CJ Wilkes

About CJ Wilkes Photography

Capturing Your Dance In The Rain is such a thrill and joy to me. Being able to look back on those special times through beautiful artistic imagery makes it a worthwhile challenge.
Learning to Dance in the Rain has been very easy for me. I am drawn to Water & Life! The exciting part for me is to teach you to enjoy your moment in the dance as I capture it from behind my camera.
Looking forward to Capturing Your Dance In The Rain
CJ Wilkes

Tag: ‘bridal’

Water Tower Bridal Shoot (Modeling)

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Brides are very much what I truly enjoy shooting. I love that there are so many different personalities, dresses, likes, and overall combinations. All of it makes my mind work hard to create the PERFECT shoot for each individual. I love dramatic when it comes to brides and the look we are trying to achieve. This session worked out perfectly for it!  Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.


Tell me what you think of the Water Tower Bridal shoot!

Engagement with A&S

Monday, July 18th, 2011

I have to admit I LOVE engagement shoots!!!  I love seeing the interaction between a couple looking forward to their new lives together!  This darling couple come from completely different backgrounds and locations.  Thanks to technology they found each other and as you can see – when together they make a great couple who clearly have eyes for just each other.  Aaron and Svetlana chose to have their moments captured at the Rosehill Community Center in Mukilteo and Green Lake.   Both locations have sentimental meaning to them.  The community Center is the place they are having their reception held at.  It is new, modern, sheek – simply cool with a beautiful view.  Green Lake was the place that Aaron proposed to Svetlana and she said YES!  So here I am with the privilege of showing you what a super sweet couple this is and how much fun we had together!!!


I love water shots – I swear my element is water.  Anyhow, one of the things that happen with water is that most the time I end up having to get into the water (which of coarse I love!).  Because of my usually ending up in the water I NEVER wear my phone.  I ALWAYS have it in my camera bags.  For some crazy reason I put my phone in my pocket this time.  LOL – can you guess what happened?  You are right!  I hopped into the lake waist deep with my iphone in my pocket.  Thank goodness I have a really smart husband who was able to save it after it had been drowned.  Bwahahahaha.  Lesson learned for me.  On a photo shoot in the future I am NOT to wear my phone!!!  We all had a really good laugh.  Now tell me if you can tell when in this portion of the shoot I immersed myself into the lake.



The bridal images are gorgeous but will be coming at another time.  Hope you enjoyed this as much as I did.  Special thanks to my Assistant Kaitlyn!!!  I am grateful for all the work she puts into the shoot with me.  Again – thank you to Aaron and Svetlana for letting us capture this special time in their lives!



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