Rain in December in the NW? So unexpected. Regardless, we went with it– getting soaked and frozen. The Groomsmen were so helpful to the extent of helping me fluff the Bride’s dress and holding her umbrella and sweater in between takes while the Bridesmaids tried to stay dry. It was all completely worth it! Randy and Joy had such a beautiful wedding filled to the brim with family and friends. Here’s a few (I mean A LOT) of photos before the ceremony. I am grateful that they took a chance on an out of town photographer to share this experience with them. It’s always fun for me to travel ((home)).
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Simple, Sweet, and Sincere -this backyard wedding was such a delight to photograph! I had embarrasing-awful-tragic car trouble and was LATE to this celebration. COMPLETELY mortified to the verge of tears, Stacey and Adam were nothing but sweet regarding the delay and I couldn’t have been more grateful. Once I arrived my heart stopped pounding, my anxiety ceased, and all that was left was a sweet celebration of love between this new blended family. Their new home has the most beautiful PNW backyard which gave us a variety of beautiful green dreamy backdrops and I couldn’t have picked a more perfect location for their day. It was such a pleasure to photograph the tender moments between the new husband and wife, the casual floral deck, the flying airplanes, and all the organic details that made this day one to remember. Congratulation, lovebirds and chicks!
Corinne and Jay were married at the gorgeous woodsy Rose Mountain Lodge on San Juan Island. Coming from Boise, Idaho, this celebration was taken with their family and friends to the perfect romantic and relaxed venue. The island is filled with lavender, green rolling hills, epic sea views, and the Pacific NorthWest hazy light– I cannot think of a more perfect location for this outdoors-loving couple! Everything about the day was casual, chic, and oh-so-lovely. Corinne and her family made all the decorations, flowers, AND food! From the tasty taco bar to the homemade berry cobbler (2 kinds for the way each of them like it) –every detail was hand stitched with rustic perfection. Even the occasional drizzle of rain left a sweet touch. The Bride and Groom were the perfect example of THE most heartfelt love and each and every guest felt their commitment. The sweet ceremony, the fun dancing, and the epic laughter will forever be etched on the memory of everyone there. I felt so welcome and grateful to take part in such a special day!
This wedding was AMAZING. Kalli and Mazi were so stunning, calm, and enamored with one another and it just made the day even more dreamy than the location already set the stage for. Their wedding took place at Red Barn Studios in Chehalis and from the big red doors, all the way to the gorgeous sunflowers, it made for a chic and relaxed event. It was a photographer’s dream! Congratulations, lovebirds!
Do you have an upcoming wedding? Carrie Stroud Photography is relocating to Portland, Oregon and is available for travel worldwide. Contact me to schedule your dream day!