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Brian + Kristin | Sandpoint, Idaho | 09.13.14

It was nice to be back in North Idaho for Brian + Kristin’s wedding at the Eureka Center retreat out in the woods just outside of Sandpoint. These two really nailed the North Idaho vibe with all of their special touches and details, not to mention the awesome venue. September weddings in the Northwest are always some of my favorites! Thanks for having me along Brian and Kristin!

 

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Andrew + Jamie | McCall, Idaho | 09.06.14

Andrew and Jamie brought me out to one of my favorite areas in this state — McCall, Idaho. Not only does this town share the same name as yours truly, it is one of the most scenic slices of land in the entire Pacific Northwest.

 

The wedding screamed Idaho, and reminded me of why I love calling this state home.

 

Congrats guys; it was a privilege documenting your day!

 

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Jake + Mariah | Hayden Lake Country Club

Jake and Mariah’s wedding at the Hayden Lake Country Club was spectacular. Awesome couple, beautiful venue, blue skies and great company and made it one for the books. Thanks for having me along Jake and Mariah, and congrats!

 

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Erik + Katie | Mukogawa Chapel – Spokane, WA

Erik + Katie’s wedding brought me back once again to the historic Mukogawa Chapel in Spokane Washington. I love documenting a ceremony in an old building such as this that is rich in history and architecture. It was an excellent way to kick off the summer wedding season and I would gladly be back for another one at this beautiful venue, especially for clients as awesome as these two! I also believe Katie got the most unique wedding band I’ve seen on a groom’s hand! Cheers Katie and Erik, thanks for having me along!

 

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Drew + Maegan | Colbert.WA | 10.06.12

There’s nothin’ like a country wedding.

 

I had the pleasure of photographing Drew and Maegan’s engagement session at this same location where they ultimately tied the knot. Maegan’s parents have a lovely Victorian home nestled in the trees and farmlands of Colbert, Washington, where the big day took place. They constructed a huge white barn which provided an awesome place for the reception and dancing to take place, and a nice backdrop for the ceremony. There’s something special about having a wedding “at home” instead of a venue that really works out nicely. I had a blast documenting their celebration and couldn’t have asked for a better location to make some photographs. I commend their bravery in planning an outdoor wedding in October in the Northwest. You never know what the weather may be like this time of year, but luckily there was nothing but blue skies and sunshine all day.

 

Thanks for letting me tag along for the day and congrats guys!

 

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Dustin + Alex | Spokane.Washington | 09.01.12

It feels good to be back home.

 

Well, I didn’t just get back from a trip or antything, but this last month has brought me to Montana every weekend for weddings, so it was sort of nice to drive a quick 45 minutes to be on location for Dustin and Alex’s big day. I had the pleasure to shoot these guys’ engagement session earlier this summer (well in May, actually. It’s crazy how fast time flies.)

 

The ceremony took place in a great little backyard of Dustin’s Aunt’s North Spokane home. I really enjoy the feeling that a location at a home provides for both preparation and ceremony shots. Just a bunch of family and friends at a down-to-earth wedding on a beautiful day in the Inland Northwest. I have to say, it feels nice to not be shooting in 90+ degree weather as most of the August weddings had been.

 

The reception followed at the German-American Society in Downtown Spokane. We were able to sneak out for a few quick portraits around the couple surrounding blocks. It’s always great to see the reactions from others when you go trucking around a city with a bride and groom.

 

Another awesome wedding in the books. Thank you Dustin and Alex for being such awesome people to spend such an important day with. Wish you to an awesome life together!

 

I take off Tuesday for a destination wedding in Hawaii. I’m a little excited. A very tropical blog post will be coming your way soon.

 

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Kevin + Janessa’s Wedding | Centerplace | Spokane, Washington

I knew it would be a pretty sweet wedding after shooting the engagement session with Kevin and Janessa this summer. And sweet it was.

 

The day started off with the bride and her bridesmaids preparing for the big day in their suite. I loved so many things about the getting ready shots. Mirrors, personalized hangers, family heirlooms, lace dresses — it was all pretty awesome.

 

The wedding took place outdoors at Centerplace in the Spokane Valley. The sun was shining, the skies were blue and it was a perfect day to get hitched. One thing about shooting weddings I love is being able to witness all the special little moments that occur throughout the day. I couldn’t help but chuckle (along with everyone else) when the ring bearer followed the flower girl and picked up every single petal she threw down, gently placing them back into his bag and running along to the next ones to pick up.

 

It really is a neat experience as a photographer to be a part of all the little moments throughout a wedding and to capture them the way I see it through my cameras. It’s something that I look forward to with every wedding and probably what I like most about being a wedding photographer.

 

I was able to sneak Kevin and Janessa out toward the end of the reception for a few portraits down by the waterfall in Manito Park which was really fun. These two were so great to work with and I wish them the very best for many years to come!

 

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Clint + Angela’s Wedding | Wedding | Hole in the Wall Ranch | Alberton, MT

I love Montana weddings.

 

Angela and Clint’s big day was number two of four Montana weddings over the course of August. August is definitely the Montana wedding month for me.

 

Eighteen miles of windy, dirt road off exit 66 of I-90 takes you to the Hole in the Wall lodge, a quaint, country resort where these two chose to tie the knot.

 

I loved so much about this wedding. The cowboy boots. The white suits with blue vests. The white DC loafers worn by the guys (I want a pair.) The humongous trees lining the ceremony. The mountains. The hay bails and tree stumps around the perimeter of the dance floor. Should I keep going?

 

What a great day and celebration these two and their family and friends had, and I’m thankful they let me be a part of such a great day.

 

Cheers Angela and Clint! Wish you two the best.

 

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Thai + Jessie’s Wedding – Boardman, Oregon

Just over the Washington border in Central Oregon is a town called Boardman. It’s hot there.

 

Thai and Jesse’s wedding was the hottest one I’ve shot this year, with the high just under 100. But that didn’t put a damper on their awesome day.

 

These two got hitched in the backyard of Jesse’s grandparents house. My favorite part about the backyard? The gigantic weeping willow tree which provided shade and shelter from the hot sun. And a nice backdrop behind the alter too.

 

The reception was at a lodge located smack dab on the Columbia river. It’s fairly flat in Boardman, but that’s not a bad thing when it comes to the sunset. We agreed that we had to catch a few portraits during golden hour (the remaining moments before the sun sets behind the horizon.) Man, was it worth it. I couldn’t have asked for better light for a few last portraits of these two.

 

Jesse and Thai were yet again an awesome couple to work with. Interestingly enough, they both live in Alaska. And, after talking about their homeland with them, I’ve added a trip to Alaska to my bucket list. I can only imagine what I would do with a camera down there!

 

 

Congrats you two and I wish you the best in your journey together up north!

 

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Jeremie + Katie’s Wedding – Spokane, WA

I’ve been slacking.

 

By the looks of my blog lately you’d think I haven’t been busy at all. Truth is, this summer has really taken off and I’m averaging close to one wedding per week since my last blog post! It feels great to have my cameras in my hands so often and every wedding has been simply awesome.

 

So, I’m going to take the time to post some of my favorites from each wedding I’ve had the chance to document since my last blog post.

 

I had a blast being a part of Jeremie and Katie’s wedding in the Bigelow Gulch area of Spokane. The sun was shining, skies were blue and it was a perfect July day for an Inland NW wedding! I think my favorite part about the location was the tall pine trees covering the reception area. It made for some shade and some nice shadows to work with. I also have to commend these two — Katie especially — for trucking through some gnarly brush to get my favorite portrait of the two out in the wooded area near the reception.

 

And to top it all off, there was even a proposal at the end of the wedding. As these two were about to head out, one of the guys in the audience got down and one knee with a ring in his hand. It made for some awesome frames and was a really cool moment to capture in my photographs. And most importantly, she said yes!

 

Congrats Jeremie and Katie and thank you for being such a pleasure to work with!

 

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