I've been staring at the blank blog template for a few minutes now, at a loss for words for how to begin writing about Jessica and Vera. I met these wonderful women the summer of 2015 when I took their engagement photos. During that shoot, I was deeply struck and moved by their comfort and ease around one another. I photograph people in love for a living, and in my time, there have only been a few couples that stand out to me as much as Jessica and Vera. These women are strong, kind, and resilient; two best friends who fell in love across the country. Jessica and Vera deeply know the power of time and space, as well as the way that love can weave its way through them regardless of impossibility. There isn't much to say besides thank you, you wonderful women. It is an honor to know you both, your story, and now, the beginning of lifelong commitment!
Having the opportunity to work with couples like Stacy and Nick is what makes wedding photography worthwhile and fulfilling in the chaos of the summer season. Their day was full to the brim with color, culture, life, and love. A mariachi band played throughout the ceremony in honor of Stacy's heritage, and a number of traditional Samoan dances were performed during the reception in honor of Nick's. August 11th was vibrant and laughter rang across the Kelley Farm. Thank you, Stacy and Nick, for trusting me to capture your beautiful and glorious wedding. Cheers to the rest of your lives together!
Kate and Jacob's wedding day glowed. The warm, end of May sun beckoned in their commitment and the evening glittered with the dancing of young children and bright petals. It was a joy to document their wedding day after six years of movement and love and long distance - thank you, Kate and Jacob. Cheers!
Taryn and Brian were wed on one of Washington's rare, beautiful winter days.
I don't know how to express what a joy it was to participate in and document Taryn and Brian's union. The day after their wedding I wrote: Taryn, I love you. It has been incredible to watch you grow and flourish over the last four and a half years. From our time at Seattle Pacific to wine-night giggles to celebrating your union with Brian: knowing you and becoming friends has taught me humility, forgiveness, courage, and reconciliation. You are strength. You are intelligence. You are proof of the power of womanhood. Taryn and Brian are a force to be reckoned with. It’s about time they were one.
So here are some images from their day. Cheers!