Sunday, May 16, 2010

A Valentine's Day Wedding - Julie & Doug - Salish Lodge - WA

This is Julie... she and I met through a wonderful photographer friend named Kelly.  Kelly was an invited guest at their wedding and was also like 12 months pregnant *ready to pop at any moment* and therefore Julie hired me to capture the events of their special day!

The day of the the consultation Julie brought her twin sister with her because her then fiance was watching football and couldn't be torn from the television! ;) Tip to wives to be... don't schedule a consultation when sports are on that your fiance can't walk away from!!! Ü 

So because of  FOOTBALL (said with the sarcasm and frustration of a football widow) I didn't even get the chance to meet Doug until the wedding day.  But I felt like I could have known him forever.  Julie and Doug are just the sweetest and coolest couple.

The wedding was at the Salish Lodge which I had never been to.  It was a BEAUTIFUL location for a wedding.  The weather was not wonderful, so we didn't get to do any photographs near the waterfall, but thankfully it did clear up enough to snap a few outdoor portraits!

I am thinking back fondly of this day and remembering that it was so beautiful that I ditched my flash stand at the door and decided to go with the reflector for fill light.  I laugh as I think about the fact that I forgot to remove my transmitter to my flash and realized after about 20 minutes that even at the other end of the parking lot I was still firing my flash... poor valet guys probably felt like they were the victim of paparazzi! Ü

I have been inspired to take a creative photograph of the wedding rings that isn't the "traditional shot" by one of my fellow photogs.  She does absolutely non traditional ring photographs and I LOVE them. I for one think, why would you want a photo JUST like everyone else... Your wedding, your rings, you're unique... let's do something fun and different.  I take that attitude into every wedding I shoot!  Of course if you want the traditional shots, I'll get those too... but I'll be thinking in the back of my mind how I can add a different touch or an additional photograph that is unique to you!

Thank you for including me as a part of your special day!  I am looking forward to creating your wedding album and remembering all the wonderful moments of your day!

Angie D
Remember Today ~ Forever

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