Archive for August, 2013

Michelle and Alex met in college, but have spent the last few years in Japan teaching English to in an elementary school. They came all the way back to Silverdale to have the last family wedding at the home Michelle grew up in. Michelle’s sister had her wedding reception in the same backyard. But now, the girls have grown up and their parents have moved to Idaho, so the home is being sold and there was one more celebration to hold! It was beautiful! The weather was great, the bride was beautiful, the food from Essence of the Thymes was wonderful and GenXPro kept the party moving and dancing! What a wonderful day! Congratulations Alex and Michelle!

Silverdale wedding

Central Kitsap Wedding

Silverdale Prespiterian wedding

Poulsbo back yard wedding

Central Valley wedding

I was so excited to photograph John and Amy’s wedding last week. First, Amy is such a sweet and beautiful young lady, and second it was at the beautiful Fern Hollow in Sequim! Fern Hollow is just a wonderful venue. It has a beautiful garden ceremony area and a wide open, fun barn for the reception. And of course, the grounds are just gorgeous!
What made the wedding really sweet, however, was the expression on John’s face every single time he looked at his beautiful bride. It was sort of like an amazed grin — like he knew he was the luckiest man in the world! How sweet is that!

wedding at Fern Hollow in Sequim

One of the reasons Ned and I love covering weddings so much is the people we meet and work with! Jill and Ryan are two of the sweetest people we have every met! We just loved doing the engagement session with them, and we knew their wedding would be wonderful. We were able to create a wonderful easy-paced schedule for the day that gave them lots of together time and relaxing time. It was just such a sweet and wonderful day. I think Ryan’s face must have hurt the next day since he spent most of the day with the biggest grin you will ever see! And why not? He had a gorgeous bride by his side all day!

Flowers: Rocha Floral Design
DJ: Gordon Sound
Venue: Silverdale Beach Hotel
Cake and cupcakes:
Photography: Aubin Ahrens Photography

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We have been so lucky with the weather this year on wedding weekends! Which has been great for our couples! Every bride wants a beautiful sunny day for her wedding and Kelsey was no different. It also helps that Kitsap Memorial Park is such a great place for a wedding. Guests can find shade easy enough and the view is fabulous! I loved the expression on Josh’s face when he saw Kelsey for the first time. So sweet! Congrats to Josh and Kelsey!

Kitsap Memorial State Park Wedding

Kitsap Memorial State Park Wedding

Kitsap Memorial State Park Wedding

Kitsap Memorial State Park Wedding

Kitsap Memorial State Park Wedding

The chairs were lined up under the beautiful weeping willow overlooking the water at Clearwater Resort and Casino and a slight breeze was blowing over the water. It was a beautiful, warm day for a white wedding!
Family and friends gather round to watch Ronnie and Kelly say I do on this wonderful day. It was a short and sweet wedding – just what Ronnie wanted! Both wore big smiles the rest of the day!
It was a little like watching a family ceremony for me as I had both Kelly and her brother Ben in my class years ago. Now here they were all grown up and Kelly was starting a new chapter in her life. I am so happy for them, and so happy to be able to share this day with them!
Congrats to Ronnie and Kelly!
Clearwater Resort & Casino wedding

Clearwater Resort & Casino wedding

wedding at Clearwater Resort

Clearwater Casino wedding

clearwater casino wedding

This was the sweetest wedding ever! I just love Trish! She was one of the sweetest students I ever had! And now she is going to be a teacher too. I am so proud to know her and so honored that she choose us to photograph her wedding to Nick.
I’ll be back with more photos later, but I wanted to get this slideshow up for them right away! Enjoy!