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It was a rainy Monday in November, but I must say, it was pretty memorable for a Monday…

Tom + Kelly met at summer camp when they were just teenagers.  They had a summer romance and sadly parted ways at the end.  They kept in touch for awhile, but eventually lost contact and lived their own lives.   That is, until they found each other on Facebook years later.  (oh, the powers of social media!)

Tom and Kelly live in Alabama (Tom is also a great photographer- check him out HERE), but decided to fly all the way to the rainy northwest in November to say their I do’s in a very private ceremony at the Tree House Point in Issaquah WA.   (Which sounded crazy to me at the time- who would pick an outdoor northwest wedding in November if you didn’t live here?  But I’m glad they did, because it was awesome!)  Tom has always loved the northwest, and thought that the backdrop would be perfect for their elopement.  There were 5 of us total: Me, Tom, Kelly, the Officiant, and 2 hotel guests that served as witnesses.  (By far the smallest ceremony I’ve photographed to date!)  Tom and Kelly were clearly estatic that they were getting married!  It was truly an honor to see two people so in love finally getting what they want most in life- each other!  (maybe this is a tad cheesy- but I can’t help myself)  Congrats you crazy love birds!

I hope this giant posts makes up for my lack of post over the last two months.  Where does the time go?

Tom seeing his soon-to-be bride for the first time all dressed up:

  • Cozbi - LOVE love LOVE these photos Kim! WIDE range and a great unique-of-all-unique nuptials!

    I really adored these!

  • Dennis Bullock - Wow what an amazing setting!

  • michèle - The colors are just to die for. Gorgeous.

  • Deann B. - So awesome, Kim. I love all the emotion… I think photographing elopements is the new black. ;)

  • jen - holy cow. how did i not know about this place?! i want to go there… and have you be my paparazzi ;) stunning.

  • Gina - Totally worth the wait for these pics. The ones with the orange leaves are my favorite. Beautiful.

  • Tom - Jen, I saw it on an article about tree houses online. When I showed it to Kelly she said we have to get married there! I’m so glad I agreed.

    I told Kim that I was jealous of her getting to shoot a wedding there. I knew with her talent, the backdrop, and not to mention the couple ;) that she was going to get some killer shots. Boy was I right, these exceed my every expectation. I could not be happier with our choice of venue or our choice of photographer.

    Just a side note Kim, I learned that a 580 EXII and an 85mm 1.8 WILL survive almost 2 days OUTSIDE in the rain. In my bliss I set my bag down and didn’t realize it until we were in Seattle. I just dried them out by a fire and they worked good as new. Couldn’t believe it!

  • Winnie Forbes - Wow! Again…WOW!

  • Amanda Caines - Oh, Kim, I love this one. I can feel the love, and his expressions are priceless. Beautiful job.