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Wade and Mary Karen get Married! | {Tacoma Wedding Photography}

Weddings…such a sacred beautiful day full of all the emotions that we could possibly feel….excitement, nerves, love, fun, celebrating, love, anxiety, some fears, and even more love.  They are so full of special moments…that I find blogging them so hard!  Especially when the bride is my best friends’ daughter and all the moments are extra special to me…and when there TONS of lovely people there to celebrate with them!  It makes for a very very long post!  Something I really try to avoid!  So instead I just handpicked some favorite highlights of this beautiful couple to share!  And, since I have quite a few weddings to share…I know the blog will thank me for not overloading it with too many photos!  tacoma-wedding-photos0001Wade and Mary got married this past summer on a day that was full of light and HEAT!  It reached 100 degrees this day..which honestly is a little unusual for us PNW types!  tacoma-wedding-photos0002The wedding was held at The Pickering Barn in Issaquah and all the special decor details were just perfect!  I know a lot of people pitched in and helped make this day happen…too many to count, really!  Mary and Wade are not only very much in love…but, they are very much loved!tacoma-wedding-photos0003This beautiful woman…and this handsome man were practically giddy as we got closer to the time!tacoma-wedding-photos0004tacoma-wedding-photos0005Best first look of 2016!!!  How cute is his reaction to seeing his bride for the first time?!tacoma-wedding-photos0006From that moment on…they were completely focused on each other!tacoma-wedding-photos0007tacoma-wedding-photos0008tacoma-wedding-photos0009tacoma-wedding-photos0010We took a little time away to have some special shots of them….and you can’t even tell that we were all melting!  tacoma-wedding-photos0011Love that smile!tacoma-wedding-photos0012
Of course, there was a lot of kissing being done throughout the whole day!tacoma-wedding-photos0014Mary has surrounded herself with some beautiful women that are just as sweet as they are pretty!tacoma-wedding-photos0015And, Wade…well, his guys came with a lot of character!tacoma-wedding-photos0016They might get the award for my largest bridal party for the 2016 season….and, boy were they fun!tacoma-wedding-photos0017Even in the hot sun!tacoma-wedding-photos0018When it was finally time for the ceremony, Mary was ready to take that walk with her dad…who also was the pastor!  How special is that?tacoma-wedding-photos0019They started the ceremony by inviting all the guests to join in while singing a worship song welcoming the Lord into the center of their lives together.  Very touching!tacoma-wedding-photos0020tacoma-wedding-photos0021tacoma-wedding-photos0022Their lives and relationship has had a lot of prayer put into it…and I know that will never stop!tacoma-wedding-photos0023THE KISS!tacoma-wedding-photos0024Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds!
tacoma-wedding-photos0025Here is where I apologize for skipping stuff….it was a gorgeous reception and fun dance party…even I got to put my camera down and join the fun…but, there’s just not enough time to share it all!  So…we will end with a couple of shots that we grabbed just as that golden light came out blessed us with it’s rays!tacoma-wedding-photos0026CONGRATULATIONS, Wade and Mary!  You are both so special and I know that keeping your eyes on the Lord, you are going to walk through life together loving, learning, and encouraging each other to be who God wants you to be!  tacoma-wedding-photos0027

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Joe | {Bellarmine Prep School Senior-Class of 2017}

tacoma-senior-photos0001Joe-Bellarmine Prep School Senior-Class of 2017tacoma-senior-photos0002This senior season has been so fun….as I probably say every year!  I do just love what I do…
tacoma-senior-photos0003But, this year I have seen a big surge in guys coming to have their senior photos done..and not just to make their moms happy.  They are invested and we have so much fun!tacoma-senior-photos0004I had the fun of meeting Joe about a month before his session when I photographed him and his brothers together.  Their mom said they hadn’t had any professional photos taken in YEARS and she was making up for lost time!  I think I will see these guys a few more times over the next few years!  I look forward to it!tacoma-senior-photos0005Joe, or Joseph, came ready to knock it out of the park…and he did!  He’s a good guy and so confident!  tacoma-senior-photos0006tacoma-senior-photos0007Joe is ready for school to be done with …but, he has a specific plan for his future and he’s gonna head off to college and then come back and stay in the family business!  A business that he genuinely likes being a part of!tacoma-senior-photos0008Look at that light?!  Anyone missing the sun and warmth these days?tacoma-senior-photos0009tacoma-senior-photos0010We did most of our session in the Port…one of my favorite places to take the guys!tacoma-senior-photos0011His mom mentioned a bridge being something she would like….this one is the perfect backdrop!tacoma-senior-photos0012tacoma-senior-photos0013One of my favs!tacoma-senior-photos0014I always love a strong portrait from a guy!tacoma-senior-photos0015We decided to end his session down at the beach!  tacoma-senior-photos0016The light came with us and made the perfect end to our session!  I do love our PNW fall light!tacoma-senior-photos0017tacoma-senior-photos0019I know this guy is going to do great things!tacoma-senior-photos0020Congrats, Joseph!  Have a great senior year and go out there and conquer!tacoma-senior-photos0021

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Caroline | {Skyline High School Senior-Class of 2017}

tacoma-senior-photos0001Caroline is a beautiful senior with the Class of 2017 at Skyline High School!tacoma-senior-photos0002We had a very fun afternoon together shooting her senior photos!tacoma-senior-photos0003She’s a confident young woman with a determined and disciplined life.  She’s got a plan and she’s heading full steam ahead with them!tacoma-senior-photos0004And…she has some beautiful eyes!tacoma-senior-photos0005We shot down at Chambers Bay which is again a fast favorite for my seniors…so glad all the drama of hosting the US Open is over.  We can easily have the beach to ourselves again! tacoma-senior-photos0006She laughs easy…tacoma-senior-photos0007…but has depth to her soul!tacoma-senior-photos0008Beautiful!
tacoma-senior-photos0009I LOVE it when my seniors bring special people along with them…and am even more excited when it’s their mom!  Such a special moment to capture!  You can see where she gets her beauty!tacoma-senior-photos0010She also brought along her little sister…who is a character and a half…and who thinks the world of her big sister!tacoma-senior-photos0011All the girls!tacoma-senior-photos0012Not only is Caroline beautiful and smart…but, she was scouted and signed as a sophomore to play softball for the San Jose Spartans!  IMPRESSIVE!tacoma-senior-photos0013She’s a pitcher..which is my favorite position but also makes me nervous for if that ball comes flying back up to the mound!  She just laughed at me when I said that…haha.tacoma-senior-photos0014tacoma-senior-photos0015tacoma-senior-photos0016We were starting to get that beautiful end of the day light that I love so much…so we headed back up to the bridge!tacoma-senior-photos0017tacoma-senior-photos0018LOVE!tacoma-senior-photos0019And, one last outfit change…and we got a little bit of wind with that beautiful light!tacoma-senior-photos0020Perfect!  She is just perfectly beautiful as her!
tacoma-senior-photos0021tacoma-senior-photos0022One last little stroll through the field!tacoma-senior-photos0023CONGRATS, Caroline!  Thanks for sharing your senior year with me!!  Have a great senior year!!!tacoma-senior-photos0024

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