I can’t remember if this is the sixth or seventh wedding that we have done with this family and their good friends. We feel like part of the family now. It is such a wonderful feeling as a photographer to look around the wedding and see so many couples that we have been privileged to photograph over the years - to call them friends, to celebrate with them, and partner with them, that is life’s good stuff. And with that, I say congratulations to Beth and Iliana. Cheers, ladies, and to many happy years.
For a brief moment in my life I worked at a Starbucks with Lauren. Little did I know then that years later I would be photographing her wedding. We had a blast hanging out in Tacoma with Lauren and Austin and their party, despite the fact that it felt like it was 120 degrees. The heat didn’t seem to matter though because everyone was having such a wonderful time.
It’s no wonder that everyone was enjoying the day which felt more like a party than most weddings, everyone was so happy that these two were getting married. And for all the things brides can worry about on their big day, Lauren’s mantra was ‘I want everyone to have fun’... and we did. We had a lot of fun. And there was no ‘bride’ or ‘groom’ side since Lauren and Austin have been together since they were teenagers, everyone was there for both of them.
I would be remiss if I did not mention that of all the weddings I have done, none have stopped me in my steps at the sight of the abundance of foliage. So many flowers, it felt like a fairytale.
Congratulations my friends - let the party continue for many years to come.
Brian is one of my oldest and dearest friends. He is family. There are so many wonderful things I could say about Brian, but I am finding it difficult to distill my feelings into a short blurb for this blog. I think I’m finding it difficult because there is no way for you to know Brian, without knowing him - and I wish everyone reading this could know him.
If you are one of the fortunate ones to call him friend, then you know he is kind, gentle, and brilliant. He is the most brilliant man I know - but is also the most humble.
I have known for many years that it would take a very special person to match Brian. Someone who understands him intellectually and challenges him to grow, but also someone who is sensitive yet hilarious -she would have to have a great sense of humor. Who is this impossible woman? I am happy to say she exists - and is wonderful. She is all of those things and much more.
Nola and Brian - you two are amazing, and you are amazing together. Congratulations - I can’t wait to see you again.