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An hour after their first date Terry texted Lauren and asked “So when are we getting married?” Now nearly two years later, they are wed! Driving through the back country of Petaluma, it was such a relaxing Thursday afternoon. It was a little overcast, and so gorgeous! Cows were out grazing, and as I turned in to the entrance for the elopement at Olympia’s Valley Estate, I took in the view as I do every time I return. It is such an amazing venue!

Lauren and Terry chose to have an intimate wedding, with just a small group of friends. In fact, the bride I photographed last year (and how I met Lauren) was officiating! It was truly the perfect day for both of them.

I shot their engagement session, so it felt so comforting to see them again, excited for this moment for months! Lauren had her hair done by the woman who has done her hair all her life, and Terry got ready with the friend who introduced him to his future bride.

It was such an honor to watch them walk in together, and with their friends as witnesses, exchanged vows and spoke from their heart about how they felt so lucky to have found each other.

Then came time for them to get a little adventurous! They got in the canoe together, their first act as husband and wife. It is so fitting for them as they share a love of fishing, canoeing and camping.

Side note, Lauren’s sparkly Kate Spade Keds? Seriously awesome! She also made her bouquet and Terry’s.

And keep your eyes out for an amazing video by Janea Greene Creative! For now, check out the amazing drone shot she took for me. I had had this creative vision for months and I am so happy with how it turned out!

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We were headed back into the house for them to change for dinner when I remembered I wanted to grab a shot of Lauren in the old clawfoot bathtub. While she was posing for me, Terry came in to watch his bride. She turned around to see him gazing at her and said “you are so handsome!” I love capturing moments like this!

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