Emily emailed me just weeks before the big day. It was a small, intimate ceremony of only family and a few lucky vendors. I was excited to visit the cute town of Seabrook, but nervous that I might feel like an outsider among such a close group of people. Obviously that was stupid, because they made me feel so very welcome. Emily and Patrick's love cast a warm blanket over the entire day, and I'm so grateful that I got to be involved with their wedding.
Last year, I was so excited to find out that a high school friend of mine had gotten engaged. We hadn't really stayed in touch over the years, and he had in fact moved to Texas years ago after his time in the Marines. But I was still so happy, and also pretty impressed that he'd found someone willing to put up with his crap for the rest of her life =).
After spending some time helping search for photographers in their area, I somehow convinced them to fly me to Texas to do the job instead. Once I arrived and met Lacey, I was instantly able to see how amazing she is, and what a wonderful couple they are together. No wedding goes perfectly smoothly. Things get stressful, and problems come up. But the only thing that seemed to matter to them was each other. It was wonderful to see, and I'm so happy I got to be involved. The whole family made me feel so welcome, and I really appreciate the time I was able to spend there.
...Aside from the weather, anyway. Did I mention my camera actually overheated at one point? It's a good thing I live where I do ;)
This is another very late post. What a surprise, right? Sarah and Travis got married on a hot summer day earlier this year. On the 4th of July, in fact. This was such a special event to be involved in. I went to high school with Sarah, and have loved becoming better friends with her in the years since. I was so glad when she and Travis asked me to document their wedding. Sure, it was a million degrees, and the bees were aplenty, but no one let it put a damper on the fun. I could feel the love all around, and I'm excited to share a taste of that with you now. Enjoy!
At the end of June, I met with Chey and Castro for the first time on a ferry heading to Whidbey Island. I was nervous about shooting a wedding without meeting the couple ahead of time. But I had a good feeling about these two, so I tried not to worry too much. This was a quick ceremony on the beach. No reception, no drama, and (I think) very little stress. All of the guests were involved in the process from start to finish, and I could feel so much love among this happy group of friends.
Being a part of such a relaxed, intimate ceremony was such a treat for me. It was so different from any other wedding I've been to or shot. I'm so glad I was asked to document this sweet event.
I'm so late posting this. For some reason I was ridiculously unproductive over the holidays, and it's finally catching up to me. BUT I'm making up for it right now. I've re-designed my website, acquired a new camera, and am really trying to get serious about my business this year. All very exciting stuff.
Anyway, at the very end of last year (the day after Christmas, actually), I had the surprise honor of photographing my boyfriend's mother's wedding! Laurie and John were in town visiting for Christmas and decided that it was the perfect time to make things official. Of course I had to take the pictures (who knows if they actually wanted me to, but who cares? I brought my camera anyway). Everything was very last-minute, which meant only a small number of friends and family were there for the ceremony. The small intimate feel was amazing, and so low-stress. It was wonderful.
It's been awhile since I've posted a blog. It's bad, I know. But to be fair, I have actually written two in the past month, decided they were stupid, and deleted them. So at least I'm trying.
Moving on -- this time I have something really important to post about! Last month, I got to photograph my friend's gorgeous wedding in Port Gamble. First of all, the town is amazing. A little secluded, sure. But I feel like I could easily hole up there for the rest of my life doing nothing but photograph weddings and eat tasty organic trail mix and candy from the general store (that's right... a real general store). But back to Erin and Robby. This wedding was perfect. It was warm, cozy, and fun. I don't think I've ever seen such a nervous couple. There was so much love in one room, and having the opportunity to capture it for them was a truly wonderful experience.