I have the privilege of knowing Meghan and Jonah not just as clients, but as family. I met Meghan thirteen years ago when she was just a little girl – she is my husband’s niece. It’s been a joy and an honor to watch her grow into this amazing woman (don’t cry, Jamie, don’t do it!). Her intelligence is only outshone by her kindness and faith. When we met Jonah for the first time, it was at a family Thanksgiving dinner – and I immediately knew he was a perfect match. He was thoughtful and friendly, and didn’t hesitate to step in to help, and was not at all intimidated by our loud and often crazy family fun. From that day on, anytime we hung out with the two of them, I was always impressed with the balance they brought to each other, and my husband always walked away saying “Man, I like that Jonah.” (Every time.) Not easy for a protective uncle.
Ok, I’ll stop with the gushing and move on to this INCREDIBLE wedding that Meghan and Jonah pretty much put together on their own – with the help of some amazing family and friends. (Meghan hand painted most of the signs herself – she’s got mad skills that one.) And those stunning dried flowers – can you even handle them? SO cool! (Shout out to my mother-in-law for her amazing work.)
I absolutely adored the industrial influence, and it was fun finding spots for their portraits to complement the overall feel of the wedding. And they had a breakfast buffet - homemade biscuits and gravy and every kind of breakfast casserole you can imagine...can you say "yum"?
I’ve been to and shot a lot of weddings, but this was the first time I witnessed a Father/Daughter first look – and boy oh boy. I totally held it together…ahem.
Shooting this wedding was a wonderful, unique experience because the bride and groom wanted me to be able to enjoy and witness the wedding as a guest, not just through my lens. So I handled all the getting ready images and the portraits, and for the ceremony and reception, the awesome and super talented Jordan Zurfluh of jz.photography took over. What a blessing to have a photographer willing to collaborate on such a different wedding photography set up. (Follow jz.photography on Facebook to see her beautiful work!)
Meghan and Jonah – thank you for letting me be a part of your special day, both as a photographer and as family. I adore you both so much and can’t wait to see what the future holds!
Venue: The Loft in Chehalis, Washington
Make Up Artist: Allison Peck
Hairstylist: Wendy Hill of P'Zazz Salon
Videographer: Blake Rasmussen