Feel free to cozy up with your favorite beverage (if you're like me, then maybe it's an espresso over ice with a splash of cream, or a warm matcha latte if it's cold outside!) and stay awhile. This is my place to share not just beautiful weddings or sessions, but to share my life. My hope is through this, you'll get to know a bit more about me and all the beautiful people that make it worth living!
I’m pretty sure some of my very first memories of Tyler are of his piano recitals when he was still in middle school. I remember the duets he used to play with my brother, and all the shenanigans they were always up to. Whether it was double digit hours of road trips to Sunriver, Oregon, or the late nights I, the little sister would sneak into the living room to watch the “forbidden” movies (aka, the original early 2000s Napoleon Dynamite), with Tyler + my older brother. I remember all the times Tyler would visit my family growing up, all the late nights and far too early mornings, the airsoft gun wars, and all the times he would unintentionally hit his head, leading to concussions. But I’m pretty sure one of my fondest memories of Tyler…is when I broke my arm during the middle of a negative degree snowstorm and had to be driven to the hospital. I remember shuffling out to the car in slippers, all wrapped in a blanket. I remember looking back over my shoulder and hearing my brother and Tyler exclaim, “I’ll bet you money it’s not broken.” A few hours later I walked back in the door and Tyler looked at me with the saddest eyes, “I’m so sorry it’s broken.”
You see, that’s the thing about Tyler. He’s one of the most loyal, compassionate, thoughtful people I have ever known. He’s caring and faithful, yet the kindest introvert. He has the closest group of friends, and one of the greatest families I have ever met. All the high school and college years went by without hardly seeing Tyler, but every single time I would see him, he was always Tyler. And I know without a doubt in my mind that he is going to be such a fantastic husband. Tyler’s always been that big brother I likely annoyed and drove crazy with my little sister behavior, yet he always seemed to have a high tolerance for me ;) When I met Krissi for the first time, I absolutely fell in love with her. She’s quiet and gentle, yet she just glows with such contagious joy. She has the cutest smile I’ve ever seen, and oh my heart melted when I saw the way she looked at Tyler, and the way he looked back at her.
These two have the SWEETEST story. After they got engaged over Memorial Day weekend, they came to my wedding the following week. Little did I know…these two would elope just THREE days later!!! I couldn’t have been more excited to enter into the season of marriage with these two following right behind! They eloped at the Mukilteo Lighthouse in Seattle, yet contacted me to photograph their real wedding day. When I found out they were married, I said, “are you still having a wedding!?” and they said, “Of course! And we want you there!!!”
All the phone calls with Krissi the last few months of getting to share in being a new wife, yet still planning her wedding…it was perfect.
These two hold such a special, special place in my heart and I am over the moon excited to have been a part of the perfect backyard wedding celebration. It was full of love, family, the most romantic golden hour, and it was perfectly Tyler + Krissi.
On my drive home, I looked over at my mom and said, “Today was absolutely, perfectly, completely them. And that’s one of the things I adore most about these two. They are, and have always been two of the sweetest, loyal, and constant people I’ve known.
Tyler + Krissi, thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of the sweetest wedding celebration in the world. I love you guys!!!!