Katie + Darcy |  Sunshine Ranch | Wedding

Katie + Darcy | Sunshine Ranch | Wedding

This wedding for a pair of animal lovers was photographed by Maija Karin Photography, with a ceremony and reception at the Sunshine Ranch in Wenatchee, Washington.

Kelli + Ryan | Silvara Winery | Wedding

Kelli + Ryan | Silvara Winery | Wedding

This late summer wedding was photographed by Maija Karin Photography with a ceremony and reception at Silvara Winery in Leavenworth, Washington.

Landry | Bruneau Sand Dunes | Senior Portrait Session

Landry | Bruneau Sand Dunes | Senior Portrait Session

If you have been following my blog or have perused my website, you’ve probably noticed by now that wedding photography is my main gig. But I have to tell you a little secret: I think photographing high school seniors is a very close second, if not right up there with the wonder of weddings.

 Amanda + Brad | Mountain Springs Lodge | Leavenworth Wedding Photographer

Amanda + Brad | Mountain Springs Lodge | Leavenworth Wedding Photographer

Here in the PNW, we have been hit pretty hard by fires and, therefore, smoke-filled skies on and off for the past 6 weeks. That was the case on Brad and Amanda’s day, but that didn’t hold them back from staging the wedding celebration they had always dreamed of. If anything, it gave them a unique element to their day and a natural light filter. 

Courtney + Donavan | St. Aloysius | Spokane Wedding Photographer

Courtney + Donavan | St. Aloysius | Spokane Wedding Photographer

Courtney and Donavan both have hearts for hospitality. It is literally ingrained in everything they are. Courtney especially continued to check on me throughout the day. She was so gracious and accommodating, asking if I needed anything and if the timeline was inconvenient. . . . I had to laugh and say, “It’s your day, girl, you can do whatever you want!”

It’s just so much a part of who she is and who they are together, so it came naturally to them to love on their guests and wedding party just as much as everyone was loving on them!

Amanda + Brad - Sneak Peek | Leavenworth Wedding Photographer

Amanda + Brad - Sneak Peek | Leavenworth Wedding Photographer

Sweet spirits. True Washington State Cougar Fans.

Two dads performing the ceremony.  

Just a few things that made up Amanda and Brad's gorgeous wedding - even if it was surrounded in smoke from the north, it made it even more dreamy and the perfect day for these two!