Sneak Peek ~ Baby Oriah ~ 6 Month Portraits

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

I am excited to share a sneak peek of Baby Oriah's 6 month portrait session!
Can't wait to share more of this adorable baby girl and her sweet parents!

Weddings ~ Samantha & Lucas ~ Jackson Park Chapel & Island Lake

Sunday, December 7, 2014

I am beyond excited to share the beautiful story of Samantha & Lucas' big day!
Samantha & Lucas have a wonderful love story!
Lucas proposed to Sam last December & they decided to tie the knot before she moved to Poland with him!
They came back to Washington to have a big ceremony and celebration with all their friends and family!
I feel so honored to have been able to capture their beautiful big day!
Their special day began at Jackson Park Chapel where Samantha and Lucas got ready with their bridesmaids and groomsmen in separate quarters, careful not to see each other prior to the ceremony.

We headed down the street for some bride & bridesmaid portraits!
Sam made such a gorgeous bride!


Sam's dad had one very important job, pose the Reservoir Dogs shot and he took his job very seriously!

It was so funny to watch him move each of the guys around until they were as perfect as possible!

They had one extra guy to fit in, but I think he did a pretty darn good job!

Just before the ceremony Samantha & Lucas decided to share letters they wrote to each other while on opposite sides of a wall!
They held hands, laughed, cried, and kissed each others hands.
It was a seriously beautiful moment to witness and capture!


Then it was time for the father-daughter reveal.
One of the most emotion packed moments I've captured.
Craig definitely had some tears to wipe away!

Moments later the ceremony began!

The first look!


It was so sweet to watch as Sam's father gave his daughter away to Lucas.

As soon as they reached the end of the aisle, Lucas grabbed Sam and dipped her!
It was a very happy moment for the two of them!






After the ceremony we headed to Island Lake for the reception!
Sam & Lucas' reception was one big super fun party.
There were lawn games, an indoor/outdoor table set up, good food and what I thought was the coolest part was the cupcake bar.
Guests of all ages (from toddlers to grandparents) all had fun choosing their own frosting and toppings for their cupcakes.  

Lucas' best man who came all the way from Poland for their big day, performed their first dance song!
He did such an amazing job!

After the first dance, father/daughter, and mother dance, came the longest married couple dance.

Sam's grandparents outlasted everyone, as the longest married couple.
They were then asked to give a piece of advice to the newlyweds!

Next up were the toasts!
They started with Lucas telling the story of when he fell in love and knew he wanted to marry Sam and it ended with a beautiful toast from Sam's dad.
My mom/second shooter and I were talking about his speech and how much it touched us for days, and we have officially stolen the phrase "I live you".
(I'm getting teary eyed remembering it now) 

My first thought was, why isn't Sam feeding Lucas while he is feeding her...
my next thought was... oh I see why!

The shot below is of Sam fleeing the scene after smashing the cake in Lucas' face.

But it's okay, she came back and cleaned him up... with her tongue!

After the formalities were done it was time for everyone to just relax and enjoy the party!

Thank you so much, Samantha & Lucas for choosing me to capture your special day!
We enjoyed capturing all of the love, laughter and happiness!
I wish you all the best as you begin your happily ever after!