Lists, lists, lists. Love lists. Love to-do lists, packing lists, cleaning lists, shopping lists. I make lists every chance I get and I get that huge rush when I get to check something off. It’s so satisfying. So I decided to make a Photography Bucket List – all of the weddings I would love to photograph, people, places, venues.
Photography Bucket List
TYPES OF WEDDINGS:
SAME-SEX WEDDING – MEN
I photographed a same-sex wedding with two women in the summer of 2015 so of course I want to photograph a wedding with two men as well. Sort of goes without saying.
I would love to be the wedding photographer for an amazingly-themed wedding. Something like a Star Wars theme but not Star Wars – duh (not a fan). I’ve heard of Harry Potter weddings and Up (the Disney movie) weddings. I think that would be so fun.
AN AGING COUPLE
Not sure how to say that delicately but a wedding for an elderly couple who wants to do it up and celebrate, where the bride wears a white dress and the groom has a tuxedo – that would be the perfect Up Wedding!
AMAZING WEDDING ENTRANCE OR DEPARTURE
Last summer I was “this” close to photographing a wedding with a seaplane departure, but it ended up not working out. How great would it be if the bride showed up in a helicopter or on a horse or the couple leaves on a sailboat? This is definitely on my photography bucket list.
I am not afraid to admit it. I’d love to be the wedding photographer for someone famous. Even if I couldn’t use the pictures later because of privacy issues, I still think it would be exciting and fun.
NORTHWEST WEDDING VENUES & LOCATIONS:
I’ve been hearing more an more about Seabrook lately. It seems adorable and idyllic. The Seabrook Cottage Rentals are amazing and they have a Town Hall Wedding Venue. I mean come on, this place looks amazing. Seabrook is on the top of my photography bucket list.
A property filled with treehouses? Uh, yeah! Just looking at pictures of Treehouse Point makes me want to visit there and photograph a wedding or elopement.
THE SEATTLE AQUARIUM
Did you even know that you can have a wedding at The Seattle Aquarium? And you can be right in the large dome with all the fish swimming around you. Maybe a huge lighting challenge but it also seems pretty epic.
THE ARCTIC CLUB
The Arctic Club in Seattle has to be one of the prettiest venues in Seattle with that big domed ceiling with all of the stained glass (I think that’s what it is). Of course this is going to make my Wedding Bucket List.
I’ve been in Sodo Park a couple of times and this is seriously the place for me. It is right up my alley.
DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
Like duh! You know I want to take my wedding photography on the road to a my favorite place! I’ll take anywhere in the islands but would really prefer Maui if I’m being honest.
Our family went on a cruise in the summer of 2015 to Alaska and I am seriously enamored with that place. It’s simply gorgeous.
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK
Or any National Park for that matter. Yosemite, Yellowstone, Zion, Arches . . . any or all of them.
Well this one seems like a no-brainer. I’ll try not to be picky but would certain love to shoot a wedding in France, Ireland, Italy, Iceland . . . You name it. I’ve got my passport all ready to go.
Why Maine? I’ve never been there and it seems lovely. That’s all.