We're Kat and Justin, the husband-and-wife team behind Persimmon Images. We're best friends, hiking partners, and aspiring world-travelers. He's a whiz in the kitchen, a rock climber, and an oncological nurse practitioner. She's a gardener, a long-distance cyclist, a meditating Buddhist, and a former Wedding Bee blogger. We're crazy, we're adventurous, and we collect new experiences like some people hoard cats.
We believe in photography that captures who you are and how you love each other. Nothing forced, nothing fake, and nothing cheesy (unless it's funny-ironic-intentional cheesy). We think you deserve photographers who "get" you and, not only that, photographers who can capture your affection and joy, and all the funny quirks of the person you fell in love with so that you can always appreciate each other when you see the gorgeous images we make together. We pride ourselves on handmade, heartfelt documentary photography and portraiture with an artistic eye.
To us, weddings are about the birth of a new family and regardless of sexual orientation, age, or ethnicity, our goal is to document the momentousness of this great event in living color. We don't think weddings fit neatly into hourly chunks of photography, so when we're there for your wedding, we're really THERE: To photograph the entire day, to celebrate alongside you, and to make sure you get to enjoy your own party with picture-perfect proof that you did, to boot.
Life isn't “One Size Fits All” and neither are you. Your wedding shouldn't be limited by tradition (though feel free to start one yourselves!), but be a custom-tailored, heartfelt expression of love … and a kickass party to boot. We want to be there every step of the way. Drive to Montana and down miles of dirt road to photograph a wedding? We've done that. Hike a mile up a muddy mountain trail to capture a handfasting? That too. Snap a standing-room-only ceremony in a dark bar with a Blues Brothers groom and retro rock-n-roll bride? Yup. Shoot a ren-faire costume ceremony that wedded an elf bride to a kingly groom, complete with a sword fight and pig roast? Yuuuuuup. We’re down for just about anything.
Our studio, Persimmon Images, is based in Washington state but we'll travel anywhere and climb on anything for that one amazing shot. We work with no more than 15 couples each year to give each of you one unforgettable experience and the highest quality of service. We are proud to call our clients our friends, and we hope to count you among them.
You're different? We're different. Let's show the world how awesome different can be.
Want to learn more? Read our story and all about our wedding photography. Then, get in touch!
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Recommended by 100% of couples
User3576659 · 2+ years ago
We had a great experience with Persimmon Images. Kat and Justin were delightful to work with, and we love the resulting photos. Kat was always quick to respond and helpful with my questions, and communicated very well throughout the whole process. Our wedding guests loved them too -great entertainment value, and they got some truly stellar shots that captured the day.
Nate · Married on 06/22/2013
These guys are great! They really take the time to get the good shots, are happy to get any funky or unconventional shots you want, and really made us looks good. These are photos that I will value for the rest of my life. Top notch.
Cassie · Married on 10/27/2012
Kat & Justin are wonderful! They were very professional, responsive, and creative with their methods of creating amazing photos. They took the time to get to know us and were able to create photos that were very natural looking and very much "us".
My friends and family continue to rave about our wedding/engagement photos, and I couldn't be happier that we chose to work with Persimmon Images. They are great people who truly enjoy what they do and we had a great time working with them!
Kat and Justin are just so good at what they do! I LOVE working with them on weddings, and highly recommend them to all of my clients! They are so personable with our couples, and want to ensure that they get to know them well to help them feel more comfortable on their wedding day. They are so fun to work with, and a great balance between professionalism and friendly. AND their images are just stunning! Can't wait to work together here again soon! ~Simply by Tamara Nicole~