A tiny evening wedding on a dock over the Puget Sound on Bainbridge Island. Sweet as can be with only 8 people, 1 dog, 1 battery operated record player, 2 bottles of champagne, and 2 beautiful people in love. Being born and raised in the northwest, I don’t think I’ll ever tire of our magical […]
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"The Photos Alone are Reason Enough to get Married!"
Hello there, thanks for visiting our blog! We are Heather Gilson and Jon Almeda of One Love Photo. Our mission is to create photographs at weddings that are as charming and unique as the day itself. We have been married for ten years and have been friends since high school. We imagine that each wedding we photograph is our own wedding. Giving each client all our love and shooting straight from our hearts. We both bring something different to the table, yet we share a similar aesthetic vision which gives our images a cohesive look.
Having shot over 300 weddings together as a team, we have established a refined "well oiled" approach to weddings. Our approach allows our couples to be relaxed, happy and perfectly present on their big day. We take joy in fusing our images together to craft stories with our cameras. We enjoy using a combination of cameras and techniques. In addition to using Canon digital gear, we often shoot with a Hasselblad medium format film camera and vintage 35mm lenses. Images shot with our film cameras and lenses have their own look and feel. Some produce beautiful flare, some are square, and some make things soft and dreamy.
Beyond photography we work in a variety of mediums ranging from pottery, painting and mixed media pieces. When we aren't busy photographing weddings you'll find us working on our other artistic endeavors. Jon is also a renowned miniature ceramic artist. When he isn't busy editing photographs and crafting slideshows, you'll find him down in the studio throwing pots, assembling pottery wheels and creating throwing videos. I love it when I can start my day off painting in the morning followed by a walk in the sunshine to fetch a latte. Lately I've re-discovered the fine art of teaching and have been sharing my love for photography with the students at Stadium High School.
We live in Tacoma with our giant tuxedo cat named Friend. We love the Pacific Northwest and enjoy having our family and friends close. But Hawaii stole our hearts years ago and we often escape to Oahu to stay with our grandparents. We love Hawaiian culture and the aloha attitude and often daydream of living in the islands.
All of our packages include the two of us working as a team at your wedding. Please contact us for pricing information, full day coverage starts at $4,000. We also offer smaller packages for elopements and less traditional events. We have traveled far and wide to capture weddings and have travel options for varies locations. Please send a message for more details. We would be honored to capture all the love on your special day!