Last Summer I shot my first wedding. I knew I wanted the whole experience, to be there from the first moment to the very last. So I worked with John and Colette to help come up with a special portrait package that fit their needs. This is something I love to do with Clients. It falls under my umbrella of co-creation and flexibility - I deeply believe that you having a voice in your pictures. If you ask me for my standard package prices, times or ways of working and upon review they are not a good fit, please inquire further about making something special just for you!
Now it is possible that you might notice that this was a wedding in high summer and I am blogging it in January. I hear you. It is possible that this is not exactly a traditional internet timeline where people would never dream of telling stories 9 months out of date. But alas, this was an OVERWHELMING blog post to write. Which I hear should be an oxymoron or at the very least a terrible case of white people's problems. And it is. And yet - the process of turning 6000 or 8000 photos into 600 and then into 100 and then into 20 is DAUNTING>. I really really want to pick the right ones and it's super hard. But I did it. I have triumphed and you shall enjoy the fruits of my labors and don't hold your breath for part 2 because I'm intimidated just thinking about it.
But seriously, enough about me. Can I introduce you to our beautiful talented witty bride and groom?
John and Colette knew they wanted to invite their family and friends to celebrate their good life here - in Seattle, so they set about readying their backyard for a beautiful at home wedding and finding a cool joint (Jacks BBQ in South Seattle) that could host a fun rehearsal night filled with love and drinks and the very best kind of tears. Keep scrolling to hit some highlights of this gorgeous two day event, of their close knit tribe who flew in from all across America and check back soon for a selection from the wedding day!
Backyard Wedding Rehearsal:
Cocktail Hour | Celebratory Dinner at Jack's BBQ:
Toasts | Afterparty:
As I exited the private space at Jack's BBQ with the noise and revelry fading behind me, I saw the Bride's grandma resting on a rocking chair on the back porch. As I slipped away into the night I clicked my shutter button one last time.