Love is a Great Adventure! Congratulations Lily and Aaron Shouldis! Married 05/04/19

Love is a great adventure! Lily and Aaron met each other in third grade. And since then, they dated for eight years sharing friendship, faith, and life’s experiences. They married each other, after a two year engagement, on a beautiful spring day, on May 4, 2019, in the presence of family and friends at Lincoln Avenue Bible Church in Bremerton, Washington, followed by a grand reception held at Port Gamble Weddings & Events. It was such a pleasure to do their wedding photography. Rich and I wish Lily and Aaron many happy years together! Thanks so much too for the team of CME Experience for helping to organize the day and keep everybody on track. We love you! BTW, Lily’s gorgeous dress is by Ines Di Santo. Below is a preview of Lily and Aaron’s stunning wedding photos by Jolly Sienda Photography.

Lily and Aaron at Port Gamble by the sea.

Lily and Aaron at Port Gamble by the sea.

Lily and Aaron exchange their vows at Lincoln Avenue Bible Church, Bremerton, WA.

Lily and Aaron exchange their vows at Lincoln Avenue Bible Church, Bremerton, WA.

Family photograph of Lily and Aaron’s wedding.

Family photograph of Lily and Aaron’s wedding.

Lily, Aaron, and their wedding party at Port Gamble.

Lily, Aaron, and their wedding party at Port Gamble.

Bridal portrait of Lily at Port Gamble, WA.

Bridal portrait of Lily at Port Gamble, WA.

Best Wishes to Lily and Aaron!

Jolly Sienda Photography captures and tells your love story with artistry and love! Contact us for a complimentary wedding photography consultation.

Celebrating 20 Years of Wedding Photography Business -- Jolly Sienda Photography Gives Thanks to her Puget Sound Couples!!!

Cheers to a fantastic 2019 wedding season! Here’s a look back at all of our fabulous Puget Sound couples. We’re so appreciative of you! Because of YOU — 2019 is on tap to being our best year EVER!!! When we moved to Bremerton, Washington from Virginia in 2015 everywhere we turned people were and continue to be so welcoming and helpful! Rich and I love living in the Pacific Northwest and we love photographing engagements and weddings here; especially using the beautiful natural surroundings that the Pacific Northwest offers. So cheers to Christina and Greg, Cheryl and Emmett, Nieves and Chad, April and Brian, Andi and Micheal, Myrna and Ralph, Dawn and Anders, Cathy and Joe, Kyle and Calvin, Maurean and Dan, and Amanda and Matt — our Pacific Northwest happily married couples. Thank you!!!

And, tomorrow, May 4, 2019, we’re so excited for Lilly and Aaron who will marry at Lincoln Avenue Bible Church with a reception following at Port Gamble. We will post highlights of their wedding day right here this weekend. Stay tuned!

Poulsbo, Washington tropical style wedding.

Poulsbo, Washington tropical style wedding.

Contact Jolly Sienda Photography for a complimentary consultation at: Tel 240-899-5295, E-mail: info@jollysienedaphotography.com. Based in Bremerton, Washington. Sure, we’ll go to Hawaii to photograph your wedding!!! Jolly Sienda Photography captures and tells your love story with artistry and love!

Mother and Daughter Portrait Session In and Outdoors by Jolly Sienda Photography

I love photographing and working with families. These two special girls — Sunny and her daughter Lucy are the best! Even Dutch, their sweet dog joined the fun! Our 90-minute photo session included family portraiture, career portraits for Sunny, and portraits of Lucy using the lawn, ivy gazebo, the forest, and shots indoors. Thank you Sunny, Lucy, and Dutch — I really enjoyed our time together!!!

Sunny, Lucy, and their pet Dutch on the lawn for a family portrait.

Sunny, Lucy, and their pet Dutch on the lawn for a family portrait.

Contact Kitsap County Photographer, Jolly Sienda, of Jolly Sienda Photography today to schedule your family portrait session at: 240-899-5295, info@jollysiendaphotography.com, website: https://www.jollysiendaphotography.com

Jolly Sienda Photography works with you to capture you and your family at your best!

Sunny and her daughter Lucy at the ivy gazebo.

Sunny and her daughter Lucy at the ivy gazebo.

Jolly Sienda Photography captures and tells your story with artistry and love!

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

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

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