Intimate portrait of Bride and Groom at Maroni meadow Wedding Venue

Maroni Meadows Wedding Photographer – Trina+Jeremy

Trina and Jeremy are two of the sweetest people I have ever met and I was so honored to photograph their wedding last August.  I remember meeting them for the first time and thinking I don’t just want to photograph their wedding I want to hang out with these people all the time.  Trina is so lovely but it’s her inner beauty that I felt so drawn to and Jeremy is awesome and I cannot believe I was able to drag him out for 2 engagement sessions.

The last Saturday in August was exactly what it should have been, GORGEOUS.  Each and every aspect of their wedding was planned to perfection from favors to flowers and Trina left nothing to chance.  Her reception center pieces were carefully put together and most of her wedding jewelry including her belt, hair adornment, and necklace were all made by her.

When we met and Trina told me their wedding was going to be held at Maroni Meadows I was excited!  This was my first time photographing at that venue and I could not have been more happy by the location.  I was so amazed at how many different looks I was able to create within this one venue.

Thank you both so much for allowing me to capture the love of two people who as beautiful inside as they are outside.



Wedding and Reception Venue – Maroni Meadow

Wood Fire Pizza – Veraci Pizza

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Mercer Island Wedding Photographer - Rena+Jensen

Mercer Island Wedding Photographer – Rena+Jensen


Honored and humbled.  When one of my good friends Devin messaged me and said his brother was getting married and asked if I would like to photograph the wedding there was no answer but yes.

Rena and Jensen’s wedding day was exactly what a September day in Western Washington should be.  For Rena the day started off at the gorgeous Westin Hotel in Bellevue while Jensen and his guys were enjoying the Seahawks game.  Their ceremony overlooked Lake Washington at Luther Burbank Park on Mercer Island.  Every part of their wedding came together beautifully and as friends and family surrounded them, they pledged their love and lives to each other and their adorable little boy.

Their reception was filled with love, laughter and even a few tears.  Rena’s father gave a heartfelt speech on how a marriage and a diamond are similar and many of us had a hard time keeping our eyes dry.  Her father then proceeded to invite all the wedding guests for a visit in the Philippines. (Rena assured us all he was serious!)

Thank you Devin for giving me this amazing opportunity!


Bridal Getting Ready Location – The Westin Bellevue

Wedding Ceremony Location – Luther Burbank Park, Mercer Island

Reception Location – Keewaydin Clubhouse, Mercer Island


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Rena chose to display her lovely David’s Bridal wedding gown on a mannequin.  I love it when brides plan not only the big parts of their day but also the details.

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She even sprayed a little glitter on her shoes!

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Her bridal jewelry was so simple and yet very elegant.

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Rena decided to do her own make-up.

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Isn’t she GORGEOUS!  I love this image so much.

Bride getting ready at the Bellevue Westin Hotel

One thing I loved about photographing Rena was her variety of smiles and laughter.

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Seriously she is stunning.

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Many of Rena’s bridesmaids have been friends since they were young and I always love photographing these types of relationships.

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I don’t know if it was planned or luck but the lighting during the ceremony was perfect.

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Rena’s lovely parents both walked her down the aisle.

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It’s always so precious when parents include their children in their wedding ceremony.

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And sometimes those children have a will of their own.  This image pretty much sums up this little guy.

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One of my favorite angles for getting a first kiss.

Mercer Island Wedding Photographer captures first kiss

Her laughter is contagious!

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I get always try to get this particular photograph through a little trick of the trade!

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I had about oh ten minutes or so for portraits of these two but great light and two people in love can give you amazing images in a short period of time.

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Right before they were announced into their reception I saw this AMAZING light and I just had to grab them.  Yes, I had too!

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Rena’s reception decor was so simple and lovely.

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The toasts allowed for all types of emotions from laughter to tears.

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I’m tempted to call this a frosting fight.  I believe both parties lost!

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The evening end like most weddings with dancing!  This crowd certainly knew how to stay entertained until the end.

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Tacoma Wedding Photographer - Will+Mary

Tacoma Wedding Photographer – Will+Mary

He is from Montana and she is from Kenya.  Neither one of them would have thought that they would one day find love in a little church in Northeast, Tacoma.  That is exactly what happened to Will and Mary.  Love grew between friends in a little cafe many months.

I’ve had the privilege of knowing both Mary and Will for sometime and watching their friendship blossom into love has been so sweet.  Last July, these two pledged their love towards each other before God.  Friends and family came together to make the wedding a special event for the Bride and Groom.  Montana wheat was even brought in and added as a decoration throughout both the ceremony and reception.

I was so honored to photograph this wedding and thank both Will and Mary for allowing me to be a part of their special day.


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