Sarah & Jeff | Chateau Rive Wedding

05.15.15

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Once again I feel incredibly lucky to work with the most wonderful couples! I shot Sarah’s senior photos a while back, and it was a joy being able to capture her wedding day as well. She and Jeff are such genuinely kind, down to earth people. Their wedding day followed in the same way – it was warm, laid back, and filled with sweet moments and happy people enjoying the celebration of this special couple.

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a hundred days

05.14.15

Hazel girl, you’re a hundred days old today. It’s been the best hundred days. Not a single one has gone by that I haven’t thanked God for you, such a gift. It seemed crazy to start over again with a baby after so many years, but I’m wildly happy that we did. You’ve brought immeasurable joy into our lives. Thank you for being so sweet and trusting. Thank you for smiling at me at four in the morning. You’ve made me so aware of how quickly the days pass… I can’t seem to hold you or kiss you enough.

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Hazel Kate

02.25.15

February 3, 2015

3:35 pm

 6.6 lbs | 19 in

These past three weeks have been magical. I can’t remember a time in my life where I felt more happy or more at peace. I’m deeply grateful for the addition of this perfect little soul to our family… we’ve been looking forward to this for a long time and it couldn’t be sweeter.  

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Katie & Joey | St. Aloysius & Chateau Rive

11.17.14

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Okay seriously, I don’t even know where to begin with these two. I’ve enjoyed every minute that I’ve spent with them over the last year and only wish that they lived closer so we could hang out more!  Joey and Katie are the real deal – so kind, so funny, so genuine and down to earth… they just exude joy & happiness and it’s contagious. I’m always grinning from ear to ear after spending time with them. Their wedding reflected every bit of their joyful energy and was a beautiful celebration with friends & family coming into town from all over the country to celebrate with this special couple.

Katie planned their wedding long distance from California with the help of the amazing Lauren & Beth of Design by Occasion, and it was perfect: timeless and elegant with distinct pops of their fun personality. There were so many sweet moments throughout the day and tons of gorgeous fall-inspired details – truly such a joy to shoot!

Congratulations again, Joey & Katie! All the best wishes as you open a new chapter of life together. Thanks for being so fabulous!

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Megan & Doug | Schweitzer Mountain Fall Wedding

11.04.14

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I had been looking forward to this wedding ever since I first heard the words “Schweitzer Mountain” & “fall wedding” all in one sentence…. and it didn’t disappoint! I don’t think there is a more beautiful location in the PNW to be married, and the brilliant fall weather & colors made it even more amazing! Megan planned her wedding masterfully – it was timeless, elegant, and full of quintessential fall details like caramel apples & autumn leaves. It could not have been a more perfect day, and it was a privilege to be there as friends & family came from near and far to celebrate with this special couple as they said their vows on a mountainside as the sun set. So many congrats, you two!!

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on a personal note

10.24.14

 Almost six months along and I’m so mindful this time around of how quickly it all goes. Ten years between pregnancies puts everything in perspective! I remember when Jo was a newborn I couldn’t wait for her to grow up… to start walking and talking and interacting. I didn’t realize how fast it would fly by. So now as crazy as it seems to be going back to diapers, pacifiers and sleepless nights after years of independence, I’m actually looking forward to it. I’m looking forward to the forced slowing down of life’s crazy pace, the newborn wonder and sweet baby snuggles. I’m also sadly aware of the time I missed at the beginning of Henry’s life. It feels like a gift to not only have the time with this new little one from the very beginning, but also the firsthand experience of how quickly they grow!

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Joanna & Carl | Coeur d’Alene Lakeside Wedding

10.14.14

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Carl and Joanna were married on the edge of Lake Coeur d’Alene at his family’s cabin property. It was one of the last warm days of summer before the world slipped into fall, and the setting sun lingered long enough to cast  beautiful shadows over the water as Joanna and Carl said “I do”.  They were surrounded by friends and family who celebrated with them late into the night – laughing, cheering and dancing. It was a perfect celebration of the love these two obviously have for each other, and Peter & I felt privileged to be there capturing the story of their day!

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David & Sharon | Camden Ranch Wedding

09.25.14

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There are not enough nice words in the dictionary  to describe David & Sharon – or their beautiful wedding day. These two are the epitome of kindness & graciousness – Mr. Bingley & Jane Bennet incarnate in the flesh (but with the addition of some serious dance moves!)  It was a joy capturing their wedding…. the weather was beautiful, the entire day was filled with special moments and the dance floor never cleared for a minute!

Best wishes, Sharon & David, as you settle into this next season of life together!

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Carolyn & Mike | Gonzaga Prep & Spokane Convention Center Wedding

08.28.14

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Carolyn and Mike’s wedding day is one that I won’t soon forget. The morning dawned unassuming and calm, but a massive summer storm rolled in unexpectedly right after the ceremony with high winds causing irreparable damage to their rooftop reception setup. After so many months of planning and looking forward to enjoying the materialization of their dream wedding, it was a blow. Thankfully the Convention Center had an indoor ballroom available, and the reception was able to be moved inside – but it was quite an upset and took a lot of quick thinking and fast work on the part of the event coordinator and her team.  Watching Mike and Carolyn’s amiable response through it all was just beautiful. To take life’s lemons and drink the lemonade so graciously is proof of how wonderful they are. Not that anyone needed proof! Mike and Carolyn are honestly two of the kindest people I’ve ever had the privilege of working with, and I know their friends and family would agree. And so the party carried on with all of the celebration, laughter, and well-wishing this couple deserved.

It was a privilege working with a fantastic team of vendors on this wedding! There were exquisite details throughout the day – beautifully orchestrated by Alisa Lewis Events (who handled the storm with such poise and determination!) It was all truly just a delight to shoot.

… And it got even better! Carolyn’s mom called me a couple of days after the wedding to let me know that she and Mike’s mom were planning a small setup of the original reception to surprise Mike and Carolyn after they returned home from their honeymoon. I was thrilled to be able to shoot that as well, and will share some of those photos in an upcoming post.

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Hans & Karin | St Maries Riverside Wedding

08.19.14

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Good grief, this day… these two… just ridiculously perfect. It was a happy, laid-back, laughter-filled day from start to finish. I don’t think two people could possibly be more in love than Hans & Karin! It was such a joy capturing their wedding and witnessing their celebration… the kind of day where Peter & I  don’t want to leave the party and finally do so with huge smiles and full hearts.

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