Wednesday, August 24, 2011
The first time Meagan and I met I found out that she'd snagged a business card from dane + dane studios in the event that she got engaged sometime soon. She and Aaron adore their weimaraner, Rozzi and knew they'd need a photographer who was equally enamored with dogs. Eight months later, she emailed me. I knew right away that we were going to hit it off, a feeling that only tripled when we met a second time with Aaron and Rozzi for their engagement session.
Aaron and Meagan were married at Hidden Meadows in Snohomish, one of my very favorite venues. It seems no matter what time of year I'm shooting their the weather is always the same. While the temperature was pleasant, the clouds loomed and threatened rain. Not to be discouraged, the couple made the call to go forth with the outdoor ceremony and it paid off. While we did get some drops near the end, most of the ceremony remained dry. As they began their vows, the joke was on them when the groomsmen switched out Meagan's wedding band with a big plastic costume ring. Everyone had a good laugh, even Meagan. All jokes aside, the correct band made it on the bride's finger, they promised and kissed and we all headed out of the sprinkling for some awesome food, great music, and fabulous cake. They even had pot sticker appetizers passed out mid evening. Now THAT is my kind of wedding. I was especially fond of the grey bridesmaid dresses which happened to match Rozzi perfectly. Coincidence? I think not.
I am super excited to see these two again next year when we're reunited at Hidden Meadows for the wedding of their bridesmaid, Krystina, and groomsman, Nick! See you guys next Summer for another rockin party!!!
Quick posting note: While I fight off a nasty Summer cold waiting for my natural cleverness to present itself, I have come to realize that sometimes you just need to get on with it. Such is the case with Meagan and Aaron's wedding blog. Please do not take my lack of zest as anything other than the product of mid-wedding-season-exhaustion. Meagan and Aaron, you two ROCK.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Today I have a quick interlude for you between wedding and engagement posts. A couple weekends ago I had a the pleasure of heading out to the beautifully tranquil Mountain Meadow Lavender Farm in Roy, Washington. It was there that I met up with the adorable Amanda for a Sunday evening bridal session. Amanda will be getting married in Texas this November but wanted her bridal photos done here in Washington. We'd been chatting via email since last Fall about a portrait session and had such a blast at this fabulous venue she'd found. Seriously, how amazing is this place?! Dramatic barn, whimsical tree swing, and all that lovely lavender, what more could we ask for? Maybe a kick-ass veil? Awesome.
Thanks for a wonderful evening Amanda, it was so great to meet you. You're such a beautiful bride and Scott is a very lucky guy. Congrats and be sure to keep in touch!!!