Matt Priestman Photography » Bellingham Wedding Photographer

One of my favorite parts about shooting engagement sessions is learning how comfortable a couple is going to be in front of the camera and then the challenge to get them to have fun and relax.  It’s one of the reasons engagement sessions can be so important in getting great WEDDING images.  We get to practice a bit before the big day!

Well, as we started shooting Ruby and Ryan’s engagement session I could tell that Ruby was just a little bit nervous.  Now this probably sounds like a story about how great I am at getting people to relax in front of the camera, right?  Wrong.  I would love to tell you that I made her relax and that’s why we got great engagement pictures.  The truth is that when she got a little nervous…Ruby would just look to Ryan for comfort.  He was her rock!  It was really sweet and after just a little while we were all relaxed and having fun.

Can’t wait for these two to tie the knot this summer at Shucksan Golf Course!

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I get so excited the morning of every wedding that I get the privilege to shoot. I think about all the little moments that are going to happen and the challenge and honor to get to capture those moments and give them back to the bride and groom. Dave and Marit’s wedding did not disappoint.  There are so many things I love about this wedding that I don’t know where to start. I love the anticipation of their first look.  Marit waiting on one side of the door and Dave on the other.  I love the way Marit’s dad looked at her right before giving her away.  I love Marit and Dave’s grand entrance back into the reception…coming down the stairs to a huge ovation from their closest family and friends.  I could go on and on…..


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The anticipation…

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I am not going to lie…I was a little worried when I learned we would only have a 15-20 window to grab some pictures to celebrate little Kallie’s first year of life.  You never really know how kids are going to cooperate, right? Well, it turned out to be an easy task with this sweet family.   It’s pretty obvious how much they love each other.  It’s been a real honor and privilege to get to watch these little ones grow up through the lens of my camera.

Happy Birthday Kallie!

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