After 7 years of working my fingers to the bone, I can’t wait for everything that I have planned for this year!  Stay tuned for some new announcements to come in the next few weeks 🙂 But mostly, the reason for this here post, is for a little fun show and tell, and to also give props to some fantastic clients of mine!  If you’ve picked up the newest issue of Seattle Bride Magazine, you’ll see quite a few neat things in there!  This is their 10th Anniversary Issue, with taglines on the cover like “Ten Years of Favorite Things” and “Best Local Wedding Photographers.”sbjan08_1.jpg

First, this will be Laurel McConnell Photography’s first full page ad. For 7 years I’ve had space in the magazine, but this is my first plunge into full-paged-ness. Props to the great brides and grooms whose love made it possible for the great images that are featured in this ad: Van & Lee, Sarah & Nolan, Casey & Suzi, Shannon & Philippe, and Jessica & Ben.


Second, if you’ve ever considered a beachy wedding, check out the story on Washington’s gorgeous destination wedding beach locations, page 80.  Props to Amy and Billy- as you guys may know by now Amy is one of my wonderful wonderful assistants.  After seeing so so many weddings, she was able to make hers unique and perfect, totally speaking to their fun and laid back style.  Her wedding is featured as the opener for the entire story!!


Third, and perhaps the most exciting, one of my favorite shots from 2007 was featured on the first page of the story titled “The Year In Pictures: A collection of favorite images from some of the best local photographers working in the industry today” I’m proud to say that I didn’t submit this image for this story, they pulled it from another story submission for Northwest Album just for this article!  So… a big props goes out to Carrie and Adam for their super fun wedding at Semiahmoo Resort this summer (it’s the top left).


I am so fortunate to enjoy what I do so much- so many people spend endless hours among stacks of paper, breathing recycled air, under fluorescent lights, and behind computer screens.  Not so say that I don’t have stacks of paper on my desk or a huge computer that sucks my energy all day, but when the weekends come, I get to romp around town with cameras in tow, documenting the shenanigans of real people who will cherish the end results for the rest of their lives 🙂