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Jacob & Janessa's Vintage Disney Wedding {Spokane}

 One year ago today I was at the happiest place on earth.   Even though Disney may try to claim that title, this Disney themed, vintage wedding was one of the most creatively beautiful events I’ve ever attended and the couple that put this whole event together will forever be some of my favorites!  

To begin this amazing love story you have to go back to high school when I met the groom.  Between super bowl parties and bowling league games I was able to get to know Jacob and Janessa as a couple and right away I knew that they were something special.  There are couples that just make the world a better place when they are around and that is what I would say about these two.  Their smiles are bigger and more authentic when they are with each other, they delight in each other and support each other through thick and thin.  

Every part of the day was planned with precision and Janessa sent me the most beautiful schedule of the day that she designed!  She is a graphic artist and her immense creativity was seen in every detail of the day.  The pastel colors she chose crafted an experience for the guests that really did remind us of Disney.  Just like the parks that give visitors an experience that is magical, this wedding duo transformed a dark ballroom into a magical setting to commit their lives to each other.  Being downtown Spokane at the Historic Davenport Hotel allowed us to continue their theme of vintage elegance and the staff here was so willing to help us in any way possible, including a rooftop first look which was a dream come true!

Although all of the pieces of the night were spectacular, one of my favorite parts of the night was when Janessa’s whole family danced with her on the dance floor, there are few families I have seen with the bond, inside jokes and history that you can tell they have with each other and it was so special to watch them enjoy this amazing night with the couple.  Congratulations on your first year of marriage Jacob and Janessa!  I can’t wait to see what this next year holds for you, including the beginning of your life as parents!

 The Knitting Factory staff were also wonderful to work with and quickly transformed the ceremony location to the dinner portion of the night and the pizza options were a fun touch that gave guests a variety of options.  The dessert buffet was complete with so many chocolate covered confections that it was hard to pick a favorite. 

 One hilarious moment of the night was when Janessa's dad got a close up of the garter being removed, much to the surprise of Jacob! ;)
Vendors I loved working with:
Flowers: Rose and Blossom 
Getting Ready: The Davenport Hotel
Ceremony & Reception: The Knitting Factory

Saige Mendenhall {Kennewick}

 Whenever I’m planning a newborn session with a family there are always a lot of unknowns, especially when it’s a first baby.  So when we talked about Saige’s newborn session I was hoping she would be around when I was in town at the beginning of August, little did we know she would show up almost 3 weeks early!  This perfectly sweet girl was so very alert and happy while I got to work with her and I had the best morning meeting her and her adorable family!  

Getting to do outdoor pictures for newborns in the summer is always a win and the ones we were able to capture with her are just the best!  Her mom chose simple colors for the family pictures and I absolutely recommend that because it keeps the focus on the emotions and perfection of the sweet baby!  That also allows your images to have a timeless quality that means they are just as beautiful years later.  I have always loved bright colors and a lot of my style has a wide range of color but I’m really loving neutrals lately since it tends to highlight the important pieces of the session!  Congratulations Andrew and Stacey!

Jennifer's Orchard Quinceanera Session {Brewster}

This session belongs in a storybook!  When you combine a girl and a horse with a dress fit for a princess there is something magical that happens and since today is Jennifer’s quinceanera I finally get to share these images that we took at the beginning of summer!  We worked on making this session happen for months before because horses have always been important to her and we wanted to make sure to include them.  Everything about the session, from the exquisite red dress to the golden hour we were able to do the session in meant that it made all of my photography dreams come true!  I have some really amazing people in my community that allow me to use their property for sessions like this and I’m always so grateful for their help!!

I hope this day is everything you’ve been dreaming of Jennifer!  I’m so glad I was able to be a part of this celebration!!