Kaylee + Riley | Spokane Backyard Wedding

I was blessed with the privilege of being a part of Kaylee and Riley's sweet, intimate wedding held in the backyard of Kaylee's parent's house in Spokane. My goodness, it was such a treat to capture such a special day! 

Kaylee and Riley's relationship is one to swoon over. Seriously, they are so down-to-earth and cute together. From our first meeting together over Froyo, I knew that I was so lucky to get to work with such a sweet couple! These two are such a breath of fresh air and fit together so perfectly together. They are both so intentional, spunky, adventurous and caring! 

Their sweet and simple backyard wedding was one of the most beautiful I had ever seen! They lined the yard with bistro lights hanging from a beautiful, strong tree in the middle of it all. Under the tree was a super cute pink door that Kaylee found years ago and thought would be a perfect focal point. It was so romantic and cozy! 

Kaylee even wore the earrings that her grandmother wore on her wedding day! Her grandmother laid out lots of jewelry for Kaylee to choose from, and Kaylee picked the ones from her Grandmother's wedding day without even knowing it. 

I am so happy that I got to be a part of the celebration with their closest family and friends! Kaylee and Riley, I wish you the absolute best as you go on this adventure! You have so many amazing things to look forward to! I am so so excited for you! 

Rachel + Ben | St. Maries Wedding

I got to go on the most beautiful road trip to St. Maries, Idaho to photograph Rachel and Ben's wedding. As I was driving down the winding roads between the all the lakes, I couldn't help but stop and take it all in. The wedding was held in Ben's back yard and was seriously SO sweet! The best part of the ceremony was a complete surprise. Ben pulled out his guitar in the middle of the ceremony and sang a song that he wrote to Rachel. He sang about how he met this beautiful woman dancing, and their story to their wedding day. Most of the audience was in tears. It was so heartfelt and beautiful!

Rachel and Ben are so laid back, humble, genuine and full of love and respect for each other. I could see the care Ben had for Rachel just beaming from his eyes. As Rachel walked over for the first look, he had romantic music playing from his phone, which made a sweet moment even more emotional and sentimental. 

Thank you Rachel and Ben for allowing me to capture your special day! It was an honor to be there with your close family and friends to celebrate and document your sweet story! 

Vendors:

Florist: Fleurtations Floral
Hair & Makeup: Brickwall Beauty Bar
Catering: Classic Catering
Venue: Groom's Backyard

Maddie + Tom | Spokane Forest Engagement Photography

I had the sweetest time with Maddie and Tom. They are the couple that is so fun-loving and easy to talk to! I could hang out with them for hours and just laugh and listen to their stories! 

Maddie and Tom met at Whitworth and are seriously a dream couple! They are the ultimate best-friend couple with sweet romance. Their excitement and joy to be around each other is so contagious. They have been together for 5 years and it is such an honor that I get to photograph their wedding in September! 

Tom planned the sweetest proposal for Maddie that was so perfect for them. It was sweet, intimate, and sentimental. He was so thoughtful about planning it out. He even designed Maddie's ring: a stunning solitaire with dainty side accents.

We decided to do the engagement session in the exact same spot he proposed, and I couldn't be happier! We wandered through the switchbacks of the forest and had a blast. 

Congrats you two! 
 

Amanda + Shane | St. Aloysius Spokane Wedding

I got the privilege of  photographing Shane and Amanda’s wedding at Gonzaga University campus here in snowy Spokane, WA, I had the fortunate opportunity to photograph Amanda and Shane inside the hallowed halls of the St. Aloysius Church. The cathedral is the campus’s crown jewel, and that’s no exaggeration – I was completely taken aback by its beautiful gothic architecture and intricately designed stained glass.

As a classic Gonzaga romance goes, Amanda and Shane stumbled into each other on campus, and soon their little campus crush turned into a lifelong journey together! They complement each other in every way possible – even Amanda’s grades balance out her husband’s! Jokes aside, the two of them absolutely are meant for each other, and even in the simplest glances between them, their love was effortlessly conveyed.

The best part is that even Mother Nature seemed to be rejoicing with the newlyweds; we were all greeted by a breathtaking snowfall! They frolicked around in the winter wonderland, and I am ecstatic that I got to photograph their adorable little play session! Amanda stood out like a perfect winter beauty: her beaded dress exuded pure elegance, and her fur coat was the embodiment of elegance.

And, like true Zags, once the reception came around, everyone knew exactly how to throw the ultimate party! I haven’t had this much excitement at the afterparty in who knows how long! Kids, students, and alumni alike were busting it out on the dance floor at the Lincoln Center and laughing their hearts out. Thank you, Amanda and Shane, for inviting me to Gonzaga and letting me partake in your special day.

Michael + Hannah | Spokane Backyard Wedding

For this wedding, I got the chance to travel right in my own backyard – well, more specifically, the backyard of the groom’s parents! The property was in North Spokane, WA and had lush, verdant plant life, and impeccable landscaping. Special thanks to Michael’s family for having us there! What was especially unique about the venue was how Hannah and Michael said their “I do’s” on the top of a massive rock, as the wedding guests admired in awe from down below. Such a special, intimate way to tie the knot!

Hannah and Michael have the cutest little “how we met” story: Michael worked at the same place where Hannah was interning! As a photographer and graphic designer, she hit it off working and thriving creatively alongside him. So, naturally, once the internship was over, Michael took his shot and asked her out! Together they have gone on many adventures, whether it’s admiring dreamcatchers in gift shops or visiting sheepdogs on Vashon Island!

I loved the smaller, private feel of the venue. For the reception, the couple put out farm tables underneath some tents, adorning them with elegant garland and cranberry accents. Along with the lights strung about, the place made me feel like I was front seat to a beautiful, once-in-a-lifetime spectacle. And thank you for the pashmina scarf you gave out as wedding favors! It’s basically the softest piece of fabric that I’ve ever owned! Everyone compliments me on that scarf and I always gush about how cool your wedding favors were! 

Michael is so endearingly – I could just see in Hannah’s face that with him around, everything was at peace. It’s easy to see how his outgoing and lovable personality completely charmed Hannah the moment they met. Their interactions were so genuine and meaningful! His bear hugs and pecks on her cheek showed that Michael was thrilled that this girl was his, for life. I wish you the absolute best!

Laura + David | Mt. Spokane Engagement Photography

Laura and David are some of my two favorite humans. They are so silly, sweet, and natural together. And look at them! They're gorgeous. I had the most fun with them. I laughed so hard until my stomach hurt. Their sweet playfulness and joy around each other is so contagious. We drove up Mt. Spokane for the most perfect, smokey view and found a forest to frolic in. What could be cuter than that? 

Gabrielle + Bridger | The Silver Knot Montana Wedding

You know in those National Geographic photos where you see people casually living their lives under the most breathtaking views on the planet? Well, that’s what it felt like for Gabrielle and Bridger’s picturesque wedding! I got the privilege of capturing these two at the Silver Knot in Ronan, Montana. Their genuine love blossomed under the Mission Mountains, where it seems as if heaven intersects with Earth.

Gabrielle and her husband actually went to the same elementary school, and she had the biggest crush on him already! Fast forward to high school, and the two of them date into college. However, Bridger brought the relationship full circle when he proposed— at that same elementary school they played together all those years ago! The cutest!

Jesus is a central figure in their lives, and it showed in the stunning little details. They said their “I do’s” in front of a flower-draped cross, and during the service, her uncle played a worship song and serenaded them on guitar. My favorite moment was when Bridger held Gabrielle’s hand as they prayed before the ceremony. But get this: they held hands around a corner, each facing a different direction so they could make their first look walking down the aisle that much more special!

The venue was decorated with such a cute, homey taste in mind. Her parents drove through three states to attend, and brought with them a wheelbarrow full of flowers and strawberry jam jars as party favors, courtesy of her mom’s garden. Family played an even bigger role in the special day as Gabrielle donned her grandmother and great-grandmother’s jewelry, accompanied in the bridal party by her sister and future sister-in-law. To top the whole day off, the couple brought in a vintage Cold Stone truck! Everything about the wedding made my heart so happy.

When I took pictures of the couple themselves, it was so easy. Gabrielle and Bridger are quite possibly one of my favorite couples of all time. Special shoutout to you two for making me feel so loved and appreciated, even on the biggest day of your lives. I wish you the greatest blessings as you take the jump into eternity.

Vendors:
Venue: The SIlver Knot
Florist: Habitat Floral Studio
Hair and Makeup: Ashlee Modenhauer
Bridal Gown: Celestial Selections 
Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal
Groom's Attire: JC Penney
Invitations: Vistaprint