Valentines Day Wedding Photography and St. Valentine

What’s not to love about Valentines Day: candy, flowers, jewelry, stuffed animals, a lovely romantic dinner for two at a restaurant, a couples romantic weekend getaway, champagne, a wedding engagement proposal, and a Valentine’s Day wedding! Did you know the history of St. Valentine is open for interpretation. The holiday, from ancient Rome, is the festival of Lupercalia. Stories about St. Valentine vary from saying a priest took many wives against the Catholic Church and indulged in gratification and orgies; or Saint Valentine defied the emperors wishes and secretly married couples; and Cupid, the Roman God of Love and hearts is the heart of emotion. Whatever stories you choose to believe, today, on February 14, around the world, people celebrate Valentines Day with the one you love. Here is romantic wedding photography from a Valentines Day wedding!

Bridesmaids gather for a photo in their Valentines red dresses and red and white roses

Bridesmaids gather for a photo in their Valentines red dresses and red and white roses

Bride at the alter gets a hug from her mother with the groom looking on and smiling

Bride at the alter gets a hug from her mother with the groom looking on and smiling

Bride and groom light the unity candles
The bride and groom share their first kiss as man and wife at their wedding ceremony.

The bride and groom share their first kiss as man and wife at their wedding ceremony.

Wedding photography and Engagement Photography by Jolly Sienda Photography. Jolly Sienda Photography captures and tells your story with artistry and love! Please contact us at Tel: 240-899-5295, email: info@jollysiendaphotography.com

Lots of fun, brides, grooms, and wedding fashion shows at the Kitsap Wedding Expo 2019

On Saturday, February 2, 2019, excited #brides, #grooms, family and friends we’re greeted with BIG smiles at the door for the Kitsap Wedding Expo 2019, held at the Kitsap Sun Pavilion, Kitsap County Fairgrounds, Bremerton, Washington, produced by Sunny Jack Events and sponsored by The Point Casino and Market Fresh, with photos taken by Jolly Sienda Photography. The day included two wedding fashion shows with clothing from American Rose Bridal and commentary by DJ Z Entertainment.

Wedding Fashion Show, Kitsap Wedding Expo 2019. Photo credit Jolly Sienda Photography

Wedding Fashion Show, Kitsap Wedding Expo 2019. Photo credit Jolly Sienda Photography

Kitsap Wedding Expo 2019 Wedding Fashion Show Parade

Kitsap Wedding Expo 2019 Wedding Fashion Show Parade

Kitsap Wedding Expo 2019, Wedding Fashion Show

Kitsap Wedding Expo 2019, Wedding Fashion Show

Photographer, Jolly Sienda Photography

Photographer, Jolly Sienda Photography

Fun, Crazy, Loving, and Candid Wedding Reception Photography by Jolly Sienda Photography

Every wedding is special, unique, and so much fun for me to photograph! I’ve photographed weddings with 250+ people, held in large, low-light ballrooms, and rooms lit with candlelight, to small, intimate weddings at home in a backyard setting. Either way, I’m always prepared and ready for anything the bride and groom wedding party wants; and I always have the right professional lighting equipment to capture their unforgettable moments. It’s so much fun for the bride and groom, family, and friends, to see the wedding and reception photographs after the event. Here are a few of my favorite, candid, wedding reception pictures that might help you plan your dream wedding!

Jolly Sienda Photography tells your story and captures your wedding moments with artistry and love! Contact me today to schedule a wedding photography consultation at Tel: 240-899-5295, e-mail: info@jollysiendaphotography.com . I do destination weddings, as well as weddings in Seattle, Tacoma, Bremerton, Kitsap County, Gig Harbor, Bainbridge Island, the Olympic Peninsula, and Hawaii.

Also, visit Jolly Sienda Photography at the Kitsap Wedding Expo, Saturday, February, 2, 2019, at the Kitsap Sun Pavilion, Bremerton, Washington. https://kitsapweddingexpo.com/ from 10 am - 4 pm. Wedding fashion shows held at noon and at 2 pm!

Wedding reception with large group, under a pavilion, with an aerial photograph of the bride, groom, and their guests.

Wedding reception with large group, under a pavilion, with an aerial photograph of the bride, groom, and their guests.

Capturing the wedding reception action as the bride and groom leave while guests cheer them on with lit sparklers.

Capturing the wedding reception action as the bride and groom leave while guests cheer them on with lit sparklers.

Wedding party acting cool!

Wedding party acting cool!

Dan Dimmen and Maurean Dimmen celebrate their wedding night with friends at their wedding reception drinking shots from skies, outside under the stars!

Dan Dimmen and Maurean Dimmen celebrate their wedding night with friends at their wedding reception drinking shots from skies, outside under the stars!

Going to the Chapel and We're Going to Get Married! Gorgeous Wedding Ring Photo Ideas!!!

One of my favorite photo ops at my clients wedding is to design and take one-of-a-kind keepsake photos of their beautiful wedding rings after the wedding ceremony. Here are a few of my favorites!

Jolly Sienda Photography captures your special moments with love and artistry! To schedule a chat with Jolly and complimentary meeting to explore your engagement and wedding photography wishes: 240-899-5295 / email: info@jollysiendaphotography.com

Bride and groom wedding rings in the brides bouquet

Bride and groom wedding rings in the brides bouquet

Maurean and Dan Dimmen’s wedding rings on the dock with the twinkle lights.

Maurean and Dan Dimmen’s wedding rings on the dock with the twinkle lights.

Princess cut diamond ring on the brides white rose bouquet

Princess cut diamond ring on the brides white rose bouquet

Skagit Valley Eagles and Nature Photography!

When winter arrives at the Skagit Valley, Bald and Golden Eagles, Canadian Snow Geese, Hawks, and other bird of prey feast on fish, worms, mice, and more at the barren fields that lay in waiting for spring planting. For many nature photographers seeing so many varieties of birds gather in one area is special.

Bald Eagle perched on an electrical utility grid.

Bald Eagle perched on an electrical utility grid.

Seeing two Bald Eagles together is fantastic!

A pair of Bald Eagles, Skagit Valley, Washington

A pair of Bald Eagles, Skagit Valley, Washington

Eagles are so popular in this region that there is a festival in their honor! https://concrete-wa.com/skagit-eagle-festival

Bald Eagle perched on a Cedar tree

Bald Eagle perched on a Cedar tree

Canadian Snow Geese

Canadian Snow Geese

Winter sunrise over a blueberry farm and stream in the Skagit Valley

8:29 am, January 12, 2019, Winter sunrise over a blueberry field at the Skagit Valley

8:29 am, January 12, 2019, Winter sunrise over a blueberry field at the Skagit Valley

Are you interested in learning more about photography? Jolly Sienda offers one-on-one instruction and group photo sessions. For more information, please contact Jolly at 240-899-5295, email: info@jollysiendaphotography.com

Its 2019 and You're Engaged! Here's some Romantic and Fun Photo Engagement and Wedding Ideas.

Congratulations on your engagement! Now let’s plan a wedding! Your photographs should tell your story of the love you feel for one another. The best proposal photography, engagement photography, wedding photography, and reception wedding photography will show your fun and playful side, intimate and romantic side, look natural, and capture all of the beautiful, candid details!

Nieves and Chad Wright, engagement photography session, Bremerton, Washington

Nieves and Chad Wright, engagement photography session, Bremerton, Washington

Tie the knot at your wedding!

Tie the knot at your wedding!

First Dance, wedding reception photography, Tacoma, Washington.

First Dance, wedding reception photography, Tacoma, Washington.

Jolly Sienda Photography is offering 10% off of all wedding packages through February 1, 2019. Please contact Jolly today for more information and to schedule a complimentary consultation. Tel: 240-899-5295, email info@jollysiendaphotography.com. All photography packages include digital negatives. I can’t wait to chat with you!

Jolly Sienda Photography helps you create and capture your story with love and artistry!

Silverdale's Pollard Dental Commercial Photography Shoot

Needing new commercial photos for a new year 2019 for your website and professional branding and marketing? Look no further — Jolly Sienda Photography can help you get the new, fresh, look, you want and your customers want to see.

Dr. Matthew Pollard greets a patient at Pollard Dental, Silverdale, Washington.

Dr. Matthew Pollard greets a patient at Pollard Dental, Silverdale, Washington.

Jolly Sienda Photography helps you to be at ease in front of the lens so you can demonstrate your best about you and your business!

Pollard Dental at 3494 NW Bucklin Hill, Suite 200, Silverdale, Washington. https://www.pollarddental.com

The staff at Pollard Dental.

The staff at Pollard Dental.

Contact me today to schedule your new business photo session! Photo session includes high resolution images delivered on a Flash Drive and/or delivered via Drop Box for you to use on your website, marketing, and business and personal usage. Jolly Sienda Photography at 240-899-5295, info@jollysiendaphotography.com

Got Engaged in 2019! YAY!!! Sweet Engagement and Wedding Photography Ideas for You!

One of the things I love about being a Puget Sound wedding photographer is I get to work with couples on their engagement photos and their wedding photos. It’s great to get to know each other before the wedding. Building a fun and trusted relationship with your photographer guarantees that you will have pictures that really show the love you have for each other and your pictures will be naturally beautiful.

Engagement photo of Maurean and Dan Dimmen. They married on 08-18-18 at the lake, Tiger Lake, Belfair, Washington, Jolly Sienda Photography

Engagement photo of Maurean and Dan Dimmen. They married on 08-18-18 at the lake, Tiger Lake, Belfair, Washington, Jolly Sienda Photography

It’s great to have your engagement photography session outside, in a park, incorporating flowers, the seashore, mountains, and woodlands. The beautiful, natural settings of the Pacific Northwest provide a bonus for all engaged couples.

Nieves and Chad Wright engagement photography session in Bremerton, Washington. Nieves and Chad were married September 2016 at Island Lake Park in Poulsbo, Washington.

Nieves and Chad Wright engagement photography session in Bremerton, Washington. Nieves and Chad were married September 2016 at Island Lake Park in Poulsbo, Washington.

Jolly Sienda Photography is available to book now for 2019, 2020, and 2021 engagement and wedding photography. Please mention you saw this promo post and receive 10% off of your wedding photography package through January 27, 2019. Contact us at info@jollysiendaphotography.com and tel: 240-899-5295. Jolly Sienda Photography captures precious memories that last a lifetime! https://www.jollysiendaphotography.com/weddings

Travel Photography - How to Capture the Local Culture of a Place - Be a Story Teller!

When I’m discovering a new place and culture, I am eager to capture, with my camera equipment, how people live and something unique about the place. I enjoy watching people and walking the streets. I look for color, every day lifestyle, movement, and dogs and cats. I take photos using different light sources and angles. To protect my knees, I wear knee-pads, so I can get down low to photograph my subject without pain. No matter where I am, I am always looking for a story to document in my photographs. I believe if you start to think about telling a story with your photographs, you will see improvement in your photos too. Here are some photos from our recent trip to Patagonia (Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, and the Falkland Islands). Enjoy!

Outdoor fruit and vegetable market

When your shooting - using a natural frame, like the tree limb adds something of interest to the photograph. The Coca-cola photo is nice; however having the lady selling her vegetables and the bike adds even more interest an authenticity to the image. And, when you are photographing indoors with flash remember to turn up the ISO on your camera. The photo on the left is a graffiti image of Pedro Bonifacio Palacios, an Argentine poet; iconic Coca-Cola signage and local lifestyle, and the dome of Santera Cathedral in Montevideo, Uruguay.

San Telmo, Argentina architecture, graffiti, and basketball courts and hoops

San Telmo, Argentina architecture, graffiti, and basketball courts and hoops

Collectable stuffed animals at the Sunday San Telmo collectable and antiques market, San Telmo, Argentina

Collectable stuffed animals at the Sunday San Telmo collectable and antiques market, San Telmo, Argentina

What makes this photo work is the dogs in the picture.

What makes this photo work is the dogs in the picture.

Graffiti wall, Montevideo, Uruguay

Graffiti wall, Montevideo, Uruguay

Lady in red walks past an art mural, Montevideo, Uruguay

Lady in red walks past an art mural, Montevideo, Uruguay

Dog and a sunbather at Floralis Generica, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Dog and a sunbather at Floralis Generica, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Cooking steaks in Argentina. Did you know, people in Argentina eat more meat and steaks than anywhere in the world? We thought the steaks were delicious!

Cooking steaks in Argentina. Did you know, people in Argentina eat more meat and steaks than anywhere in the world? We thought the steaks were delicious!

Jolly and Rich eat a steak dinner

What to become a better photographer? Jolly Sienda Photography offers private one-one lessons. Contact Jolly at info@jollysiendaphotography.com.

Stupendous Ring of Fire Mountains in Patagonia's Chilean and Argentina Fjords

Have you ever dreamed of seeing the ‘End of the World’? Or, checking off those ‘1001 Things to See and Do Before You Die’? Our recent trip to South America and Patagonia provided us some of the world’s most dramatic scenery; unveiling places few ever see. The weather too, in this area, can change so quickly; from calm to ferocious gale force winds preventing ships from traveling around the Cape Horn or arriving safely in Port Stanley, Falkland Islands. Boy, did we luck out! In fact, the captain of our cruise ship said, “This is the calmest it has ever been, on my watch, sailing around the Cape Horn” The following images were taken on our journey. Happy Holidays!

Glacial striation and its reflection in the water with icebergs
Osorno Volcano, Puerto Monte, Puerto Varis, Chile

Osorno Volcano, Puerto Monte, Puerto Varis, Chile

Glaciers at Glacier Alley, Chile

Glaciers at Glacier Alley, Chile

Usushia, Agentina - last city on the South American continent.

Usushia, Agentina - last city on the South American continent.

Sailing the Strait of Magellen

Sailing the Strait of Magellen

Sailing the Strait of Magellen

Sailing the Strait of Magellen

Glacial Striation and a beautiful reflection

Glacial Striation and a beautiful reflection

Tierra del Fuego rainbow off of the Strait of Magellen near Usushia, Argentina

Tierra del Fuego rainbow off of the Strait of Magellen near Usushia, Argentina

A cruise ship sails around the the Cape Horn, South America.

A cruise ship sails around the the Cape Horn, South America.

Sailing around the Cape Horn
Iceberg

Iceberg

Jolly Sienda — Jolly Sienda Photography

Jolly Sienda — Jolly Sienda Photography

Argentine Tango and Chilean Cueca Dancing Sways to Sexy Rhythms

During our recent trip to Patagonia with stops in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Montevideo, Uruguay, Santiago and Puerto Varis, Chile, we learned a lot about the history of the sexy and sublime Argentine tango and the coy and colorful Cueca folk dance.

Argentine tango dancers

Tango originated in the late 1800’s along the River Plate and the colorful port town of La Boca, Argentina. Slaves, brothels, and men first danced together to the pattern beats of the bandoneon. Over time, the dance was accepted by middle class and is seen today throughout this part of South America.

Photographing Falkland Island Penguins at Bluff Cove

King Penguins and Gentoo Penguins are at home at Bluff Cove, a family farm, owned by Hattie and Kevin Kilmartin, on the Falkland Islands. We really enjoyed our time photographing the penguins, birds, and the farms sheep; while taking in the raw, natural, beauty of the Falkland Island landscape, and sampling delicious home baked cookies and scones at the farm. www.falklandpenguins.com

Baby King Penguin wants to eat!

Baby King Penguin wants to eat!

Penguin Rookery at Bluff Cove

Penguin Rookery at Bluff Cove

Magellanic Oystercatcher, Falkland Islands

Magellanic Oystercatcher, Falkland Islands

Sheep at the Bluff Cove farm

Sheep at the Bluff Cove farm

Dancing Gentoo Penguins

Dancing Gentoo Penguins

Creating Beautiful, In-the-Moment, Wedding Photography Bridal Portraits

Beautiful, candid, classic, bridal portraits is what every engaged bride-to-be dreams of. Here are some great bridal wedding photography moments that are lovely for weddings.

Andi Moore and Michael Smith Wedding photography

Using natural window light is lovely for all portrait photography.

Incorporating props can add the perfect touch to a bridal portrait.

Contact me today for a bridal photography consultation for your 2019, 2020, and 2021 wedding! Jolly Sienda Photography creates and captures your wedding story with love, flair, and artistry. Tel: 240-899-5295 E-mail: info@jollysiendaphotography.com

Newborn baby portrait photography

Nieves and Chad Wright had their precious baby Amelia just a couple of weeks ago. Our photo shoot was done indoors in the comfort of a bedroom and we did a few shots outside under the pretty Autumn red maple trees. Baby Amelia is very photogenic and is so adorable! We loved seeing Nieves and Chad again — we did their wedding photography two years ago. It was wonderful to meet little Amelia and to take some of her first family photos with mom and dad. Here are some of the photos from our baby and family portrait photography photo shoot today in Bremerton, Washington.

Thank you Nieves and Chad. We loved doing your newborn baby pictures! Your friends, Jolly and Rich. Jolly Sienda Photography — helping you to create and capture beautiful family memories that will last a lifetime.


Puget Sound Weddings are Creative, Beautiful, and so Northwest!

Using the natural landscape and a few props…2018 Pacific Northwest weddings are off the chart unique, beautiful and creatively Northwest! Best wishes to all of my couples. I loved being your wedding photographer! The following weddings were photographed at the Bremerton Raceway, Bremerton, Washington; Tiger Lake, Belfair, Washington; Jacob Smith House, Lacey, Washington; and Heronswood Garden, Kingston, Washington.

Let me help you capture your dream wedding! Booking wedding and event photography now for 2019, 2020, and more! Contact me at Tel: 240-899-5295, e-mail: info@jollysiendaphotography.com

Come see me at the 2019 Kitsap Wedding Expo at the Kitsap Fairgrounds in Bremerton on Saturday, February 2, 2019, from 10 am - 4 pm.

Jolly Sienda Photography - helping you create and document your memories with love, artistry and flair!

Photo trip to Columbia River Gorge for Autumn Color and Cool Photography Ops!!

Had a great time this past week exploring the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. We made the loop, driving on Highway 84 (Oregon) and Highway 14 (Washington) going to Maryhill, Washington, up to Hood River, Oregon, White Salmon, Washington, and too Trout Lake, Washington. Both Mount Adams and Mount Hood shined with new snow and the mountains were surrounded by beautiful Autumn color. Here are some landscape photo pics from the trip!

Want to become a better photographer? Contact me to arrange for private lessons. Tel: 240-899-5295, info@jollysiendaphotography.com.

Snow capped Mount Hood looms over Hood River, Columbia River Gorge, and the Hood River Bridge

Snow capped Mount Hood looms over Hood River, Columbia River Gorge, and the Hood River Bridge

Columbia River Gorge near Maryhill, Washington

Columbia River Gorge near Maryhill, Washington

Crystal clear White Salmon River and Autumn color, White Salmon, Washington

Crystal clear White Salmon River and Autumn color, White Salmon, Washington

Ring of clouds dance around snow capped Mount Adams with Autumn deciduous trees a blaze

Ring of clouds dance around snow capped Mount Adams with Autumn deciduous trees a blaze

Breast Cancer Survivors get Mastectomy Tattoos

Fourteen breast cancer survivors from across the United States and 14 mastectomy tattoo artists came together at Bremerton’s Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott on Sunday, October 21, 2018, to give and get the gift of love — Mastectomy Tattoos for their scars after having breast reconstruction. One in eight women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year.

Breast Cancer Survivors get 
Mastectomy Tatoos
Alicia Quinby, Good Karma Tattoo

Alicia Quinby, Good Karma Tattoo

Grover Collins, Aces N Eights Tattoo and Piercing

Grover Collins, Aces N Eights Tattoo and Piercing

Tino Gomez, Aces N Eights Tattoo and Body Piercing

Tino Gomez, Aces N Eights Tattoo and Body Piercing

Ali Peterson, Aces N Eights Tattoo and Body Piercing

Ali Peterson, Aces N Eights Tattoo and Body Piercing

Krystin Jones, Red Peony Studios

Krystin Jones, Red Peony Studios

Chad Willingham, Aces N Eights Tattoo and Body Piercing

Chad Willingham, Aces N Eights Tattoo and Body Piercing

Thank you so much. We posted a link to your blog post on our main Facebook page this morning. Deepest gratitude to you for providing these images, that are so important to furthering awareness of this amazing alternative to traditional reconstruction. -Karen Richards, executive director, Personal Ink - P.ink www.p-ink.org www.facebook.com/p.inkdenverCO

Bremerton Symphony Orchestra Event Photography

The first season performance, October 20, 2018, for the Bremerton Symphony Orchestra with guest piano soloist Adrian King, Silverdale, Washington, performed ‘Classic Masterworks’ from Ludwig Van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Johannes Brahms at the new Performing Arts Center at Bremerton High School, 1500 13th Street, Bremerton, Washington. The performance was led and directed by Alan Futterman, music director.

Please click on the photo to view the slide presentation.

The photos are gorgeous! We do appreciate you and your work so much! We will give you photo credit each time we use one - Anna James Miller, executive director, Bremerton Symphony.