DeRosa Wedding

Sacramento, California

Dan & Lisa were married last March at Lake Natoma Inn just outside of Sacramento. This was a fun and unique wedding as my husband Trevor was also able to be the officiant! We have truly enjoyed being able to do weddings together. Thank you for having us be a part of your big day Dan and Lisa!

Lisa’s Reflection on her wedding day:

The moment came just about as quickly as it left. Bouquets neatly tied with ribbons, guest programs set on the tables, and the bridal party standing in line, it hit me: I am the bride at this wedding. Though I have celebrated with many couples on their special day of matrimony, this day was different; it was my wedding! I walked down the pathway and across the dance floor with my dad who gave me away to the man I love standing before Trevor (our pastor) and our guests. With my bridesmaids and Daniel’s groomsmen standing beside us, we felt the love and support of each person in the room. My girls had been with me since Friday afternoon encouraging me, praying with me, and just enjoying the time together. Daniel and I held hands as Trevor spoke about the marriage model reflecting that of Christ and his church. While paying close attention, I couldn’t help but catch myself thinking “This is the ceremony that we planned. These are the family and friends that we invited. It all came together! Thank you God! Okay, now I need to read my vows without getting too choked up…” I knew that once I started to read them out loud, it would be difficult to keep it together. I cried while writing them so at least I am consistent haha.

I do believe that all the emotions of the day just overflowed when I stepped onto the dance floor with my dad and the song Butterfly Kisses came through the speakers. I know lots of girls dream of their wedding day for many different reasons; for me, I have had this dance with my papa picked out for a long time. He has played this song for me on several different occasions but one time in particular meant so much to me. I had been having a bad week health wise in high school so when Dad came home from work one day, he brought me a teddy bear with a butterfly on its nose that played Butterfly Kisses with the push of its paw. Just a small gesture, but I can’t begin to articulate how much it meant. I felt like we were the only ones in the entire room while we danced. That was truly a moment that I will never forget.

After all anticipation, stress of getting it all done, and how completely exhausted I was, not gonna lie, I am honestly surprised how much I really enjoyed the celebration! But this would not have been possible without the incredible help of our loved ones. I have a hard time finding the words to really express my appreciation and gratefulness for an awesome power couple that both played huge roles in our special day. But I will try because they deserve so much more than just a thank you. Trevor, what a blessing to have you officiate our wedding. We felt so loved and known as you helped us through the planning process. To share the truth of the gospel and the love of Christ for His church with our loved ones fulfilled a desire that both Daniel and I hoped for our wedding. Hilary, we absolutely loved having you as our photographer. You are so talented and seriously have the best eye for lighting, color contrast, and special wedding pictures that I would never have thought of but love! Thank you for capturing the cherished moments of the day!

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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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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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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Amber & Josh’s Snoqualmie Falls Wedding

Snoqualmie, WA

Amber and Josh had a very intimate wedding at Salish Lodge that overlooks the Snoqualmie Falls. It was a breathtaking day as they said “I do” in an elegant room that overlooked the falls with their close family and friends. It was such an honor to be a part of their wedding day and I am so happy for them! Joy radiated over Amber and Josh and you can’t help but smile and laugh with them as they dedicated their life together – a life I know that is promised to be laced with happiness. Congratulations Amber & Josh!
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Valentines Day Mini Session at Hello Cupcake!

Tacoma, WA

On February 15 take your Valentine out for a sweet treat and a mini photo session!

SESSION DETAILS: 20 minute session for Couples & Families / 2 photographers / 20-30 images / Next Day Delivery / 12-4PM Time Slots / Where: Hello Cupcake / Cost:$125

To book a session, contact Hilary at hellocompassarrow@gmail.com or fill out a contact form here.

This is a PERFECT gift to surprise your valentine or for an adorable children’s shoot!  Don’t miss out on this once a year opportunity!

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