Archive for the 'Wedding Locations' Category

Seattle Mixes it up- a Worldly Wedding Reception at Columbia Tower Club

Vietnamese and Filipino cultures merge beautifully at this Seattle wedding of Minh Hua and Joel Gavino. They held the ceremony at lovely St Vincent De Paul in Federal Way, WA. The light in the sanctuary made it easy to take photos, even for amateur photographers. These two really love each other and had many moments and symbols that represent their blossoming relationship. At Minh’s home, Joel asked permission to marry Minh, which her father granted. Phew! The traditional Vietnamese ao dai (attire) and tea ceremony waited until we arrived at Columbia Tower Club which was glowing gold in the Seattle’s late afternoon light. What a picture perfect setting for the rest of the evening.

First kiss on the wedding day

An attempt at making their first glance a private moment

Blue bridesmaids dresses from I Do Bridal stand out.

Filipino flowergirl holding wedding flowers

Seattle Bridal party in blue dresses carry White Parasols from The Knot

Brides gift to Groom, engraved silver calendar from E. E. Robbins Jewelers

Two Filipino ring bearers in Seattle wearing pink bow ties

5 handsome Asian groomsmen at Seattle cross-cultural or inter racial wedding

Vietnamese American Bride in western tiara and veil Seattle

Filipino American Groom exits stately wood doors at St Vincent De Paul in Federal Way WA

Occasions LLC designed this candle glowing wedding ceremony at St Vincent De Paul in Federal Way WA

Vietnamese American Bride calmly awaiting her Western wedding ceremony at St Vincent De Paul Church in Federal Way WA

The playful bubble-blowing recessional exit of the Bride and Groom from St Vincent De Paul in Federal Way WA

The playful bubble exit of the Bride and Groom

Ah the amazing kiss among blowing bubbles. Two cultures marry and celebrate at St Vincent De Paul Church in Federal Way WA

There are so many fun photos. Keep you eyes open for part two which will feature more photos from St Vincent De Paul and the Columbia Tower Club, including the fabulous views.

Some of the Stand-out vendors include:
Wedding Planner and Coordination: Janel Schlitt of Occasions LLC, one of my favorite coordinators- and Seattle has so many. Janel is goes above and beyond.
Wedding Flowers: Anna’s Flowers
Wedding Gown and Bridesmaids Dresses: I Do Bridal
Wedding Cake: Cakes of Paradise
Wedding Videography: Bogle Productions

New York Couple Captures the Iconic Northwest

Karlee and Paul wanted wedding photography clearly depicting that “our wedding location is Seattle, Washington”. We considered the modern downtown library by Rem Koolhaas, and a fabulous rooftop view from Sodo, Pioneer Square. Ultimately “the classics” represented these two best. We began our pre-wedding urban excursion at Seattle’s Pike Place Market, then rode in a classic British Bentley to the Olympic Sculpture Park, and finally arriving at the adorable, lodge-like Edgewater Hotel. (No they didn’t fish from their room!)

We had so much fun (and accomplished so much for the families and wedding party) during this pre-wedding playful session that during the rest of the day we were able to capture the natural flow of events. I much prefer working this way. No one enjoys hurrying through photographs during the reception. Besides, the candid moments during the cocktail hour are often when the light is most beautiful. Karlee and Paul wanted images that illustrated their love for each other and family. Sometimes other flows work better, so plans are customized from couple to couple, event to event. Planning is Teamwork. Teamwork. Teamwork. Thanks to Karlee and Paul for the great experience, and for your creative exploration of the possibilities.

Venue: The Edgewater Hotel
Florist: Sue Staple, Amaryllis (425) 339-6008
Dress & Veil: La Belle Elaines Bridal
Hair & Make-up: Salon Mason, (253) 984-0667
Men’s Attire: The Tux Shop

Miko and Lance add a Splash to Colorful Novelty Hill Januik Winery Wedding

Novelty Hill Januik Winery was the perfect setting for Miko and Lance’s wedding. A mix of elegance, modernism, and color in both the venue and the menu. I would recommend this wedding location as one of my top picks for nearly anyone. The setting can be changed dramatically by chosen details. From casual to elegant, low key reception to ruckus dance party. It’s possible those who seek formal and/or classic will prefer the gorgeous Fairmont Olympic Hotel.

Otherwise, I love this dramatic location with it’s inside/outside flexibility, access to a large dressing suite with huge windows for natural light, enormous doorways, contemporary architecture (which my architect husband has me fully appreciating), geographic landscaping, colorful fixtures… Go see it yourself and enjoy a picnic on the grounds or take a bottle or a few cases of local wine home with you. Cheers.

If you are curious, here are some of Miko and Lance’s highly regarded vendors. True to their thoughtful natures, the quotes reflect thoughts they wanted to share.
Janet Klinger Photography (in case you were wondering!)
Dress: Luly Yang Couture (“Ashley is a great, great help”)
Coordinator: Emily Pollock from Novelty Hill Januik. (“She was Awesome!”)
Location: Novelty Hill Januik “Thrilled”
Hair Stylist: Monroe at Gene Juarez downtown Seattle (“She is phenomenal when it comes to updos”)
Aravinda- Eco Florist 206-853-3425
Officiant: Amy Epp from Seattle Mennonite Church
Ceremony Music: The Seattle Style Strings 206-621-8394
Accommodations: Willows Lodge (Granted, you don’t SEE shots here, but I personally enjoy the feel of this lodge.)

Babes of Newcastle

Golf Club at Newcastle is renown for it’s expansive views and brilliant sunsets. Utterly professional are the women who support lucky couples who choose this amazing venue. After an hour with the GCN crew it’s easy to love the glam-gone-giddy side of the otherwise professional Babes of Newcastle.

Tonhya photographed this lovely group in the JKP studio during our last “Happy Hour Special”. See. Don’t they look happy? Tonhya did a great job capturing their playful side.

Keep watching the blog or sign up for RSS. We have another “Happy Hour” planned for the near future…



Dancing in the Streets at the Westin Bellevue, or was that New Delhi?

Monica Khurana and Vikrant Duggal put on a 4th of July extravaganza. Not only was theirs an above average wedding, it soars above even my (formerly) favorite Indian weddings, many of which are lush and exotic.
No white or blue to be found, but red was present in a thousand folds. Gold folds too. Between the attire and the draping, this lush event was one of my favorites to date. “Honored to be a part” feels trite. I was blown away. Above all, Monica and Vikrant handled this multiple-ceremony celebration with elegance and grace (and stamina too).

Behind every great event is a great team. Naturally Monica’s wisdom lead her to Janel of Occasions LLC- a fabulous event planner. She took care of hundreds of details on the day-of. Even before that, Janel and Monica were often seen attached at the hip pre-planning this event. Janel makes herself available, from her core being. The fact that she cares so much comes shining through. I’ve raved about Janel again and again, and after each event we participate in I only have more to rave about. Monica and Vikrant chose to commend her during their reception thank yous. “Our friend” came affectionately from their lips describing the culmination of their journey together.

Everyone of the vendors were carefully chosen to fit this grand day. If you care to, see the list below their sneek-preview images.





Thanks to Janel Schlitt for providing this list of choice A vendors, and for introducing me to Monica and Vikrant.
To see the list (more…)

Melissa & Richard married at Tillicum Village

Melissa Petersson and Richard Rinehart had a gorgeous ceremony at Blake Island’s Tillicum Village. This truly unique wedding embraced numerous cultures, most obviously Native American. From totem poles, to eagle feathers collected by Melissa and carried by the flowergirl, each moment presented something new to photograph.

The festivities began early morning with an hour long Argosy Cruise, and ended late night on another cruise rocked by the ceremonial beat of native drum, dance and song. What an honor and privledge to be apart of this cross-cultural, cross-generational and cross-the-water spectacular wedding.

Congratulations Melissa and Richard. May your life remain as colorful as your wedding day.

Bride with fuschia flower and feather bouquet

Tillicum Village Wedding Flowergirl

Native American Wedding with Groom at Longhouse

Grandparent portraits at Blake Island wedding

Kiss and Wedding Party at Tillicum Village wedding

Groom's Party and cigars (Tillicum Village wedding)

Vendor List:

Natasha & Orville at St. James Cathedral

These two beautiful people light up the earth with their smiles! Here are a few spreads from their wedding album.
Thanks you two for choosing me as your photographer. Such a fun event! See you soon.



Just Beachy: Trish and Kevin’s California Wedding Highlights

Trish and Kevin tied the knot down south, in Laguna Niguel California, and topped off their beautiful outdoor ceremony with a fun beach portrait ceremony (dare we call it a “Trash the Dress”? I’m quite sure the dress did not suffer from its flirtation with the Pacific.)









Ceremony & Hotel: Laguna Niguel Ritz Carlton
Decor: Square Root Designs

Kelsey and Gabe at A Country Location

When our beloved Studio Manager Kelsey announced her engagement this spring, the studio became romance-central. We wish every client an incredible day, and I couldn’t have anything less for our own amazing Kelsey. From the 3 hour engagement session to the final personalized postage stamps, Kelsey got the full Deluxe treatment. Of course her own charm, fun fiance Gabe, excellant taste and choice of location rounded out the perfect day. The wonderfully charming “A Country Location” has always been a favorite spot of mine. Picture perfect place, picture perfect bride!

Naturally this is a favorite wedding for all of us here at the studio. Each of us had some part in the planning, celebrating, brain-storming, and photographing or album creation.

Getting Ready

Bridal Portrait

The Wedding Party

The Wedding Party in Action

Kelsey and Gabe on the Dock

Ceremony/Reception: A Country Location
Officiant: Matt Conrad of Westminster Chapel
Day of Coordination: Sheena Kalso of The Invisible Hostess and Totally Tabletops
Bridal Gown: La Belle Elaine’s
Bridesmaids Dresses: Ann Taylor Occasions
Catering: Pacific Northwest Catering
Rings: J. Lewis Jewelry
Cake: Hoffman’s Fine Pastries
Suites: Tux Shop
Florist: Wilson Works Flowers
Makeup: Katherine Bell Makeup

Meridith & Tommy at Snoqualmie Ridge

Meridith and Tommy’s spectacular wedding at Snoqualmie Ridge was a joy to photograph. These two are beautiful inside and out.

Vendor List:

Photography: Janet Klinger for Janet Klinger Photography
Coordinator: Melissa Parker for Amazing Events
Venue & Catering: Snoqualmie Ridge Golf Club
Officiant: Rev. Charles Salmon
Decor & Floral: Aria Style
Cake: Sharon’s Cakes
Musicians: Bob Pajer, Solo Piano (pre-ceremony) and Andre Feriante, Guitar (dinner music)
Ceremony Music/Reception Entertainment: Beautiful Noise
Videography: Aaron Horton Productions