Our First Quinceañera

We'd been told that quinceañeras are similar to weddings. We did our research, learning about the traditions and expectations of the day. But we were surprised to find that Sarahi — the newly-minted 15-year-old — was mature beyond her years. Her speech — which she performed without notes — was heartfelt and captivating. You really get the sense that she's surrounded by loving people, and she credits their assistance for her well being. 

We got to shoot it at Bennett Botanical Gardens in Hermiston, OR. It's a wonderful venue, and we'd recommend it for weddings of various sizes, too.

So much happens at a quinceañera. The choreographed dance was fun to film and edit. The ceremony was beautiful. Heck, even the chairs were placed to create a "15" as seen from above.

Good thing we got a drone shot!

Amanda & Anthony Wedding Movies

Would you have guessed that this wedding was in Chehalis, WA? 

Amanda & Anthony were fortunate to have a new wedding venue open just in time for their wedding. And it's decked out. (Check out that indoor drone shot!) 

Their day was elegant, but that didn't keep them from letting loose. Check out their band — Dance Machine PDX — they were amazing with non-stop energy!

They're such a great couple. We're so glad we got to capture their day!

Brittany & Josh Wedding Movies

We love a good country wedding. Brittany & Josh split the distance from their home towns to marry in The Dalles, OR. An overcast day didn't dim their spirits, and the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center made for a splendid backdrop for their nuptials. 

The staff at the Discover Center were wonderful to work alongside; we'd like to thank them for being inviting and helpful.

And a blindfold for the first look? We love that kind of stuff.

Cassie & Alex — Family Photos

We had the privilege of shooting Cassie & Alex's wedding years ago. And we loved the chance to revisit with them — and revisiting the site of their wedding photos — but this time, with a new addition to the family.

Introducing Clara, now celebrating her first birthday.

No, we didn't just buy and photograph a doll. 

No, we didn't just buy and photograph a doll. 

This sweet girl did great throughout the shoot. And that's a credit to her parents, who ensured nap time went well beforehand — nap time is the #1 factor in deciding how well a child will do.

Gabbie & Evan — Wedding Movie

Who says a February wedding can't be gorgeous? Gabbie & Evan's wedding in Snohomish was brilliant, from the weather to the location. Lord Hill Farms provided a pretty backdrop, and we rarely had to run inside due to rain. 

If you've got time, we recommend watching the whole movie. Or just check out their Trailer version, under Bonus Features…which will just make you want to watch the whole movie.

Mikayla & Kyle — Save the Date

What do you do for a couple where both are firefighters in training? I'll tell you what: you make it personal to them. We borrowed an old fire engine from a nice friend of theirs who brought it out to Pasco for us. 

Watch for their wedding photos movies later this year.

Mikayla & Kyle's save-the-date cards. 

Mikayla & Kyle's save-the-date cards. 

Katie & Drew — Wedding Movies

Walla Walla in the fall is breathtaking. Add the love Katie & Drew share and prepare for a melted heart. Corliss Estates doesn't normally host weddings — but as family friends, Katie & Drew had their wedding and reception there (even during the winery's busy "crush" season). It provided a stunning backdrop, fitting for their jet-set lifestyles.

Want to see aerial shots of a vineyard in autumn? A couple massively in love? A perfect day? Check out their movies: