Sara and Levi – Bremerton Farm Wedding

August 22nd, 2015

Who doesn’t love a countryside farm wedding outside of Bremerton, Washington? A real one mind you, with actual horses, cows and cowboy boots on a real farm. This was an exceptional one because I had been at the same farm only a month prior and while it’s not uncommon to see the same venue twice in a month, this was a rare case indeed. This farm had only seen two other weddings, first was the mother of the bride some 22 years ago, and second was Sara’s sister Allison and her dapper husband Michael not a month earlier. So imagine my excitement to be able to photograph not just one but two gorgeous sisters one month apart at the same location. We also did a sisters bridal session the following day, but that’s a different post.

Of course, Allison’s wedding was record high temps, so Sara’s had to be the first day of rain in months. That’s fine with us, we love inclement weather. So with hairdryer in hand in case we needed to dry her dress, the ever brave Sara and Levi took to the vast expanse behind the ceremony location for a stunning session before the ceremony, which by the way was infused with hay bales for seats and some classic trucks that you just don’t find down here in the desert. We had some wedding crashing beasts and BBQ to boot.

It was, plainly put, an exquisitely intimate and beautiful day filled with wonderful people. I’m proud to have grown up in this area and it was great to see old friends and make new ones.

Hair and Makeup by Crystal Hart

Coordination by Rhianna/Saving Grace

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Sara and Allison – Sisters Bridal Session – Bremerton Wedding Photographer

August 14th, 2015

On a rainy day in the Pacific Northwest, two sisters (you remember Allison), their mom and new husbands holding umbrellas in tow, made it through the murky and dank woods, down a very old trail to some remote old growth forest for an unforgettable bridal session. If you’ve never been in an old growth forest, it’s a sensory experience that you’ll not soon forget. The sound of rain coming through the canopy far above, the scent of pine sap, and the rustle of critters vying for a dry place are all part of it, but it also encompasses a totality that is calming in a way that defies explanation. Having been a desert dweller for the past six years, coming back to this particular forest was a trip back in time, almost like coming home as I’d spent the better part of my youth combing this forest and could have navigated the trail blindfolded. We stopped at the remnants of an outdoor chapel, carved out of wind-fallen trees 15 years earlier by my friend who owns this many hundred acre tree farm and is the epitome of sustainable and renewable resources. The chapel, now overgrown with moss and ferns, was where he was married and it was the second wedding I’d ever photographed. Coming back with two stunning sisters was both a rewind and a look forward.

Special thanks to the Clyde Tree Farm and Crystal Hart for hair and Makeup excellence.

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Lynsey and Jeremiah – Perrys Landing, Georgia Wedding – Destination Wedding Photographer

July 9th, 2015

How we came to find ourselves at the lavish Perrys Landing to photograph the wedding of Lynsey and Jeremiah is a complicated matter that involved brothers, nephews, wives, shots and Wednesday dinners plus a previous wedding in the extended family at a plantation house in Aiken, South Carolina. Needless to say, we were thrilled to travel to the deep south and be part of their fantastic day. We expected warmer temperatures than we had, and the weather was just perfect for a Memorial Day weekend wedding. The Lynsey and Jeremiah looked smashing and in addition, we had horses, chickens, toddlers, fireflies and a sweet vintage Thunderbird plus some awesome sparkler action. Swank tuxedos by Simon’s Formal Wear, Florals by Barry T. Cowart.

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Allison and Michael – Bremerton Wedding Photographer

July 6th, 2015

Heading up to the Kitsap Peninsula to photograph the wedding of the daughter of an old friend was very much a trip back into time. With the ceremony at the very chapel I went to as a kid, and the area surrounding it having barely changed, it drew up long forgotten memories. Along with the scent of salt water and a heavily laden pine forest, were the familiar sounds of people coming together to celebrate the marriage of two of the nicest people I have ever met. With one cow¬† and one donkey as wedding crashers, the party moved to 20 acres of Pacific Northwest farm and continued into the night. I saw some old friends I hadn’t spoken with in over 30 years and made some new ones as well. The best part? I’m going back in a couple weeks to do it all over again for her lovely sister Sara’s wedding.

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Ryon and Jason – Las Vegas Same Sex Engagement Session

June 29th, 2015

What a fun and amazing couple of guys these two are. We met up at the Las Vegas Downtown Container Park for some shutter fun and then cruised about Fremont and ended up doing a True Detective theme at the end. Thanks for the fun!

 

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