I make art for people while I tell their love stories. I'm fascinated with creating unique and artistic portraits that will be treasured for generations. Portrait & Wedding photography Spokane-based but available world wide.
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Non-photo update: Just got power back this morning since the windstorm last week. Still no internet, unfortunately. So everything involving posting, emailing, etc. from Matt Shumate Photography is severely limited. Hope to be back at 100% soon!

I’m so excited to share photos from Carrie & Derek’s wedding at Pine River Ranch in Leavenworth, WA. Since the first wedding I photographed there, it’s been one of my very favorite venues. Every time I feel like there’s so much to explore and as the seasons change, it shines in so many different ways. So, of course I was thrilled when Carrie & Derek told me that they were getting married at the wonderful mountain barn with its fantastic staff and kind owners.

It didn’t disappoint. It was just as magnificent as it’s ever been. The light cloud cover gave us even more opportunities for great photos than I think I’ve ever had while I was there. The entire wedding day was just as relaxed as you’d hope a barn nestled along a river in the mountains would be. I feel like these photos really show that fact well.

It was a treat to get to know this couple’s friends and family as they all celebrated two people who really are just tremendous together and are as kind as any two people couple be.

Back to the wedding posts after an engagement session break. First up is the elegant wedding of Stefanie & Paul that took place at The beautiful White House in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. What can I say other than these are two of the kindest people I’ve had the joy of photographing. There was a sweetness at this wedding that was very unique—of course it’s possible that I was just fooled by Paul’s British accent, but I doubt it.

This was a family & friends celebration where everybody was overjoyed at this union. And although Paul’s parents attended the wedding via Skype, their presence & joy was obvious as well. All of the floral arrangements, bouquet, & boutonnieres were created by The Art of Flower.

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