Rachael & Brian + Their Wedding Story

A chance meeting at a golf event, a lesson months later, and then a first date in Seattle. Starting at the Space Needle and then following the wind to determine where they went next…

The wind has now led them to a new life together (along with their adorable dog Lego). The wedding venue, Kitsap Memorial State Park in Poulsbo, is absolutely charming. Fortunately the rainy weather stayed away and we saw blue skies all day. The main log structure was decorated with holiday lights, one-of-a-kind blue ornaments and glittery snowflakes, ideal for a winter wedding celebration. The bride’s dress was simple and elegant, with a beautiful calla lily bouquet and silver strappy heels that coordinated perfectly with the silver swirly brooch on her dress. The shawl that she wore to keep warm was a handmade keepsake that I’m certain she’ll cherish always. The groom’s pin stripe suit, navy blue shirt and warm white tie was a modern twist on a classic look. Their ideas came together with every detail given such thought and extra attention.

From a Man of Honor (the Bride’s brother) to a Best Woman (the Groom’s sister), they weren’t afraid to break a few traditions…well except for one…the Bride & Groom didn’t see each other until the ceremony. After, they were willing to do whatever I asked of them, even if it meant standing in the middle of a bunch of trees just having a few moments to themselves. Those moments created some of my favorite photos of the day…dreamy, intimate, and very much “them”. The tall trees were amazing, and as the sun set lower into the sky  the light struggled to shine through them, providing us some lovely light to shoot in. Although it was cold outside, we took advantage of the great location for portraits and then headed back inside for the reception. It was an exceptional day for a wedding…a beautiful beginning to lives filled with happiness and love.

Wedding at Kitsap Memorial State Park Beautiful Wedding Dress Calla Lillies Wedding Bouquet Bride Getting Ready Walking down the Aisle The Rings, The Vows, The First Kiss Candid Wedding Portraits Outdoor Wedding Photography Artistic Wedding Phototgraphy Candid Groom Pictures Candid Bride Pictures Kitsap State Park Wedding Photographer Wedding Rings Portrait of the Groom Natural Light Portraiture Beautiful Bride Portrait Sister & Brother + Best Woman & Groom Bridal Party Beautiful Wedding Flowers Three's Company Poulsbo Wedding Just Married Poulsbo Wedding Photography Their First Dance First Dances First Dance Candid Photos Wedding Decor Elegant Wedding Cake Cutting the Cake A kiss after cutting the cake A Toast Having Fun at the Reception Rachael + Brian

Thank you both for choosing Add to Heart Photography as your wedding photographer. ♥


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    December 31, 2010 at 8:38 am

    BEAUTIFUL Laura! I love them, that ring image is to die for!

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    Rachael and Brian
    December 31, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Laura, We love all the photos you took of our special day! Thank you!

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    Julia Brown
    December 31, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    What a story you’ve told with your talent Laura, Your images are fabulous! (…and such a beautiful bride too 🙂

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    December 31, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Truly your calling Laura! Their wedding photos are gorgeous. . . Especially the b/w one with the b&g to the left of the photo, the rings and the one w/them and their dog, Lego.

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    Shanna Kreza
    January 2, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Wow! These are stunning! I love the location and the pictures!

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    January 2, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    WOW!! these are stunning!! the last one belongs in a bridal magazine! awesome work Laura!

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    veronica Starr
    January 2, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    those are gorgeous images!!!! beautiful setting too

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