Thursday, October 29, 2015

mt baker engagement session | scott & tiffany

I am always amazed at how I end up booking weddings sometimes. While you could spend thousands on lots of advertising, the best way to meet people is just by getting yourself out there and just simply being you. Example A: Scott and Tiffany. Last winter I was blown away by one very particular snowboarding trip to Mt. Rainier where we rode some of the deepest and most beautiful powder I've ever experienced in the Northwest. We had painted our lines down a pristine slope and were regrouping when we saw that another group had started their descent on the slope just opposite ours. I didn't think much of it until I got a comment on the Instagram post I had done from the day from another lady splitboarder. Not only are female splitboarders pretty rare here, but this particular backcountry enthusiast just so happened to be engaged to her outdoorsy partner in crime as well, AND I had shot one of their friend's weddings the previous fall. So, the stars aligned and I was introduced to Scott and Tiffany. A quick meeting over coffee and we realized that not only would we be a good fit to photograph their wedding, but we could all have just made friends with some new adventure partners. Anyway, they picked probably one of the most beautiful locations ever for their engagement session up at Mt. Baker and I'm just going to let the photos speak for themselves :)

Thursday, October 22, 2015

leavenworth wedding at mountain springs lodge | matt & brittany

You may remember this amazing couple from last summer when I photographed them on Vashon Island. They met while working as counselors at a summer camp for kids with terminal illnesses. Do these two have amazing hearts? I'd say so. All of that came through when we had the chance to photograph their beautiful mountain wedding in Leavenworth. The day began with Matt seeing Brittany for the first time on the banks of Icicle Creek. From there they headed to Icicle Brewing Company in Leavenworth where they clinked glasses with their closest friends before saying "I do" at Mountain Springs Lodge. Matt and Brittany put a lot of care into the details of their wedding to make it their own. They played off of the Bavarian theme of Leavenworth and instead of having traditional wedding fare, they served pretzels and bratwurst. The perfect summer weather allowed for the entire event to be outside where friends and family gathered under the stars for drinking, dancing, and a little lightsaber play time inspired by Matt's love of Star Wars. The wedding was so "them" and such an honor to be a part of. Wedding day story below. Congratulations Matt and Brittany!