I can’t possibly write eloquently enough to explain how much I love this wedding, or this couple. Lisette and her family have been a part of our family for years… we share the day after thanksgiving together, she is my 5 year old son’s best friend (ask either of them), and she is half of my daughter’s namesake. I have photographed her family, her sister’s senior portraits, countless shoots for fun, and I couldn’t have been more honored to have her ask to photograph her wedding. That’s what I thought, until she asked if my kids could be the flower girl and the ring bearer. I knew I was going to lose it at this one, and my emotions did not disappoint. The first look, the first dance, the father daughter dance, the speeches… I cried at all of them. My wife cried as we looked through the images on the couch. I’m hoping you cry, even if you don’t know them. FYI, it is basically the same crew as this wedding, another favorite.

Some highlights: They danced so hard they lost power… but the group singing of Queen, lit by iPhones was just as memorable. The love these girls have for each other is undeniable. The tears when her dad saw her the first time. The wedding started with lightning the night before, and my wife and daughter stayed up with me until 4:30am, and I secretly wished we would get more lightning the night of the wedding for a nice set of bookmarks. I got my wish. Enjoy.

Words of Advice from the Bride: Planning a wedding can be daunting. Rather than letting yourself become anxious and overwhelmed by your mile-long checklist, try to embrace it. Just like your wedding day, the experience of planning the most exciting and meaningful celebration of your life also only happens once. Make those long hours spent addressing each of your invitations by hand (I don’t regret it!) into memories, not the cause of your bridal meltdown.

Caterer: Plush Catering
Cake: Deb’s Delights
Rentals: All Seasons Events, Lake Chelan Rentals
Tuxedo Rentals: Lake Chelan Rentals
DJ: Hansen’s Entertainment
Officiant: Jason Groenink

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  • eugene pavlovThese are awesome.

  • Laurie LeeceSuch beautiful pictures! Thank you Jay. We love them!

  • Jenn EadsI could not love this girl, this day, or these pictures more.

  • Patty Diaz-Andradeso awesome:) lovely lovely lovely:)


Krystle and Michael are my kind of crazy, and I mean that in the very best sort of way. I wish there was a way to show the height and depth of their fun natures, we’ll just have to settle for the epic caveman-carry images 😉

Could it get any better than having Benj Haisch for back to back weddings? This day he shot with me, the next day, I shot with him. And I have to say… I was worried about a repeat of the kidney stone hospial adventure the last time we shot together 🙂  Thankfully, it all went perfectly. Of course… I do have another kidney stone hospital story in an upcoming blog post. Figures.

I’m not usually a sucker for details, but I couldn’t resist what Krystle and her mom put together… plus they had a lemonade stand. If your wedding has lemonade, it’s alright in my book. Enjoy thier day, and give in to the crazy. Thanks to Lydia from Ever Ours for featuring their day, you can see her post HERE. Lydia is the best. It’s just science.

I loved everything about the day, and Krystle + Michael. Plus, if you get a chance, take a look at Krystle’s Pinterest. http://pinterest.com/krystlewahn

Event design: Krystle + Christi (bride’s mom)
Venue: Titlow Lodge Tacoma, WA
Caterer: Sheila Whittingslow and Sharon Condor  Puyallup, WA
Florist:  The Flower Shop Puyallup, WA
Cake: Pioneer Bakery Puyallup, WA http://www.thepioneerbakery.com/
Featured on: EVER OURS
Second shooter: Benj Haisch

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  • BENJ HAISCHyeah dude. YEAH DUDE.

  • azI’ve been a big fan of your work for a long time Jay. I love the way you shoot.

  • lydia {ever ours}muchachas gracias for sending it over to share, jay! so flippin’ stoked to have you on here!

  • Nimawhat a team! you guys covered this wedding so well. the colors are super inspiring. yea!!!!

  • StevenBeautiful light, beautiful images. Great work Jay.

  • CassOne of my favorite ever of yours Jay – beautiful couple and beautiful pictures.

  • Lucie Zekastunning images


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