About a month ago, October 27th, I had the pleasure of photographing Nikki and Matt’s wedding in Chehalis, WA. A destination wedding for them coming all the way from South Carolina, so not quite as far for me to travel across the state! It was so worth it for this beautiful wedding at The Barn on Jackson. We were fortunate to have some perfect weather for the girls’ photos before it rained as predicted. As you can see in the photos it did definitely rain that day, however, when looking at these it doesn’t show the downpour we worked through with the guys’ photos and the ones of just Nikki and Matt together. As stressful as rain sounds on a wedding day, Nikki was able to relax a little knowing pictures would happen no matter what! Even if the photographer had to take a shower in the rain. :) In the end the day was captured and the memories were made. It was truly a beautiful wedding with so much thought put into it. What a wonderful weekend get-a-way for all the family and friends that were able to join them. ❤️
I usually post sooner than this, but wow, what I busy fall it has been! On September 29th, I had fun capturing Colleen and Michael’s wedding at Kalispel Golf and Country Club. The Country Club more recently has set up an outdoor venue area with a tent style reception. My first wedding here since they set this up. Truly a beautiful wedding and wonderful reception site. The dinner they provided was definitely one of the highlights to this wedding. Along with their Nothing Bundt Cakes, even rainbow chip! This couple planned their wedding in just a few months and they didn’t miss a thing, so impressive!
Angela and Derek had a small intimate ceremony at their family’s beach front property on Priest Lake. It was September 22nd and fall was just starting… it turned out to be a beautiful day with sunshine. Their pups being a big part of their lives, right there with them. Their dinner was held at Cavanaugh’s. You can see by their photos it was a perfect little celebration, yet such a big day for them - joining their lives together. ❤️
Kristie and Tom were married on August 18, 20018 at her parent's home. They transformed their property into the perfect wedding venue! Kristie and Tom have a fun story of how they met. Tom was working out of town and while his boss, Nate, was chatting on FaceTime with his wife Tom noticed a pretty lady in the background. Sure enough, it was Kristie, Nate's sister-in-law, and that's where their story began. The perfect match! Their family, friends, and daughters are so happy they found each other. Congratulations you two!
My friend's baby sister got married last weekend! I photographed her senior pictures when I was just getting my business started and now it's her wedding. She also is an amazing makeup artist and she went all the way to the Oregon Coast to do my wedding makeup 10 years ago! So happy for her to have her special day and for them to start this new chapter in life. They tied the knot on the weekend of their 8 year anniversary on her uncle's property (which he'd love to do more weddings there if anyone is looking for a place... not far from downtown Spokane off of Highway 195 - let me know!). When Brett first told me she was getting married she said she wanted a simple wooded late evening wedding. It was perfect! From her dad playing his guitar walking her down the aisle to the tent set up in the backyard for their overnight stay, it was exactly what they wanted. Although they didn't need toasts and cake cutting, these traditions still happened. The cupcake surprise from Brett's sister was too funny. 💩 just got real! 😂 But seriously isn't she GORGEOUS!!!! Congratulations Brett and Eric!
Zerina and Joel were married at Commellini Estate on July 8th. A destination wedding for most being that neither of them are from Spokane, but they are attending college nearby. It was a perfect wedding and location for their close friends and family to enjoy the day with them and celebrate. Joel surprised Zerina with his guitar and song at the reception! I think it is the summer of serenading considering this was the 2nd weekend in a row I've seen this! What a special gift for Zerina. It was also so fun to hear the Bosnian music and dancing. The dance floor was nonstop, and it was great to see everyone having such a good time singing along. I don't think Zerina's grandmas sat down! Commellini's always does such a good job coordinating their events and putting the couple's needs first.
Special mentions: cake made by Zerina's friend; knitted flower centerpieces handmade by Zerina!
I'm not sure how to explain this wedding other than AHH-MAZING! Duska and Steve got married on their 5th anniversary, June 30th. The last 5 years together proved to show that they are perfect for each other. Not only them, but their daughters are so happy and now forever sisters. ❤️ Being friends with them means we've seen this transpire and couldn't be more happy for them! They were married at St. Blanche Catholic Church, which happens to be next to their home away from home, their cabin. Their reception was held at Priest Lake Golf Course. It was so fun and relaxed. The best part was Steve serenading his bride in front of everyone and it truly touched everyone that saw it. You'll have to watch the video slideshow below to get a glimpse of it. 😉 Lastly, a friend surprised them with fireworks to end the night. It couldn't get any better than this. Steve and Duska - I hope the day was everything you dreamed it would be, and more! Congrats!!!
Extra mentions: Make-up: MUAh, Cake: Madeleine's Cafe, Flowers: Amazing friend Jodie, Coordinator: Amazing friend Hilary
Mallory and Dillon were married at The Willows in Coeur d'Alene, ID on June 16th. What a great country setting for them. There was definitely rain in the forecast, so tents were set up and ready for it! Luckily most of the rain came while they got ready, with just a few showers during photos. The rest of the evening the weather was perfect for the ceremony and reception! The details put into this wedding were definitely noticeable. The thought of everything down to their personalized yard games. Most importantly these two didn't stop smiling ALL DAY. They truly couldn't help it and enjoyed every bit of their day. I love being a part of happy days like this! Congrats Mallory and Dillon, enjoy the honeymoon!
*Special thank you to Alissa Floyd for second shooting this wedding with me! If anyone every wants more than 1 photographer to cover their event I always give the option to add on an extra photographer.*
Andrea and Marcus had a beautiful ceremony in Banff, but couldn't leave it without a party in Spokane to celebrate with family and friends! The McGinnity Room downtown was the perfect location for it. Such a simple and fun get together with everyone that has been a part of their lives. I wouldn't have missed it even if you didn't want me to be the photo girl! Congrats you two!
Hannah's softball photos at Mt. Spokane were gorgeous! Showed her in her element. ⚾️
Check out previous post with her other images too!
Some fun school football photos to add to Connor's senior session!
We got Desi's sessions done between indoor ones while we had smoke in the air to fitting in some more outside ones before yearbook photos were due (tomorrow)! We got some great variety in locations for sure. Such a blast working with my friend's daughter, she is such a fun girl with a great personality!! Sadly Desi lost her dad earlier this year, check out the last photo with his hat.
Love my cousin's kids! They all just loved having their photos taken. Since these were taken a couple weeks ago I totally just added extra fall into the look of some of these. 🍁 Yes, I can do that in post processing! 😊 And this is a perfect example of what you can choose within a Mini Session with your favorite 5 images... 1 of each kid, kids alone and whole family. These would look great on the wall together. 💛
This family finally got professional photos taken, thanks to a sweet gift from her coworkers last Christmas! Look at those cute kids, they did so great!
Myah is 6 months! She is soooo cute!!! 😍
Tara and Adam are getting married in just 1.5 weeks!!! Here is their cute engagement session downtown!
This family won't stop growing (quickly) and I love it! Baby brother is here and big sisters LOVE him. 💙 He's going to add so much fun to their lives... #3 we call them the game changer around here. Maybe parents of 3 littles would only understand?! 😂
This sweet girl is already 6 months old, or actually 7 months since we took these awhile ago! Had to share her and her cute family. 💕
Ty did awesome for his senior photos. He could rock a smile along with a serious look, which is hard to do for most! We found some great simple areas around Manito for him and got a day that the smoke in the air was finally dissipating, but the lighting was perfect!
Baby girl is due any day! Looking forward to her arrival and newborn session. We took these a whole month ago when the weather was warm, at Finch Arboretum. They brought some cute props! 💝