• Hey! I’m Char Beck and I really give a crap about people :) Seriously, EVERY single person in this world has an AMAZING story.

    I’m not that into posing; I'd rather make you feel comfortable, and capture you at the moment you forget the camera is on you. I flipping LOVE meeting new people and showing them how great they are! Specific Questions or want a Quote? Cruise over to the Contact Page!

It was such an honor to shoot Juan/Andy’s intimate San Francisco Wedding a year ago. Julia and I felt so included and cared for during our time with Juan, Andy, and their families. They had a very small ceremony at the San Francisco City Hall, and then their families along with their closest friends met up at a local restaurant, Beretta. Before the ceremony, we went down to the Palace of Fine Arts, which if you haven’t been, YOU MUST. It is gorgeous! Juan and Andy worked it and had a blast and wait.. what… it was raining in San Fran? How did that happen? Well.. apparently it rains there too.. so it actually made for some great lighting and added some cool character to the Palace of Fine Arts. Scroll down to the bottom for a beautiful set-up of the private room in the basement designed by Juan himself!

Suzy + Levi are awesome! Their wedding was ALL ABOUT BUFFALOS 🙂 (Suzy is Obsessed with them). When Levi and Suzy visited Custer State Park a couple years back, they drove by the Custer State Park Lodge and said to themselves “THAT is where we are getting married.” They stayed true to their word and got hitched there this summer; what a blast! Suzy is one of Julia’s best friends from South Dakota, so naturally we were both super excited to capture the wedding! We had the first look in a gorgeous meadow outside of the main wedding headquarters, then took a drive out to the Custer State Park Game Loop to see if we could track down some buffalo. Unfortunately we didn’t, but later, around sunset, we went on a TREK to find buffalo (as Suzy is a fanatic). We FINALLY found one, his name, we decided, was “AL,” and Suzy now calls him, “Al, our anniversary Buffalo.” Their ceremony was under some gorgeous trees near a meadow, the reception in a huge outdoor pavilion with family-style tables. Once the dancing got started, they had S’MORES, COME ON! Eventually, Suzy and Levi left the party with a line of “YAY” flags and screaming friends/family! 🙂 You can find a full list of vendors below, scroll all the way down and enjoy! 🙂

Vendor list: Wedding Venue: Custer State Lodge (Ceremony: Lover’s Leap Deck / Reception: The Pavilion) // Photographers: CHAR BECK // Florals: Jenny’s Floral // Catering: WR Restaurants // Cake: Red Velvet & Lemon from Queen City Bakery in Sioux Falls, SD // DJ: Complete Weddings and Events // Bride’s Dress: Designed by Caroline Hayden / Purchased at: The White Room // Bride’s Shoes: Heels – Valentino / Flats: Zara Shoes // Earrings: Marchesa  // Necklace: a gift from the Groom’s grandmother // Bridesmaids Dresses: Anthropologie // Bridesmaids Jewelry: Posh Boutique // Groom’s Suit: Top Shop // Groomsmen Bow-Ties: The Tie Bar 

Cruised out to Annapolis, MD to capture these two and spend time with good friends there. Paul & Simmons are super into each other.. if you can’t tell by scrolling down through these photos. Had a blast driving around Annapolis and capturing them in their element. I mean.. the leaves were there, so why not throw them? 😉 We started at Ceremony Coffee, classic Annapolis hang-vibes. Paul pulled his very first double shot of espresso for his wife-to-be. Then we headed over to St. John’s College; what a gorgeous campus, especially with all of the fall colors blowing UP. We ended the session over at Greenbury Point, where we saw a flipping Gorgeous sunset. Then, a most un-expected SUPER MOON RISE??? Woah, no words there, just scroll to the bottom and you’ll see that pic!

Had a blast with my wife Julia checking out Clackamas County this February. What a gorgeous area! Naturally we didn’t want to drive from Seattle to Mt. Hood National Forest and back in one day, so we decided to drive down the night before, and camp out in the the TROUNTA (that’s the name of my 1990 Volvo 740 Wagon). Yes, it has 340,000 miles on it. Yes, it made it there and back no problem.. and yes, we may or may not have charged a road that was snowed in and had a giant blinking sign “Chains Required.” Let’s just say I was definitely nervous charging up a hill in that rear-wheeled drive beast. But we made it to Mt. Hood National Park, did the Salmon River Trail (GORGEOUS), checked out Timberline Lodge (Snow views), and then stopped at Jonsrud Viewpoint on our way back. That day was a long one; enjoying all those sights, then driving back up to Seattle, but it was definitely worth it!

Molly & Josh met–at the end of the day–because they grew up on Whidbey Island together. Over the years they saw each other from a far, had a few touch points for a few years through their college experiences, saw each other in passing over the holidays and whenever they were on the island. All of the sudden, they decided to send a few Facebook messages back and forth, got together for sushi, and everything clicked! It is rare for couples to have the “when you know you know” moment so soon, but every now and then it just happens that way. Was fun adventuring around Whidbey Island with these two, finding awesome colors and views. Josh was actually the behind-the-scenes art director of this shoot; tons of awesome ideas and helped us find some epic hot spots! Stoked for you guys and your Whidbey Island Wedding next year! 🙂