It’s the middle of Winter on a particularly cold (for this Texan transplant anyway) night and I am lying in bed with what I think is the flu. I’ve been meaning to post this lovely wedding for quite some time, but I got busy with clients and morning sickness and holiday orders and then the actual holidays… so, um, blogging fell by the wayside. But here I am in this new year with the resolution of being a bit more consistent with my posting this year instead of just being sporadic. My other resolution is to just take more photos of my kids and enjoy the moment instead of fussing with perfectly composed shots with excellent exposure. I’ll likely be posting a lot more personal photos and what-have-you, but I’m not ready to take on another weekly project this year as I typically burn out on those by mid-Spring. Since I am craving sunshine and warmth, I am so very excited to finally share my very first wedding with you, shot at the beautiful Cedar Springs in Port Orchard, WA.
Now, I have to be honest in telling you that I never thought I would shoot a wedding, to the point that I swore up and down that weddings were not not not for me (never say never, right?!), but Anna and Trevor sold me on this whole wedding thing. Anna was the antonym of bridezilla and the two of them were just the perfect client throughout the whole process from engagement session to album delivery. They are such an impressive, strong young couple and I am so honored and proud to be the Seattle photographer that they chose for their stunning August wedding.
This necklace that Anna wore as a bracelet belongs to Trevor’s family. It was her “something borrowed” and such a sweet touch.
“First look” photos always make me a teary-eyed emotional mess, and I was thrilled that Anna and Trevor agreed to one. I’d been crossing my fingers since the beginning and couldn’t have been more excited when they said yes!
Anna is a contributor over at Best Friends For Frosting, so clearly she knows her way around baked goods, but she opted out of a traditional wedding cake for a s’more bar! I have to admit that I was a little bit disappointed since I am a wedding cake fiend and was REALLY looking forward to that little perk… until I saw it and how amazing it was for the couple and their the people they treasure most in the world to gather around a fire, roast marshmallows, laugh, and enjoy time together. It added a wonderful and intimate element to the wedding and was fun to photograph too!
And, of course, Anna and Trevor had to knock it out of the park with a sparkler exit instead of the traditional rice or birdseed. What a perfect end to such a wonderful wedding!
I can’t end this blog post without saying that I could not have done this without my amazing second shooter, Val Spring. She was in the places I couldn’t be and helped me document this sweet couple’s big day. Thank you, sweet friend! xoxo