They wanted it small - just their immediate families and their closest friends and of course, their pups. They wanted a day that focused on their marriage, not the wedding. They planned on getting married somewhere around 1:30 and it ended up closer to 3:30, but it didn't matter because they weren't running on a timeline. Simple. Focused. And so so them.
I knew ever since I got Christine's first email that I wanted in on this. They were all coming from Montana to elope here in Gig Harbor and have a relaxing weekend away to celebrate the two of them - Jon and Christine. I love shooting big weddings, don't get me wrong. Having a hecka ton of people at your wedding and all of your favorite people there is so much fun! But I think sometimes I need reminded of the why behind it all. And that's what this wedding did for me. It refocused everything. I shoot weddings because my couples are truly excited about one another. I shoot them because of the depth of commitment. I get to shoot the most amazing moments (aside from bringing life into this world) that they'll remember forever as they start this adventure together.
Ugh, thank you Jon and Christine for letting me be in on this intimate day with you and your friends! Thank you for letting me be the 13th person there at your wedding. I'll always cherish it <3