Winthrop Family Photos

Celebrating 50 years of marriage, this couple invited the family to their cabin near the Chewuch River outside of Winthrop. It was a lovely weekend full of swimming and ice cream and other fun activities in the Methow Valley. Everyone had a good time. The evening light was lovely when I arrived. A perfect evening at the end of a lovely weekend.

I really do enjoy my work.

Hilltop Wedding in the Methow Valley

The setting for Jennie and David’s wedding could not have been any more scenic! A bunchgrass-covered hilltop overlooking the Methow Valley with the Sawtooth Mountains in the distance. Puffy clouds added to the beauty of the day. Before the wedding, we had had day after day of afternoon thunderstorms including one that forced them to rush their rehearsal the day before.

Guests walked one path to the ceremony site and the wedding party walked up another path. The couple’s tiny niece and nephew were the flower girl and ring bearer. The bride and groom recited a poem about their life together and the adventures they are looking forward to. We did photos on the hill while the guests headed down to the bride’s parents’ house on the Methow River for the reception. The couple’s two dogs waited patiently and after we finished up, the four of them drove to the reception in an ancient Willys Jeep. The groom’s father owns it and his father owned it before him.

The reception was already underway when we arrived with music and appetizers. Later there was pulled pork and lots of other good food, toasts, a traditional milk and cookie bar (in lieu of cake) and first dances. Everyone enjoyed the beautiful setting on the river. Rafters going by waved and enjoyed the party from a distance. There was good music and lots of dancing and kids having fun.

Dogs, kids, gorgeous settings, sunshine, happy people. What a great day!

We had a terrific time and are very grateful to have been part of Jennie and David’s wedding day.

Married in the Pines

Sarah and Max were married in a meadow surrounded by pines, wildflowers, their family and friends and their dog, Raspberry. It was a lovely afternoon with warm sunshine and a light breeze. People came from near and far to celebrate their love that has been kindled in the North Cascades of Washington.

I was happy to be a small part of their joyous wedding. Thank you for including me. My job is so much fun!

A Simple Winter Wedding

A Patterson Lake cabin near Sun Mountain was the setting for this simple, small winter wedding. The bride and groom, the officiant and two witnesses (I was one of them) made up the entire wedding party.

Senior Dogs

These two senior dogs were lucky to be rescued by a kind soul when their owners could no longer care for them due to a move and to a death. Now they enjoy a large fenced area with lots of toys and a good life in the Methow Valley.