I met Nathan and Melissa though a random Facebook connection. When I first moved to Seattle I posted on my Facebook page that I was looking for a newly engaged couple to photograph for free since I wasn't shooting much locally last January. A friend of mine from high school gave me the name of her cousin who works for Amazon and lives just minutes from me in Seattle. Like a stalker, I found him on Facebook and messaged him asking if they were interested in a session. Poor guy probably had no idea who I was and if I was going to be any good but they were good sports and agreed me meet me for a downtown Seattle engagement session (seen here). Nathan mentioned that he was a hobbiest photographer so I definitely did not assume that I would be asked to be their wedding photographer (we photographers like to congregate in groups and I figured he already had someone in mind). A couple of months later when they emailed me and booked me to shoot their wedding I was excited and flattered. I was 5 weeks postpartum when I drug my family with me to the Hood River area of Oregon for their wedding. We made a mini vacation of it and enjoyed the 90 degree weather in mid September. As I drove across Hood River and up the hills to the Gorgecrest Vineyard I understood what Nathan and Melissa meant when they described the breathtaking views of the venue. Unfortunately, Mt. Hood was not in full display thanks to some haziness and clouds, but you could still see it looming there in the background and tried as I might, my photos really don't do it justice.
I was joined by the talented Britney Gardner of Turn Loose the Art that day as my 2nd shooter and she commented to me, "I love your clients. I wish all of my clients were like them" and I feel the exact same way. Working with these two was just as easy on their wedding day as it was on that stormy January morning when I casually shot their engagement. Thank you both for trusting me to capture the most important day of your union and thank you for bringing me to such a beautiful location...a part of the country that I likely never would have thought to visit. Special thanks to their AWESOME DJ, DJ Moe Funk who cracked me up all night long and to The Lambs Table for the amazing meal.