Katlin + Matt — Sandpoint Elopement Preview // North Idaho Elopement Photographer

Katlin + Matt — Sandpoint Elopement Preview // North Idaho Elopement Photographer

When Katlin emailed me a few months ago, she told me she found my post on how to elope in North Idaho and knew that’s what they wanted to do. They threw out a couple dates, found a yurt on Airbnb, and booked me. Fast forward to last week and I drove out on a bumpy gravel road to photograph them in the middle of the forest. I love big weddings, but there is something so simple, elegant, and fun about an elopement. More of these please!

Katlin + Matt, congrats!! I can’t wait to edit and share your whole gallery with you.

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Katie + Seth – Thompson Barn Wedding // Palouse Wedding Photographer

Katie + Seth – Thompson Barn Wedding // Palouse Wedding Photographer

Oh, where to start with Katie + Seth’s sweet wedding day? They had the most beautiful country wedding, and it was simple, easy going, and absolutely, perfectly them. They got ready in the most beautiful b&b in Tekoa, WA before we headed out to Thompson Barn for their wedding ceremony. It was super super windy all afternoon while they were getting ready. Someone told us that it would clear up in the afternoon, and sure enough, shortly after the ceremony started, the sun came out and the wind stopped blowing and we had the most stunning sunsets I’ve had at a wedding. Y’all, we get so many fantastic sunsets up here in the PNW, but rarely do I have the chance to dash out from a wedding for a perfect one and have a nearly 360 view of it at the wedding venue. So you’ll have to forgive me for the extra sunset photos!!

Katie and Seth, thank you for bringing me on board as part of your wedding team. It was a pleasure to meet you both, to meet all your lovely kids, family, and friends. I loved spending the day with you and I wish you all the best for many years to come!!

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Venue – Thompson Barn

Jessi + Tim – Mazama Ranch House // Methow Valley Wedding Photography

Jessi + Tim – Mazama Ranch House // Methow Valley Wedding Photography

Y’all, this is a long one! I tried to cut it down and I just can’t do it. Not sorry at all.┬áJessi sent me an email a couple months before their wedding, and told me that Natalie and Sam had sent me to them. Just from Jessi’s first emails, I knew that I was going to adore her and Tim. And then, we got a chance to meet up in Seattle and chatted about all different things, but especially our shared love for the Methow Valley. The Methow Valley is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been, and I truly believe that the people who love the Methow Valley share an unspoken bond.

A couple weeks before their wedding, I got a worried email from Jessi and Tim, because they were concerned about all the smoke in the air from the fires. It was really bad, and I was a bit worried too, but they made a back up plan, and we crossed our fingers. The winds changed, and the rain fell just a few days before their wedding. It was cool, but the air was fresh and clear. We were bummed about the grey skies, but in true Mazama fashion, the skies cleared and we got to skip around in the beautiful, soft mountain light that we all love so much.

Jessi and Tim had a few surprises up their sleeves for their guests, including birthday cakes for a few friends whose special days were right around (or on!) their wedding day, and a line dancing lesson. And, right as I was leaving, they did a surprise second dance as a married couple. You can bet that I pulled my camera back out of my bag and snapped a few photos!

Thank you, Jessi and Tim, for allowing me to once again come to the Mazama Ranch House. Your wedding brought so much joy to my life, and I feel so lucky to have met you both. Thank you also to the amazing vendors (at the end of the post!) that I get to work with time and time again in the Methow Valley. They are truly some of the best at their jobs and the most wonderful people.

If you landed on this page because you’re planning a wedding in the Methow Valley or Mazama. Send me an email or pick up your phone and call me now. This is my favorite place in the world and I love shooting weddings up here.

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VENDORS

Venue // The Mazama Ranch House

Caterer // Stew Dietz Catering

Planning // Autumn Jateff, Northern Farm Flowers

Hair Stylist // Hilary Ketcham

Baker // The Mazama Store

Florals // Fawn Meadow Design

Clothing // Anthropologie, Nordstrom, Men’s Warehouse