Guy & Shannon's Wedding

Shannon and Guy told us that they wanted their pictures to reflect the“rustic, organic” style of their wedding day. The day started with Shannon getting ready inside a cozy little cabin at Flying Horseshoe Ranch in Cle Elum, WA.To accommodate the fall October wedding, Shannon had her girls wear brightly colored pushmina scarves. It was a classy way to keep the bridesmaids warm without sacrificing style. Shannon and Guy also made sure that we didn't take any traditional family pictures. “No need to look at the camera and smile stiffly” they said. Instead, we had the different family members sit together and interact with each other while we shot the moments.

The ceremony took place at the Big House Lodge in Cle Elum, WA. What a gorgeous house! Able to sleep 36, this huge lodge was an amazing venue for a country wedding. The property is located in the hills of South Cle Elum and there were plenty of photo ops to choose from! Just before their couple pictures started, it began to rain. I had some of my photography equipment prepared for shooting in the rain just in case. The bride and groom just went with it and we made some great memories. Shannon shrugged her shoulders, grabbed her umbrella, and trotted off in the rain to meet Guy for pictures. :) It continued to rain during the day, but it only added to the gorgeous backdrop of the autumn colors of Central WA. At the outdoor ceremony, guests huddled under brightly colored umbrellas as Shannon and Guy exchanged vows underneath a white tent. The sounds of the pouring rain made the moment awe inspiring. Another inspiring moment was when Shannon surprised Guy (and her guests) by entering the ceremony on a horse! After the ceremony, guests enjoyed homemade savory soups served in hollow pumpkins. Overall, it was an amazing wedding and we were overjoyed to be part of it.

Guy and Shannon met up with us again the day after their wedding for a Fashion After Session. They braved more rain and cold water in the Cle Elum River and the results were well worth it!

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