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Andrea & Justin’s Engagement | Zintel Canyon | Kennewick, WA

If you want to know how to handle an engagement shoot, talk with Andrea & Justin: they were relaxed, comfortable, and had natural smiles. We took them to Zintel Canyon in Kennewick, and to Chiawana Park Pasco, WA. Both proved to be excellent settings to capture the fall colors.

And these huge Seahawk fans are getting their wish so far as the Seahawks have home field advantage leading up to the 2014 Super Bowl!

We’re excited to be shooting their wedding on June 21st of 2014!

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Brittany & Tony’s Wedding | St. Joe’s Church | Meadow Springs Golf Club | Tri-Cities, WA

How does one shoot a wedding with 50 mph winds outside? Firstly, we thank our lucky stars that it was an indoor wedding and reception. Then you do entirely improv photos with the bridal party inside, shifting furniture rapidly in a condo. Then you get outside for one glorious shot of an extra-long veil in the wind!

Brittany & Tony went with the flow just fine — where many brides would freak out, they made the most of the situation, laughing at the absurdity of the weather. They were a treat to photograph!

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Blanca & Michael’s Engagement | Secret Winery | Columbia Valley, WA

It was fun to meet these two by taking them to a winery where we have exclusive rights to photograph. (Sorry, can’t tell you where!) They were quite happy to be together, and asking them to kiss wasn’t a chore.

Then it was off to take advantage of a train that hasn’t moved in years, and then on to Howard Amon Park in Richland. Loved the light!

We’re excited to shoot their wedding in 2014!

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Andrea & Jerald’s Engagement | Bookwalter Winery | Richland, WA

Here’s a fun couple finding new life with each other. Andrea & Jerald are getting married at Bookwalter Winery in Richland, WA, so we got to shoot some engagement photos with them and their kids at the winery. They had lots of fun ideas — great signs and poses. The three kids, Lawrence, Joanna, and Tyler, were good sports, too!

We’re looking forward to shooting their wedding on June 21st of this year!

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Kathryn & Matt’s Wedding | West Richland, WA

Kathryn & Matt chose her aunt and uncle’s house as their wedding setting. The lighting was challenging, but the couple was cute as could be. You could see the look of anticipation as the moment built toward their reveal — the “first look.” The first look is what we recommend to couples instead of having the reveal postponed until the ceremony. Sure, there’s something to be said for the grandeur of waiting, but there are many benefits to seeing each other beforehand: it’s more relaxed, you can allow more time for photos, and you’re not making your guests wait while you complete your numerous couple, bridal party, and family photos.

They were certainly relaxed, and we always appreciate that!

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Colleen & Ivan’s Wedding | Pasco, WA

As always, the flowers from Simplified Celebrations were outstanding. We always love it when they are the selected florists: we know we’ll have plenty of great flower shots.

The day was strikingly hot! It may have been at a house right along the Columbia River, but that didn’t provide much in the way of cooling. The lighting was the most challenging we’ve had in years: there was little to no shade throughout the day. But we got some great smiles out of Colleen, and the bridal party was a lot of fun!

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Alex & Jeff’s Wedding | Running T Ranch | Dayton, WA

Alex & Jeff are such a cool couple — you can tell they’re confident in life and their relationship. They made the most of their day, laughing, drinking, and enjoying their friends and family.

The Running T Ranch in Dayton, WA is an awesome place to get hitched. Guests can sack out in tents at night if they like. The “barn” is a fantastic place for the reception, boasting great lighting and plenty of space for the average wedding.

One of our favorite moments was having them outside the barn just after sunset — we got a great aerial shot of them dancing with each other!

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Jennifer & Chris’ Wedding | Terra Blanca Winery | Benton City, WA

There was no shortage of smiles at Jennifer & Chris’ wedding. This sweet pair enjoyed every second of their day!

We love shooting at Terra Blanca: there are loads of different looks within walking distance. (Not having to drive to different locations saves time and provides a more relaxed atmosphere.) We took advantage of the scenery, hitting the wine barrel caves, the vineyards, and even the sagebrush. Yeah, weeds can look good, too!

We’re so thankful when we get to shoot with such playful, cheerful people. Congrats to Jennifer & Chris!

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Angie & Brandon’s Wedding | The Whitehouse | Coeur d’Alene, ID

Angie & Brandon are one of those couples you know will succeed in marriage. They’ll be the ones winning the “anniversary dances” decades down the road. They love to have fun together, and it shows. They’re huge swing dancers, and they’re amazing! You have to see the movie to check out their moves. The local roller rink, Rollerena Skating Center, let us take some shots after they closed — it was so cool! We also got some fun engagement footage at some fields and a secret local winery.

On the day of the wedding, the guys all hung out at Triple Play, riding go karts and playing mini golf. The girls spent time together getting ready at the Blackwell Hotel in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Then it was across the street to The Whitehouse for a perfect outdoor wedding.

They broke out the glow sticks, and along with the live band, the party was on!

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Shawna & Liem | Wedding Photos | Clover Island | Kennewick, WA

OK we admit it: taking photos of someone with such stunning eyes and a natural smile makes our jobs easier. And having a couple so obviously relaxed and in love makes our job even less stressful.

Shawna & Liem had a beautiful ceremony at the Clover Island lighthouse in Kennewick. A good indicator that this couple is well-loved: there were many, many people who wanted their photos taken with them.

The Clover Island Inn provided the reception (and the prime rib was excellent!). Platinum Entertainment provided outstanding DJ services as usual, and Simplified Celebrations did those amazing flowers you see in our photos — see their wedding page to check out how they match her eyes!

As the reception began, firetrucks arrived! Fortunately it was a false alarm. So what does a photographer do? Take advantage! She donned a firefighter hat and posed on the truck with Liem. So stinkin’ cute. Love this couple!

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