Carmen and Joe met in Switzerland while they were both studying abroad from the same school in Washington.
She’s now in the US Navy stationed in Japan.
He works for an international hotel company and is on the road hundreds of days out of the year.
Travel isn’t just for fun – it’s a way of life for these two.
For that reason, I never got to meet them until I photographed their wedding on the last weekend of December. However, I did get to spend the entire next day with them alone, exploring the beauty of Seattle and the forests in Northern Washington, helping Carmen get back into her wedding dress in a campground bathroom, chasing sunlight and snow and mist.
Their wedding was beautiful and special and I’ll hopefully share it at some other point if I get the chance. But this day-after session was perfectly THEM. Wandering and playing and exploring. So I’m posting it first.
Congratulations you two!
Blair and Scott got married a month ago at Woodard Creek Landing in Skamania, Washington in the Columbia River Gorge.
It was epic.
Blair put so much hard work into her day. I’m pretty sure almost all of the decorations were DIY projects she took on. She even made her own bouquets. The woman is a stylish genius, and not to mention gorgeous. Being at her wedding was like looking at a pinterest board of wedding perfection. It was that cute.
But it was more than just cute.
It was relaxed and fun. And it was a party! Before the ceremony started, I found the bride, groom and wedding party playing quarters. Just hanging out. No big deal. And then 10 minutes later, “Hey let’s get married!”
They had personalized beer that was aptly named “Blair’s a *#?$?!”
The night ended with keg stands.
Everyone had an absolute blast. My favorite kind of wedding. Fun and pretty. No stress. Just happy.
Congrats Blair and Scott! I can tell you two are perfect for each other. You just fit.
I’m not going to dance around this one. I adore this couple.
I loved them from the second I met them at the Deschutes brewery in Portland. They offered me a beer and we shared a night of great conversations and laughter from the very beginning. I loved them when Megan let me in on some of the sadder times of their lives, and how they’ve only gotten stronger because of everything they’ve been through. I loved them when they shared their story of how they first met back in high school, lost touch, and then were reunited by Spencer’s sister, a DECA event, Taco Tuesday, and dog tricks.
But most of all, I loved their wedding.
Maybe it was Megan’s vows that were crammed on several 8.5 x 11 pages because she had so much she wanted to say. Or the quiet moments where I found Spencer going over his notes alone in his car, looking handsome, nervous, but most of all, excited to make Megan his wife. Perhaps it was when Megan’s dad pulled Spencer into a kitchen to give him a family heirloom – a watch – as a gift on his wedding day. Or maybe it was the best man’s speech, explaining how broken Spencer had been until he met Megan. How Megan brought a warmth back into his heart that he never thought he would see again.
They were married on October 29th, 2011 at Red Barn Studios in Chehalis, Washington. The weather was perfect. The venue was perfect (I shot Amy and James‘ wedding there too). The whole day was like a beautiful dream. Congratulations you two. You deserve it!
Thank you so much Megan and Spencer! I hope you can tell how much I loved working with you. I wish you both the best in your marriage! Congrats!!