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.