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Breanne & Ben | Wedding Movie & Photos | Promise Garden | Pasco, WA

We love shooting military weddings…and Breanne & Ben both serve in our armed forces. (Did you know we provide military discounts?)

Breanne and Ben are both even-keeled, but Breanne also have a lovable quirkiness about her. We enjoyed Ben’s loving speech to his new bride, where he praises her for having a “mischievous twinkle” in her eye. Now that’s a couple who can go the distance!

Promise Garden in Pasco provided the picturesque backdrop. Many details on their grounds means we have more to shoot — which is we love. We took the guys to Chiawana Park to knock out the portraits, but otherwise we stayed at Promise Garden. Pizza Hut catered — it was fun to see so many pizzas in one place!

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Stephanie & John | Wedding Movie & Photos | Mukogawa Fort Wright | Spokane, WA

When Stephanie & John told us they were getting married at a Japanese school for girls, we were admittedly confused. The Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute rests above the Spokane River at the western edge of the city…and it’s an absolutely wonderful place to have — and shoot — a wedding.

Hailing from Maryland, we didn’t get to meet Stephanie & John until the rehearsal. But we are so incredibly thankful to have met them. It a sad realization that we may never see them again, since they live completely across the country. We hope we’re wrong about that…they’re such a generous, loving couple!

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Robin & Justin | Wedding Movie & Photos | Fielding Hills Winery | Chelan, WA

What a fun couple Robin & Justin are! From riding bikes through their family orchards, to hanging out on a beach after their wedding, they make the most of their time together.

The wedding and ceremony sported a stunning background — the family vineyard, Fielding Hills. The surrounding vineyards made for wonderful aerial shots and personal moments after the ceremony.

Lake Chelan was smoky from the area fires, which provided flattering light for evening photos.

The love from each family shined through in their speeches — there wasn’t a dry eye to be found. This family knows how to celebrate, to! Check out the dancing, followed by a fun getaway in an antique car!

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Alicia & Jason | Wedding Movie & Photos | Sawyer House | Yakima, WA

Alicia and Jason complement each other like no couple we’ve seen before: she’s loquacious and outgoing, while Jason is quiet. But they share traits as well: they’re both kind and think of others before themselves. We love shooting weddings of selfless people!

Their venue, the Sawyer House, is listed as being in “Yakima,” but some people referred to it as being in Zillah, and even Wapato. Wherever we really were, we were happy to be shooting there! Surrounded by orchard, this venue is perfect for small or large weddings: it never feels too big or too small. And the owners were so accommodating to us! As you can guess, we see all kinds — and they’re among our favorites.

Platinum Entertainment provided their usual awesome DJ services. Fiesta Mexican supplied thousands of tortillas for their amazing tacos and burritos. 

They’d specifically requested photo using sparklers. We did a bunch of takes; can you guess how we did it? 

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Bridgette & Quinn | Wedding Photos | Shadowlake Ranch | Prosser, WA

This couple is stunning. Lovebirds for a long time, it was our honor to capture their fun — and uniquely “them” — day. We’d shot their engagement photos, so we already knew their wedding would be relaxed and enjoyable for their guests. And Shadowlake Ranch in Prosser somehow forces everyone to slow down a bit. (The 100° day didn’t exactly speed people up though.) 

Pacific Pasta & Grill treated everyone to a fine array of food. (One of the perks of being a wedding photographer is the food…even though we end up scarfing it down to limit downtime!) And we weren’t disappointed that they insisted we visit the s’mores table before we departed.

Bridgette, a nurse, was unfortunately sick on her big day. But she’s a trooper and made the absolute most of it. We’re thrilled for them and hope to shoot for them more in the future! (No pressure, but we do baby photos too.)   :-)

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Monica & Matt | Wedding Photos | Mill Creek Gardens | Walla Walla, WA

Monica and Matt may seem reserved when you meet them, but they’re down for anything. Heck, the day after the wedding we shot Monica’s “Trash the Dress” session! We’d scoped out various water-based locations on the Columbia and Yakima rivers ahead of time and settled on a secret location along a local river (sorry, we’re not sharing — it’s too good!). 

Mill Creek Gardens is one of those rare venues that’s quaint without being run down. The place is kept very clean, and the access to the creek behind provided opportunities for wedding photos themes we’d never gotten before. Monica and Matt didn’t let us down, hopping across rocks to get into the perfect spots we had in mind. 

Chandra and Traci from Simplified Celebrations did their usual amazing job, providing a multitude of details that really made their day special. 

We’re fortunate to see Monica occasionally when we shoot corporate events for Bechtel. We hope to see them both more in the future!

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Molly & Dennis | Wedding Photos | Sandberg Event Center | West Richland, WA

We knew Molly & Dennis were up for anything after shooting their engagement photos in 10°F weather in winter. Now it’s summer, and getting poured on during an outside wedding just seemed natural for them!

Though we all live in West Richland, this was our first shoot at the Sandberg Event Center (which is pretty much the only proper venue in West Richland). But the ten hours we had with them gave us the opportunity to take them to a secret winery in Benton City where we have exclusive rights to shoot. (Sorry to the other area photographers!) 

We were forced inside for the reception, but no one seemed to mind. What a great couple, and what wonderful family and friends they have to be so amenable to change!

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Kim & Nolan | Wedding Movie & Photos | Terra Blanca | Benton City, WA

Terra Blanca weddings remain among our favorites: this Benton City venue boasts loads of greenery with many looks in a relatively small area. So it worked fine for Kim and Nolan to have us for just 7 hours since they weren’t moving to a new location for the reception or photos. 

Here’s a case where opposites attract: while Nolan is reserved, Kim is whimsical and spirited. And we love their dichotomy. Nolan was Mr. Cool, and Kim sang to the camera! 

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Blanca & Michael | Wedding Movie & Photos | Moore Mansion | Pasco, WA

The Moore Mansion was an appropriate setting for Blanca’s regal demeanor. They’re not the super-cuddly couple who loves PDA — but they fit well together and clearly share each other’s devotion to the relationship. And Michael’s relationship with Blanca’s daughter is clearly one of respect and mutual admiration, which we love to see. 

The mighty Columbia River — and the sunset over it — was our favorite backdrop that day. But the moon was also fantastic — check out the time lapse of the moon included in their movie! We shot from the Pasco side toward the bridges — so cool!

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Sami & Tino | Wedding Photos & Movie | Tacoma, WA

Sami & Tino know how to party. From the family fireworks in Tacoma the day before, to the zip lines and ropes course at Northwest Trek, filming them was a blast!

We were fortunate to capture their engagement photos, where we took them to shoot pool (watch out for Tino — he can hustle you!), share an awesome sundae at Rosie’s Ice Cream Shop in Richland, and wade through the Columbia River.

And for the wedding, this was our first shoot in Buckley, WA. Tracy Castle provided a perfect setting, adding a touch of class. And it made for awesome aerial establishing shots — you’ve got to see their movie to see what we mean!

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