Skyomish River Elopement

Amber and Lucas decided to tie the knot in one of their favorite places: near the Skyomish River in the small town of Baring, Washington, with only their siblings by their side. They rented a cabin overlooking the river. Played some frisbee before their ceremony, which was officiated by the groom's sister; ordered barbecue from one of their favorite spots, and had an impromptu dance party together in the living room to celebrate. It was a small gathering with lots of fun and big heart. A fave for sure. Congrats, loves!

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Scholls Valley Lodge Wedding Photos

The countryside in Hillsboro, Oregon, where Natalie and Shayfer were married last month, surprised me in the best way. Much to my delight, this particular PNW setting makes for a drive-with-the-windows-down and watch-the-rolling-hills-pass-by kind of commute. Farm land. Hills of gold and green. Nice and hot in the summer. As if the setting of Scholls Valley Lodge didn't already make me feel as if I'd won the awesome wedding jackpot; this couple was also top-notch. They were THE NICEST. Their guests, gracious. Oh, and they're former choir nerds like me, so I couldn't help but feel an extra-nerdy connection to them. These are my people!

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Ritter Farm Fall Wedding

The morning of Danielle and Sean's wedding at Ritter Farm, it poured sheets of rain during the drive out to Cle Elum. Rain like that might give us wedding photographers a bit of anxiety at times, but that day was different for me. The fall color along the drive through Snoqualmie Pass, and saturating the rural roads near the venue, popped like crazy against the gray skies. The yellows and reds only seemed deeper after a good rain. And to top it all off, there were lovely low clouds on the hillsides, not too far from the farm. Quiet. Fresh air. It's easy to feel like you don't have a care in the world in a place like that.

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