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Fallon + Dave | A Whidbey Island Garden Wedding at Wayfarer

Days before I turned 30, I ferried over with my little family to Whidbey Island to capture Fallon & Dave’s wedding. We stayed in a great little cabin in the woods, complete with a hot tub which we used both nights, baby sleeping inside. I try to blend a little vacation time in with weddings that require an overnight — this one happened to kick off the WEEK OF 30 which was full of adventures and family time. Fun fact: the morning of their wedding, my baby started walking! I was buzzing all day long. I never would have believed the things that get me as excited as they do with my son.

Walking into Fallon’s getting-ready AirBnB, I could feel the closeness and bond with her friends, many of whom came from Colorado where she had lived previously. Everyone was excited to be together, and it’s my favorite thing to just get absorbed into someone’s life and reality for a day and to make beautiful photos of it. I’ll let the photos do the rest of the talking.

Enjoy.

 
 

Sara + Ryan | A Bainbridge Island Waterfront Wedding Complete with a Flash Mob

Seattle summers are just the best. It never gets incredibly hot and there’s usually no rain from July through September, so it’s a safe time to throw an outdoor wedding without the fear of weather. There’s just something about boarding a ferry to attend (or shoot!) a wedding. It literally transports you to a new location, a new state of mind, and prepares you to disconnect and to be present in the celebration. Orcas Island, San Juan Island with its magnificent Roche Harbor, and Bainbridge Island all offer amazing views and are easily accessible by Seattle ferries.

Ryan and Sara were the most laid back couple ever. The wedding took place on a combination of Sara’s parents’ property and the neighbors. The neighbor’s house was the best getting ready spot with beautiful light, and just steps away from the ceremony, you couldn’t ask for anything closer. Ryan got ready in Sarah’s mom’s art studio which was so perfect. The ceremony was right on the water with a beautiful arch made by Ryan, and the reception was just up the hill under a white tent. Tables were set family style and decorated with peonies, vintage books, and dripping vines. It was a vision. Also, I don’t know what’s happening this summer, but every single wedding guest is SO DANG ATTRACTIVE!

Every last detail was beautiful. The speeches were the best, as usual, but a close second would be the amazing flash mob that Sara arranged and directed, a dancer herself. Check it out! And if you’re in the market for a wedding photographer yourself, let’s chat! I love to do a quick phone call to get to know you and hear about allll the details.

Enjoy.

 
 

Monica + Holden | A Skagit Valley Wedding at Maplehurst Farm

I loved hearing about Monica’s vision for her day: greenery, breakfast for dinner, and all the amazing vintage vibes at Maplehurst. It’s a really unique venue in that they have tons and tons of antique plates, milk glass, dishes, and more that you can choose from to style your wedding. I’ve never seen anything like it before. They also had amazing antique couches that we just had to incorporate…. you’ll see. All in all, it was a day about love, simplicity, fun, and DANCING.

Enjoy.