June 30, 2009
Chris and Amy….Wedding
Chris and Amy were married Friday night in a quaint little one room church in Snoqualmie. There were stained glass windows on all sides and up in the balcony which created a glowing atmosphere inside the church.
We ventured outside nearby and found this old garage door….so dramatically in contrast to this fresh faced young bride.
You can see the entire church from here…I’m standing outside the front doors. I love the way the doors frame this shot.
One final good night kiss before Amy and Chris were heading off for their honeymoon…..April, Stacey and I thank you for having us along on your wedding day as your own personal paparazzi.
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June 17, 2009
Brad & Kim…..Wedding
I had the immense pleasure of working with the super talented April Greer for one of her weddings in Chelan this past weekend. I go to Chelan often for weddings but I have never photographed at the Tsillan Cellars Winery. I was thrilled to work at this venue with April to photograph Brad and Kim on their wedding day.
I always love a challenge….this little ring barer moved faster than Flash Gordon. His mom and dad were chasing him around all afternoon and into the evening. At one point, he lost his shoe in the waterfall, never to be recovered. So he walked around in just one tux shoe.
Kim’s father was so proud of his little girl. You can see it on his face in these two photos where he is struggling to keep his composure to walk her down the aisle and give her away to Brad.
The ceremony was set overlooking Lake Chelan. It was a spectacular view and an emotional ceremony complete with touching vows written by the bride and groom.
A few years ago, April photographed a night venue shot like this for me at one of my weddings. I loved it so much that it inspired me to capture a beautiful night shot at each wedding I shoot. Depending on the time of the wedding, I might not be at the venue to capture the precise moment when the sky is magnificently lit. For this event, April and I were there until the DJ stopped playing so I was able to capture this shot.
These girls know how to PARTY!
April, it is always a pleasure to work with you! Thanks for having me along on this event.
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June 2, 2009
Mike and Elizabeth Wedding….
I decided to look up the definition of BEAUTIFUL (byoot’e fel)….having beauty; very pleasing to the eye and mind. That which has beauty or pleasure. Those who are beautiful.
Yes, that pretty much summed up the wedding of Mike and Elizabeth…..BEAUTIFUL. Everything about their day was spectacular. My team included the super talented April Greer and Breanna Meldrum. We photographed 11 hours of coverage, but there were so many details and such terrific venues that we never tired.
This raven haired bride was sizzling & sexy and her groom was handsome & gracious. Elizabeth had a classy and tasteful touch on everything throughout the day from her Luly Lang Couture shoes to the party favors. A New Chapter wedding planning helped orchestrate the event so that Elizabeth’s vision could become a reality and she could just enjoy being the bride. Mike delivered a touching speech in which he commended Elizabeth for planning the event of the year and promised Elizabeth’s parents he would take care of her forever. Awww………his parents raised a true gentleman!
Holy Names Academy is always such a treat to photograph inside and out. The decor is ornate and the warm light that comes through the windows is inviting. Mike’s Uncle flew into town to officiate the wedding. He even did some of the service in Spanish.
The flower-girl (Mike’s niece) was precious as she intently watched the bride and groom taking communion.
They were off to the Seattle Tennis Club for a fantastic reception. You can’t beat being on the water in Seattle on a day like this.
One of the guests offered $50 to these boys if they could keep their tongue’s on the ice sculpture for an hour…..I checked back in 20 minutes and they were still at it.
I saw the boys walking around with blue tongues later in the evening.
Mike and Elizabeth, enjoy your honeymoon. April, Breanna and I had a blast photographing every last detail of your day.
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