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?!

Jenny + AJ: A Fall Wedding at The Empress Estate

October 8, 2023

Each and every season at the Empress Estate is absolutely gorgeous! This breathtaking mansion venue tucked into the wooded hillside of Woodland, Washington creates a perfect backdrop for weddings! Jenny and AJ’s stunning fall themed wedding was no exception. My fall loving soul was filled to overflowing with all of these stunningly bright fall colors. The bright reds, oranges, and touches of pink and yellow were everywhere! They set the stage for Jenny and AJ’s special day.

Favorite Moments!

Jenny and AJ are so fun and down to earth and were such a joy to work with! They were very go-with-the-flow and lived in every single moment of their day. Jenny was an absolute vision in her textured gown with the most incredible train I’ve ever seen! One of my favorite moments was when AJ saw her in this dress. Their first look moment was one I won’t ever forget AJ’s incredible and excited reaction. He literally jumped in the air when he saw her! One of the reasons why a first look is so great. He had to freedom to express to her exactly how he felt when he saw her. And boy did he!

They were surrounded by friends and family, who were hilarious and SO much fun to hang out with! Especially getting down with them on the dance floor! One of my favorite things about capturing these incredible wedding days is also getting to know my couples’ friends and family and making so many new friends. I was so honored to capture this day at the Empress Estate for Jenny and AJ. Getting to know them over their engagement season was amazing. They are SO much fun and you can tell how much they truly love each other and their sweet boy. I wish them a lifetime of love and happiness!

The amazing vendor team!

Venue: The Empress Estate https://www.theempressestate.com/

Photographer: Me! Joni Loraine Photography http://www.joniloraine.me

Hair and makeup: Blush N Bride https://www.blushnbridepdx.com/

Florist: Two Poppies Floral https://www.instagram.com/two_poppies_floral/?hl=en

Love Pacific Northwest Weddings filled with bright and beautiful colors? You’ll LOVE Julia + Andrew’s summer wedding at Langdon Farms! https://joniloraine.me/2023/09/25/a-summer-wedding-dream-at-langdon-farms/


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