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Shelby and Mark's Bybee Farms Wedding

I've been to some ridiculously fun weddings, but I think Shelby and Marks's takes the cake! After all, it's not everyday that a bride and a groom do a keg stand at the end of their wedding! Their wedding was so much more then that, they're the nicest and sweetest couple. All of their friends and family exemplify just who they are. I couldn't be more thrilled to be a part of their day.

I always feel so honored when asked to capture someone's wedding. it's not just that a couple trusts me to photograph them, but they trust me to help create memories that they can share for decades.

As always, thank you to all the other vendors that helped bring Shelby and Mark's wedding together! Bybee Farms,  Florist in the Foothills, Woodshop BBQ, Brian James (the best ceremony musician ever!), Chromatique Salon, and Shalonda Pequero Makeup.

San Juan Islands Wedding - Rosario Resort

Anisa and Marc's wedding was just incredible! I truly can't say this enough! Their wedding was the perfect adventure, well having a wedding on Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands is going to do that. First you have to take a 90(ish) minute, and absolutely gorgeous, ferry ride. The whole time you're surrounded by views of the island chain, the Washington coast, and of course Mt Baker to the east. If you're lucky you might even see a few whales. Once you get off the ferry you're greeted by a beautiful island community on your drive to Rosario Resort. That's just how you get to the wedding! Everything else about their day was even better!

Check out all these amazing vendors that helped make Anisa and Marc's wedding perfect! Erin from It's All In The Details planned the whole thing, Sugar Pine put together these gorgeous floral arrangements, Brandon Landon of Sound + Spendor did the incredible lights and music, with makeup provided by Urbanista Weddings.

Hoh Rainforest Elopement - Joy and Crystal

Joy and Crystal flew all the way out to the Seattle just to road trip around the Pacific Northwest and do an elopement style portrait session along the way! When they were telling me about their trip and how excited they were to explore I immediately started coming up with portrait locations. In the end we decided that one location just wasn't going to do. So we started things off with sunrise in the Hoh Rainforest to capture the sun coming through the old growth. Then sunset at Ruby Beach on the Washington coast to grab some of that dramatic light. It made for a long day but I got in an incredible nap on the beach in between so I can't complain!

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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.