. They have so much to offer brides in planning their big days. I’m excited to get to know them better and rock out some amazing photos of them…

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Georgetown Ballroom Wedding

Georgetown Ballroom Wedding Georgetown Ballroom is an amazing place to have your wedding or event. It’s full of color and character with light up signs on the wall, statues and art everywhere. There’s an outdoor courtyard and two large ballroom areas indoors plus two separate getting ready rooms upstairs for bridal parties. There are two…

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Matthews Estate and Winery in Woodinville Wedding

Throw back Friday. This is one of my favorite photos. I would title this “Glorious rose petals cascading on joyous bride”. Isn’t that how renowned artists title their art? I just had to post it all by itself to give it the attention it deserves. Isn’t Jasmina beautiful? Her wedding was really fun. See prior…

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The Knot Weddings Mixer Seattle

The Knot Weddings Mixer Seattle It was a dark and stormy night…ha, ha, well, it was! We all ventured through heavy traffic, over bridges and through parking garages to get to 1927 Events in Seattle but it was well worth the trip. It’s an all brick, classy venue! Perfect for your next event! The food…

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Redmond High School Seniors Katy and Alex

It was the hottest day of the year but the photo session turned out great! We managed to find beautiful outdoor nature locations to shoot and the girls were wonderful to work with.

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Caitlin Senior Photos Seattle

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University of Washington Wedding Party

If you are considering getting married at University of Washington I highly recommend it! We’ve done engagement sessions there (see Mary and Joe’s session on our blog) as well as weddings and the architecture mixed with nature makes for stunning photos! The buildings of Odegaard and Suzallo are right across each other on Red Square…

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Katie and Sam’s Virginia Wedding

Yes, we flew to Hidden Valley Country Club in Salem, Virginia for Katie and Sam’s wedding and what an adventure it was! The Blue Ridge Mountain were the stunning backdrop to this breath taking wedding. Their ceremony was full of touching moments, so many I can’t name them all but here are a few highlights….

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  • Patricia F PullerNovember 27, 2014 - 7:02 pm

    Absolutely beautiful!! What a wonderful day for a very special couple.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia F PullerNovember 27, 2014 - 7:02 pm

    Absolutely beautiful!! What a wonderful day for a very special couple.ReplyCancel

A travel themed Monte Cristo Ballroom wedding

This is Mallory and Chris’s beautiful travel themed Monte Cristo Ballroom wedding. Mallory studied abroad and Chris is a pilot so it was fitting that their wedding was a travel theme. Each dinner table was decorated perfectly to match each city it represented. They used a vintage style that was fun and creative. Look at…

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Today in the life of a Seattle wedding photographer

Today in the life of a Seattle wedding photographer: I live near Seattle and it’s Fall so today is grey, completely overcast and dumping rain then stopping then dumping all day long. I’m bundled up in my ughs and flannel with a warm cup of Earl Grey tea. I dropped the kids off at school….

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  • Sue JohnsonOctober 31, 2014 - 6:44 pm

    Wow! Super woman. This needs to be a diary entry so you remember what your days were like and how much you did everyday. a crown for you. Queen of your day! ReplyCancel

Trinity Tree Farm Wedding in Issaquah, WA

Where can you find football, a tortoise in a tuxedo, a beautiful bride in lace, a big red fire truck and lots and lots of trees all in one place? Missy and Michael’s Trinity Tree Farm Wedding in Issaquah, WA, that’s where! Missy, the bride, was timeless and elegant in her lace dress, with a…

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Internship- Currently hiring

It’s that time of year again when we are so busy our head spin until January when it starts all over again. It’s the perfect chance for you to gain on the job training, the ins and outs of the biz. Internship- Currently hiring (unpaid) for 2014-2015 Hildebrand Photography is looking for one or two…

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Chelsea and George’s Yakima Wedding

What a glorious day full of love, laughter, music and graciousness. Best wishes Chelsea and George! May all of your dreams come true.

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Immaculate Conception Church & Pan Pacific Hotel Wedding

Ashka of Pink Orchid Events really out did herself with Mary and Joe’s Immaculate Conception Church & Pan Pacific Hotel Wedding dream wedding. The entire day and night ran smoothly, perfectly and without flaw. All of the guests were dancing and laughing and kids were being silly and having fun. Mary and Joe have the…

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Webb Family Photos

Webb Family Photos This family was the greatest. They’re all so sweet and so beautiful! We started in-studio. The little guy loved the rocking chair. Lily and Kyle had a great time. Check out the photo of them cracking up! The photos at the park are priceless. The oldest daughter is stunning in her white…

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Cute kids, fun times

We are loving our new 9-up layouts. Look at these little cuties. It’s such a fun way to capture many expressions and display them all together. Matted and framed this is perfect as a 18×20 display for your wall. Cute kids, fun times.

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Bellevue Wedding Expo

By visiting the Bellevue Wedding Expo October 4 – 5, 2014, you will learn from the best in the business – all in one place all under one roof. Location: Bellevue Hilton 300 112th Ave SE Bellevue, WA 98004 425-455-1300 Phone: 425-455-1300 Hours Saturday; 10:00 am to 4 pm Sunday; 11:00 am to 4 pm…

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Lake Union Cafe Nicole and Sean Wedding

Nicole and Sean’s wedding was so incredible. I have never posted so many photos in a wedding blog post. I just couldn’t help myself! Special Thanks to all of the vendors: Watertown HotelWatertown Hotel 855-580-8614Caterer Lake Union Cafe 206.568.1258 tasia@lakeunioncafe.comFlorist Lake Union Cafe 206.568.1258 tasia@lakeunioncafe.comCake Artist Lake Union Cafe 206-568-1258 Officiant David Reed 360.876.5086 dhreed@wavecable.com…

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  • Susan MurklandOctober 3, 2014 - 4:01 pm

    These pictures are beautiful!! I really love the last one of Nicole with her head on Sean’s arm. Also the ones of Alicia and Audrey (Alicia pinning her hair, and also kneeling down profile to profile with Audrey) Well done!ReplyCancel

Mary and Joe’s Pan Pacific Seattle wedding

Here’s a little teaser of 2 images from Mary and Joe’s Pan Pacific Seattle wedding. More amazing photos from their special day to come!

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  • Mary Crys Calansingin-CalliaSeptember 19, 2014 - 9:49 pm

    we are so excited to see the rest of the pics!!! this is a teaser indeed 🙂ReplyCancel

Sweetest-Couple-Ever Redmond Engagement Session

We had so much fun with Victoria and Evan! His dog is super sweet. We were all over the park. They picnicked, blew wishes, climbed in the tall grass and all this just barely before the sprinkler system kicked on for the evening! Excellent timing just like how and when they met, excellent timing. 😉…

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Jill and Tim’s Seattle engagement session

http://animoto.com/play/xp4BxieoLRPovgpt5JF2hg?autostart=1 This photo session was full of variety from woods to ocean to city. It had bright, natural light and after sunset darkness where we got to play with our external lighting that we love so much for all of its drama! Strangers joined in as extras on our photos unexpectedly but still welcome. Jill…

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A farewell photo shoot in Golden Gardens Seattle

These two ladies take my breath away. They’re so completely beautiful inside and out. They’re close friends. Hanah is moving away to go to law school and Zayba is staying here to pursue her medical degree. Zayba called us for a “going away photo shoot gift for her friend”. What a super fun way to…

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A photo by Frances Gaul Photography of me

Yes, it’s a bit awkward posting photos of myself but here goes. 🙂 My professional photographer friend, Frances Gaul, took this photo of me. She does such nice work! There are more of Brandon and I together from yesterday but those will be posted as soon as they are ready. (I know, you are on…

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Worth Every Penny

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw this book at the library! Worth Every Penny, Build a business that thrills your customers and Still Charge what you’re worth by Sarah Petty & Erin Verbeck. I wanted to read this even before I knew that it was a New York Times Best Seller. Sarah Petty…

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Seattle has me in its grasps

Brandon and I photographed a couple who had so many diverse looks we just couldn’t stop clicking. They went from romantic to sweet to downright jubilant and back again for us. I can still picture her big smiles and him beaming at her with pride. I saw Seattle in a whole new light tonight. The…

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  • Sue JohnsonAugust 7, 2014 - 3:32 pm

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Colette and Ravi Engagement Session Photos Seattle

Colette and Ravi Engagement Session Photos Seattle How they met: Throughout the 2000s, Colette and Ravi’s paths crossed several times without them ever actually meeting. To begin with, Colette very-nearly attended Boston College…which is where Ravi studied. They would have been in the same graduating class. In 2001, while Ravi was in college, he learned…

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Snoqualmie Railroad Engagement Session Shadoe and Whitney

We met the first year of college in math class. I always dredded math and did not want to go but obviously I had to. We sat one seat away from each other and for the first couple of days of class, we, unknowingly to each other, would purposely meet up in the parking lot…

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Seattle Aquarium, Market Cynthia and Matt Engagement Session

Seattle Aquarium, Market Cynthia and Matt Engagement Session How they met: Matthew and I met in high school of freshman year where we had all of the same classes together. After getting to know each other and becoming good friends, we started dating sometime in December of sophomore year. We both went to college in…

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  • Matthew LucAugust 5, 2014 - 7:17 am

    LOVE IT!ReplyCancel

Elyssa and Jeremy Engagement Photos and How They Met

How they met: Well, we met in 2008 in our senior year of high school, in our honors english class. We have been together ever since and have been wanting to get married for the last several years. We got engaged in 2012 on Queen Anne Hill in Seattle overlooking the city, after an amazing…

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High School Senior Sessions Pricing

High School Senior Sessions Pricing. We are rolling out the red carpet for our Seniors. We have so many great things to offer we just can’t stand it. It’s all so exciting! Our calendar is filling up quickly. Now is the time to do it before school starts. Yearbook deadlines are in the fall so…

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Seattle Pikes Place Market and Discovery Park Engagement Photos

Elyssa Jeremy video from Hildebrand Productions on Vimeo. City, gum wall, old buildings, fruit stands, wide open fields, climbing trees, a small grove of trees and 2 very happy people, well actually, 4 if you count us :). We started at Seattle Pikes Place Market and ended up at Discovery Park for their engagement photos….

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2 Mantras, 1 Theme Song and a little Hawaii

Mantras Mine are as follows: In times of perseverance “Keep Moving Forward” In times of fear “I’m ok, I’m ok” (said MANY times during delivery) In times of needing strength: I sing the Indiana Jones movie theme song in my head. (I sing it to my kids when we fly…ok, it’s my husband who needs…

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Seattle Aquarium Cynthia and Matt Engagement Session

Seattle Aquarium Cynthia and Matt Engagement Session from Hildebrand Productions on Vimeo. Cynthia and Matt are the greatest couple. We had a fabulous time being inspired by all the glorious architecture & sites Seattle has to offer during their photo shoot. We are proud to offer many great photos of them capturing their happiness and…

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7+ things we learned at the Seattle PUG (Photographer Users Group) Meeting

We are happy to announce that we are the new Seattle PUG (Photographer Users Group) leaders. It’s a nation wide group supported by Pictage and ShootQ, two companies we are grateful to have supporting the everyday workings of our business. You do not have to use these companies to be a part of PUG. The…

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Seattle PUG (Photographer Users Group) Meeting

We are proud to announce that Brandon and I are now the Seattle PUG Leaders! Flutter Studios has graciously opened their space to us for our next meeting. Come check out this amazing space and be inspired to rent their space for your next shoot! The meetings are free with complimentary beverages, socializing with other…

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High School Senior Announcements available with every senior photo session!

Just mention that you saw this on our blog and you will get High School Senior Announcements available with every senior photo session! I just love the colors here, so fun and vibrant! Wouldn’t this be great to send out to all of your family and friends announcing your senior’s graduation? Remember most kids get…

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Leave It to the Professionals: 5 Things a Bride Should Never DIY

Taking on some wedding tasks and projects yourself can be a great way to personalize your celebration and save money. But that doesn’t mean every aspect of your big day should be DIY-ed. Here’s a good rule of thumb: If you can do it months in advance while, say, you’re watching TV at home, go…

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MV Skansonia Ferry Gus and Robin Reception

src=”http://www.hildebrandphotoblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/2014-05-14_0002.jpg” class=”pp-insert-all size-full aligncenter” width=”800″ height=”649″ alt=”” /> It was a lovely, bright and sunny day on the MV Skansonia Ferry in Seattle. There was a live band playing and wonderful catering as the guests over looked the Puget Sound with a beautiful view of the Seattle skyline.

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8+ things we have we been doing over the last 7 years

Someone recently asked me what our credentials are so I wrote them out for the first time in years. It made me realize how busy we have been the past 7 years! Here they are: We’ve been professional wedding photographers for 7 years. We are award winning have shot weddings all over the US, Canada…

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  • Sue JohnsonMay 9, 2014 - 5:08 am

    And are excellent at senior pictures and glamour shots. ReplyCancel

Take your photos to the next level

This was taken at Willows Lodge in Woodinville. Here’s one of our most recent favorite photos. With the magic of Photoshop Brandon created this beautiful piece of art showing the bride walking past her groom and him admiring her beauty. This image is going to be printed on metal as a mural of smaller metal…

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After much anticipation we are happy to announce our new class schedule!

After much anticipation we are happy to announce our new class schedule! We’ve had nothing but great success in our classes. Lots of light bulb moments and “thank you for making this all make sense now” comments from our students. We love sharing our passion of photography with you and can’t wait for this next…

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Tolt Farm in Carnation-Nikki and Sean Engagement Session

Tolt Farm in Carnation-Nikki and Sean Engagement Session We were all worried about rain on this day but it ended up to be the perfect day complete with big, fluffy clouds just for fun. Nikki and Sean are adorable together. I especially love the photos of them with the mossy tree…so cool! The Tolt River…

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University of Washington Red Square engagement session-Mary and Joe

University of Washington Red Square engagement session-Mary and Joe Mary and Joe are the nicest people. We had a great time in the sunshine with all the wonderous cherry blossoms like popped popcorn all around us.

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Lake Washington Rowing Club by Prive Events

In this issue of “A Day in the Life of a Seattle Wedding Photographer” this is Pat, Kent and I having fun with the Emerald City Photo Booth. Pat and Kent of A Heavenly Ceremony are one of the best officiants in the Seattle area. Check them out at www.aheavenlyceremony.com They’re both very personable. It’s…

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Mountain Springs Lodge Winter Wedding

Emily and Matt’s wedding was incredible! Their winter theme was perfect all the way from the smallest detail of the evergreen boutineers to the several feet of snow that came just in time for their big day! There was a hot chocolate serving area, smores station over a big rock fireplace outside where you could watch the snow…

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Yes, we offer video! Hildebrand Productions- Video Storytelling

Videography is something I wish every wedding would have.  When I’m photographing a wedding and during the vows people are crying and laughing and I am taken away with the words being exchanged that are so full of emotion I can barely breath.  I look around the room searching for a video camera and there…

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Come to the Tacoma Wedding Expo this weekend!

Come visit us at the Tacoma Wedding Expo put on by Brides Club this weekend at the Tacoma Dome.  I will give you your very own copy of the first issue of Emerald City Bride magazine! I’ll see you this weekend! bonus: Our booth is exactly across from the snack bar!

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Katie and Sam engagement session in Seattle

Katie and Sam are so beautiful, in side and out. We had a great time on their engagement photo session.  They met at Virginia Tech University. She even wore their school colors in one of her outfits for the shoot. It’s fun hearing all of their experiences they’ve shared together. Their wedding will be on…

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  • Bonnie StevensMarch 23, 2014 - 2:52 pm

    Beautiful pictures you guys, so happy for you.ReplyCancel

  • Patty Hart HillMarch 23, 2014 - 3:05 pm

    Congratulations Katie, you are so pretty and have a handsome man, may god bless you in many years of happiness.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Zimmerman-BarrellMarch 25, 2014 - 3:15 am

    Love the pics! What a beautiful couple!
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What do M&Ms, turtles and a big, happy dog all have in common?

Introducing Missy and Michael aka M&M.  It’s so cute that their initials is the same a yummy, fun, happy candy. They are the sweetest, most fun-loving couple. They met at the bar he works at and it’s been true love ever since! I’ve never photographed a tortoise before but we are total animal lovers so…

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We are proud to announce our Emerald City Bride Magazine!

This is our time of year to regroup and be productive behind the scenes and boy have we been! We created a promo video starring us, created Emerald City Bride magazine, have been teaching lighting as well as 101 classes with photoshop classes coming up soon. There’s never a dull moment here at Hildebrand Photography. …

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We have been published in Modern Jewish Wedding

We have been published! Modern Jewish Wedding blog featured Jennifer and Josh’s Pickering Barn wedding in Issaquah. What a gorgeous wedding theirs was full of heartfelt vows, toasts and lots of fun dancing. Truly a day to be remembered! http://www.themodernjewishwedding.com/washington-state-modern-jewish-wedding-from-hildebrand-photography/ Go check out the full publication here: Thank you to the vendors involved in making…

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2 More reasons why we love what we do

2 More reasons why we love what we do…and they are Alicia and Kevin. They are the greatest! Their wedding was full of laughter, dancing, hugging, kids breakdancing, disco lights, tear jerking first dances…everyone was so happy for them and their sweet family. And the icing on the cake was well, the wedding cake! Bright…

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Hildebrand Photographys most esteemed wedding vendors.

Hildebrand Photography’s Most Esteemed Vendors The weddings that run the smoothest are those with professional/experienced wedding vendors.  If anything should go wrong we all work like a smooth running machine and fix it before anyone even knows something was awry.  It’s a beautiful thing. The professionals listed below are hand chosen by us.  We respect…

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Join us tomorrow morning at the Dress Dash event!

http://bridesforacause.com/dress-dash-confirmed-january-18-seattle/ We are proud to be sponsors at the Brides for a Cause Dress Dash event put on by Movin 92.5 radio station! It’s going to be a crazy, fun event, we can’t wait! Join us tomorrow at the Cedarbrook Hotel in SeaTac 7:00am -11:00am…bright and early. It’ll definitely be worth it to be surrounded…

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University of Washington/Hotel Decca Hindu/American Wedding

With so much color, beauty, festivities and happy people we were definitely trigger happy taking all sorts of photos like crazy. We had so much fun and were treated like family…an amazing night for sure!

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What’s black and white and full of emotion?

I’ve been thinking…I know, “ut oh”. We capture incredible images all day long of every emotion at a wedding. Crying parents, happy dancers, proud uncles and silly bridesmaids but we don’t post them online. We reserve our online photos solely for our fine art photos. Plus, I secretly love black and white but only if…

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  • Sue JohnsonJanuary 14, 2014 - 6:29 am

    I,like nos 1,2,3,4,7,13ReplyCancel

  • Norman B WhippleJanuary 14, 2014 - 6:56 am

    My favorites are: 2, 3, 4, 7, 11, 12, 13, 15ReplyCancel