The moment Jenny and Will contacted me for their May wedding, I knew that the mountain-and-forest gods had arranged this one. “It will be very simple and down to earth…I want the scenery to speak for its self since it’s so beautiful up there.” They were not kidding. One of my favorite parts of their wedding day was my drive up to the lodge. The winding roads through the mountains boasted of Ponderosa pines and Douglas firs before eventually opening up to the placid lake nestled within.
Jenny and Will chose the North Shore Lodge in the enchanted forests of Cascade, Idaho for their intimate wedding. And what better location than the lake they spent many summers exploring together. They rented out the whole campground for their wedding weekend.
PSA for future engaged couples, this is the best idea!
With private cabins and mother nature all to themselves, Jenny and Will were able to treat their guests to a forest-inspired celebration with the isolation and privacy that they wanted for this most-anticipated day.
Jenny and Will had been waiting for this day for ten years. Their seventy-five closest guests sat in white chairs facing Warm Lake. A slight breeze passed through the trees as the witnesses listened to the two express a decade’s worth of love and commitment that they had for one another. Friends and family described these two as an incredibly warm and gentle-hearted pair whom you can always rely on. Even in my short time knowing these two, I too witnessed how unique, incredibly sweet and soft-spoken Jenny is, and how she found her perfect match in Will. With his heart of gratitude and appreciation for all those around him, he is by far one of the most grateful and tender-hearted grooms I have worked with.
Following the intimate and moving ceremony, Jenny and Will invited their friends and family to celebrate on the campground. Their reception boasted of BBQ ribs, s’mores and the most absolutely amazing cake by the Boise Cakery. Holy yum! And when the mountain said goodbye to daylight, DJ RP heated the party up. It was such a hopping dance floor that even Will’s adorable grandfather busted a move and got down! What an amazingly perfect May day to celebrate the unity of Jenny and Will in their most favorite place in the world surrounded by their most cherished of people.
Nestled halfway between the metropolitan worlds of Portland and Seattle lies the
Barn on Jackson wedding venue. Courtney being a rad photographer herself nailed
down this perfect location for her nuptials to her long-time beau, Nate. It would make
sense for Courtney, a super creative and well-organized bride, to book this fairytale
property for her big day. The Barn on Jackson harmoniously combined childhood
nostalgia, budding artistry and chic charisma of the Pacific Northwest.
In true Washingtonian tradition, the wedding day was perfectly blanketed with rich
clouds giving the Barn on Jackson a rich, bold and timeless allure. Coral, crimson and
lush green wildflowers draped all corners of the wedding day.
On the wedding day,
Courtney’s laughter could be heard echoing from the bridal suite as she slipped into
her beautiful Maggie Soterro wedding dress.
Her long dark locks graced with a wreath of wildflowers. Her
husband-to-be could be found putting on his bowtie, his calmness putting everyone
around him at ease. Nate’s devotion to his wife-to-be was evident throughout the
entire day. Likewise, Courtney’s love and admiration of her husband illuminated
through her unwavering smile.
The ceremony and reception conveniently took place inside the romantic barn.
Courtney’s detailed planning and unmatched artistry came to life. The multiple
wedding cakes came splashed with robust colors and sprinkled with wildflowers.
Quaint porcelain dinnerware and cutlery rested on floral table runners. Let’s be real,
this was an Anthropologie-lover’s daydream and I loved it!
Following the intimately-lit ceremony, Courtney and Nate roamed the lavish emerald
property. And if photographing the most amazing details at this dream property was
not enough, Courtney and Nate invited adorably-fluffy alpacas to join them for their
bridal portraits. EEK!
*If you are an engaged couple considering a Barn on Jackson wedding or desire an alpaca-infused
bridal portrait, shoot me an email at email@example.com*
For this couples engagement session they wanted to show me the surrounding area of where they are getting married. So we went up to Pine, Idaho to take some beautiful mountain top photos. The views were absolutely spectacular and such a good reminder of why I love this state so much!
I had so much fun on this engagement session. Dancing in the woods and drinking wine in a cabin! Lisa and Fred were so fun to hang out with. They have a very energetic personality that shows in every single image. I can't wait for their September wedding!
I am so excited to share this beautiful wedding with you all! Sonja and Alex were married at their family church, and had their reception at Romantic Moon Event center in Moorehead, Minnesota. It was one of the coldest weddings I have photographed, but the bride stuck it out for some beautiful photos, and I am so happy she did. The light on this cold fall day was absolutely perfect from beginning to end.
I am so excited to show you guys this fun engagement session that I did this winter up at Bogus! These two were so fun to photograph with all there laughs. Enjoy!
I did this fun couple session in early November in McCall, Idaho. I was not expecting it to be this snowy, but what a wonderful surprise. Made for the perfect photos!
I finally found the time to show you all this lovely elopement from last September. The light on the coast that day was a very pink and orange color from all the fires that Washington had last summer. Lucky for us it made for a very beautiful sunset. This day was filled with lots of love, laughter, and champagne!