2016, what a year!

You guys! I have been putting this off for some reason and I truly do not know why. I loved 2016 and all that I did! The couples I met last year were incredible and I was honored to travel to both coasts for some extra special weddings, elopements and sessions. If you know me, you know that I love to travel and this year I got to combine travel and photography. Bonus! I photographed in mountains, skyscrapers and castles and while I was busier than ever, I didn't want it to end. 

Take a look, won’t you?

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If you are curious what I look like while documenting these extra special and amazing moments, here is a shot of me while at a ranch on the Olympic Peninsula. Thanks to my husband for the photo.

Thank you for sharing these moments with me. I am beyond honored!

Carrie and Dan eloped: Day Two

Day two started much like Day one — very relaxed with a certain sense of excitement in the air. Boutonneires were made. vows were finalized and fancy beers were had. I can't think of a better end to my 2016 wedding photography season than being at Bond Ranch Retreat in Sequim, WA with Carrie, Dan and their chosen few. Thank you for letting me document your day, Carrie and Dan! 

Take a look!

Just as they got ready for their ceremony and a few photos around Bond Ranch, a full rainbow came out. It was magical!

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Once everyone was back in their comfy clothes, we all returned to the fire and enjoyed beer paired with their favorite local oysters and cheese. 

Congratulations, you two! Cheers!

Carrie and Dan eloped: Day One

Within one month, Carrie and Dan planned their epic elopement to one of their favorite places that they had visited—the Olympic Peninsula just outside of Seattle. The best part? I got to join them to document it all. It just happens to also be one of my favorite places, so you can just imagine how excited I was when I heard about their plans.

We started with a photoshoot at the beautiful Lake Crescent after a 'First Look' at Bond Ranch Retreat where we all stayed. I have to admit, I was fighting back tears and excitement jitters all day. But holy WOW was it great. 

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Here is Dan with their little guy just after breakfast. I think he was excited.

My amazing husband and helper was there to help capture this moment... just before their 'First Look'. I loved it.

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Now that the little guy was dressed and ready, it was time for the big adventure. We headed to beautiful Lake Crescent for some photos. It was misting off and on, but that didn't stop us. 

We finished up Day One with a delicious dinner in town and then drank rare beers from their collection around the fire. I can't imagine a better way to end Day One.

Cheers! Stay tuned for Day 2!