2016 in Review

Because there are two of us, one of the hardest parts of our job is choosing favorites — when there are thousands of photos involved, it’s inevitable that we’ll disagree at some point. So, this was fun, guys. 🙂 But we did it! Around 100 or so images from 2016 that stand out to us, for a variety of reasons. If you have a question about any, please ask — we would love to tell you more of the story. [Because all of these have more depth to them than what meets the eye.]

Also, if you don’t pick up on this quickly, we love to show you the minor details that make up a story, rather than the EPIC shots. Truly, that word makes us cringe a little. At one point when I was culling through, I really loved one shot and asked Ray about it and he replied, “nope, too epic.” Oh. My. But I knew exactly what he meant. Emotions over big, grand backdrops — or as our industry puts it “moments over mountains”. Yes to that.

Happy new year, friends. We’re so excited to create more art from the joy, laughter, excitement, nerves, pain, and beauty that is part of this life we’ve been given.

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Timmy + Hayley – backyard family wedding!

Ray’s brother married the wonderful Hayley and they giggled their way through their entire wedding day.

We don’t typically choose favorites, but Siler weddings are our favorite. 😉

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Kimberly + Steven – Wedding at Burlap and Bells

“You see the love that was put into everything… you see the story. I want to look back at these photos and see all the love that was put into the awesome party celebrating our lives together.”

 

This is Kim + Steven’s wedding story. So Kim, it’s your turn to look back at your *own* photos and reminisce — the amazingness of that location, the perfection of the weather, the food (ahem, Enos Farms, you all are the best!) and the love and excitement and emotion that defined your day. Enjoy!

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Katelyn + Stephen – Mt Rainier Wedding

Because our couples are often better writers than we are, we’ll just quote Stephen:

“Sometimes the best things in life, the best moments, are the ones you don’t plan and just work. I think this is one of those situations. Relationships are important to Katelyn and I, as are dynamics. We really appreciated meeting both of you [spontaneaously over coffee and crepes at Bradbury’s the morning of a wedding we would both be at!] and we think you two are sweet, professional and we value your approach. We are really put off by the “wedding-industrial complex” and feel as though working with you two would be back to human relationships and not just a commodity market.”

Oh my goodness, we’re so glad we didn’t plan this and it just worked (if you count them changing their date for us as something that “just worked”! What?!).

These two and their entire wedding day can be summed up with the definition of joy:

a feeling of great pleasure and happiness.

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