I’ve had a run recently of being able to photograph the wedding of a service member and it’s been amazing since I really believe they are modern day heroes. I always try to pepper them for stories simply because I’m fascinated with the mindset it takes to do something so selfless. Most of the time, I can’t get much simply because they see it as a duty, not as something to brag about. Of course, I’d never see it as bragging, just as sharing experiences. So when I have the rare occasion of photographing a wedding where the bride and groom both served, I’m almost in too much awe to take pictures.
Fortunately, I was able to push through my admiration and capture some photos of Breanna & Eric’s day. I’ve photographed a lot of happy, emotion-filled weddings. I’ve had some that were equal, but none more so than this one. Laughter and tears permeated every part of the day. What a blessing it was to be a part of.
Arbor Crest, as usual, was a perfect venue. Up on the hill overlooking Spokane, with a flag high in the background, the ceremony was amazing. What a blessing it was to be a part of.
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.