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!
This wedding pulls at my heart strings- it’s a sweet one, it’s beautiful, it was such a fun day. Lara and Bryce got married at Step by Step in Puyallup, WA. Lara’s family owns this and the wedding was truly brought to life by their closest family and friends. Lara is the oldest of SEVEN daughters and family is so important to both Lara and Bryce. Their day was full of little moments. Lara was so composed all morning, but as she put her heels on she got a little emotional about what was about to happen. With all of her sisters and closest friends surrounding her, it was her youngest sister who slowly walked over, grabbed Lara’s shoe and continued to help her put it on. (YES. MY HEART STRINGS) They had their first look and I could instantly feel both Lara and Bryce’s good energy again- being together is where everything is right for them. They got married outside under a large overhang, the wedding party entered from the greenhouse and there were so many happy tears as Lara made her way down the aisle on her father’s arm. They said their I Do’s, they kissed, everybody cheered. There were tacos, and doughnuts, and some of the sweetest toasts I’ve ever heard (again, more happy tears) They danced, and danced some more, and the two of them said goodnight to me with some sparkler kisses. They were such a dream to photograph, to be with, and this wedding was an honor to capture! Enjoy!
I feel like I had a good share of backyard wedding’s this past summer that are way more AMAZING than your stereotypical “backyard wedding”. For example, Bailey and Kellen’s wedding. They got married in the backyard of Bailey’s grandparents house. When I met them at their engagement session, Bailey described this place to me and when I showed up the day of, it did not disappoint. It was the PERFECT venue. Bailey is a wedding photographer too, and she dreamt of getting married right in front of this big tree, where she hung a super rad macrame hanging piece and small copper geometric hangings with flowers in them. She had over 200 antique wooden chairs full of her favorite people on the planet and this ceremony was completely their style- full of just as many heartfelt moments as it was laughs. Their reception took place on the same property, with long wooden tables surrounding a dance floor with string lights. There was a live band, some amazing toasts, a crazy amount of smirnoff ice, and some epic dance moves. EVERY piece of the wedding was a result of Bailey’s insane creativity, and with the help of her family and friends who brought those ideas to life. Their guests pitched tents and danced until the moon was well over their heads. It was SUCH a fun wedding and I feel so lucky to have been able to capture it.
Venue: Stenson Family Farm Officiant: Uncle Brent Stenson Precessional: Brian Fleischman and his mom Maureen Fleischman Florist: Buds n Blooms (Auburn) and Pikes Place Market (put together by the bride’s aunt Courtney Stenson) Video: Scott Ohashi Hair: Kyla Gedney Make up: Kaylee Schulke of New Appearances Decor: DIY Rentals (tables and chairs): Remember Me Pretty Planning / Coordination: Bride but day of coordinator Carissa Mosiman Band: the Ante Up band Dress Designer / Boutique: Weddings with Joy Cake: Hanny Bakes Cakes Caterer: Happy Teriyaki #4 Photo booth: Select Photography
& check out their amazing wedding video by my friend Scott Ohashi!