Getting Ready at the McAuliffe Wedding

Monroe, WA

Kaitlyn and Matt were married last weekend in Monroe. Their wedding was full of character and details. Today I started to sit down and go through some of the images from that day and Kaitlyn is just radiant in all of them. It is hard to just show you a few! I cannot wait to share more of their beautiful day. Yet, some of my favorite moments of a wedding are when the bride is getting ready with her favorite gals and her mom. There is such a tenderness in the hours before the first look and ceremony. Plus, I LOVED being able to photograph in Kaitlyn’s adorable green house that was attached to her home. The morning dew and crisp fall day made for a beautiful back drop!

 

Lopez Wedding

Long Island, NY

Javie & Christie were married on October 24 on a beautiful property on Long Island. It was a crisp fall day full of joy, immense love and beautiful reunions. These two are world changers; together they will continue to do mighty things. Congratulations Javie & Christie!

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Brieske’s Getting Ready

Tacoma, Wa

Some of my favorite moments are when the bride and groom are getting ready for the big day. This time of the day is typically more relaxed and the moments between family and bridal party are precious.

“Marriage is a mosaic you build with your spouse. Millions of tiny moments that create your love story.” – Jennifer Smith. Such peace and happiness flooded Tom and Kaitlyn this morning! Here is a start of the beautiful picture that they are continuing to build upon.

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Sunset of the Season

Tacoma, WA

Tom & Kaitlyn had one of the most gorgeous sunsets I have been able to document this season on a wedding day! I am really glad they opted to sneak out during their reception for a few minutes so we could capture some of these shots!

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Shiner Wedding

Olalla, WA

Beth & Doug were married at the Edgewater House a few weeks ago on a beautiful September day. This was a stunning venue right on the water. Their decor was nothing short of intimate details and stunning florals. I was obsessed with the succulent in her bouquet! This was such a fun day – from writing vows in a giant tub, many sentimental tears with family, a sassy flower girl, such close attention to details throughout the whole day, delightful food and dancing. This wedding truly was a magical day – congratulations Beth & Doug!

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Marry Me Weekend 2015

Tacoma, WA

Marry Me Weekend is wild. This is my second year photographing for free at this event and this packed weekend is unforgettable! Life Center Church puts on an incredible weekend for a handful of couples (this year 8!) who want to get married and fully understand the commitment, but for various reasons, can not plan their ceremony. They offer a beautiful free ceremony, flowers, photography and small reception with cake for all the couples that partake in this weekend. Photographing these couples was a complete joy and I wish you all much happiness as you continue your life together in this new covenant and journey! Congratulations Marry Me Weekend Couples!

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Shawna & Matt Wedding at Historic 1625 Place

Tacoma, WA

Shawna and Matt were married last weekend on 3/14 (Pie Day) and celebrated at Historic 1625 Place with lots of yummy homemade pies. Their day was nothing short of lots of joy, laughter, happy tears and a beautiful union. Lauren Kelley Photo let me tag a long on this big day, and it was a blast to shoot together! I had a blast roaming around this industrial area with them. Congratulations Matt & Shawna!

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Danica & Byron

Tacoma, WA

There is something to say about true love. You just see it shine in couples faces and these two are no exception. Such sweet spirits and beautiful people! I am happy to call these two friends and so excited for their upcoming wedding in March! Congratulations Danica & Byron!
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