We met Stephinee and Kyle at an orchard in Kennewick where Kyle works. The orchard offered amazing opportunities to get shots of them having fun together. They both had great, natural smiles the entire time. Then we sped over to the Columbia Park to shoot some more photos along the river before the sun set completely. The light was starting to reach the perfect "golden hour," so the photos of them looked great. We were really glad that they were willing to try anything — from goofy poses to climbing on playground equipment. We are sad that we couldn't shoot their wedding since we already had that day booked!
When it comes to weather, Leavenworth in May can be a difficult time. Elisa and Nate had their wedding at the family's home between a beatiful orchard and the Wenatchee River in Leavenworth, Washington. The day started out raining — scary for an outdoor wedding! During the ceremony, though — right in the middle of the vows — the sun broke through and made for the most amazing afternoon sunset. The entire day was incredibly special and family oriented — a huge dose of sweetness lacking in most weddings. We loved capturing the special touches like tiramisu instead of cake, a popcorn machine for the slideshow of the couple, and riding off into the night on mopeds! It was one of those days that shows that it doesn't have to be overly elaborate — or standardized — to be special and memorable!