The fourth wedding or a four wedding weekend. Think I was getting tired? I’ll let you decide (Hint: check out the dancing pictures).
One of my favorite parts of a wedding is the happiness that is unique to wedding days. I get to experience that over & over & I love it. That’s especially true with couples like Laurel & Jack, as well as their families. Their smiles & joy are contagious & it makes for great, emotion-filled photos.
I loved shooting on Gonzaga’s beautiful campus (Go Zags!), which is where both the ceremony & reception were held.
Just a happy coincidence that the room the girls were getting ready in looked like it just hosted a “How to Choose a Mate” seminar.
Also a coincidence that the room where the guys got ready was playing a child development video on a loop.
It’s not very often you get to shoot the wedding of someone you babysat. But that’s the case with this one. I remember Spencer when he was a rambunctious little guy who wanted to talk about nothing other than baseball. I must be getting old because now that kid went & got married & I think we barely even discussed the current horrors of the Mariners. In other words, it was pretty cool to be able to photograph Spencer & Tara’s wedding. Not only that, Since Spencer & I share a few cousins I got to hang out with Emma & Deonna a little too.
I don’t think there’s much I can say that the photos don’t other than the wedding took place at one of my favorite places on earth, Tacoma’s Point Defiance (I think I’ve mentioned that a few times before)! I loved the uniqueness of the whole day. The orange & gray colors were perfect. I love Converse shoes & the fact that they matched Spencer’s tie & even the wallpaper in his room was a nice touch.
Then there’s the Donuts. Mmmm, donuts as Homer would say. Spencer & Tara met while she was in line buying donuts for her class so they’re a pretty important part of their relationship (I wish I had a reason, any reason, to like donuts like that). These donuts were brilliantly good & they were specially prepared for the bride & groom by Legendary Doughnuts.
Since this was the third of four weddings that weekend (& the only one west of the mountains) we didn’t have time to shoot the “day after session” the day after their wedding. So we’ll call it a “week after” session since I had a Seattle wedding the next weekend. We decided to meet up in downtown Tacoma & hang around the Museum of Glass. I loved the challenge of trying to take unique portraits in a location that’s so loved by photographers. I’ll let you decide whether I succeeded or not. Regardless, we had a blast & these two super-photogenic subjects were a great inspiration.
Photos from the “Day (week) After Session” we had in downtown Tacoma.