When Josh and Mary contacted me about their engagement session, they asked if they could bring Josh’s daughter and their dog. I loved this idea. First of all, I’m a sucker for a dog. But more important, as someone who grew up in a blended family, I know how important this milestone is in a young person’s life. Not only do I hope Josh and Mary love these images for years to come, I hope Josh’s daughter and Mary’s soon to be step-daughter, will enjoy them too. After all, they are starting a new branch in her family tree!
I knew Kelsey was a kind soul the moment I met her for coffee last fall to discuss her wedding. I learned about Mike and how he is an avid hunter (even proposed during a bear hunting trip!). I told her I was pregnant, and she told me how happy she was for me….just beautiful inside and out, I thought. Fast forward to the day of Kelsey and Mike’s recent engagement session. The two get out of his truck, with a huge gift bag. Kelsey again tells me how happy they are for me and our family…and gives me a baby gift! I was so appreciative of this gesture, that after the session I immediately called my husband to tell him about the gift (who said we should be giving THEM a gift, not the reverse.) Throughout the session, the pair could not have been kinder to me, or each other. I hope you enjoy the images we captured as much as I do! Looking forward to their wedding day in August!
We’ve been absent for awhile on the blog, as I had been pregnant, and now have a two month old baby girl, along with our 5 year old daughter! Things have been crazy, but we have started to settle back into a routine. Engagement sessions are in full swing, and I hope you will enjoy these images from my afternoon with Jessica and James! Luckily, the weather cooperated as they had traveled from Kirkland for our session (and to work on their wedding plans.) I had a wonderful time getting to know them, and can’t wait to capture their rehearsal dinner and their wedding in July!
With friends and family who had traveled near and far, Jenny and Donovan were married at StoneRidge Golf in Idaho. It was in intimate wedding not only because of the size, but because of the details the bride and groom shared with guests. On each table were photos the couple had taken on all of their travels together, as well as poems Donovan had written for Jenny over the course of their relationship (and guests were encouraged to pass the poems around.) Another very special detail was Donovan’s wedding band…his father made it for him. As a photographer, I enjoyed capturing these elements that made the day very special. But as a witness to the day, I felt very special to be included in the beginning of Jenny and Donovan’s new path as a family. Congrats!
Jodi and Pete were married yesterday at her parents’ home in Spokane. Immediately following the ceremony, we went to the top of the hill above her family home to capture some beautiful images, as well as to give the couple a moment to relax and soak it all in that they JUST got married! These two were absolutely stunning….I couldn’t wait to get a preview up on the blog…enjoy!