Jon has always had a “low-fidelity eye” preferring grainy blurry photographs over clean hi-fidelity images. In order to abstract the digital quality of his images when he first started photography he created his own set of homemade lenses to match our vintage aesthetic. He took a modern hi-fi digital camera and made it function like an old film camera. For Mod Radio he is doing the exact same concept but completely opposite. With the digital camera he took something new and made it old. With Mod Radio he is taking something old and making it new again. Being a big fan of mid-century modern design he is drawn to the overall look of vintage tabletop radios, but being a musician he’s always been picky about sound quality. When his “low-fi eyes” combined with his “hi-fi ears” Mod Radio was born! Jon’s been juggling making new radios with designing a website. The website is up and looks amazing! In addition to the website, Mod Radios are also for sale at the Bellevue Arts Museum. This weekend we are heading down to a craft show in Portland called “Crafty Wonderland” to debut about 20 new radios! Please check out the website www.ModRadio.com. But be forewarned, you’ll probably fall in love at first sight!
We’ve been enjoying a nice slow month at home. We finally found the time and gumption to paint our living and dining rooms white. We’ve been enjoying our free weekends wandering antique stores from Olympia to Bremerton. Coincidentally one of our favorite treasure troves called Rampizi is located right here in Tacoma on Antique Row. The trouble is that this place is rarely open and when it is open we are almost always working. What a treat it was to find ourselves up in Rampizi on a Saturday evening admiring the goods while David the owner serenaded us on his hodgepodge drum set. We loaded our station wagon with a mid century buffet, Italian side table and a fun piece of beatnik art to finish off our room re-do. I found this great article in the Tacoma Weekly that describes the magic of Rampizi. While perusing the shop I thought fondly of Sarah and Rob’s wedding, our antique loving couple who were married right up the street in a Tacoma warehouse last summer.Seattle Wedding Show and now it’s found a home in our backyard. I can’t wait to host a summer dinner party centered around our Sarah and Rob “love table”. From Sarah, “I was a little surprised by how much work and time it takes to plan a wedding when you do it yourself. But it was a great gauge of how we will work together to create one cohesive experience”.
Venue: The Space, Opera Alley // Food: Masa // Flowers: Friends and Family // Pies: Friends and Family // Bride’s Dress: BGCB // Groom’s Apparel: Ben Sherman, Penguin Tie and Too Boot New York Shoes // Photography: Us of course // Wedding Featured on Green Wedding Shoes.
We have had some of our best weddings during the month of March the past couple years. I’m happy to say that we’ve stayed in contact with all these sweet pairs who celebrated anniversaries this month. Robyn and John are celebrating two years of marriage today. Their wedding was down in Orange County, California. A few of our favorite moments from their wedding day was riding the ferris wheel at the Balboa fun zone. John buying strawberries and feeding Robyn a quick snack while we waited for the ferry. Getting wildblown on the tiny ferry from Balboa island to the Peninsula. You can see the whole blog post on their wedding here or watch their slideshow.photo workshop on Vashon Island. We met John for the first time on a rainy day in Portland when we shot their engagement session. Seeing the two of them together for the first time cuddling in the rain made us insanely excited for their wedding day. It was such a treat to photograph them again this summer, they are settling nicely into married life. John always encourages Robyn to follow her dreams and Robyn returns the same level of enthusiasm for John’s goals. They both love photography and just bought a new camera. Robyn is a blonde Julia Childs and recently started a food blog called the Freckled Pie. These two are going to do great things. Can’t help but wonder when our next photo session will be with them and what exciting things they will be up to….wedding at Union Hill Inn in Sonora California was pure magic. These two celebrated three years of marriage about a week ago. You can view the full blog post on their wedding here and watch their slideshow with music by Erin’s band Ivory Owl. Together they have lots of interests ranging from singing, guitar, photography, cooking and cat snuggling. I’m always impressed with the delicious vegan meals Erin posts on Instagram and I love the photos of their giant kitty Tony (one day I will pet him)! After their wedding they moved up to Portland but now they are back in Santa Cruz while Erin works on a Master’s Degree. Before they left the Northwest Jeremy came up for an all day photography mentoring session with us for his wedding photography business. During our time together it became obvious that Erin should pick up a camera and join Jeremy as his photo partner just like Jon did with me. At least that’s what I thought! Jeremy was thrilled with the suggestion and the two of them ran with it. Together they have impressed us with their determination and enthusiasm. With Erin’s vintage style they created an adorable booth at a wedding show this winter and Jeremy created a new website for their business Still Music Photography. here or watch their slideshow. Since their wedding we have returned to Puerto Rico twice to photograph other weddings. We have a fourth Puerto Rico wedding coming up in May. Each time we visit we fall more and more in love.etsy shop to showcase her work. These two have some big excitement coming their way because they are expecting their first baby this year! I love it when I hear about our couple’s growing into families. It’s such a gift when we are able to capture the full circle and photograph them with their little ones. Best of luck to Renee and Josh as they venture into parenthood. What a lucky baby!