Monthly Archives: July 2013

Siera & Andrew ~ 07/06/13

Jenn & I continued our incredible 2013 Wedding Season when Siera & Andrew got married back on July 6th at Siera’s parents’ home in Monroe.  Her father Gary went above & beyond to get the home & property looking fantastic for our happy couple’s special day!  We had great light & no rain on this beautiful Saturday in July.  Although Siera is born & raised here, she went to college in Michigan & that’s where she met Andrew.  They met when Siera tagged along with her friend who had a date with Andrew (what didn’t work for her friend definitely worked for Siera!)  On their first official date, Andrew (who’s an experienced pilot) flew Siera to Ohio to go on a special hike – guess he made an impression!  The couple still resides in Michigan, Andrew works in the Automotive Industry & Sierra is a Researcher.  Jenn & I were not the only ones to make their Wedding so perfect – there were some other great vendors in the mix! Special thanks to:  Pastor Brennen (Officiant), Good Vibrations Mobile Sounds (DJ Services) , Many Mother Making Memories (Catering), Blue Ridge BBQ (Extra Eats), Sky River Bakery (Cake & Pies), Elliot Floral (Bouquets, Boutonnieres and Arrangements),  and Hermosa Bridal Boutique (for Siera’s Dress).  The day almost went off without a hitch, except when a T-Rex got lose and almost devoured the Wedding Party (Andrew’s idea for this shot – love it)!  It was a great day for Siera & Andrew and their family and friends (all of whom it was a pleasure to meet)!  Join me in wishing our happy couple many years of joy & happiness (& hiking)!

  1. Jamie Train says:

    Very pretty wedding, I wish I could’ve been there! Glad to see you so happy Andrew 🙂

  2. Jeanette Youngheim says:

    Those are Great Pictures, Thank You.

  3. Rachel Ballnik says:

    beautiful you did a wonderful job.

  4. Shelley Goodnight says:

    Edmund and Jennifer these are AMAZING! We love them!

Geri, Jose & Nayeli ~ Family

I met up with Geri & Jose and Nayeli on 07/03/13 at Hillcrest Park in Mount Vernon (popular spot these days!).  This session is a perfect example of joyful family pictures that could have never been made in a studio.  Nayeli had a blast running & playing in the park and we could not have asked for better light!  Jose & Geri met about 4 years ago.  Jose owns a bakery and Geri is a student at Skagit Valley Community College. I thought the love between Jose & Geri and their love for Nayeli really shined through in these images.  Thanks guys for inviting me to photograph your wonderful family on this warm July day in Skagit County!

    Gayle & Sue ~ 06/29/13

    I was honored to photograph Gayle & Sue’s Wedding (shot this one solo) on 06/29/13 at Hillcrest Park in Mount Vernon.  It was a beautiful, warm summer day for our happy couple to exchange vows & tie the knot! Gayle is a retired lawyer and Sue is a retired dental assistant.  They met 15 years ago on a blind date on New Year’s Eve at the Space Needle in Seattle & have been together ever since.  When I was shooting these photographs I could feel the love they have for each other – the tenderness, the friendship, the caring – it was palpable.  They are a perfect match – Gayle is high energy, go-go-go & Sue is laid back and reflective.  Gayle likes doing woodwork & Sue is into poetry and music; together, they enjoy camping and gardening (& their 3 cats!) A lot of great vendors also helped to make the day really special! Enchanted Florist did an outstanding job with the Floral Arrangements, Skagit River Brewery delivered a phenomenal dinner, Michael Cain the DJ kept everyone dancing and Donna Smith whipped up a stunning Wedding Cake.  Also wanted to be sure & recognize Patty Nichols for her excellent job as the day-of coordinator for the Wedding (thanks for keeping us all on time Patty!).  I was honored to be a part of this special day & just wanted to end this post by wishing Gayle & Sue many years of happiness as they travel the road of happy destiny – together!   

    1. The Brenchleys says:

      So happy to share in your day! The pictures are amazing!

    2. Barbara Hemelt says:

      Gayle, you looked so pretty! Loved your outfit. Beautiful wedding.
      Barbara

    3. Sally Woodin says:

      Great day and Gayle, as you know, I especially like the socks! These photographs are wonderful. I enjoyed them. Sally

    4. Karen Brenchley says:

      Such wonderfull photography! Both of you look so in love and so very happy. Glad we could make it there for your special day. Also a big thanik you for spending your time visiting with us…we had a great time. Love you both!

    5. Maggie Mcelroy-jackson says:

      Beautiful pictures! I am so glad I got to share your day with you both. It was a wonderful wedding.

    6. Divina Johnston says:

      Radiant newly weds! Absolutely gorgeous photos. The happiness of the moment is palpable. Congratulation on your nuptials, Gayle and Sue!