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Janita + Jonathan | Intimate Mid-Morning Wedding at Vashon Field and Pond {Vashon, WA}

This maybe isn’t saying much, because all of my couples make me happy, but this wedding had me smiling from cheek to cheek the entire day. These two have the cutest relationship and their love blessed all in attendance to their intimate, family-oriented wedding day on Vashon Island. Janita described Jonathan as the Yang to her Yin, and that was apparent from the moment I met them. They complete eachother.

Congratulations Janita + Jonathan!

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Joanna + Brian | West Coast Intimate Adventure Wedding {Big Sur, CA}

Joanna + Brian are without a doubt one of my favorite couples I have ever worked with. They ditched wedding tradition and made their day something truly unique. After getting ready at the Deetjens Inn, Jo met her groom at the end of the aisle under a grove of cypress trees, where they exchanged their vows, surrounded by their closest friends and family members. Then they spent the rest of the day meeting each of their loved ones at different locations along the coast, where they enjoyed some time together and gave them each a special hand written letter. Afterwards, they headed over to Alvarado Street Brewery for an evening of pizza and beer. It was such a beautiful, intimate day filled with love and laughter and I’m so grateful to have been there to witness it! #murphyme #justmurphied

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Kelsea + Perry | Diablo Lake Elopement {North Cascades National Park, WA}

Kelsea + Perry had a beautiful, intimate ceremony above Diablo Lake in the North Cascades National Park. Their closes friends and family members brought their camp chairs and their pups and gathered around to witness these two commit their lives to each other! It was such an awesome day!

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Chelsie + Matt | Marymere Falls Elopement {Olympic National Park, WA}

Chelsie and Matthew, with their fur baby Archie by their side, set out last July for the Olympic National Park for the beginnings of their biggest adventure yet - marriage! They got ready at a rustic lake-house cabin with a beautiful view of Lake Crescent, took some photos with Archie (did I mention this dog has a faux-hawk? Such a cute boy!), then headed off to elope in the woods and explore the gorgeous Marymere Falls!

It was such an awesome day - every elopement I have the chance to be a part reminds me of how incredibly lucky I am to get to do what I do and experience the things I get to experience.

SO MUCH LOVE!

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Amanda + Sean | Intimate Resort Wedding in Punta Cana {Majestic Elegance, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic}

Amanda + Sean are one of the sweetest and most genuine couples I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. They originally booked me for their Fall wedding in Seattle, and then a few months later, I got a pretty neat surprise: a phone call from them to let me know that they had decided to have an intimate, destination wedding in Punta Cana instead, and lucky for me, I got to join them!

We started the day with a sunrise “morning of” session to take a dip in the ocean and have some fun at the beach, as well as calm their nerves, and get some last photos as fiancés! Then they kissed goodbye, went back to their separate rooms and got ready for their big day, and the rest unfolded perfectly.

Congratulations, Sean + Amanda, and thank you for bringing me along for the ride!

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Alaina + Jared | Deer Park Elopement {Olympic National Park, WA}

Have you ever had so much to say that you end up speechless? That’s me right now trying to write about Alaina and Jared and this epic adventure we had together.

The day started out with this sweet couple getting ready together at a VRBO on Lake Sutherland with their fur baby Dingo (so much love for couple’s who get ready together on their wedding day!), then we headed over to the Olympic National Park where the cutest wedding crashers decided to join the ceremony (scroll down to see what I mean), then set off on a wondrous little ridge to pop some champagne (multiple bottles might I add) and their first dance as husband and wife, and some sunset portraits. We ended the evening with an unexpected “grand exit” photo, aka me slamming on my breaks a mile down the mountain, and making them jump out of the car for a final wedding kiss in front of their headlights!

This day was so full of love and bliss. The joy these two felt about marrying each other made me smile like a giddy little kid the whole drive home. Thank you Jared and Alaina for letting me tag along and witness your amazing love!

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MFM Styled Shoot | Cle Elum, WA

This styled photoshoot is themed on the My Favorite Murder podcast with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark. If you haven't listened to it, just scroll through the pretty pictures and don't think too much about it - or go listen and come back and it will make a lot more sense! I discovered this podcast around the beginning of this year and by episode two, I was hooked.

I've always been very interested in true crime and crime fiction. One of my favorite shows when I was a kid was CSI, and for a little while I thought that made me a weirdo, but it was always so interesting to me! When I discovered MFM I realized true crime was not such a strange interest after all and that I am in very good company. So here's some wedding inspiration for all my fellow murderinos! #SSDGM

p.s. there are tons of hidden references and symbols from the show, so if you recognize any of them, head down to the comments and point them out!!!

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Danielle + Scott | Wes Anderson Inspired Elopement at Washington Park Arboretum

These two had a beautiful, intimate little wedding at the Washington Park Arboretum, inspired by their favorite Wes Anderson films! Danielle + Scott are both in the military and love the outdoors! Their first date was kayaking and they got engaged at the summit of Mt. Washburn in Yellowstone National Park! They were so fun to work with it was so amazing to be able to witness their special day!

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Mucci!

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Sam + Jorgen | Intimate Winter Wedding at Kiana Lodge {Poulsbo, WA}

This love story is one that hits me right in the feels. The way these two look at each other (and their sweet little dude) just makes me so grateful to have witnessed their big day! Sam and Jorgen vowed forever at Kiana Lodge in Poulsbo, WA, in February 2018. It was a frigid day that started off with a light snow and ended with a lot of cold wind, but they didn't let the weather stop them from enjoying the best day ever!

Samantha is originally from Los Angeles and Jorgen is from Alaska. They met in North Carolina in 2012 and say they almost immediately knew they'd stay together forever. Jorgen is in the military and is a special forces guy, which is what brought them to Washington. Sam has a wonderful little boy who Jorgen has raised from when he was ten months old, and they're inseparable.

Jorgen deployed only a couple weeks after their wedding day and I just have so much respect for these two and other military families who are apart for such long periods of time but still make it work and put each other first.

Congratulations Jorgen + Samantha and thank you for letting me document your love!

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Rylie + Ryan | Intimate NWA Wedding {Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel + The Ravington)

Rylie and Ryan's wedding was honestly one of the most beautiful wedding days I have ever witnessed - both in aesthetic, and in soul. No really, the souls of these too. I could feel the love and warmth all day long.  Rylie and Ryan had a very short engagement - they just could not wait to be husband and wife - and the way everything came together in just a couple short months made it clear that this marriage was just meant to be. The couple and their creative families DIY'd many of the details of the day, including the florals which Rylie's mother did herself! 

The two started the day getting ready in bride and groom suites at The Ravington, a rabbit's feet factory turned wedding venue. One of the most memorable events of the morning was the emotional moment Rylie spent with her Maid of Honor (aka her mother) as she helped her into her dress and gifted her a new charm for a necklace Rylie had been wearing for years.  Then everyone headed over to the Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel in Bella Vista, where they opted not to do a first look, but rather to make each other (and everyone else in the room) bawl as they saw each other for the first time in their wedding attire, when Rylie walked down the aisle with her father.  The emotion and love in the room as the Rylie and Ryan vowed to love each other forever was almost tangible. They concluded the ceremony with songs of praise joined in by their audience of dear friends and family. After some portraits and alone time, Rylie and Ryan headed back to The Ravington, where their loved ones awaited them with a hot meal, moving toasts, and the dance party of a lifetime. 

Congratulations to the newest Mr. and Mrs. McPeak!

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