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          I'm Joe, I make photos

          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.

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          Your relationship with your photographer should be special and one of open communication and ideas. Tell me all about your wedding hopes & dreams.

          I’m a Seattle wedding photographer

          I’m Joe Tobiason, a Seattle wedding photographer and I promise creativity, personality, and a relaxed atmosphere to create images you’ll cherish forever. I love telling 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 make images that represent the relationship, joy and adventure that holds you together.

          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. 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.

          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!

          April 25, 2019

          Sonoma Winery Wedding | Greg & Sam

          There is something special about a wedding that you are still smiling about a few months down the road. I still am in love with all the beauty that went into Greg and Sam's Sonoma Winery Wedding at t...
          Couple poses by reflecting pond PNW hiking engagement September 11, 2018

          Amanda & Jay | PNW Hiking Engagement | Backpacking Engagement

          On the way out to the mountains for Amanda and Jay's PNW hiking engagement, we were chatting about work and why they live where they live. Jay admitted that he lives in Wenatchee specifically so that ...
          couple stands with reflection PNW backpacking engagement August 1, 2017

          Alison & Joel | Cascade Mountaintop Sunset Engagement

          “How to get the best of it all? One must conquer, achieve, get to the top; one must know the end to be convinced that one can win the end - to know there's no dream that mustn't be dared. . . Is this ...
          February 15, 2017

          Graff & Sarah | Downtown Seattle Elopement | Olympic Sculpture Garden Wedding

          A single gentle rain makes the grass many shades greener. - Henry David Thoreau In the days before Graff and Sarah's wedding, I was praying for sun. I kept checking my phone, hoping to see a break...
          bride and groom kiss westland whiskey wedding September 11, 2016

          Kelsey & Matt | Westland Distillery Wedding | Discovery Park Wedding

          “Love makes the world go round? Not at all. Whiskey makes it go round twice as fast.” -Compton MacKenzie When you walk into Westland Distillery, the smell of peat, oak and class overpower you. But...
          bride and groom kiss on sailboat in sunset center for wooden boats wedding seattle August 9, 2016

          Katie & Justin | Center for Wooden Boats Wedding

          “To reach a port we must set sail – Sail, not tie at anchor Sail, not drift.” ― Franklin D. Roosevelt There is a palpable sense that you get when you walk into a getting-ready area of a couple who...

          Our wedding day

          We cannot say enough great things about Joe! Having a wedding photographer who you really connect with is so important on your wedding day because they are around for the most intimate and important moments! We loved working with Joe for that reason. He's the kind of photographer you actually want to be friends with.

          Joe does such a great job understanding what kind of photos you want and tailoring his style to match yours. We were beyond happy with our photos, they were everything we wanted.

          Not only is Joe an incredibly talented photographer, but he was a joy to work with during our engagement session and wedding day. On top of that, throughout the planning process he was incredibly professional, responsive, and helpful.
          - Jackson & Molly

          Our wedding day

          I just can’t say enough how happy my husband and I are with how our wedding photos turned out. Every photo makes me smile and brings up sweet little memories from throughout the day. Before we even started planning the wedding, we’d talked about how having good photos to look back on was a big priority; we’re both pretty nostalgic and love looking back over photos. We fell in love with Joe’s portfolio: his attention to detail, eye for light, love of nature, and the way he can capture the sweet moments between a couple. I loved that engagement photos were part of the package; it was a great way to get to know Joe and made my husband and me more relaxed knowing that photos were going to go so well at the wedding. (Also, Joe is an amazing scout of pretty spots for photos in the PNW!) Joe’s communication throughout the process was awesome! We did our wedding without a planner and were both pretty clueless on quite a lot of details. I’m so thankful to Joe that he let us pick his brain for the “day of” timing! During the wedding, it seemed like he was always everywhere without getting in the way; looking over all of the photos, I can’t believe how much one photographer could capture! So many sweet moments that I know I’ll hold close to my heart. I can’t stop looking at them :) Joe, thank you so much for showing so much care and attention to detail for our wedding. We couldn’t be happier!
          - Caleb & Nina

          Our wedding day

          It is without a doubt that Joe is an amazingly talented photographer, but I would like to highlight his work ethic and professionalism. Communicating with vendors throughout the wedding planning process is super important, and Joe was always prompt to respond to calls/texts/or emails which meant a lot to us; he always made us feel like his number one priority. Also, about a month before the wedding Joe schedules a one-to-one chat to go over every single detail of the day!

          Our engagement photo session was a blast, we were a bit nervous at first, but Joe has a way of making you feel at ease and confident.

          The day of the wedding, Joe was a rockstar to say the least. Like most weddings there was a lot of commotion that day, but he never lost focus and was always smiling, my family and friends were very impressed. Bottom line is we couldn't be happier about choosing Joe as our wedding photographer. Our photos are beautiful, he really captured the magic of the day.
          - Justin & Paulette