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Joy and Dustin – A Fall Wedding at Bellingham Cruise Terminal

I’m a sucker for storytelling, so I always have a horrible time narrowing down the photos for a blog post. Weddings are a big problem. I really want you to see the beauty of the entire day…without taking up your entire day! This wedding in particular gave me trouble. So much story to tell, but only so much space to tell it in. So I apologize in advance for too many images (and Joy and Dustin, know there are so many more that tell the rest of the story!).

Joy and Dustin have been together for 10 years (since high school!!) and they’re one of those couples who you have no doubt in your mind are better together than apart. Joy seemed a little bit nervous and overwhelmed…until the first look. Once they were together again, I could visibly see her relax. What a great feeling, to be okay the second you see your husband-to-be! I enjoyed every minute I got to spend with these two (and their crew!). The sky threatened rain all day, but we were lucky to get some stunning Fall color (Joy and Dustin’s favorite season, as well as mine!) and the rain never caught us.

It was an honor to photograph your wedding, Joy and Dustin! And I feel lucky to now call you friends.

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  • November 6, 2014 - 2:39 pm

    Jenn - Ahhh love the photos!! what a sweet couple!!ReplyCancel

  • November 6, 2014 - 6:01 pm

    Alex - Lovely pictures! I love these wedding colors – so unique and perfect for the fall!ReplyCancel

  • November 7, 2014 - 3:32 am

    Tosha - Beautiful wedding! Love the group shots!!! Looks like everyone had a great time!ReplyCancel

  • November 8, 2014 - 4:48 pm

    Debbie - What awesome photo’s. . love all the angles of all pictures, inside & out side . . Great wedding party & Bride & Groom looked . . BEAUTIFUL!!!ReplyCancel

  • December 17, 2014 - 6:35 am

    Nick Rose - Beautiful storytellingReplyCancel

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