Way back in September 2013, Samantha came into my office for her wedding consultation with her fiancé Tim and her parents.
There was some talk about the typical stuff (how I work, what I offer, their expectations, etc.) and some conversations about food and football. We pretty much covered a lot of the stuff I like in one consultation.
One of the topics was also their engagement session, which is a great warmup for me and a couple to get to know how I work and I can figure out how they work in front of a camera. But, they wanted a Seattle engagement session. Our timing worked out and we made it happen seven months later at some of their favorite spots. Let’s just say it was a great way to start our photographic relationship. By the end of the day, we were having a great time, had a lot of awesome images, and figured out that the wedding day interactions between us would make it a fun day. Here’s the link to their engagement session: Seattle — Fully Engaged
Now, I’m lucky enough to attract the right people that want to hire me. They’re fun, laid back, appreciate photography and good moments. And most of these people have a good crew of friends too that share a lot of the same values and ideas. Samantha and Tim’s crew were no different. From the moment I arrived at The Make-Up Studio in Spokane, and Tim’s room at The Davenport Hotel, everyone was welcoming, laid back and ready for me to stalk them for the day with my camera. It didn’t hurt that the guys were watching college football either while I was documenting their getting ready routine.
The day went off without a hitch from the preparation, to the ceremony. But the reception is where the craziness started. With Thomas with Traks DJ Service starting the party off right, Samantha and Tim celebrated into the evening with friends and family dancing the night away. Tim was even hoisted up for a quick crowdsurfing session as the night came to close.
And as smoothly as the day started, the night ended much of the same way. Samantha, Tim and I ventured downtown back to the Davenport where we did a quick portrait walk. Then it was some hugs and goodbyes and I was headed back home as the newlyweds ended their night with a few friends and family.
As I look back on our Seattle session, it’s great to see that the same energy and comfort level carried over to the wedding day. It not only helped this couple relax and enjoy their day, but it also helped me have access to quality moments.
Make-up — The Make-Up Studio
Hair — Molly Bergan
Dress — Princess Bride Couture in Bothell
Flowers — Shanda Shepherd of the Rocket Market
Catering — Beacon Hill
Cake — Just American Desserts
DJ — Traks DJ Service
Suits — Nordstrom
Photo Booth — Entertainment Warehouse
Arbor Rental — The Attic