From the backseat of a limousine / by Bradley Hanson

One of the many wonderful rewards of photographing weddings is getting to share 6 to 12 hours with couples on what is one of the happiest days of their lives. I earn a living doing what I love to do, and I get to travel to other cities, other states and other countries for a glimpse into their lives for that emotionally charged day. Sometimes we have a great connection and we part as new friends! I also spend a fair amount of time in limousines. On May 29th, I was in Seattle, where I lived for 12 years, photographing the wedding of Amanda Wong and Eric Nelson, a referral of a bride I photographed in 2008. After their ceremony at the Olympic Sculpture Park, they took a 1960s era Jaguar limo to Pike Place Market, visiting one of the best restaurants in Seattle, Matt's In The Market, before heading to their reception at the Seattle Asian Art Museum at the top of the Capitol Hill neighborhood. 

These 15 photographs were all taken within about 10 minutes during our pass through the legendary Pike Place Market. It is one of my favorite places in the world, a huge multi-floor farmers market (the oldest in the world) and a great slice of life because it's constantly overrun by visitors from all over the world. It was fun to be a tourist in my former hometown.

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