Gina and Will love the outdoors so when they picked a venue it needed to be close to a river, have a lot of surrounding trees and allow them to throw a party dancing around the fire. Gina had some of the most beautiful details for her their wedding day with all the colors and natural aspect of their venue they decided to keep the flowers simple with white flowers and greenery.
Spending time with Claire and Jeff is never dull, the days are always full of laughs and jokes. When you meet them you can see they are best friends and every aspect of their lives is an adventure. And may of their adventures has brought them to Lake Wenatchee in the Plaines area.
Side note this was Claire’s exit dress and the band she wore in her hair on their wedding date at Pine River Ranch last July.
Alondra and Dom showed us some of their favorite spots along their walking trail. We all had so much fun laughing and enjoying the simple calm of the beautiful nature along the trail. We finished our session along the beach with a perfect made driftwood shelter and the cool salty air that came crashing in from the waves.
We chatted more about ideas and details for wedding inspiration and things they are excited about and things that they might be concerned about.
Engagement sessions are some of our favorites, we get a better opportunity to see their relationship and personality and see what works with photo posing style for wedding.
Misty is a staple in Lake Stevens youth Sports when shes not cheering or fundraising for many of our local sport, you could find her playing for our Women’s Valkerie football team yes its flag but those mommas still tackle like beasts.
Misty is one of those women that has a selfless soul no matter how hard their resting bitch face wants to come out. She was probably one of the first ones that made me feel welcome the year I played for the Valkyrie, but let me add you don’t want to mess with her on the football field. She is raising an amazing kid that is respectful and kind and already one heck of a human being.
Misty is embarking into a fight, she has always been here to cheer our community along. Now it is our turn to cheer her on. If you know this family and want to offer to help, her amazing friends know her needs and could let you know what would help in her battle.
There is so much I can say about Claire and Jeff’s wedding, one thing that sticks out from the moment I meet them both is they are two of the sweetest selfless people we have ever meet. Claire had so many little touches that made their day memorable not only for them but also for all of their guests. They had scavenger hunts and games, drinks and a dance party that never stopped.
Claire was a bride you couldn’t stop smiling around she was always smiles and making sure that everyone was having fun that you never wanted the day to end. Jeff was the perfect complement everything was an adventure and I caught him so many times watching as Claire mingled and danced smiling and laughing into the late evening.
“You don’t marry one person; you marry three: the person you think they are, the person they are, and the person they are going to become as a result of being married to you.” Richard Needham
We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness – and call it love – true love.
This is a wedding near and dear to my heart. A little over a month after Marla and Scotts 38th Wedding Anniversary with the help of friends and family and a lot of amazing donations from vendors these two love birds shared their story and love with a beautiful renewal. Marriage is not always easy but every great adventure is always a bit of a ruff climb.
Marla and Scott have a touching story that was so beautiful to be able to be apart of, Scott has been fighting several forms of cancer, recently cancer has moved into his brain and Scott has developed some memory issues. This story started while watching an episode of This is Us. Where there was a proposal in the story and Scott had a memory that he never truly proposed to Marla and wanted to do it right in his words.
So fast forward to today with the help of a wonderful friend Nicole who started putting up feelers to help these two renew their forever romance and renew the vows and even add to them.
Through church and friends, they were offered a beautiful backyard of a couple that attends their church. When Nicole reached out to me on Facebook there was still a few things they were in need of, with he amazing donation and loans from Pollen In love (Flowers) Mic Owner of Hidden Meadows (Chairs) and Tia from Winsome Hill Bed & Breakfast (Linens)
With everything in place Marla and Scott were the guests of honor to share a day that was not about everything going on in their lives no sickness, just the love they share for each and a day to celebrate it with family and close friends.
I enjoy all the weddings I photograph. But sometimes there are couples like Paige and Will. They are two of the happiest and sweetest people I have ever spent the day with. Photographing their wedding day was just a joy. Here are some photos of their beautiful day.