Cape Lookout, Oregon Coast Intimate Wedding :: Sarah + Kai

Surrounded by a handful of their closest friends and family, Sarah + Kai celebrated one of the biggest days of their life at Cape Lookout along the Oregon coast. From the moment I walked in the girl’s getting ready house (and saw that they were watching The Office while doing hair + makeup…pfft no I didn’t stop doing my job to watch some *lies*) I knew this day was going to be a blast! The joy + love these two sweet, adventurous souls have for each other is so contagious, and it filled the whole day with smiles, belly laughs, and amazing stories.

It was so much fun and such an honor to be able to run around the beach, make Office references, and capture some beautiful moments for you guys!

Venue: Cape Lookout State Park

Florals: Nordic Flowers Weddings

Dress: Anthropologie

Cake: Mustang Sally’s Tasty Treats

Rentals: Tillamook Rental Company

Downtown Vancouver, WA Wedding :: Haley + Sam

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These two made a rainy day in downtown Vancouver one heck of a day to celebrate! Haley + Sam said yes to forever surrounded by their friends + family, and when the rain held off just at the perfect time they took off to dance in the streets together as a married couple. How cute is that?? These two sweet humans were so much fun to work with (following photos will attest to that), and it was such an honor meeting + hanging out with them! Haley + Sam you guys are awesome + I loved being able to capture a snippet of your love story!

Dress: David’s Bridal

Florals: True Vine Floral

Second Shot by: Michelle Allan

Lomac Winery Fresno, CA Wedding :: Felicia + Joshua

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It was a Sunday morning in August 2018. I woke up, stared at the ceiling for a couple minutes without moving (you know, the usual morning ritual) then actually got up to get ready for church. I got dressed then picked up my phone and that’s when I saw an instagram notification:

“@joshuanichols wants to send you a message”

At that point in my photog journey, getting message requests was a pretty rare thing, so my very curious self opened it right away. Keep in mind that at this point in the morning I wasn’t all the way awake yet (lets be real, who is). But then I read this message from a stranger I never met. It went something like this:

“So I know this is last minute, but I’m going to propose to my girlfriend in an hour…can you take photos of it?”

0_o <—- that was probably the face I made in that moment

I think I sat there staring at it + rereading it over and over to make sure it was real. (hint: it was) So many questions were swirling through my head. “Should I do it? It’s so last minute. What about going to church? Who even are these people?? (#introvertthoughts) What if I give away the surprise by looking way too conspicuous?”. But through all those doubts I kept feeling a little tug in the back of my head saying, “HECK. YES. DO IT”.

Flash forward 6 months to a gorgeous wedding weekend + a very thankful photog, happy she took the leap on photographing a surprise proposal. It was such an honor to hang out, adventure, and party with Felicia, Joshua, and their rad family and friends on their wedding day in Fresno, California. There are just so many words swirling through my head trying to express how beautiful + kind these sweet people were to me + my second shooter Kortni. These people are some of the most amazing, Jesus loving humans I’ve met. They took us in with open arms and within minutes of meeting them, they already felt like family. Also they let me spoil their two pups, so that automatically means we’re friends (obviously).

Felicia + Joshua I’m SO thankful I got to meet you guys + capture a bit of your love story!

Dress: Madeleine’s Bridal Boutique

Makeup: Hailee Lee

Hair Stylist: Britny Lee

Calligraphy: Brushing Balti

Venue: Lomac Winery

Second Shot by: Kortni Maria