Bella Moda Photography is the latest addition to SnapKnot! They are based in the Yakima, Washington area but also specialize in destination weddings! Here is a little more about owner Trish Henning…and don’t miss out on a special offer at the end!
1) Tell us a bit about yourself.
My name is Trish Henning and I’m the owner and photographer of Bella Moda Photography located in Washington State. I specialize in destination wedding photography and have photographed weddings in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Washington State & Hawaii just to name a few.
2) Why did you choose to become a photographer?
Okay, I know this is going to date me a little but I remember the days of 110 Film when I was just a little girl (yeah, I said 110 film) I got my very first camera ; a Kodak 110. I was addicted as soon as I shot my first roll of film. Ever since then I’ve had a camera in hand. I’m addicted to photography; seriously, my purse is actually a camera bag (looks like a purse but inside it’s my camera gear). It’s funny people ask me why I chose to become a photographer but honestly I think it chose me!
3) How long have you been a photographer?
Since I can remember….. Ever since that Kodak 110 camera. Professionally, speaking for the last 12 years I have been specializing in destination wedding photography.
4) How would you classify your style of photography?
Creative, Fun, Stylish, Flirty, Photojournalistic Lifestyle Photography. I don’t give myself a true “classification” because my style morphs into whatever situation I’m in. I’m not a hard core “do this, do that” type photographer I’m more of the “Let’s have some fun with this” photographer who is up for anything!
5) Who or what are some of your influences on either a personal or professional level?
Okay, everyone and their brother is going to name off some hot shot photographer but I’m going personal here. My biggest influence was and is my Dad! My dad passed away several years ago and he greatly impacted my life. His love for the outdoors, adventure and photography (I got it from him) have made the greatest impact on me.
6) Do you have any good wedding stories?
BOY DO I EVER! Most recent was from a wedding I photographed in Montana this last summer. It was a simple, rustic wedding in the middle of nowhere USA and it was absolutely beautiful. The couple were extremely fun and had a great sense of humor. After the ceremony the entire wedding party and myself shoved ourselves into an old motor-home that belonged to a friend of the bride and the license plate read “Klark G”. I’m a huge fan of Chevy Chase so I found this completely hilarious. We drove down this long, winding road and I was standing in the isle in my heels snapping shots of the wedding party. I don’t know who was more entertaining the crazy, fun loving wedding party or me in my high heels trying to snap shots and balance as the motor-home tipped from side to side around every curve. I love couples who really pay attention to the details and have some fun with the whole process.
7) What’s your preferred type of camera equipment?
I’m a Canon girl all the way!
8) What would you recommend for a couple just starting their search for a wedding photographer?
Meet with your potential photographer either in person, or via Skype (if you are too far away) and see their work for yourself. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
9) Any fun personal facts we should know about you?
I have a Bulldog named Huckleberry, I play guitar, I sing and am learning to yodel (yeah yodeling is cool, really…) I’m addicted to traveling, I am a skier, love underwater photography, I’m addicted to Pinterest and have a LOVE for the Hawaiian Islands.
Anything else to add?
Special SnapKnot Offer!
Book a 2013 wedding with Bella Moda Photography & get 10% off your wedding package by mentioning SnapKnot at time of booking.
…every year I give two lucky couples who are planning a destination wedding a very special gift; The Weddingmoon Package!
The package includes:
Full Wedding Day Coverage
Digital Files From Wedding
Rock The Dress Session
$100 Wedding Album Credit
**The two lucky couples chosen only have to cover travel expenses and Bella Moda will gift The Weddingmoon Package to them.
The winning couples are chosen based on their love story & the availability of their date.
Couples who are interested in being considered can email their love story along with their wedding date, planned wedding location & a photo of themselves to: firstname.lastname@example.org