happy anniversary- march weddings

We have had some of our best weddings during the month of March the past couple years. I’m happy to say that we’ve stayed in contact with all these sweet pairs who celebrated anniversaries this month. Robyn and John are celebrating two years of marriage today. Their wedding was down in Orange County, California. A few of our favorite moments from their wedding day was riding the ferris wheel at the Balboa fun zone. John buying strawberries and feeding Robyn a quick snack while we waited for the ferry. Getting wildblown on the tiny ferry from Balboa island to the Peninsula. You can see the whole blog post on their wedding here or watch their slideshow.

We reconnected with Robyn and John this summer while they were vacationing with family on Oahu. We did a photo session with Robyn’s entire family on the beach. Below are a few favorite shots of just the two of them. We first met Robyn when she attended our photo workshop on Vashon Island. We met John for the first time on a rainy day in Portland when we shot their engagement session. Seeing the two of them together for the first time cuddling in the rain made us insanely excited for their wedding day. It was such a treat to photograph them again this summer, they are settling nicely into married life. John always encourages Robyn to follow her dreams and Robyn returns the same level of enthusiasm for John’s goals. They both love photography and just bought a new camera. Robyn is a blonde Julia Childs and recently started a food blog called the Freckled Pie. These two are going to do great things. Can’t help but wonder when our next photo session will be with them and what exciting things they will be up to….
Erin and Jeremy’s wedding at Union Hill Inn in Sonora California was pure magic. These two celebrated three years of marriage about a week ago. You can view the full blog post on their wedding here and watch their slideshow with music by Erin’s band Ivory Owl. Together they have lots of interests ranging from singing, guitar, photography, cooking and cat snuggling. I’m always impressed with the delicious vegan meals Erin posts on Instagram and I love the photos of their giant kitty Tony (one day I will pet him)! After their wedding they moved up to Portland but now they are back in Santa Cruz while Erin works on a Master’s Degree. Before they left the Northwest Jeremy came up for an all day photography mentoring session with us for his wedding photography business. During our time together it became obvious that Erin should pick up a camera and join Jeremy as his photo partner just like Jon did with me. At least that’s what I thought! Jeremy was thrilled with the suggestion and the two of them ran with it. Together they have impressed us with their determination and enthusiasm. With Erin’s vintage style they created an adorable booth at a wedding show this winter and Jeremy created a new website for their business Still Music Photography.
Renee and Josh had their wedding on Vieques Island in Puerto Rico at the stunning W hotel resort two years ago. We started photos in Isabel II the quaint town near the resort, then ventured uphill for a view of the island from the old fort. On our drive back to the W we just happened to spot horses running wild on a golden hillside. It was like a dream. You can view more photos from this special day on our blog post here or watch their slideshow. Since their wedding we have returned to Puerto Rico twice to photograph other weddings. We have a fourth Puerto Rico wedding coming up in May. Each time we visit we fall more and more in love.
Renee and Josh live in New York so we haven’t seen them since their wedding two years ago, but we hope to visit NYC within the year. Renee is a talented painter and recently set up an etsy shop to showcase her work. These two have some big excitement coming their way because they are expecting their first baby this year! I love it when I hear about our couple’s growing into families. It’s such a gift when we are able to capture the full circle and photograph them with their little ones. Best of luck to Renee and Josh as they venture into parenthood. What a lucky baby!