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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Kayla & Corey – Priest Lake, Idaho

The whole week leading up to Saturday, the weather had held.  Cloudy at times, but no rain.  Even the day before, the last I checked, it was saying 40% rain.  Well, it rained.  It rained and rained and rained.  It rained all day long.  But that wasn’t the kind of thing to keep Kayla and Corey from getting married.  In fact, as you can see, they were well-equipped with some pretty snazzy umbrellas.

In fact, I think it’s safe to say that they stayed drier than I did during the portrait session, which was fine by me, because they looked so great, with Priest Lake as their backdrop.  Fabulous.

Fortunately for their guests, the ceremony was inside the lodge at Elkins Resort, where it was warm and toasty, and elegant besides.  And the windows provided great views.  Unfortunately, the no-dogs-allowed kept Kayla and Corey’s four attendants from being able to participate (they slept through the ceremony back in the cabin), though they were acknowledged on the wedding cake.  But dogs or not, rain or no, there was nothing that would keep Kayla and Corey from enjoying their wedding celebration.  A full gallery of photographs from the wedding can be seen here.

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Beth & Brad – Finch Arboretum and Dance Street Ballroom, Spokane

Here are Beth and Brad, who really wanted their portraits with autumn trees.  We chose Finch Arboretum, and I’m glad we did.  It was great fun out there, and gorgeous (as evidenced by all the other photographers around).  And it was warm enough for Beth and Brad to give up their shoes and walk around the park barefoot (Beth because the heels hurt, and Brad to climb trees, which was kind of my fault).

They also introduced me to Wedding Tailgating, which I heartily recommend.  The ceremony and reception, at Dance Street Ballroom, were lots of fun, too.  Beth’s little boy was the ring-bearer, and, unlike many small boys, he actually carried the rings, which was sweet.  And one of Brad’s groomsmen delivered a wicked zinger in his speech.  The dances were beautiful, and I especially liked the music Brad and his mom danced to (I think it’s called “Leave My Mama Out of This.”)  Delightful.  Follow this link for photographs from the wedding day.

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Rachel & Thomas – Dance Street Ballroom, Spokane

Rachel & Thomas's Wedding Photographs

Rachel and Thomas had to plan their wedding around Thomas’ schedule, which involves being out at sea for months at a time.  It made planning difficult, and there wasn’t absolute certainty he’d even be able to attend his own wedding.  Fortunately, it worked out and all was smooth sailing.

As part of their unity candle, Rachel and Thomas included the children, to show the combining of individuals into a single family, which I thought was a really nice touch.  Really good kids, too.  Photographs from the wedding day can be seen here.

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