Congratulations to Lindsay and Jon. My perfect record of no rain came to an end with a stormy Whidbey Island wedding. Thanks for the adventurous spirit as we headed to down to the beach to get blown away in gale wind.
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Up early and released wedding photos to the interweb. Having coffee and realized it was Stephanie and Frank’s Finally Getting Married Wedding. I think that was the official event title.
First, I haven’t seen these guys in a couple years (since I left the winery). Figured I would show up as guest and surprise them. Spontaneity in motion. At Noon I was shooting wedding photos with these two clowns. They know how to have a good time – always. The wedding ceremony lasted 3 minutes dead on. If you even blinked – you missed it.
So I could have picked a super cute shot, but this is them.
Congratulations, Stephanie and Frank! You rock, Cheers!
Krystal & Nick Wedding
Ceremony and Reception – Everson, WA July 13, 2018
In the Clouds – Artist Point, Mount Baker, WA
Krystal and Nick’s Friday the 13th wedding in Everson, WA. Set in rural Whatcom, the evening wedding proved to everyone that Friday 13th is a lucky day. The backdrop of a candle lit boat bow and bayou behind – it felt like for a moment I was in the South again. The wedding reception won the title for most keg stands – and all without injury.
I kidnapped the newlyweds a couple days later for a freeze-out portrait session in the mountains. In the Clouds – was shot at Artist Point, Mount Baker, WA. The panorama might have been obscured by clouds, but Mount Shuksan came out briefly at Picture Lake.
Congratulations to Krystal and Nick.
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Hannah and Parry
Congratulations on 5 years of marital bliss!
Hannah and Parry Wedding
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Mary and Will Destination Wedding Photography
Orcas Island, WA
Ceremony and Portraits – Doe Bay
Reception – Eastsound
Mary and Will celebrated their love with family and friends on one of the most beautiful places in the San Juan Islands. A long ferry ride from Anacortes drops you off at Orcas and though it isn’t that far from Bellingham – it does have a sense of remoteness. Many natives here in Washington would probably not consider it to be a Destination Wedding, but most people would say that Orcas is quite the destination. Even with a reservation, the wait times for a ferry can be long and getting off the island is another story. Mary and Will made a great choice with Orcas Island. Mary is a Marine Biologist and being surrounded by water is a big part of her life. Will is an artist and set designer for theater and fits in well with the bohemian culture on the island.
“If this van’s a rockin’…”
The Wedding day was an all day event, filled with many memorable moments. The first moment of the day was the van. “If this van’s a rockin’…” well, you might want to put the parking brake on first. Luckily, no one was injured when the van rolled down hill and crashed into a cabin. Try and explain that one to your insurance company. There was plenty of time to explore the island in the morning. To shed the anxiousness, Mary and Will took a kyak paddle after coffee with friends. It never rains on my weddings – never. The clouds parted and the sky was deep blue.
The ceremony was a classic and simple. A few sunflowers, a chuppah, friends, family and a priest. Set on an overlook, almost surrounded by water. Everything was personal and thoughtful. Readings and music were performed by friends and family. Vows were written and added a emotional element. The bride wasn’t the only one crying. The ceremony was over in 20 minutes, but time seemed to stop for the bride, groom and guests as everyone was enjoying the moment. Portraits followed the ceremony and were shot lightning fast. A photographer can’t hold up the reception and the party! Shooting the portraits started with a group of guys mooning us. Again, at every turn there was something to keep you guessing what was next.
The reception was held in Eastsound at Oddfellow’s Hall. I can’t tell you enough how much this is a great location for a wedding reception. I would be back in a couple years to shoot another wedding here on the island and the bride and groom chose Odd Fellow’s as well. Plenty of room to party, dance and socialize. The personal touches Mary and Will added were amazing. Beautiful tarts were baked by Mar’s sister a professional baker. Will painted the three large murals after flying in from North Carolina. The murals signify meaningful events, friends and love for Mary.
How he did it in a day still stuns me. When Will first saw the wedding photos, he mentioned how the photos and wedding were exactly how he envisioned it in the murals.
Congratulations to Will and Mary and many happy years ahead. Cheers!
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Rivka and Mark
Bohemian Orcas Island Wedding
If I needed to pick a favorite wedding, this would be it. Not because the images are the best wedding photographs ever. I always feel that I can do better. What separates this wedding from the rest is the fusion of rich, cultural traditions and modern bohemian style. Rivka is Jewish and Mark is German and the wedding guests came from all over the world. Truly, a destination wedding. At every moment – from before the wedding ceremony to the final dance at the reception, there was something happening. A camera was in hand the whole day and It was fun to be a part of.
There was also a spontaneity as some things just happened, even the bride and groom were kept on their toes by the guests. The Jewish and German traditions had a personalized, multicultural modern twists. Before the wedding, each family did toasts to the bride and groom. Not too many tears, but some amazing words of encouragement and lots of laughter. Instead of the bride walking down the aisle, the two families united and walked arm in arm to their seats followed by the bride and groom. The ceremony was 30 minutes, packed with songs, chants, poems, rings, kiss, vows, candle lighting, bread and breaking a plate. At the reception, lanterns hung on the trees and inside Oddfellow’s Hall. Both Rivka and Marc work and live around the world. These were all brought from Asia for the wedding. The dried and fresh flowers were grown on Rivka’s family farm in Orcas Island. The dried flowers were made over two-years. Near the altar and chhupa, there was a large, detailed mandala done out the flowers.
Rivka and Mark were truly in love and there wasn’t a time after the entrance they were not together. I ran into Rivka at the local food Co-Op recently and they continue to work and live abroad with their daughter.
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Kristina and Nick Wedding Photography
Freeland, WA – Whidbey Island
Ceremony and Reception – Fireseed Catering
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