I have been photograph Shannon and Ty for many times through out few years and still I am in impressed with how beautiful this family is! The children just adorable! Big thanks to Belle victoria garden for letting me use their amazing place.
Cory and I met when we were both in high school, I went to Newport and Cory went to Priest River. Being a couple of goof balls and sharing a love for competition it wasn’t long before we became good friends. We tried dating when we were 15 but the timing just wasn’t right for us. I graduated high school and went on to college and Cory prepared for going on his mission for his church. A couple of years later Cory and I started communicating again and we both knew that we had grown feelings for each other; little did I know at that time that Cory had been waiting for me all along. My timing proved to be a problem being that Cory was heading to Hungary for two years for his church. If we were going to make this work it was going to be emotionally taxing on both of us. So every Monday morning I would stay up until 3am just so I could email him in Europe and we would send each other letters every week. Then after two long years of waiting, my Prince Charming returned from Europe and we made our relationship official. Now two and a half years later while visiting with my Mom, Cory asked the question that changed my life. I am so blessed to be able to marry my best friend and my soul mate. We can’t wait for our fairy tale dream wedding in June at the Belle Victorian Gardens.
Wedding: St. Joseph Church
Reception: Sons of Norway
Catering: Mamma Mia
This is one of funny moment that I was pulling hair out trying to find spots to take Jessica and Kevin for cool shots, and here is…their back yard. With such a beautiful setting plus alive bride and groom, I had a hard time to get out of their home and ready for church. Special thanks to Janie and David Rumbergar for this is the second wedding of the family that I am so honored to photograph.
Photographer: Ifong Chen
Dress: Vera Wang for David’s Bridal
Suit: Brook’s Brother’s
Florist: Evergreen Florist
Venue and Catering: Spokane Club
DJ: DJ Kowax
Hair: Diva’s Studio
Makeup: The Makeup Studio
Cake: Just American Desserts
Meghan and Kevin met on a night out with a mutual friend….Kevin was the shy, silent type and Meghan, was, well, everything but…. she made him dance with her to, of all songs, “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.” Meghan left a few days later to go back to school in Boston, but they kept in touch and when she moved back to Spokane, several months later, they began to see each other on a regular basis.
Fast forward 5 years later, Meghan and Kevin are still inseparable, Kevin is slightly less shy and silent and Meghan, as always is still a talkative, energetic, giggly girl. They’re excited to be newly married and are so grateful to have started off with such a supportive group of friends and family around them.
Venue: The Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center
Catering: Ferrante’s Italian Marketplace
Photographer: Ifong Chen
Music: AMP’d Entertainment- Justin Haas
Make-Up: Shasta Hankins
Hair: Douglas McCoy
Desserts: Sister of the Groom
Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier
Venue Décor: the Attic Vintage Rental
Flowers: Beau K Florist
Military members Mark and Tanya were stationed in Spokane together for nearly a year before they met on a deployment in a location more than half-way around the world. Their serendipitous bus stop encounter and subsequent relationship are proof that everything happens for a reason and that sometimes love will find you in the most unexpected places.
Mark and Tanya bring new meaning to the idea of selfless love. Spending the majority of their relationship and now new marriage living in separate states, they rely on their ability to communicate effectively, wait patiently, and laugh often. You will rarely see the two without a smile on their faces when they are around each other. Their marriage shows the triumph of desire over discomfort and that all good things are worth waiting for.
The two are so grateful for the love and support of such an amazing group of friends and family.
“We are so excited to start this new adventure together and are looking forward to what the future has in store. So far, we’ve been very blessed.”
– Mark & Tanya
I love all my brides, but I have to say Tanya is different. Not only is she so beautiful (as Claudia Schiffer 🙂 but the grace and kindness in her made her even more lovable. I am so appreciative and honored that I was able to be part of this unforgettable event and get to know this beautiful woman, best bridesmaids, best bride’s mother, all the beautiful families and friends. Here’s some images to tell the day. Love sure is a wonderful thing to Celebrate! Ifong
Our wedding story:
Andrew and I met a little over 8 years ago. We were friends out of a mutual friend and both of us were green right out of high school. After knowing Andrew for a couple of years I mustered up the courage to do more than just a little flirting and actually tell him I had a “crush” on him. He shut me down! I was floored. I had never been shut down before, in fact, to this day he’s still the only man to have ever shut me down. We were friends so we stayed in close contact throughout the years. I moved to Portland for school and he moved to Everett for work.