Editorial & Documentary photographer in Seattle and Bellingham WA.

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Luke the wedding photographer hold his Leica M6 as he is about to take a photo.

Wedding, Elopement, And Engagement Photography In Washington & Worldwide.

My wild beginnings as a photographer started at a creative agency Sacramento. After swimming in the waters of marketing and brutal sterile branding for a few years, I was determined to take a different direction with my photography.

I started Bear Beau to incubate my creative freedom and get back in touch with rad people experiencing a simple universal human phenomenon that drives all things; you know - that thing called LOVE? 

My belief is that every person should be framed in the moments they’ve felt the most loved and cared for.

The photographer's family photo in the fall. The colors are gorgeous.

The Fam Bam

Shooting weddings has given me the amazing opportunity to be a full-time daddio to my two wonderful kiddos and to spend SO much more time with my incredible wife, Mo who is a badass mama and Nurse Practitioner!

My mission? To simplify your big day, allowing you to revel in this unforgettable milestone. Whether it's weddings, elopements, or engagements, I specialize in crafting timeless imagery that preserves your individual narrative in all its vibrant authenticity.

The photographer smiles with the bride and groom.
The man, the photographer smiles. He wears a blue jean jacket.
Luke the photographer takes a photo of himself in the mirror. He smiles.
Luke the photographer takes a photo. he is using a Canon R5.
Luke the photographer takes a photo of himself in the mirror. He smiles.
The photographer smiles with the wedding guests.
The bride and groom share an intimate moment in their convertible car after their wedding.
Kind Words

“Bear Beau’s work is STUNNING!!!

Luke captured the essence of our joy filled day, and made our family and friends cry tears of joy. Working with Luke was a dream, he brought joy and a sweet disposition that is hard to explain. He easily brightens up any day with his simple & excited presence. He is also flexible and happy to cater to your needs. I am a perfectionist and I honestly wouldn't trust anyone else to capture every moment and detail of our special day!!!”

-Stephanie & Casey
The bride and groom kiss passionately as the bridal party celebrates behind them.
Kind Words

"Hands down, the BEST photographer you could ask for on your big day! Luke captured both our rehearsal dinner and our wedding day, and flew all the way to Santa Barbara from Seattle for us! ((:

He is such a warm and calming presence which I really appreciated as a nervous bride, and of course made us look BEAUTIFUL in every single shot. He also captured the candidness of our friends and family gathering for us, and all the emotion of the day, PERFECTLY.

Luke is also super responsive, does great prep communicating with you in advance to understand the kinds of shots you're looking for, and quick to get back photos of your big day - we got to enjoy flipping through our sneak peek literally on the plane ride on the way to our honeymoon, which was such a treat!"

Look no further for the most amazing photographer to capture your special day!

Celine & Conrad

The bride and groom end their wedding night as the guests blow bubbles and they go out to their getaway car.

"Luke is absolutely amazing!!

He made my husband and I so comfortable in front of the lens and captured the most amazing photos of us! Luke was super interactive, easy to work with and always had a smile on his face. We changed the timeline days before our wedding. He was so flexible and able to work with what we gave him on such short notice. We feel so lucky to have had him apart of our special day and have the most wonderful photos to relive the night. I would 10000% recommend and encourage you to use Luke for your wedding or any special event! He's the absolute best to work with! You will not find better!"

Jazzy & Sam
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