I often say that I'm a "people photographer." While I love the pageantry and beauty of weddings, what really excites me are the humans who are inside those dresses and suits. I love hearing individual stories, seeing the depth that a sacred day can hold and helping to make sure those memories tell the story that people want to remember their whole lives.
I’m Joe Tobiason, a Washington State elopement photographer based in Seattle
Any photo can remind you what happened, let’s make wedding photos that make you feel the emotions of your wedding day again.
I promise creativity, personality, and a relaxed atmosphere to create images you’ll cherish forever. I love telling elopement and wedding stories, laughing, and being part of the day. Whether you’re getting married in a church, a wedding specific venue, a backyard or on top of a mountain, I can’t wait to hear more about who you are and help do wedding photography that represents the relationship, joy,
I’ve been to a lot of weddings that felt like too much was getting shoved into a timeline. Here is the thing, that feels utterly backward to me. I want to be there to help document the day you’ve crafted. So, I’m here for you to tell your whole story and we’re going to build it around the day you dream of, rather than my schedule.
There is something really special about getting married in the northwest. As someone who has lived almost my entire life in Washington State, I really know this part of the world. With that knowledge, I’m even more ready to help tell how your personal story fits into our narrative in the upper left corner of the country. We really live life a little different here in the PNW and I love helping with wedding and engagement photos that show that difference.
I love that I also offer free engagement photos to every wedding client. I do that because I make intimate photos that require a level of comfort. With that, we need to practice taking photos together. I want to learn more about how you and your partner fit together so that when the wedding day rolls around, we are prepared to make the best photos possible. I also want to make images that represent who you are. So, that could mean some epic hiking PNW engagement photos or beautiful urban sunset engagement shots that capture your city life. No matter what, I want to make photos that tell your story! Beyond that, I’m also an affordable Seattle wedding photographer and am always willing to make a custom package that fits both your needs and your budget.