Lightning Bolts of Love

Lightning Bolts of Love

My very good friend, Kip Beelman, and I have embarked on a collaborative project called Lightning Bolts of Love. When we were brainstorming the ideas for this company, we knew we didn’t want to create yet another wedding photography business in this land of a million photographers.  The goal became simple: put together a collection of photographers who could offer affordable wedding photography to the people who don’t identify with the brides and grooms in the magazines and wedding blogs. Both Kip and I come from different backgrounds (Kip’s in the music industry and mine in the skate/snowboard industry) so this was a way for us to reconnect with the crowds that helped shape our personalities.  Not only that, but we wanted to use this as a medium for giving back so we do that by donating 10% of all LBOL commissions to one of three charities which the client can choose from (Charity Water, Red Cross, and Susan G. Komen).  The photographers that will work under the LBOL brand are chosen specifically based on a shared vision and the ability to relate to the market we are catering to here.

Right now, LBOL is only offering services here in the Pacific Northwest, but the goal is to expand and incorporate even more talent under this brand. If you’re a photographer interested in working with us, shoot us your info. If you’re a client who thinks this brand/service is perfect for you, tell us your story. Clients under each of our respective brands will take priority on dates, but we have a team ready to work with you even if we’re booked.  Cheers and champagne showers.

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*The images above are ones shot by me, but you can see the team’s work at the Lightning Bolts of Love site.  Hair and Makeup by Jenny Bowker. Flowers by Finch and Thistle.

  • Nicole
    Posted at 11:35h, 12 February

    Yes, big fan here. The color in these images, damn J Shoda.

  • Phil Chester
    Posted at 11:41h, 12 February

    This. Is. Awesome.

  • Jonas Seaman
    Posted at 12:20h, 12 February


  • scotty
    Posted at 17:55h, 14 February

    youre so under rated.

  • Jesse Pafundi
    Posted at 11:06h, 21 February

    Way intrigued.

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