Laura & John were the winners of my wedding giveaway last year, and I am so glad they entered. [For more about a 2015 wedding giveaway, please see the end of this post.] I agonized over who to pick, and there were so many wonderful entries, but I’m so glad that Laura & John entered, and that I chose them! It’s be wonderful getting to know them over the past year, and getting to be a part of their wedding. They are an amazing couple, with amazing families, and it was a blessing to be part of their wedding day!
Laura & John are Gonzaga grads, and since they met at Gonzaga, they wanted to get married there. I’ve loved St. Aloysius (St Al’s) since the day I first walked in it as a college freshman. So I am truly honored that I was able to shoot Laura & John’s wedding there, and that their wedding was my first wedding at St. Als. I shot many masses there as a student, but to be there for a wedding? That’s special. I know that church weddings aren’t “in” right now, because they’re not in barns or super hip urban spaces, but I love church weddings.
Laura & John got ready at the Red Lion River Inn, then we went to Gonzaga University for some photos. Since they had an 11am ceremony, we had plenty of time afterwards to take photos. And if you’re worried about taking photos when it’s not “golden hour”, almost all of Laura & John’s photos were taken between noon and 1pm! Make sure your photographer is comfortable with this, so you still get amazing photos. Their reception was at Commellini Estate, which has become one of my favorite Spokane area venues.
Many, many thanks to the lovely and talented April Egly for 2nd shooting with me. Some of these shots were taken by her. <3
2015 Wedding Giveaway: Like last year, I’m planning to do a wedding giveaway for 2015. I’ll be announcing it in January, after the bridal show. If you want the inside scoop, be sure to stop by my booth at the Spokane Bridal Fest on January 10th or 11th.