Shimmery gold accents in a one of a kind industrial modern venue, a super fun bridal party, and the sweetest bride and groom-

this fall wedding has it all.

Bridal gown and shoes at Mariott Courtyard in Pioneer SquareBride getting ready with bridesmaids in matching robesBride in wedding dress with white flowers in Seattle Courtyard Pioneer SquareGroom and Groomsmen getting ready in Courtyard Pioneer Square SeattleBride and groom see each other for the first time on their wedding day in pioneer squareBeautiful relaxed urban wedding portraits in Pioneer Square SeattleBride and Groom with Bridesmaids and Groomsmen in Pioneer Square Seattle for wedding portraitsGold, Chandeliers, Italian Wedding Lights, and flowers for decor at Axis Pioneer Square wedding ceremonyUrban industrial Wedding Ceremony with exposed brick at Axis Pioneer SquareWedding Reception and cocktail hour with appetizers by Ravishing RadishGold Sequin table linen with Navy and Cream accents at Axis Pioneer Square SeattleCustom gold cake topper and table numbers with navy and cream accents at Axis Pioneer Square SeattlePhotojournalistic wedding photos during reception at Axis Pioneer Square SeattleBride and Groom's first dance at Axis Pioneer SquareSeattle wedding receptionJewish wedding reception at Axis Pioneer SquareGorgeous wedding at Axis Pioneer Square by Kristen Honeycutt Photo Co.

And definitely check out all of the amazing vendors who helped make this day happen:

Getting Ready Location: Courtyard Pioneer Square

Ceremony/Reception: AXIS Pioneer Square

Wedding Coordination: VOWS

Photographer: Kristen Honeycutt Photo Co.

Caterer: Ravishing Radish

Band: The Side Project

Florist: FENA Flowers

Cupcakes: Trophy Cupcakes

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We’ve added a new addition to our little family of Honeycutts.

Meet Georgia.  She has us all wrapped around those little fingers, and we are soaking up the snuggles from this little lady.

lifestyle newborn photography by Seattle and Kirkland portrait photographer Kristen Honeycutt

I’ll be on leave from portraits/weddings during January and February, but back full time in March for spring portrait sessions and to kick off my 2015 weddings!  In the meantime, I’ll be available by email and meeting via phone/skype with my 2015/2016 clients.

I still have a few 2015 wedding dates available, so shoot me an email if you’re interested in learning more about wedding day coverage:




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10 Fun ways to make a Grand Exit from your wedding

This year I’ll shoot my 200th wedding, so with all of those nuptials, I’ve been lucky enough to see a lot of fun grand exits!  I often get asked for ideas, since more and more venues are laying down strict rules about what is and what isn’t allowed.  Here are 10 of my favorite ways to say farewell at the end of your wedding night:


By far the most popular, it’s a classic way to say goodbye, and photographs beautifully at night.  If you’re planning a sparkler exit, I recommend longer sparklers (the short ones burn out too quickly), and designate 4-6 people with *working* lighters to help light all of the sparklers at once.  Leave room for the couple to walk, and try  not to catch the photographers hair on fire.  😉  And don’t forget to have a few buckets of water for your guests to extinguish their sparklers at the end.

Sparkler Grand Exit from Weddings


Bubbles have become more and more popular for the exit, as nearly all venues will allow them outside.  The bonus is they photograph well in bright daylight or at night, so if you’re exiting from a ceremony site before heading to your reception, you may consider them as a daytime exit option.

Bubble Grand Exit from Wedding at Night


Some instruction required, but they make for some really great exit shots, and the guests will love playing along with this one.  Image HERE.


Definitely not your traditional exit, but I loved it for this destination wedding in Hawaii, and would be fun for any beach wedding.

Hawaii Destination Wedding with Beach Ball Grand Exit


Another fantastic option for venues with stricter rules on how you exit.  No mess involved, easy to coordinate to your wedding colors, and a great impact.

Grand Exit from Wedding with Ribbons on Sticks


Sometimes less is more, and all you need to do is rally up your friends in two rows with hands in the air for a warm and fun exit!

Grand Exit from wedding through Human Tunnel


Please someone use these.  Such a big impact, and a colorful and exciting exit.  Be sure to check with your venue to see if they’re allowed, and please consider biodegradable confetti.  See images HERE and HERE.


This was such a big hit at the wedding, and made for some very colorful exit shots!  The bride filled paper straws with candy sprinkles, and their guests tossed them in the air as they exited.  Heat and moisture are a consideration in this one, as those candy sprinkles could leave some colorful mementos on your wedding dress.

Grand Exit from Wedding with Colorful Sprinkles


While I personally don’t think they are as effective at night, exiting down a balloon lined walkway for your daytime exit looks a bit whimsical and so much fun!  Go big on color or keep it uniform with white or another color.  Images HERE and HERE.


Flower petals will have the same colorful effect as confetti, (mix and match colors for a bigger impact) and are typically allowed outdoors and at most venues.  Keep in mind you need A LOT of petals for the exit- better to have too many than not enough.Rose Petal Grand Exit from wedding reception

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