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A RUSTIC WEDDING AT FARM KITCHEN

What a day. A farm, horses, sun, rain, a double rainbow, and a Norwegian wedding cake. And, of course, this couple. Just the sweetest. There was such a huge amount of love and effort and joy that went into this wedding day at Farm Kitchen. 

See more of their wedding featured in Issue #7 of Magnolia Rouge Magazine.

Jensine and Matt were married at The Farm Kitchen, in Poulsbo, WA. Her amazing dress is by Claire Pettibone, from The Dress Theory, in Seattle.

SUNRIVER RESORT PORTRAITS // MY PARENTS

"I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder."

     - GK  Chesterton

 

When I think about my mom and dad, gratitude is one of the first, strongest emotions that I feel. Not that I can claim a long life and deep wisdom, but, the longer I live, the more appreciation and awe and admiration I have for what they did for me and my siblings. And not just that, but the longer I'm married, the more appreciation and awe and admiration I have for what they did, and do, for each other. Seeing a couple travel through thirty plus years of mountains, valleys, and plateaus - and constantly aiming for those joyous peaks - is incredible, and hugely inspiring. 

 

I'm so thankful for my parents example and friendship, in life and everything that goes with it. Getting to photograph them as a Christmas gift was without a doubt one of the highlights of my journey as a photographer. Honestly there probably wouldn't have been much of a photographic journey without their support and encouragement. I can only imagine that your oldest son deciding that college was lame and he wanted to be a photographer wasn't an easy thing to support initially, but they did. Their encouragement to always pursue what I loved and work at it wholeheartedly really sums up the kind of souls they are.

See more of their shoot featured on previous Bachelorette, Desiree Hartsock, wedding blog.

SARAH SEVEN BLUSH WEDDING DRESS INSPIRATION SHOOT

Earlier this summer, I got to work with some of my absolute favorite people in the Seattle wedding business on an inspiration shoot. It's always fun to collaborate with talented people like these folks. 

You can also find a few more photos on the feature on Magnolia Rouge.

Florals and design by Finch & Thistle Events.

Blush dress by Sarah Seven, courtesy of the best dress shop around, The Dress Theory.

Hair and Makeup: Jamyrlyn Mallory and Arianne / Makeup With Me.

Model: Desirae

 

Also. Public Service Announcement. I'm brewing up a pretty gargantuan Best of 2013 post, to be posted next week. Stay tuned, don't change the channel, and all that.