Jacquelynn Brynn Photography
I’m writing this as I’m waiting for takeoff to head back to the Pacific Northwest to shoot at one of my favorite venues. This year was full of change and in that time I expanded my coverage to be bi-coastal. Enjoying all the additional beauty that I’ve been exposed to in Nashville. I was thrilled to share a little with B&B readers
“At Borrowed & Blue, we know everyone deserves a beautiful wedding. The best way to make the practical parts happen? Hire amazing vendors to help you plan your day. PNW weddings are in a category all their own—and that’s because the wedding community up here is full of some serious all-stars. That’s why I reached out to Jacquelynn to learn a little bit more about weddings in Seattle and Lake Chelan! Jacquelynn is a local with lots of experience photographing weddings, which is why she was a perfect fit to answer some questions for us about what it’s like being a wedding photographer in the area! I’m so glad we were able to get to know her a bit better.”
- Helen, Borrowed & Blue’s Seattle Market Specialist
Here’s our Q&A:
1. Hey Jacquelynn! How did you get started as a photographer?
You can thank the universe that brought me together with a wonderful man from a small town in the middle of nowhere. I was a corporate finance analyst in Portland. When I knew he was “the one”, I asked myself what kind of job could I create that I would love to do. So I bought my first 5D just in time for my friends wedding in Vegas. After that I created a website and clients sought me out from google searches. When my children were born I went full time.
2. Share an image with us that you think sums up your photographic aesthetic—and tell us why!
There are a number of reasons why this moment and couple sticks in my mind. This is a gorgeous venue that overlooks Lake Chelan, and has a number of beautiful areas to shoot at. But as a part of a working orchard it also offered another side. Tucked away and covered in real grit. And a couple adventurous enough to trust me.
3. Do you have a favorite aspect of your job?
Our wedding photographer messed up big time, so being able to deliver timeless images is my way of creating the images I never got. But lots of photographers make stunning images. I also insure they enjoyed their day to the fullest, keeping them carefree thru the little things like helping clear their plates before the toasts (that also makes their images prettier). The day is over in a flash and I want them to soak it in.
4. What makes a Chelan wedding different from a wedding in another part of the country?
The people! I’ve never had a bridezilla. Ladies in the PNW are easy going and up for fun ideas. It also helps that most of my weddings are outdoors and surrounded by majesty. Lake Chelan offers a plethora of backdrops, from woodland greens, pristine waters, vineyards, beaches, orchards… I can go on. Also in Chelan the vendors all know and compliment each other very well for a seamless event.
5.. What are your tips for brides planning their wedding?
Two things...Break the mold, and don’t be afraid to put your spin on everything… don’t like cake? Make a donut tower. And if you want gorgeous images, think about the details. Is your cake sitting in the sun, in front of fire extinguishers, or cut in complete darkness with no lighting? Your photographers can work a lot of magic, but somethings are easily fixed with some vision ahead of time.
6. Share one of your favorite memories from photographing a wedding.
Easy! In 2014 I had the incredible privilege to shoot a wedding that had FIVE of my past/present/future brides at one wedding. I have been blessed to get to become friends my brides and really fell in love with all of their families and friends!
I hope you enjoyed the Q&A! Make sure you check out Borrowed & Blue, too; it’s a great place to find Seattle wedding planners.
2015 was a spectacular year of unique celebrations! As well as a lot of change behind the lens. My coolness factor just skyrocketed with my new bi-coastal photographer status ;) Our family moved on to exciting new adventures in Nashville, but I'm still shooting in Washington. I'll be traveling for a number of 2016 events.
And in a lovely year in review, Seattle Bride Magazine featured the Balloun wedding at Rio Vista Winery in the number 2 position.
It's a huge honor to know that these moments drew people in.
I'm just a solo shooter with my cameras- capturing memories as a participant of these beautiful celebrations. Every minute of this process is a labor of love and satisfies a part of my creative being- Thank you for indulging me!
Happy 2016! And to more adventures to come!
Amanda and Charley's rings are a beautiful window into the unique qualities that they both possess, and how they beautifully compliment and fit with each other only solidifies their union. Enjoy this sneak peek from this weekends celebration!
Snippets... even from a small celebration...are to be cherished!
This day never gets old... And it's so great to see it featured in the latest Seattle Bride Magazine! Laid back and lovely really does capture the celebration... Enjoy!
Gown\\ A Princess Bridal Couture
Cake\\ Cake Chic Studio
Catering Cart\\ Plush Catering
DJ\\ DJ Shelda
Florist\\ Fleur di lis
Hair and Make up\\ Posh Styling
Rentals\\ All Season
Officiant\\ Craig Rayment
Venue\\ Green's Landing
Wedding Coordinator\\ Sweet Bliss Events
And to the guest of honor... a shout out to Bear! (funny enough this is a pinterest favorite image)
They came to celebrate the 4th, and their engagement in his home town, and made even more memories! The lake has been a special place for so many people, and it's so great to include it for a beautiful setting. Enjoy the sneak peek!
They did! And it was beyond beautiful to see these two families come together and celebrate this wonderful couple. Enjoy the sneak peek!
I can't believe Kevlyn even asked if she could bring their mini-labradoodle Moose- of course! And now I completely want one! But besides all of that curly cuteness... Kevlyn and Ryan are planning their Lake Chelan wedding this Fall at Karma Vineyards and wanted to come over to the lake for their engagement photos. We started in the mountains and made our way to the water, with the most beautiful sunset. Enjoy!
There’s a famous painting by Scottish artist Jack Vettriano called The Singing Butler. Do you know it? The minute Kevlyn and Ryan’s sweet engagement session came in, my thoughts went right to that painting. It’s one of my favorites. Add in the adorable pictures with Moose, Kevlyn and Ryan’s oh-so cute mini Labradoodle, and these images by Jacquelynn Brynn Photography around beautiful Lake Chelan are gosh darn perfect!
This was the most beautiful day with the perfect timeline- that allowed for the most stunning sunset portraits. I am so excited to share this wedding with you and I hope you enjoy their beautiful celebration!
I am so glad the Seattle rain stayed away for this gorgeous Washington wedding. The loving couple couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day, as their photos shot by Jacquelynn Brynn Photography turned out absolutely amazing! A whimsical and modern color palette of purple and gray create a perfect ambiance, and the bride Tanya is here with us today sharing all about her beautiful day!