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On the first day of November, we enjoyed photographing our second O’Donnell family wedding, this one featuring Ali’s younger sister Christi and her fiance Gavin at the Pan-Pacific Hotel in Seattle. This place is fab! It really manages to take a modern, urban design style and make it feel cozy, with zebra-wood wall panels, warm tones, and comfy furnishings. It was a great choice for this fun, outgoing couple and their exuberant friends!

Christi got ready in her hotel room upstairs with mom Marcie while Gavin and the rest of the wedding party rehearsed for the ceremony.


The couple rented the entire second story of the hotel to ensure smooth transitions between the ceremony, dinner, and reception party. The ceremony blended American and Asian traditions, the latter of which included bell-ringing and a saki ceremony.


Then, while the guests headed off to the dining room for cocktails, we took Christi and Gavin down to the lobby area for some fantastic portraits! Giddy and rambunctious as can be, these two definitely know how to strike a pose, and we had a great time taking shots of them with this awesome staircase …


… and this wild painting!



After dinner and a series of toasts roasts of Gavin, the party moved back into the ceremony room, where a karaoke machine awaited, and we were treated to some impressive performances, including a surprisingly adept version of The Real Slim Shady. Eminem is not an easy cover!




Congrats Christi and Gavin, and thanks for a most entertaining evening at a really cool venue!

One Response to “Christi and Gavin’s wedding:
Pan-Pacific Hotel, Seattle”

  1. Ali and Austin James

    So beautiful- you truly captured the energy and emotions of the day! Your photographs are such art! We can’t wait to see the rest of them!

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