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- juli

I'm Juli Bonell - Portrait & Wedding Photographer.

You could easily say that I'm a bit eclectic; an outgoing introvert who's obsessed with white mocha-caramel lattes, travelling, history, Disneyland, true crime, zombies
& binge watching the latest series.
I see beauty in urban decay, and I love yoga just
as much as I love singing loudly in my car
with the windows down.
(Let's just say that last one's not pretty.)

Thanks for visiting my blog. Feel free to take a look around and connect and chat with me about your photography needs. Enjoy!

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Free Sarcasm

The petticoat was left behind, an unexpected bike race through town blocked the access to their first look and portraits location… expect the unexpected on your wedding day, right? You would also expect a day like this would rattle any bride. Nope, not Kayla. She, not only took it all in stride, but simply smiled, laughed and kept on enjoying every single moment of the day. The good, the bad and the absolutely wonderful!

“No matter what happens… the only thing that REALLY matters, is that Leland and I are getting married today.”

Even with the few things that went wrong, many things went very right. The typical overcast/rainy Pacific Northwest day, instead gave way to some perfect summer weather. And spoiler alert, everything came together in the end… and yes, Kayla & Leland indeed, became Husband & Wife.
Here is a sneak peek into their beautiful day…

The day began with hair and makeup by Haley Snell at the DoubleTree Inn, in Olympia, accompanied by champagne, and lots of laughter.

After finally finding our way around the downtown bike race, Kayla and Leland were able to enjoy a private moment for Leland’s “first look” of his gorgeous bride. I’m not kidding when I say that Kayla would be stunning in a potato sack, but this full lace dress adorned with crystals and beads, was pure perfection. Needless to say, Leland was awed by his bride. 

The guys were quite the handsome group of gentlemen!

The ladies were stunningly beautiful in their elegant plum dresses.

The wedding was hosted at the Grand Holiday Ballroom and was the perfect backdrop for this classic and elegant wedding.

The reception was filled with laughter, love and LOTS of dancing, but Leland stole the show with his smooth moves during his first dance with his new bride.

Thanks Kayla and Leland for including me in all the fun!

And many thanks to the creative team who made the wedding so special…
Wedding Dress: The Wedding Bell in Tacoma
Hair + Makeup: Haley Snell of Mia Bella Salon
Groom’s Suit: Men’s Warehouse
Pre Wedding Prep Location: DoubleTree Inn Olympia

Florist: Kayla and Sara Godfrey
Venue: Grand Holiday Ballroom

  1. MrsMo

    July 3rd, 2015 at 10:08 am

    beautiful photos, julie, they're something this couple will cherish and enjoy all their lives.

  2. Anonymous

    July 3rd, 2015 at 10:42 am

    Absolutely exquisite work, Juli. What a beautiful wedding that must have been. Best wishes to them!

  3. curtis03 Lewis

    August 25th, 2015 at 7:31 am

    Hey I love these wedding photographs. Many thanks for featuring this wedding on your blog. You did commendable job in this wedding event. I would like to hire you for my wedding photography. I will tie the knot at one of the destination reception halls in Atlanta in October. Are you comfortable for this destination wedding project?

  4. Juli Bonell

    August 26th, 2015 at 6:08 am

    Thank you so much Curtis.
    Absolutely. I would love the opportunity to work with you. Please contact me directly, here at http://www.bonellphotography.com/Contact/ContactUs as soon as possible with the date you are requesting, your email address, and any other relevant details, and I would be happy to send you my Destination Wedding packages and information.

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