Why you should love your photographer...

On your wedding day you will be spending about 85-90% of your entire day with your photographer by your side. They will be guiding you through every step of the day! You want someone there you trust, who is organized, and who you can have fun with!

When you love your photographer and get along with them really well you can let your guard down around them. You can crack silly jokes and laugh and have fun! In doing so, you end up with not only amazing and genuine photos, but you'll have an even better experience!

When you've taken the time to get to know the person photographing you, they will know and understand your specific needs and wants. They will know the best way to capture you and bring out your best smiles, laughs, and natural emotions. Plus who doesn't love making new friends?!

Anne Marie + Chris: A Rainy Day Skamania Lodge Wedding

June 14, 2021

This Skamania Lodge wedding had it ALL! It was definitely a day to remember! Our beautiful Pacific Northwest gave us warm early summer rain, rolling clouds, AND sunshine. Even though the rain poured on us off and on all day, Anne Marie and Chris didn’t seem to mind much at all! Running around in soaking wet shoes holding up the back of her wedding gown while capturing sweet moments is what I live for! Given their love of the outdoors they welcomed it and we even incorporated it into their portrait time!

How We Met

I met Anne Marie + Chris at their friend’s wedding that I was photographing a couple years ago while they were part of the bridal party. I absolutely love this group of people! They are so much fun and easy going. They LOVE to dance and certainly don’t take life too seriously. You can tell how much they love their friends and family by just being around them. I was so honored to be there to capture when these two first said “I Do” in October during their small intimate wedding ceremony. So you can imagine all the excitement when their friends and family could finally be there to share this day with them!

You seriously CANNOT beat that view! I couldn’t decide which was better though. That view of the Columbia River Gorge from Skamania Lodge or the incredible flowers that Anne Marie’s aunt Kristen put together. These giant peonies were the stuff of DREAMS! These bright, vibrant colors were everywhere and some bigger than my face! So much love went into those florals and it just felt like magic. I will never get tired of looking at these images! The gorgeous details, the laughter from the bridesmaids, and all that scenic beauty is something I’ll never forget. What a blessing that I get to take part in such a special occasion and create relationships with such sweet people!


Take a look at Anne Marie + Chris’s small intimate wedding ceremony back in October! https://joniloraine.me/2020/10/28/a-wedding-at-the-black-walnut-inn-vineyard/


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