I first met Curran when he came to my house to see a room I had for rent. The next thing I know, he was living at my house and shortly thereafter found a special woman that came into his life – Emily.
Curran loves to cook and try new recipes. After he would get the house smelling like a breakfast bistro, I would soon get the house smelling like a Japanese restaurant. Then Emily would come over later in the day and fix a good looking meal for the two of them and change the culinary aroma to something completely different. I’m not sure if my house ever knew what a house is supposed to smell like. All I know is that she’s a good fit for both his stomach and his heart!
When Curran and Emily were planning their wedding, they told me they were going to have Frost donuts and Stumptown coffee served at their reception. Frost is my favorite donut and Stumptown is in my top 5 coffees. I knew at this point that I had to photograph their wedding!
They both got ready at Rosehill Community Center where they had their ceremony and reception. It’s located in Mukilteo, WA near Lighthouse Park. It broke a record for me for photographing the most weddings at one venue – three times in two months.
After they had their first look on the lawn of the community center, we drove 3 minutes down the street to the beach where we had some fun photos of them on driftwood and the sand. Then we drove another minute over to Lighthouse Park where we did a few more photos and then had the wedding party join us for the last outdoor photos.
Everything went smoothly for their ceremony. The only question that was on my mind after the ceremony was when was I going to get to eat one of those Frost donuts with Stumptown coffee?!! After photographing their toasts and first dance, I finally had those tasty little Frost treats with the heavenly coffee. The sugar and caffeine were good pick-me-ups to have the energy to keep photographing all of those special moments happening all around me during the reception.
Their family and friends gave them one last hooray as they all formed a path between two lines inside the community center to give them a proper sendoff. After Curran and Emily walked down their sendoff path, they drove off into the sunlight for their new life together. Congratulations to Curran and Emily!!
Later that evening, I went back to the Lighthouse Park where we took photos of the wedding party so I could capture the area without people but mainly because I thought there was a good chance of having a nice sunset. I thought it would be good to get a nice scenic shot for Emily and Curran that happened on their wedding day. I’m glad to report that it was worth going back for this nice sunset…