One of the things we love most about the Tri-Cities is its predictability. Sure, it's hot in summer (today was 108°!), but we know what the light will probably do. Eastern Washington is sun-drenched most of the year, so shade is often critical! Bridgette and Quinn look good in any light though — we back-lit them near Howard Amon Park and used flashes, diffusers, and bounces to make the most of it. The most important thing in a photo shoot is the smile, and they sure delivered — it's easy to do when you're in love! We're excited to shoot their wedding next September!
We're excited to be shooting this cute couple's wedding along the Columbia river next year! We made time for an engagement shoot with them at a secret winery in Benton City, then raced to an old train and a cornfield in Richland to take advantage of sunset.
What a *fun* bridal party they had! They climbed trees, played volleyball (in suits!), and were super-happy throughout. Allisyn & Cody were relaxed, despite the 100° temperatures! Highland Gardens was a new venue for us; in fact we'd not shot in Deer Park before. The staff there were quite accommodating and pleasant to work with. Allisyn & Cody had an extremely short ceremony. We bet people were thankful since many were in the intense heat.
We found opportunities to use our helicopter for a few shots — check out the short version of their movie below!
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!
Since Sarah was going school in Spokane, we decided to go there to shoot their engagement photos (we flew ourselves!). We walked throughout Riverfront Park capturing photos and video. (We use the video for the wedding movie — it's a great way to show them outside the wedding day.) They are a perfect couple — they play off of each other so well that it is easy to get photos of them laughing and smiling. (Thanks for making it easy on us!) The Spokane River was really high, so when taking photos on one of the bridges, we were getting water sprayed on us (and our lenses)! But it was worth it since it allowed for some great photos. We got some awesome photos of them around the Radio Flyer Wagon, the clock tower, and across from the Opera House.
We headed over to capture them riding the carousel; that turned out to be tons of fun — we got some great photos and awesome footage. We look forward to spending more time with Sarah and Tyler at their wedding in July.