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Leavenworth Wedding for Chris & Ashlee at Pine River Ranch.

Leavenworth Wedding for Chris & Ashlee at Pine River Ranch. wedding photography

Lovers Pond - by Gavin Seim, 2011.

May 21st dawned well, but was not a perfect day. The drizzle started at around 1PM, just a few hours before Chris and Ashlee’s wedding, outdoors. But that didn’t stop the day from moving forward. And I wounder. What better irony for a wedding day than a reminder that things don’t always go as we plan.

Ashlee & Chris were a great couple and it was cool sharing the day with them and their family. You may have have seen the sneak peak video I posted from their wedding and if you really pay attention, you’ll even remember their engagement photos that we made last fall. Chris just graduated from med school and the two of them just moved to Arizona where he’s doing his internship. Exciting times and big changes in their new life.

The thing is it all turned out stunning. We moved inside and had a stunning ceremony under the warmth of incandescent lights and floating Chinese lanterns. In truth there were so many memorable images to chose from that I had to be particular in designing the album and in the end, Ashlee & Chris will be getting this beautifully bound storybook volume with all 38 of these double page spreads. I’ll also be making them one of my 36inch heirloom canvas of this first image and it will look stunning framed on the wall of their new apartment.

I’ve put a few more favorites below, but view the album below for whole story. You can also click the link below to see the complete proofs collection and order prints. Congrats Ashlee & Chris and don’t forget that while things don’t always go as planned, God is always a prayer away.

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Chris & Ashlee… The Album. Press play to view.


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Leavenworth Wedding – Chris & Ashlee Sneak Peak.

What a fun wedding for Christopher and Ashlee on Saturday. It was down at Pine River Ranch near Leavenworth. Lots of memories made here. I made up one of my Fusion Video Slideshows with a sneak peak of the day. Stay tuned though because the complete collection is coming soon.

Fusion slideshow for Kelly & Steele’s Moses Lake Wedding.

I just posted Kelly & Steele’s wedding. I also made them one of my new Fusion sideshows to put on DVD. It’s the highlights of their wedding photos set to music, with little video clips from their day mixed in. I’m a photographer, not a videographer. But I love grabbing little tidbits of video throughout the day to bring my DVD presentations to life. These are a new experiment for me and so far people seem to love them… Gav

Beautiful Moses Lake Wedding at Hidden Meadow for Kelly & Steele.

Beautiful Moses Lake Wedding at Hidden Meadow for Kelly & Steele. wedding photography

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This was a neat wedding and I wanted to post it sooner. Kelly & Steele have been super busy however, so I held off so they could have some time to review. You may recall that I posted Kelly & Steel’s e-session a few months back (you can see it here). I was looking forward to the big day at Hidden Meadow. It’s this great venue outside of Moses Lake, but ironically this was my time there, so I was eager to take it on.

I was there early, even before the couple. That was OK because it gave me a chance to scope out the landscape. And what a beautiful landscape it was. It really is a hidden meadow. I’m driving down this gravel road in the Central WA desert thinking “this is a wedding venue”, when all the sudden there it was. Acres and acres or perfectly groomed oasis ready for a party.

The day went really well, as did the resulting photos. After the beautiful ceremony on the main lawn, we went right into a huge party with lots of good food and LOTS of dancing, including live music by Foolish Fortune. They did a really great job.

I love a real, non staged capture of the bouquet toss. Along with many other favorites, I think the Kelly’s bouquet (see below) is my all time favorite toss photo. It just really nailed the feeling. There’s so many I like though and it was hard to narrow them down for the album I designed for Kelly & Steele. You peek at their wedding album below, as well as a few other faves. Check out the links above for the complete collection as well as one of my new Fusion Slideshows of their day. Congratulations Kelly & Steele…. Gav

Kelly & Steele… The Album.

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Gavin’s Fusion Video for Jayme & Brandon | Wenatchchee Wedding Photography

I just posted Jayme & Brandon’s awesome wedding album. This is the Fusion slideshow. Put simply, it’s the highlights of their wedding photos set to music. The twist is that is has little video clips mixed in, bringing it to life. I’m not a wedding videographer. But I love what I was able to do to this story by adding a little bit of video.

Jayme & Brandon actually didn’t know I was making this, as it was a new offering for me. I just silently grabbed clips throughout the day, made this up, then surprised them when they came to the studio. We actually made a video of their reaction. Needless to say this is something I’m offering couples going forward. While it does not take away from a beautiful album or a wall portrait, it’s a great way to share the highlights of your day of a very memorable way… Gav