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Guemes Island Wedding with Petra and Kyle

Petra and Kyle had the perfect San Juan Islands wedding! They rented out Guemes Island Resort, and for my first time ever in the San Juans I was not disappointed. I loved everything about it, from the small farm community atmosphere to the incredible views of the Canada and the Cascade Mountains. Once I pulled up to Guemes Island Resort I was blown away again! This was the ideal spot for an intimate wedding filled with family, friends, beer, dancing, bon fires, and sparklers. I can't wait to go back, but next time I'm taking some time off to just hang out at the resort!

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Intimate Ceremony in the Smoky Mountains

As soon as I hopped on Skype with Caitlin and Dan to chat about their wedding I knew I had to photograph their day. Not only do they love the outdoors as much as I do, but they were actually getting married in the middle of the Smoky Mountains in North Carolina! So obviously I was smitten.

Their day wasn't just incredible because the scenery, but their whole wedding was such an adventure. I flew out to North Carolina a few days before the wedding and I immediately started exploring. I drove and hiked all over the Smokys to find the perfect spots for us to take photos. Once I finished all the wandering, I drove out north of Asheville to meet up with a house full of Caitlin and Dan's friends who had rented a cabin in the mountains just north of the city. I had never met any of them before and immediately we all hit it off eating pizza, drinking beer, and hanging out in the hot tub. I'll be honest, I still can't believe that this is work! 

I should focus on the wedding and stop bragging about all the craziness that happens in between shoots. Just check out the photos below to see all of the gorgeousness! I can't wait to get back to the Smoky Mountains or the Blue Ridge Mountains for another shoot, there's too much to see and too much to photograph for just one weekend. 

Frozen Waterfall with Meaghan and Jake

Meaghan and Jake are the best! All they wanted from their engagement session was some amazing photos in a unique location in the woods. Luckily for us, we were hit with a long cold front and when I went out location scouting I found this incredible waterfall down in a canyon. It was the perfect backdrop for us!