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Zach and Kyra | {Redmond, Oregon Wedding}

Tacoma Wedding Photos0001Zach and Kyra got married during a beautiful snowy season in Redmond, Oregon at the Eagle Crest Resort!
Tacoma Wedding Photos0002When I drove into Redmond and saw all the snow, I just knew it was going to be a beautiful wedding to photograph!  Everyone in town kept saying how odd it was that the snow was hanging around so long…but, then, our winter was pretty cold and wet all along the west coast this year!  I am praying that is a prelude to a long and dry summer for us!Tacoma Wedding Photos0003All the details were exquisite and ready for the day!Tacoma Wedding Photos0004Tacoma Wedding Photos0005Zach had a surprise for Kyra that her own special polar bear would be the “ring bear-er”…get it?  haha!Tacoma Wedding Photos0006Kyra and Zach chose not to see each other before the ceremony…but, they wanted to practice their song that they would be singing….so, we set them up with a wall apart…and I guarantee you there wasn’t a dry eye in the place as they sang to each other!Tacoma Wedding Photos0007A quick prayer…Tacoma Wedding Photos0008…and then we hid Kyra away and took the boys all outside to get some photos!
Tacoma Wedding Photos0009Zach was laid back and happy as he awaited seeing his bride.Tacoma Wedding Photos0010But, then he had all these funny guys to keep him busy and laughing!Tacoma Wedding Photos0011You can tell they are a group of fun!Tacoma Wedding Photos0012We tucked the guys back in a warm room and I went up to see how the bride was coming along with her getting ready!Tacoma Wedding Photos0013She had plenty of help in her friends and her mom!Tacoma Wedding Photos0014Then it was the girls’ turn to go out in the snow!Tacoma Wedding Photos0015I LOVED the fur wrap!  So perfect for a snowy wedding day!Tacoma Wedding Photos0016Eagle Crest Resort sits right on top of the hill and has the perfect backdrop!Tacoma Wedding Photos0017Tacoma Wedding Photos0018Her beautiful friends all wore vintage dresses in shades of green and blue!  And, I have to say, I am quite partial to the beautiful young woman to the right of the bride..cause she’s my own gorgeous niece…whom I love to pieces!Tacoma Wedding Photos0019Kyra did more laughing on her wedding day than any other wedding I have shot!  She was so happy and excited!  So fun!Tacoma Wedding Photos0020It was time to let the girls warm up a little bit before the guests started to show up.Tacoma Wedding Photos0021Tacoma Wedding Photos0022And, again…no dry eyes in the house as these two had a very intimate and beautiful ceremony!Tacoma Wedding Photos0023Tacoma Wedding Photos0024Tacoma Wedding Photos0025We ducked out for a quick minute to grab some photos of the happily married couple and the bridal party just as the sun was setting!  To say it was cold would be a huge understatement….but, these guys were troopers!Tacoma Wedding Photos0026Gorgeous!Tacoma Wedding Photos0027Mr. and Mrs!Tacoma Wedding Photos0028The whole group!Tacoma Wedding Photos0029Even able to have some fun in the cold!Tacoma Wedding Photos0030It was warmer when we kept them moving!  So beautiful!Tacoma Wedding Photos0031Kyra!  Such a gorgeous bride!Tacoma Wedding Photos0032Zach..a strong and handsome husband!Tacoma Wedding Photos0033We got back to the party and had some wonderful food and memorable toasts…Tacoma Wedding Photos0034Tacoma Wedding Photos0035…and then the happy couple danced the night away!Tacoma Wedding Photos0036Tacoma Wedding Photos0037Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Dyck!  Many prayers and best wishes on your new life together!  May it be a beautiful adventure!Tacoma Wedding Photos0038

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Spencer | {Enumclaw High School Senior-Class of 2017}

Tacoma Senior Photos0001I met Spencer during the fall season for his senior session!  He is a senior at Enumclaw High School and I am sure he is counting the days till his graduation!
Tacoma Senior Photos0002As is common, Spencer wasn’t particularly interested in having his photos taken…unless he could have his dog in the photos with him!  So, of course, we were happy to comply!Tacoma Senior Photos0003And, he was happy to be modeling with his boy!Tacoma Senior Photos0004Spencer loves the outdoors and spends his free time fishing and hunting!Tacoma Senior Photos0005and…hanging out with his furry friend!Tacoma Senior Photos0006Tacoma Senior Photos0007It was an overcast day and we had a few raindrops here and there…but, then, that is just everyday around the PNW this season!Tacoma Senior Photos0008Tacoma Senior Photos0009Love this black and white one!Tacoma Senior Photos0010Tacoma Senior Photos0011Priceless!  Soon, when he goes off to college, I guarantee you he will miss his little sidekick!Tacoma Senior Photos0012This is the one that Spencer’s mom made into a canvas to hang on their wall!  Perfect choice!Tacoma Senior Photos0013Tacoma Senior Photos0014Tacoma Senior Photos0015I even got a few laughs out of Spencer!
Tacoma Senior Photos0016My favorite shot!Tacoma Senior Photos0017…and a second favorite from a different angle!Tacoma Senior Photos0018Congratulations, Spencer!  You are almost done!  Have a great summer!
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Sophia | {Franklin High School Senior-Class of 2017}

Tacoma Senior Photos0001 This is Sophia!  She lives in Franklin, Tennessee, but came out here to her childhood home to have her senior photos taken!  She is graduating here soon with the Class of 2017!Tacoma Senior Photos0002I think it can be a little bit unfair that one person get such amazing eyes, long legs, and gorgeous hair….but, when you meet Sophia and see that her outward beauty only shines so bright because of her inward beauty…it makes it easier to be ok with it!Tacoma Senior Photos0003I have known Sophia since she was born…and I have loved her mother as a sister to me for even longer, so it was such an honor to get to see her again and photograph her for this special time in their lives!Tacoma Senior Photos0004I had the privilege of photographing her sister’s senior session a couple of years ago, but the whole family wasn’t able to be there for that…so, having Sophia, and her sister, and my friend, Lisa, all there was super fun! I don’t get to see Lisa very often and when I do, there’s never enough time!Tacoma Senior Photos0005Sophia is a bright and warm young woman!  She has a confidence about her that makes her seem more mature than her years.Tacoma Senior Photos0006And, she laughs big!  Which, of course, I love!Tacoma Senior Photos0007Tacoma Senior Photos0008We wanted to capture some PNW spots for her since she doesn’t get back home to Washington very often!Tacoma Senior Photos0009We were so lucky to have a beautiful evening..even though it was quite chilly!Tacoma Senior Photos0010LOVE!Tacoma Senior Photos0011You would never believe that this golden light popped through in the middle of winter…but, when I get it, I cherish it!!!Tacoma Senior Photos0012Sophia has done some modeling and thought about pursuing it for a career…which she obviously could, but I loved that she has a different dream for herself and laughed when she admitted, too, that “she loves to eat too much!”  Tacoma Senior Photos0013Beautiful!Tacoma Senior Photos0014We ended our session on the beach…the perfect shout out to what’s beautiful here in Tacoma!Tacoma Senior Photos0015After, Sophia graduates she will be heading off to do a Discipleship Training Course (DTS) with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) for a year…it’s an intensive time that really helps you to focus on God and on serving others.  I think it’s a perfect thing for a young person to do before they dive in to the pursuit of a career!  Tacoma Senior Photos0016But, then after that she has goals of attending possibly Pepperdine or UW Seattle to start her education!Tacoma Senior Photos0017I would love it if she came to UW cause then I think I would see her mom more!!!  Ulterior motives!Tacoma Senior Photos0018WOW!Tacoma Senior Photos0019Tacoma Senior Photos0020The sun was heading behind the trees…and we were all starting to shiver, so we grabbed a few more shots…Tacoma Senior Photos0021…and had a few more laughs….Tacoma Senior Photos0022Tacoma Senior Photos0023…before sadly it was time to be done!  That’s always the sad moment for me….I do love my job!
Tacoma Senior Photos0024Sophia!  Thanks so much for planning your session while you were here!  I loved seeing you and your family again!  I just know you are going to have quite the adventure next year!  Soak it all in!!!!  Happy Graduation!Tacoma Senior Photos0025

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