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Neal and Jamie are a couple of friends who I was happy to provide some engagement portraits for. Q’emlin Park in Post Falls provided an awesome backdrop and lots of neat little areas to grab some portraits. We could’ve explored around there all day!
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!
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!
One thing I really treasure about my field of work is the opportunities it presents to travel. So when Sam and Aaron reached out to me about photographing their wedding in a beautiful part of Oregon I had never been to, I was completely on board!
I got to hang out with them the day before for the rehearsal dinner at a super cool ranch house in the hills above town. The wedding took place at the Methodist Church which is over 100 years old. Haines, Oregon is a very small rural town near Baker City in Eastern Oregon. The town had a lot of character and neat old buildings that made for some really great spots to grab some portraits.
Aaron and Sam were so great to work with and very hospitable. After the wedding I packed up the gear and headed down to camp with the wedding crew overnight at Phillips Lake. It was a lot of fun hanging out and getting to know everyone! Thanks again Sam and Aaron, congrats!
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!
My last wedding of the year was right in my backyard — beautiful Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
Ron and Kari tied the knot at the old Fort Sherman Chapel, constructed in the late 1800s. I love the character of old buildings like this one.
The ceremony followed at the White House Event Center on Sherman. It was great to be able to use some of the fall colors in the background of a few of the portraits. The White House, another historic building in Coeur d’Alene, has great decor inside and out and worked out awesome for photos. Even though it was a fairly small group of mostly family, there were countless moments I was able to grab with my cameras. From dancing to laughing to an intense bouquet toss, there were plenty of moments to keep my happy and busy behind my viewfinder.
Kari and Ron were awesome people to share the day with and I couldn’t have asked for a better way to end the 2012 wedding year. Congrats guys!
Well, I’ve shot a wedding in snow now.
Although flurries fell only momentarily at the end of Nick and Karin’s big day in Kingston, Idaho, it was still a reminder by mother nature that it is October… in North Idaho. Flurries aside, I couldn’t have been happier with the way things played out at French Gulch, a garden tucked away in the mountains where Nick and Karin tied the knot. The day begain with blue skies and sunshine, progressing to overcast conditions later in the day. Cloud cover may not sound ideal to most; however, for a photographer it provides some truly awesome lighting to work with. The lighting throughout the ceremony and reception was very soft and even, providing for some really great conditions for shooting.
The celebration felt very close and intimate, as it was a smaller gathering of close friends and family, which provided some really great moments to photograph. It’s the one thing that keeps me coming back to weddings and appreciating the chance to document some of the most meaningful moments in a couple’s life.
Nick and Karin were an outstanding couple to share the day with and I wish them the best in their journey through life together! Congrats!
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!
We got lucky.
When I booked Ian and Tara’s September wedding across the Peugeot Sound on Bainbridge Island, I was definitely a little leery about the weather. Turns out, Seattle had a string of unusually sunny weather leading up to their wedding, and their big day was no exception.
The location was pretty much awesome. I forgot how green everything is near the coast; and their wedding and reception was literally overlooking the ocean. Soft light filtered through the towering pines and thick brush to make some insanely good light for the formal portraits. By the time the ceremony began the sun was shining in full force and it was clear no rain was in sight.
Ian and Tara planned so many fun details. From the bright yellow ties worn by the gentleman, to the pinata bashing following the ceremony, to the mason jars filled with sangria, it was visually a fun, color-filled day.
I’ll always remember this wedding as the wedding where literally everyone was on the dance floor. I’ve never seen so many people just straight getting down on the dance floor as I did at Ian and Tara’s celebration. After some time, Tara insisted I put the camera away and join them, which I did. Fun times.
Ian and Tara were just great to work with and I feel honored to be a small part of their day. Congrats guys!
Tomorrow I have a wedding in Colbert, Washington with Drew and Maegan. After their rockin’ engagement session out there this summer I’m confident tomorrow will be a blast. Stay tuned for their blog post soon!
Jake and Malia’s wedding had a lot going for it.
A tree-lined, mountain backdrop deep in the heart of Deer Park, Washington; cool, unique details like old bottles with chalk writing for centerpieces and a whole bunch of fun family and friends surrounding them on their big day. Not to mention the sweet field down the road we snuck away to for some portraits.
The recent smoky skies may seem like a bummer to most people, but they provide excellent soft lighting for a photographer to work with, which came in handy throughout the day. I’ve also picked up a couple new lenses recently in which I used extensively this time. Both are prime lenses, one a 35mm f2 and the other a 100mm f2. Since that will sound like gibberish to many of you, I’ll explain. They are both prime lenses, which means they don’t zoom. But, they are “faster,” meaning they shoot in lower light and provide greater creative control of what is in focus and what’s out of focus. Prime lenses also tend to be sharper. I’m definitely growing fond of my new glass and the inability to zoom causes me to think more about my compositions.
It’s a never-ending process figuring out what gear works best and acquiring better stuff as you can afford it, but I’m getting there. Of course, the end product is only as great as the person behind the camera! I’m constantly pushing to better myself and notice ways in which I do so with each passing wedding.
Jake was a fellow Montanan, having lived in Missoula for some time, so naturally we got along great from the start! These two were super fun to work with and I wish them the best in their years together!