Samantha and Norm are a quiet couple who run on their own clock, which friends will tell you means Samantha and Norm will show up anywhere between 30 minutes to two hour late.
And these two like to keep it simple. Give them a couple of horses, an opportunity to work hard, followed by some down time with a good beer and great friends, and these two are happy.
I first talked with Samantha over the phone and we discussed her love for horses, photography and how her fiancé was a Northwestern crew member on the Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch”. We talked about my workflow, how I would handle myself around a bunch of rowdy crab fishermen, and her ideas for her engagement sessions and doing some bride and groom portraits the day before her wedding — which is an awesome idea and great way to relieve a little stress the day of the wedding.
The engagement sessions (we did two) were planned with one at Samantha and Norm’s properties in Yakima, then a week later we took a trip over to Seattle to use the Northwestern as a backdrop, along with a few other locations in the area.
With some cross-state treks, a lot of email and phone conversations on how we were going to make it all happen, and then the big day, this ended up being one of the most involved, rewarding and fun weddings yet.