Now I see…

You know those people in your life who are there for you, no matter what? The ones who would drop anything to help you when you need it? The friends who help you move, even if it means flying in to do it? I hope you do. Everyone needs this in their lives. When I met MB and Greg, I kind of got the impression they were those kind of people. Loyal–fiercely so. Involved–intently. Engaged–deeply (in life and in love). I am lucky to have these kinds of people in my life. And, I also feel really lucky to have met and struck up a friendship with MB and Greg, especially since I might need some help moving! Just kidding! Truly though, their kindness is infectious–it spreads, roots itself and stays with you. I am so looking forward to documenting what I know is going to a wedding to remember at Tierra Retreat Center in August!

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a beautiful way

I’m just a wee bit excited to share these images with you! Because 1) they are just playful and sweet and indicative of the type of work I love to create and 2) the people in the images are playful and sweet and indicative of the type of people I LOVE to work with! I am so incredibly excited and honored to be photographing Karen and Matt’s Mountain Springs Lodge wedding tomorrow! It is going to be a joyful and beautiful day, I can just feel it! Thanks, you two, for being you. Truly.

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Life in the in between

You can just sense it. Feel it, really. It’s a connection that is bonded, not by big gestures, but by subtlety. By a whisper, a glance, the small things that make up this thing we call life. Rachel and Matt are content and even most happy when life is quiet together. This is the way they love…in the in-between. There is so much beauty in that in-between and I love when I see that on people’s faces as they look at one another. My wish for these two is to take that amazing way of being they have for each other and continue to share that. It’s a gift to see how beautiful life can be in those moments. Thanks, you two, for reminding me of that!

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Rebekah & Morgan | {Engaged!}

Sometimes it’s hard to pin-point at first what it is you like about someone when you meet them. It could be her sweet smile; maybe the way he always has something funny or witty to say; or just how good they make you feel when you’re with them. Sometimes it’s perfectly clear: he’s a genuinely good guy, and she’s deeply kind and they wear it on their sleeve.

When I first met Rebekah and Morgan, I couldn’t quite pin-point it, but as I get to know them, it’s becoming pretty clear to me that they are all of these things! I am seriously grateful to be a part of their lives in this small way, to photograph this time for them, and again when they are married this fall in Leavenworth at the gorgeous Pine River Ranch!

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Kathryn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kim & Mike | Engaged!

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire! And by fire I mean two of the sweetest and, might I add, good looking people you can find! I mean, am I right?!?

Besides their dashing good looks, their honest nature, their genuine earnestness, and ability to take you in as a friend so easily, is what gets me about Kim and Mike! We met up at their place in Greenwater, WA, just a short ways from Crystal Mountain where they spend a fair amount of time during the winter working and playing. It was breathtakingly beautiful up there and a pretty fantastic place to be in the summer too! We even found a new place where their (famous) Nova Scotia Duck Toller, Darwin, got to take a dip and try to chase some big fish!

This is also the place where they were engaged. The story goes: One evening, while barbecuing in the backyard, as they do many nights throughout the warmer season, Mike brought the ring out and casually asked Kim if she’d like to marry him. Kim was down for that and it was on! They will wed this fall!

Cheers to you Kim and Mike!

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Kathryn

 

 

 

 

Meghan & Danny | Married! | First Look

Their thirst for adventure is infectious…watching as these two gathered with family and friends to be married, I could see it in their friends’ eyes. Meghan and Danny bring that out in the people they share their lives with. And, I’ve no doubt, this is just the start of their quest for living life to the fullest and sharing that with others. Here is just a peek at the beginning of this new adventure…

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Kathryn

Alex & Erik | The Wedding!

Sometimes people come into your life at the right time. You don’t know why, or how, but there they are..ready for you to embrace them. For Alex and Erik, they came together through mutual friends, and they embraced it and each other.

As I watched their beautiful day unfold, it was like watching a long embrace…the embrace of lovers, that are also best friends, and life-long partners as they face the world. At the end of the night, I sighed, a big, long sigh of gratefulness for this couple for sharing this day with not only their family and friends, but with James and I…it was a reminder to us all, of the great beauty this world has to offer, if only we embrace it. Thanks, you two…

Photography: Atlas & Elia Photography

Venue: Tierra Retreat Center

Dress: custom made by Becky Stafford, a good friend from LA
Caterer: Sam from Spreading Roots Catering, made with fresh produce from the organic farm on site
Flowers: hand picked the morning before the wedding at Roots Produce & Flower Farm
Wax paper lanterns: made by the bride and her sister, with flowers sent in from family and friends around the country.
Beer: made by the groom and a good friend, Ryan

Shoes: Seychelles

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Kathryn

 

 

 

 

Alex & Erik | The Wedding | First Look!

I can not say enough about this wedding and, more over, this couple!! Be sure to visit here tomorrow to see it and read all about it!

 

 

I promise, you will not want to miss it!

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Kathryn

Lauren & Skuyler | Married!!

“When I last checked, it looks like there was a 20% chance…that’s not bad.” “Wait, I just checked it…it’s now 30%”…Lauren and I sat in a golf cart under a tree at the farthest point away from the club house at the Highlander Golf Course, as a full-on downpour began. Lauren sat, looking absolutely stunning in her dress, her hair and make up perfect. For a brief moment, she looked a bit stunned as well, but then, she looked at me and said, “If this had to happen to anyone, I’m glad it was me. It’s all going to work out.” And, she was right. She saw Skuyler just as the skies cleared. They were married just as a rainbow appeared over the sun-drenched hills. They were surrounded by all the love and support one could ever hope for in an entire lifetime!

James and I came away from this wedding just in awe of these two. Lauren and Skuyler are two people who you know will be making a huge impact in this world. Now that they have found one another, they will do even more together, than apart. There’s just something about their love for one another that teaches others, without them having to say a word. This is something very special. Something that no rain storm will be able to wash away. And, I have no doubt there’s a 100% chance of happiness in their future! Congratulations, you two!!!

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Kathryn

 

Photographer: Atlas & Elia Photography

Videographer: Gaboon Productions

Venue: Highlander Golf Course

Catering: Highlander Golf Course

Florals: Bloomers Flowers

Hair & Makeup styling: Carlee of Bella Vita Salon

Cake:Cake Chic

Centerpieces: Full Bloom

Music: Charlie Solbrig

DJ: Kenaston Music Productions

Dress: Maggie Sottero

Shoes: Kate Spade

Suiting: Men’s Warehouse

Ties: The TieBar

Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Takara by Dillard’s

Bridesmaids’ Shoes: Aldo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alex & Erik | Engaged!!

What do you say, Percy? I am thinking
of sitting out on the sand to watch
the moon rise. Full tonight.
So we go, and the moon rises, so beautiful it

makes me shudder, makes me think about
time and space, makes me take
measure of myself: one iota
pondering heaven. Thus we sit,

I thinking how grateful I am for the moon’s
perfect beauty and also, oh! How rich
it is to love the world. Percy, meanwhile,
leans against me and gazes up into
my face. As though I were
his perfect moon.
-Mary Oliver

The way he gazes upon her face, as though she were his perfect moon… A reflection of light onto him. That’s what their love looks like to me.

Alex and Erik will be married this very weekend at the Tierra Learning Center in Leavenworth, WA! And, I am ridiculously excited about it! First, here are few images from their engagement session…

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Kathryn