It was wonderful to see Bethany and Jeremy as well as their families again since I photographed their courthouse wedding in Seattle before Jeremy headed off to serve our country. Being surrounded by such wonderful people is one of the things I really treasure about my work as a wedding photographer, and days like Bethany & Jeremy’s wedding.
Another thing I loved about their wedding was the chance I had to photograph another wedding at the amazing Blessed Sacrament Church near the University of Washington campus followed by a trip to The Seattle Art Museum for the reception as well a private tour of an installation of one of Bethany’s favorite artists. As a bit of an art nerd myself, I have to say it was mind blowing and really a once in a lifetime experience.
It’s always a special treat to head back home to Tacoma to photograph a wedding and that’s extra special when I’m photographing two people that are truly remarkable. A huge part of that is the families that they’re surrounded by. I’ve been blessed to know Rachiah’s family since her niece and my daughter were classmates in elementary school. Her parents are two of my favorite people in the world and any chance I get to see them is definitely a highlight. Add to that the opportunity to hang out with them an entire day and celebrate their daughter’s wedding and that’s almost too much greatness to handle.
And when you add Rachiah & John’s little baby girl to the wedding day, it goes beyond how perfect a day should be allowed to be. I didn’t get many smiles from her, but I was very happy to get a tongue stuck out at me and lots of adorable pouting frowns.
The wedding was held at Tacoma Country & Golf Club in Lakewood, WA on the edge of American Lake.