Paul & Emily

For a wedding at the end of December, we lucked out with the most gorgeous sunny day. Emily and I lived together while we were attending college in Tacoma, Washington. I remember late nights praying together for our future husbands. She watched Michael and I marry right out of college and waited patiently for the man of prayers to come into her life. And wow- did the Lord answer her prayers. It was such an honor to capture their wedding day and see just how faithful God is. Between the perfect for pictures weather at the beach and the better than real life ceremony at City Central in downtown Tacoma, these two have a day that I’m sure they’ll never forget!


Wedding season kicked off for me a few weekends ago with the dreamiest of styled shoots.
It felt fitting, it was a typical PNW day with sunshine, heavy rain and pretty much everything in-between. Good news— these two didn’t care a bit and were the best sports as we had them play in the rain. They are getting married in a few months and their chemistry was so real! It was such a joy to spend a rainy afternoon with the two of them as we wandered through the beautiful grounds of Bridal Veil Lake in the Gorge. If you haven't been out there- I highly recommend it. I could get lost in the greenery and the lake in the middle is dreamy. These two ended the shoot riding off in a canoe together- as the heavens opened up and the rain fell all around them. You know what they say about a rainy wedding day… it brings good luck!


When I asked these two what they wanted to incorporate in their shoot they said books and pizza! I knew instantly that our shoot was going to be pure magic. Lauren and I met in college and I've watched her and Ernest write their love story and I was so honored to shoot some adorable and fun pictures for them before they finally tie the knot this summer. Spoiler alert: we spent so much time in the bookstore and soaking up the rare February sunshine that we didn't even get to the pizza. Alas, we'll save it for next time! I hope you enjoy these two as much as I do! 

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