Kara and Daniel.
How lucky am I to have one wonderful couple after another ask me to photograph their wedding.
Kara and Daniel were no exception.
Their wedding was spectacular. They got married on the lawn at Skamania Lodge overlooking the Columbia River. The ceremony was intimate. The skies were clear. The day was gorgeous. The ceremony was followed by a stunning, classy and romantic candle lit reception. It honestly couldn’t be more perfect.
I was lucky enough to get to know Kara and Daniel a bit when I took their engagement photos. When I first met them, I noticed this quiet between them. The kind of quiet energy you can feel between the two of them, like electricity. The magical thing about it is how subtle it is. It’s obvious to see they’re in love when you see them together, but there’s more to it than that. There’s this magic. The kind of magic where you have to watch them from afar. It doesn’t matter if they think they’re alone or they’re in a room of crowded people; every so often you can see the two of them drift off into their own private space as if nothing else in the world mattered. By the time you get to the last pictures, you’ll see it too.
Before you see the photos, here’s the list of the vendors.
Venue and Catering: Skamania Lodge
Cake: Beaverton Bakery
D.J.: Bust A Move
Hair Styling Bride: Stacy Morin- Vitality Salon
Make-up Bride: Skamania Lodge- Waterleaf Spa
Hair Styling Bridesmaids: Heather Heffley
Lighting: Swank Audio and Visual
And now the photos…
The Bride & Groom
I always start with my favorite photo of the bride and groom. I had a real hard time choosing, but I think I fell in love with this shot the most.
Sapphires in their wedding rings. I LOVE sapphires. A lot. Almost as much as diamonds.
This is one of those shots I love because they didn’t know I was taking the photo. We were in between formals with the family and the bridal party and I caught them taking advantage of a quiet minute alone.
The Bridal Party
By request, I have a totally hilarious, raunchy, and inappropriate photo of the entire group. As much as I would love to post it, I’m going to show restraint and keep the photos appropriate for all ages. These will have to due…
I love this shot. The others in the series are gorgeous as well.
This is the view from the bride’s room. If you’ve never stayed at Skamania, you should. And yes, the river view room is worth the upgrade. Can you see the ceremony site in the lower right? Can you imagine a more spectacular setting for a wedding?
The lace on her dress. Ugh. Gorgeous.
Love love love the details.
The ceremony was lovely. It was a warm windy day and you could feel that it was the start of fall.
This is the first time Daniel laid eyes on his bride.
The cutie pie ring bearer kept everyone quite entertained.
Exchanging the rings.
Sealed with a kiss.
Announcing, for the first time as husband and wife, Kara and Daniel!
The reception was gorgeous. The ambiance was warm and romantic. Rich fall colors, large maple leave centerpieces, candle light throughout. Stunning.
The first dance.
The father daughter dance.
The mother son dance.
The cake. Oh, the cake. It was gorgeous. I’ve never seen anything like it. Each one of those detailed glittery leaves was completely edible (and delicious, I might add). Can you read the bride and groom signs on the figurines? Mr. Right and Mrs. Always Right. Ain’t that the truth.
Let the party begin!
These are my favorite shots of the whole night. Dancing was well underway. Everyone was having a good time. And Kara and Daniel were in their own little world. Look at each one of these pictures. Isn’t it great when you can feel how much two people love each other just by looking at them? You can feel the joy. You can feel the chemistry. You can feel the tenderness. These photos are what their entire day was all about – just being together. Having everything be easy. Being completely in love.
What wedding is complete without a grand exit!
Kara and Daniel – thank you for having me play such an important role in your wedding. It gives me goosebumps to see all your photos and relive your gorgeous wedding. Live by “Mr. Right and Mrs. Always Right” and you will have a long, happy, fulfilling marriage.