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Venues: EM Fine Art GalleryOlympic Sculpture Park

 

 

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.

Spokane Tacoma Seattle modern wedding photographer matt shumate photography "i shoot people"

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modern wedding photographer point defiance tacoma donuts cake bride groom

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point defiance wedding ceremony father bride daughter aisle

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after wedding ceremony recessional love romance happy bride groom hands

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unique cut cake donuts doughnuts bite biting head orange gray

unique cut cake donuts doughnuts bite biting head orange gray

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Photos from the “Day (week) After Session” we had in downtown Tacoma.

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day after photo session trash the dress tacoma modern portrait downtown glass museum pool water

day after photo session trash the dress tacoma modern portrait downtown glass museum

day after photo session trash the dress tacoma modern portrait downtown glass museum stairs love romance

day after photo session trash the dress tacoma fashion portrait downtown glass museum brenizer method stunning original modern

day after photo session trash the dress tacoma modern portrait downtown glass museum cone "tilt shift" "nikon 45mm pc-e"

day after photo session trash the dress tacoma modern portrait downtown kiss hand romantic romance

day after photo session trash the dress tacoma modern strobist portrait downtown glass museum bride groom wedding