A couple of months ago I first spoke with Madison about photographing her wedding to Kyle and it was one of those times where I just thought to myself, I’m going to love working with this girl! The amazing piece about Madison and Kyle’s wedding was that their ceremony would just be the two of them, me, and the officiant! I have never had a wedding quite like this one and I was so excited about having a whole day to only work with the bride and groom. Now don’t get me wrong, I love the excitement of having a whole troupe of bridal party members that I get to work with all day, as well as family and other friends, but this type of day is one that was unique because it was all about the bride and groom with no other agenda other than relaxing and enjoying a splendid day in the Chelan and Manson area, and of course getting to celebrate a new marriage!
Kyle and Madison are such genuine, delightful people to be around, their love for each other is evident in every interaction and they aren’t just in love, they are also kind to each other. I know that may sound like a non-romantic way to describe a relationship, but throughout the last couple of years I have observed that when someone is kind to you, it makes a bigger impact then when they just like you. Kyle and Madison care about each other and other people which made this day so memorable.
Since they both enjoy the outdoors, from fishing to hiking, we had to do a couple shots including their other interests and it was easy to capture them doing what they love. We spoke to local fisherman about the chinook they had just caught and wandered around a pasture with a retired race horse, all while the sun was on us all day in March! Talk about the perfect day!
One extra special piece to their day was a little excursion on a helicopter! This was a first for me and when Kyle called me to tell me that it was a surprise for Madison, I could hardly contain my excitement. This helicopter took them from their romantic cabin in the woods and getting ready location to the ceremony. Flying over one of the most scenic valleys in the state of Washington is an epic way to make the most of your day!