One day while working for the Bellingham Herald I was assigned to photograph an iris garden in Deming, WA. There I met Kristine who is the caretaker of the decades old garden that is open to the public in May when the tall bearded irises. She sells the iris rhizomes and the proceeds support the garden. After that year I photographed her several times during iris season. So when I got the email to photograph her wedding I was so excited! I had also photographed her brother at Mount Baker High School and had met her mom at the garden so I felt like I knew her family. Thad and Kristine are so great together… they both enjoy life to it’s fullest and are just SO happy!
The ceremony was held at the garden which is on property that was homesteaded in 1894 by Kristine’s family. The weather was really iffy before the ceremony but thankfully held off and it was amazing! I just can’t begin to describe how beautiful and peaceful it is there. We went to Taylor Dock in Bellingham for more portraits and then over to the Bellingham Ferry Terminal, a fantastic venue, just southwest on the shoreline of Bellingham Bay. It was such a heartwarming and wonderful day!