Jesse + Lara | Married | Anacortes, Washington

Josh and I first met Lara and Jesse at a bar in Tacoma to talk about photography and their whirlwind engagement! THREE HOURS LATER we finally called it a night and left, knowing we had made great friends already. We love these two and I'm so thankful that God brought them in our lives, because they're amazing people with such kind hearts for others, and most importantly, for each other.

After just a three-month long engagement, Jesse and Lara were married in Lara's parents' backyard in beautiful Anacortes, Washington, with the Sound in the background. I love that so many pieces of their wedding were handmade! Lara's gorgeous dress was expertly made by her mom (SO impressive!). The girls planted the succulent centerpieces themselves, Lara's sister Marin made THE best gourmet marshmallows for s'mores, and all of the deserts were made and brought by family members and friends.

And the rest of you photographers out there will understand how elated I was when Lara told me that they had alotted TWO hours in their day for just a private shoot with the two of them! Brides-to-be out there, if you have time in your wedding day to fit a bride + groom session, think about doing it, especially if photography is a priority for you.

Jesse + Lara, we were so honored to walk with you through your wedding day! We love you guys. :)

Hope you all enjoy their elegant home wedding by the sea! For Jesse + Lara's friends and family, their wedding photographs are now available for print ordering in our Print Shop.