Dayna contacted me and said “I will be getting married in a courtroom in Lynnwood, WA 3/22/13 at 4:30pm to Tammy, my life partner. We fell in love 3/22/84 and will celebrate our 29th anniversary by finally being able to marry legally.”
They were awesome from the beginning and I couldn’t be more honored to be chosen to document the wedding of a couple, still very much in love, that waited 29 years to have their union recognized! They had reviewed my photojournalism and trusted me from the very beginning. What more could a photographer ask for?
Since we hadn’t met ahead of time, when I arrived at their home early on their wedding day we sat and talked for a while about their story. I said, “gee, that sounds really familiar.” Well, said Tammy, we were in this movie called “InLaws and Outlaws.” I couldn’t believe it. I had no idea that the couple before me were in one of my favorite independent films by Drew Emery. If you havent seen it, I strongly recommend you try to rent it or check it out of the library. It’ s truly fabulous. http://www.inlawsandoutlawsfilm.com/
Meanwhile, we totally hit it off, and I look forward to documenting their family for years to come. Nicer people can’t be found. Happy Anniversary you kids! Meryl
It is always interesting to me how, over time, I change my mind on my favorite photos; and, how the favorites of the bride and groom are often different from the favorite photos of the photographer. I always planned on a second post for Meghan and Ryan involving our Pike Place Market location, but I have also included some different images from the West Seattle location, and some of Meghan’s favorites. I hope you enjoy some of these offbeat bride photos.
Meghan and Ryan had alittle mishap with their wedding photographer- not a professional photographer. They ended up with no photos of themselves together from their wedding. So, three months after their wedding, after the winter had passed, they hired me to do some photos in West Seattle. The West Seattle couple really wanted to see the special place they call home, so we went down to Harbor Ave, near the West Seattle water taxi, and had some fun!
Wow, it is difficult to believe it’s been almost two months since I’ve posted. The good news is the reason- I was swamped with work in September and October, which is a very good thing for a freelance photographer. For this church wedding we went to Lincoln Park first for the photos of the bride and groom. And, I was fortunate to have the help of photographer Ellen Banner. Here are some photos from the fabulous wedding!