seattle wedding photography

Jamie and Josh's Wedding at Wild Rose in Arlington, WA

As I'm getting caught up with blogging, I am reminded at just how beautiful and romantic Jamie and Josh's wedding was at the Wild Rose venue in Arlington, WA. This outdoor venue is STUNNING. The views, the lush greenery, the flowers, the special details and everything about this place is perfection.

The forecast all week was calling for rain, but just how much rain was yet to be determined. Let me put it this way, it DUMPED full on buckets of rain all day long and it never stopped! The heavens had opened up and had no intention of slowing down! 

I was worried that the beautiful bride, Jamie, would be stressed and disappointed. Instead, she was gracious, patient, and in beautiful spirits. This was her wedding day and she wasn't going to let some rain change that! After reassuring her that we would get beautiful images regardless, she decided to make use of the venue's beautiful white ceremony tent, complete with hanging chandelier! 

The moment I saw her walking toward the tent, arm in arm with her dad under an umbrella, with rain pouring all around them, I knew this was going to be one of the most special wedding moments I would ever be part of. The rain just continued on through the ceremony. The massive droplets loudly pounding onto the tent somehow added to the romance of the day. 

After the ceremony, and the formal family portraits, Jamie and Josh told me they would be up for anything, including getting drenched in the rain with me. They ran through the rain, stood under gigantic trees for shelter, and embraced the elements!  This is definitely one that will stick with me forever! 

(BIG shoutout to my incredibly talented second shooter Jessi Deal for being the adventurer she is and getting drenched along with us!)
 

Jamie and Josh | Seattle Engagement Photographer

I put this idea together kind of last minute and Jamie and Josh were so sweet and willing to bring their canoe out to the lake for an epic sunset engagement session! These two are totally easy to work with and so adventurous we even had the boat tip over and they got a little wet! They are getting married this August and I'm so excited to document their beautiful wedding! 

Sarah and Alex | Stylized Floral Canoe Session

I had this idea pop into my head about having a boat completely decorated in beautiful draping flowers. I knew there would only be one girl for the job! Jessica from JNJ Floral took something that was just an idea in my head and completely brought it to life! She nailed the colors, the style, and the precise details I was looking for. I've worked with her at least 5 times now, and she floors me every single time! I completely and totally recommend her! Her website is http://www.jnjfloral.com/ and her facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/jnjfloral

After the plan with Jessica was in place, it was time to find a couple who wanted to dress back up in their wedding attire! I was lucky enough to find Sarah and Alex! Sarah is another local photographer who is amazing and so passionate. We had the session at a beautiful lake in Enumclaw at sunset and these two were so much FUN to work with! I'm pretty sure Alex made it his mission to make Sarah laugh through the whole session. I loved it since their personalities were so prevalent in the images! 

Look through the images below to see Jessica's GORGEOUS work on Sarah's flower crown and bouquet, Alex's boutonniere, and the entire boat decorated in flowers! 

John + Elyse | Seattle Wedding Photographer

It was such a pleasure to work with Elyse and John over the past year! When I first met Elyse for coffee to talk about her big day, she was just a couple days away from leaving for an epic getaway in Greece! These two are adventurous, kind, considerate, and so much FUN!

They both love and appreciate the heartbeat of Seattle. Their engagement session took place at Gasworks Park, their wedding ceremony was at Sacred Heart with their reception at the Ballard Elk's Lodge, and we also stopped at Kerry Park and the Space needle for bride and groom portraits!  

It's been such a blessing getting to know these two and having the opportunity to document their big day!!

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