With this post, I close out my 2014 wedding season. And what a great couple to end with. Janiene and Christopher were nothing short of wonderful to work with. Their attitude and approach to life, their friends and family, and to each other is bursting to the seams with extreme happiness and appreciation for everything. And the amount of stability they have is just amazing. Also amazing, their love for their dog, Dodger. Dodger played a big part in how their wedding day played out, in a completely unplanned way. Janiene and Chris got married at St. George Church in Beacon Hill and headed to nearby Georgetown for photos with their wedding party and as a couple. Dodger’s dog-sitter was scheduled to meet us in Georgetown at a certain time so that Janiene and Chris could get a few photographs with their main man. As we arrived in Georgetown, they got a frantic call from the dog-sitter saying that she had lost their dog at Marymoor park in Redmond. Long story short, they chose to forego their portrait time and drive their rented party bus, with their wedding party, all the way out to Marymoor (which is at least a 30 minute drive, maybe more) to look for the dog. Talk about true love. (And I wouldn’t be telling this story unless it had a happy ending, so don’t fret dog-lovers.)
A few minutes away from Marymoor, someone called to say they had found Dodger. Minutes from sunset, we pulled into the parking lot at Marymoor. I grabbed my gear and started shooting bride/groom portraits right away. I had nothing of the two of them at this point and wasn’t about to waste a second. The pink sky worked perfectly with the pink tones in Janiene and Chris’s wedding getup and really brought some warmth to the photos on this cold, slightly snowy November day. (I haven’t mentioned this yet, but this was also the only day it snowed in Seattle this whole winter season!). Afterwards we headed to the Seattle Airport Marriott for a lovely evening filled with dinner, drinks and dancing, and Janiene and Chris celebrated with friends and family, toasting to the start of their marriage and the safe return of their beloved pooch.