Mallori and Brian’s intimate lakeside wedding in Hoodsport, WA is one of the most special weddings I’ve ever done. Mallori and I met in early 2020 working together, and we became close friends. I was so excited and honored to be at the wedding as both a friend and photographer! Mallori and Brian’s ceremony and reception were both at Mallori’s family cabin on a moody, cloudy March day, and everything was done DIY-style by the couple.
These two first met in college, but were never more than acquaintances. They reconnected when Brian slid into Mallori’s DM’s 😉 and immediately hit it off. There was an instant connection between them, and they knew they were meant for each other! (Come on, how cute is that!)
The cloudy day (a classic March in Seattle) didn’t bring down the mood at all – this wedding felt so calm and laid-back. The water was still on the lake, everyone was so relaxed and just enjoying the day. Mallori and Brian really wanted to focus on their favorite people and make it a family-centered celebration rather than something that felt like a big production, and it was perfect. It was full of so many family and faith-oriented elements that made it so special for this couple. Mallori grew up visiting the cabin with her family, so that already had so much sentimentality. They also incorporated a surfboard as their guestbook since they both love to surf, which I thought was so cool!
Mallori and Brian chose not to do a first look before the ceremony, and Brian’s reaction as Mallori came down the aisle was priceless! That and the father-daughter and mother-son dances were total tear-jerkers. Father-daughter dances usually always get me, but this one was especially emotional.
It was such an honor to be at this intimate WA lakeside wedding as more than just the photographer. Watching Mallori and Brian celebrate with everyone important to them was so special, and they made it so easy for me to be part of the celebration, and it was a joy to photograph them since I already knew them. I can’t wait to see where this journey takes the two of them!
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