So you may have noticed we’ve been a little MIA lately. That’s because amidst the flurry of wedding season we’ve moved! While things have been being wrapped, boxed up, carried, driven, carried, unpacked, and unwrapped a little feature was posted that we haven’t had a chance to flaunt yet. And it’s one we are really, really excited about. Like, want to shout from the rooftops excited. Like has been giving us the anxious butterfly flutters since months ago we found out Offbeat Bride was going to publish it.

It’s my mom’s wedding!!!!

Laurel McConnell Photography wedding feature on Offbeat Bride.


Yep, Offbeat Bride featured my mom’s super lovely, intimate, lakeside wedding. Check it out!

Extra love to Fiore Blossoms and Bella Umbrella for rocking it out!

Check back next month when we will blog more of their superrad day, just in time for their one year anniversary.

  1. Laurel, This is just beyond sweet. So in love with these images. Happy Anniversary to your mom and Jim! ♡♡
    August 20, 2014  12:22 pm

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Wedding Industry Rockstars:

Venue: Old Chaser Farm

Catering: The Corson Building

Floral: Ravenna Bloom

Cake: Macrina Bakery

Wedding Dress: The Dress Theory

Invitations: Rifle Paper Company

Dear Gretchen and Joe,

Thank you for the super fun day that we went to the island, ran around in the water, drank some beers, and made some fun pictures. And especially thank you for the hilarious dog photobombs. As you know, it doesn’t take much to entertain this girl right here, and she was thoroughly entertained.

Love, me.


And now, for some super sweet relaxed photos from their beach-side engagement shoot on an island in our gorgeous home, the good ol’ Pacific Northwest. Complete with driftwood huts made of… driftwood (a.k.a. the Hipster Hut), some beautiful smiles, fly fishing equipment, hunting pups, and of course, an dirty photobomb.

Oh, c’mon man. We were having such a beautiful engagementy-shoot type of moment. Then… ‘plop.’ And as a result… hysterical laughter. 😉

Congrats on finding each other, and through your love of dogs at that! I can’t wait to see how your big celebration on the houseboat will be… I’m pretty sure it’s going to be a raucous good time. Can we say…. party barge and food trucks? mmmmmm.

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  1. Austyn said:
    Love it! Do you mind sharing where you find your boxes? They seem absolutely perfect!
    June 17, 2014  8:04 am

Newborn baby cradled in dad's hands by Seattle photographer Laurel McConnell.The first time we photographed Andrea and Carlos was six years ago when he got down on one knee and asked her to be his bride. Since then we saw their super lovely wedding at the Kiana Lodge and even had a blast with them while visiting NYC. That’s how we know that baby Catalina is so super lucky to have landed two such rockstar parents and just how excited they are that she’s finally here.Portraits of newborn baby girl during session by Laurel McConnell.Family portrait with baby girl taken during newborn photography session.Just look at this gorgeous family.Newborn portraits of newborn cradled in dad's arms.Newborn portrait photography by Seattle photographer Laurel McConnell.Be still my heart.Baby details photographed during newborn portrait session.Fun newborn portrait taken during family photography session.Gorgeous swaddled newborn portrait on white blanket.Catalina has the most striking eyes of all time.Modern newborn photo session with baby photographed in wagon.Congratulations you guys, we are so, so, so excited for you! Nothing is more awesome than seeing our clients lives change and grow after their wedding day.