We're Kat and Justin, the husband-and-wife team behind Persimmon Images. We're best friends, hiking partners, and aspiring world-travelers. He's a whiz in the kitchen, a rock climber, and a nerdcore gamer. She's a dreamer, a tomboy, a computer geek, and a 2008 Wedding Bee blogger. We're kickin' it in Seattle and, oh yeah, working together doing this awesome photography thing.
We know what it's like to be getting married and we want to help take the pressure out of planning and put the focus back on how you feel for each other.
We think you deserve photographers who "get" you and, not only that, photographers who can capture your affection and joy, and all the funny quirks of the person you fell in love with so that you can always appreciate each other when you see the gorgeous images we make together. We know that most people haven't had professional photos taken before and we consider it our job to make the experience one you'll remember as hilarious, awesome, and emotional. Our style is handmade, heartfelt, and all about the connection you share.
To us, weddings are about the birth of a new family and regardless of sexual orientation, age, or ethnicity, our goal is to document the awesome momentousness of this great event in living color. We don't think weddings fit neatly into hourly chunks of photography, so when we're there for your wedding, we're really THERE: To photography the entire day, to celebrate alongside you, and to make sure you get to enjoy your own party with picture-perfect proof that you did, to boot.
Our studio, Persimmon Images, is based in Washington state but we'll travel anywhere and climb on anything for that one amazing shot. We work with a limited number of couples each year to give them an unforgettable experience and the highest quality of service. We are proud to call our clients our friends, and we hope to count you among them.
"You two did a phenomenal job! We didn't realize getting photographed could be so much fun! Your attention to detail and creativity was apparent throughout the course of the wedding day. Eli and I have been so impressed by your photos, packaging, professionalism, and kindness." -Andrea + Eli
How I cater to Offbeat Brides
Life isn't “One Size Fits All” and neither are you. Your wedding shouldn't be confined by tradition (unless it's one you've started yourselves), but be a custom-tailored, heartfelt expression of love … and a kickass party to boot. We want to be there every step of the way. Drive to Montana and down miles of dirt road to photograph a wedding? We've done that. Hike a mile up a muddy mountain trail to capture a handfasting? That too. Snap a standing-room-only ceremony in a dark bar with a Blues Brothers groom and retro rock-n-roll bride? Yup. Shoot a wedding with kilts and hoop skirts? Well, we've done the first part … and would love to do the second.
We're crazy, adventurous, and live to try new things. Our favorite clients are people just like us!
We believe in photography that captures who you are and how you love each other. Nothing forced, nothing fake, and nothing cheesy (unless it's funny-ironic-intentional cheesy). Just beautiful, honest, and enduring images of the most fun and fantastic moments in your life. We pride ourselves on handmade, heartfelt documentary photography with an artistic eye, tailor-made for you.
You're different? We're different. Let's show the world how awesome different can be.
Examples of my work
Previously featured on Offbeat Bride:
From our blog:
- Christen + Leigh: An epic Hawaiian island-style destination wedding with retro fashion, sea-turtles, pinky-swearing, a TARDIS cameo, and karaoke at the Mauna Lani Bay. I feel sunshiny-warm just thinking about it!
- Erica + Eric: Imagine a Blues Brothers rock-n-roll wedding. Got it? Now go see it. Erica and Eric celebrated in style (down to the white socks) at Ballard's Bal Mar bar, making for one unforgettable evening.
- Jessica + Steven: Don't miss this DIY downtown tour-de-Seattle. Jessica and Steven were married in the amazing Hotel 1000 atrium, but not before we visited the Seattle Art Museum for a gorgeous first look, and the Public Library for fantastic portraits.
Don't forget to check out our wedding portfolio.
Promotions for Offbeat Brides
All our Offbeat couples will get a bonus custom-made, lay-flat engagement album, so you can ogle gorgeous pics before the wedding! And if you're in Seattle, Justin will cook us all a fantastic dinner to celebrate. No joke.
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