My 2019 wedding season ended with this sweet and beautiful courthouse wedding. Belen + Giovanni, thank you for trusting me with your special day, and for braving the cold weather last week. Congratulations on your wedding, and I can’t wait to share more from your beautiful day with you in the coming weeks!
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.
I flew down to Portland last week for this absolutely stunning wedding, and even a few days later, I can’t find the words to describe how special this couple, and this wedding, was to me. Hannah + Jay, I can’t wait to share all these images with you. For now, here’s a little sneak peek.
I am so so excited to share this little preview with you, and I cannot wait to edit all these photos and share the whole day! Tara + Alex had an absolutely perfect wedding day, with a ceremony at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes and then their reception at the new rooftop space at the Steam Plant.
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!!
Venue – Thompson Barn
Y’all, this is a long one! I tried to cut it down and I just can’t do it. Not sorry at all. Jessi 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.
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