Clearly I have neglected my blog for a period of months. I simply had too much to edit and do and not enough time to post! However, now that the season is finally slowing, I find myself with an enormous amount of work that almost no one has ever seen! I shot 12 weddings this summer and have only posted two, and I’m dying to show and tell you about all the wonderful people I’ve worked with! Katy and John are a beautiful, hilarious, alternative, down-to-earth couple. They have two entertaining children who I had the pleasure of meeting (and working with!) on their wedding day. Their little girl Tatum is probably going to be the biggest handful ever when she is a teenager- I don’t think I have ever met a three-year-old with MORE personality (watching her eat a cupcake might have been the highlight of my day). Unlike a lot of weddings I’ve been to, this one wasn’t so much about the couple as it was about the kids. It was immediately clear to me just how much Katy and John adore their children, and what great parents they are. The two were married in a small ceremony in Newport, Oregon. It was cloudy, but that only added to the quiet sense of comfort that you could see when they were alone together. Katy started by getting ready with her friends and family’s help upstairs overlooking the ocean:
She’s got a lot of fun personality, haha.
John waited patiently downstairs.
They were so chill about everything, they didn’t even have a first look, we just walked outside and started taking pictures in the cold.
I asked Katy if she would mind walking onto the beach in her dress, even if it was a little wet. She was down! I was happy.
The foggy weather actually looked pretty cool in the photos. They had a really early ceremony, so these were taken at like 9:30am.
Went back inside to take a few more relaxed ones where it was warm!
Couldn’t resist posting this very accurate depiction of their adorable little family!
Some detail shots before the ceremony…
The ceremony lasted less than 5 minutes, probably the fastest I have EVER seen. These two got straight to the point
And they went straight into a happy reception with a delicious morning brunch!
I took a few ring shots while they were eating. I LOVE the photo confetti!
Snuck in a few more portraits..
Then cut their cake!
Tatum REALLY loved her cupcake, hahaha.
Katy and John are NOT dancing people, but one of their friends tipped off the DJ and so they begrudgingly danced a grand total of one dance together. It was beautiful though.
Katy’s grandfather made her a special wedding gift..
What to do when you get married? Why not go smoke a cigar with your best friend?
Or kiss your daughter a few extra times?
And of course, have fun with your friends! $1 Congrats Katy and John, it was a pleasure working with you both!