They both used to live in Washington in the Steliacoom area before moving to Portland and went to high school together there. When they would get out of school they would go to this place, Chambers Bay, right along a large body of water called Pudget Sound. This park is huge, desert-like in some areas and partly foresty with a huge golf course. There are trains that run through it along the water’s edge. Jon and Rio would go find this rarely used patch of green on the course that sat on this little cliff over looking Pudget Sound and the train tracks. They would sit there together after school and talk, hang out and watch the trains come in. This is where they began to fall in love. OF COURSE we had to go here! How incredibly special for them to be able to return to this place where it all began. The way they looked at each other and laughed with each other, the way he held her and the way she smiled at him, it was as if they were right back in high school.
I can’t exaggerate enough when I say how THRILLED I am for their wedding day! What a beautiful set of souls these two are and I was so honored to be able to capture this special moment in their lives.