I was super excited when Anna and Blake asked me to capture their special day at the Kelley Farm. When I heard it would be a summer wedding, I knew the whole day was going to be absolutely beautiful. Seattle’s countryside looks stunning in the summer!
It was easy to see why Anna and Blake chose the Kelley Farm for their wedding. The property has this gorgeous rustic barn decorated with fairy lights and sparkling chandeliers. There’s also a massive patio that’s great for cocktail hours and dancing on a warm summer evening. It truly was the perfect place for Anna and Blake’s special day!
I remember meeting Anna and Blake for the first time. The minute I saw them, I could tell that they were in love. Anna and Blake share the kind of love we all dream about. Their love is so real, you can almost feel it. They’re both incredibly sweet and kind, and I loved every second I got to spend with them!
Their friends and family were just as loving. Everyone at the wedding reflected Anna and Blake’s good-natured personalities—kind, caring and filled with a giving spirit. They were a joy to work with, and they made the day go smoothly from beginning to end.
Anna and Blake had their first look under the farm’s towering trees. Blake’s reaction to seeing Anna was so genuine! She looked stunning in her dress. I’m so happy they got to share a private moment before the ceremony. To top it all off, I was able to capture tons of photos with the beautiful scenery in the background. We couldn’t have asked for a better summer day!
The ceremony was everything we could’ve asked for. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky as Anna and Blake exchanged vows beneath the beautifully-decorated arbor (shoutout to Love Blooms for the stunning floral arrangements). It was heartwarming to see the couple surrounded by their friends and family. The whole ceremony was just perfect!
Afterwards, Brian from Peak Productions put together something special for the couple. He created this amazing video that featured Mount Rainier as the backdrop. I’ve worked with Brian in the past, and I’m super grateful that I got to work alongside him again. He did such a great job capturing the magic of Anna and Blake’s special day.
Guests spent the rest of the afternoon enjoying each other’s company inside the spacious barn. I was blown away by how gorgeous the barn looked! Callie at Holcomb Weddings and Events planned the reception down to every last detail. Putting the seating chart on that antique mirror was a nice touch. And her table settings worked perfectly with the flowers from Love Blooms!
After dinner, I asked the couple to take a stroll with me out on the Kelley Farm. I love capturing photos at sunset because the sky creates this beautiful glowing effect. Plus, it gives the couple a short 20-minute break between dinner and all the dancing that follows.
We danced long after dark on the Kelley Farm’s big outdoor patio. The lamps and string lights did a great job creating a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Everyone was having so much fun, we didn’t want the night to end!
Thank you, Anna and Blake, for making me part of your special day. I wish you two the very best in your marriage, and I can’t wait to continue the friendship we’ve created. Here’s hoping I get to photograph more weddings at the Kelley Farm!