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.
This are is very lucky because we have so many amazing wedding venues, but it’s always a little more special when a couple gets to have their wedding on a property that they’ve had for generations and have held closely in their heart throughout their lives. This was the case with Courtney & Alex’s wedding which was held at Courtney’s family cabin on Priest Lake. A place that has been a treasured part of Courtney’s family’s memories added a new memory when family and some close friends from all over the country gathered in northern Idaho to spend time celebrating the couple.
The day itself could not have been more beautiful. Just days before the wedding I made the trip to the cabin to take a few photos and see the property and it was HOT—like, you don’t want to stand outside for more than a few minutes, hot. The wedding day, however, was unbelievably pleasant. Which just added to the beautiful scenery, wonderful feelings, and amazing people that were there for the day. See for yourself!