Terra Blanca weddings remain among our favorites: this Benton City venue boasts loads of greenery with many looks in a relatively small area. So it worked fine for Kim and Nolan to have us for just 7 hours since they weren't moving to a new location for the reception or photos. Here's a case where opposites attract: while Nolan is reserved, Kim is whimsical and spirited. And we love their dichotomy. Nolan was Mr. Cool, and Kim sang to the camera!
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!
The day began with a bit of stress — At St. Joe's in Kennewick, the wedding before Kevyn & Eddie's looked like it was running an hour late! But the priests did well to move things along, and everything else went according to plan. The extra time provided us more photo opportunities, so we didn't complain. Terra Blanca, as always, provided a multitude of different looks for photos. The Benton City vineyard has stunning views and somehow manages to avoid the worst of the Tri-City winds. Kevyn & Eddie had a gorgeous getaway car, and gave us loads to work with at sunset. So fun!
We are so excited to be shooting the wedding of the sister of one of our former brides. Brianne and Justin were such a great couple with great smiles, we got super lucky with the weather in early March and had a wonderful time during their engagement session at a vineyard near Benton City!
We've been fortunate to work with Hedges Family Estate on several occasions. Located in Benton City, they're a mid-sized wine maker in Washington State. This promo video was made for them to show at wine conferences and to buyers throughout the world.
This loving couple provided us the opportunity to get footage from so many locations! Richland Parks, Terra Blanca Winery, Meadow Springs Country Club, Anthony's Banquet Center, and a couple amazing houses. In the end, we had over 1,000 camera clips to work with! firefly BLU has exclusive access to a secret winery in Benton City. Because Amy & Colt had us all day, we got to take them there and take advantage of some amazing scenes.
Amy & Colt also had the largest bridal party we've seen in a while — about 30! You really get the sense they're well-loved with so many people supporting them.
After the short ceremony, they partied on at Anthony's. Then lots of dancing, followed by a sparkler-laden exit. It was an unforgettable day, from start to finish.
Kalah & Levi met in the middle — between his work in Idaho and hers in Oregon, we're thankful they found the middle ground of the Tri-Cities. He's an electrical lineman, and he'd brought his tools — so naturally they made use of them! What a charming, unassuming couple. Just a minute with them and you can tell that they're well-suited together. We wish them well for their wedding in Boise next June!
We're always thrilled to shoot at Terra Blanca Winery, but Andrea & David made it special! They had such a relaxed atmosphere that everyone enjoyed the day thoroughly. Terra Blanca offers a multitude of photo opportunities in a small area (vines, wine barrels, grass fields, brick walkways, massive doors, etc), so we didn't feel it necessary to take them off site. Andrea & David are avid divers, so their tropical theme was especially fitting. The flowers were done by one of our favorites, Simplified Celebrations, who did a phenomenal job! (We didn't even know you could get some of those flowers in our neck of the woods.)
We're excited to share Andrea & David with you!
If you could define Kristin & Grant in one word, it would be Classy. Their small wedding at Terra Blanca was elegant without being overly-sophisticated. And her swanky flowers were completely original — we don't even know what they're called! We're always thankful for the views and options Terra Blanca provides, but we really lucked out on light in the evening. It wasn't an incredible sunset, but it was a lovely soft light.
We know Kristin & Grant will love their new life together!
What a day! Erika & Nathan play well together — such a whimsical couple. Terra Blanca winery in Benton City made for a stunning backdrop for both their photos and their ceremony. Their first look was under Terra Blanca's beautiful entryway arches. Erika had some of the most expressive faces, and Nate kept things loose for the photos, allowing us to capture some great looks between the two of them. Very photogenic couple!
The short-and-sweet ceremony took place in a tucked-away rocked-in area. Especially touching was the pillow carried in by the handsome ring bearer: it was made in memory of the bride's father out of his shirt and tie. The cake was covered in a multitude of white frosting roses — it seemed to be patterned to match Erika's dress!What a perfect spring day for this couple to tie the knot. We wish them a lifetime of happiness.