pnw wedding

Avery and Joey Day After Session

Following their Thornewood Castle wedding, we met these two out at her parent’s cabin in Washington to do a few photos of the two of them in a special place for them. These sessions are actually awesome (especially for any wedding that is feeling short on time with bride + groom portraits). I think these two totally nailed this, it was so funny getting to see them AGAIN after their wedding day and reminisce together about their wedding and how fun it was. If you missed their feature in Seattle Bride Magazine be sure to pick that up, or you can see more of their wedding day HERE. Cheers to A + J!

Shannon and Brandon Kitsap Memorial State Park Wedding

Shannon & Brandon got married early June at Kitsap Memorial State Park. Their day called for 60% chance of rain all day with thunder storms. Shannon had envisioned her wedding outside, nestled under tall evergreen trees in the PNW fresh air. She held on to that vision all morning as she got ready while her family continued set up for the wedding. When it was finally time to make the decision, they went for the outdoor ceremony. Moving chair by chair to the outdoor location she dreamed of. They had a first look where they exchanged sweet notes and had some time to themselves. She also had a first look with her son, Jacskon, who's eyes lit up when he saw how beautiful his mom looked. There were bits of light rain throughout the morning but the ceremony was DRY and incredibly beautiful. Their reception was in the hall with string lights and tacos. They had a couple of quick toasts, a first dance, and spent the remaining time walking around talking and spending time with their closest friends and family. It was so clear how much being around these people meant to them, they wanted to take in every second of being with their favorite people. We snuck down to the beach for a minute for a few photos, then came back up to their reception where a patio game of Jenga took place. Their reception had an early bubble exit, and the two then spent the rest of the evening hanging out and camping with anyone who chose to stay. It was a beautiful day, for some amazing, kind, and obviously very LOVED people.

VENUE: Kitsap Memorial State Park DRESS SALON: New Beginnings DRESS DESIGNER: Stella York MAKE UP: makeupbyjericha HAIR: The Empress and the Outlaw BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES: shop revelry FLORALS: They’re wood! Paisley Moon @thepaisleymoon (wood flowers!) 

CAMI + RYAN’S TRINITY TREE FARM WEDDING

Cami and Ryan got married at Trinity Tree Farm in Issaquah, WA. Even though I spend a lot of time at this venue, every wedding is so unique and special. These two are two seriously sweet humans- their friends and family seriously felt like my friends and family by the end of the evening. It was a beautiful day for a wedding- we had some clouds and some sun all nestled in the middle of a tree farm. Cami’s dress was stunning, gorgeous layers and details that I loved capturing. They gave me so much time for photos- I LOVED IT. They had a first look, then we snuck in some during their cocktail hour, and then right before sunset we snuck out for a few more photos during the last light of the day. They ate, they drank, there were toasts and dancing- it was a truly great celebration of these two humans getting married and I am so honored to have been a part of it. Cheers C + R!

Photographer: Gina Paulson Venue: Trinity Tree Farm DJ: Deejay DW Florist: Karen Allison Catering: Twelve Baskets Dress: Essence of Australia from Bellevue Bridal Boutique Hair: Mindy’s Picture Perfect Hair Makeup: Eden Lovejoy