About Us

Door51 is a family and portrait photography business based in Newcastle, WA.

Behind Door51 Photography are Alex & Nicole. We are happily married since April of 2007, and have two lovely little girls named Eva and Ella. We moved to the Seattle area in late 2012, which explains why most of the work you'll see here is from California. Since moving to the North West, our focus has shifted from weddings to family and portrait photography. BehindDoor51
This is us. Photo by Captus Photography I, Alex, have been in love with photography since I was a little boy. Watching my father develop film in our little "kitchen-turned-darkroom" was a magical experience. A decade of self-taught photographic exploration later, I found myself wanting to pursue it professionally. Our search for a wedding photographer exposed me to the beautiful world of weddings, and soon after returning from our honeymoon I started our business. Nicole is a licensed aesthetician, whose passion lies in skincare and makeup. If you're looking to have your wedding makeup done, she is the one to ask. A big advantage to hiring her is her continuous presence throughout the wedding (as an assistant and second shooter). If you need your makeup touched up five hours into the wedding, she will be there to do it with a smile. Many people ask us if we do this full time, and the answer is "no, we do not". This is our passion, not a job. We do it because we love photography and we love people. We do this because it gives us a chance to make a positive impact on the lives of other people, while enriching our own. Because we do this part time we are able to provide a much more personal experience to the clients we choose to work with. We choose our clients, just like our clients choose us. Our clients are friendly, artsy, fun, grateful, and above all - in love! They come to us because they love our work. They understand that great photographs are priceless. This isn't a "get in and get out" business. We thrive to be there for our clients when they need us. We care about them, because we know that many of them, after all is said and done, remain the dearest of friends.