This wedding story begins quite a long time ago, when I first met Zack, Mike and Lisa Brownell. We were members of the same church and since we started going there when I was only 4, I’ve known this family almost my entire life. I may not have a lot of memories from that time but I do remember how sweet their family was! Tragically Lisa passed away when Zack was young and I remember being at her funeral and hoping that someday I would touch as many lives as she did and knowing what an incredible person she was.
Years have passed since then and I was thrilled when Zack and Ashley asked me to be their wedding photographer. One of the ways that the couple made sure to include Lisa was by a small angel that Lisa had made, that was attached to Ashley’s bouquet. I love that this simple way was chosen to remember such a wonderful person and her impact that is still felt today.
From the first email I had with Ashley I knew that I would love her and that their wedding would be a special one. Zack has a precious little girl, Scarlett, and when Ashley told me how Zack (and Scarlett) proposed, asking her to marry them, it may have been the sweetest proposal story I’ve ever heard! Ashley has been filling the role of mama to Scarlett for awhile now and getting to see their bond was the best! Seeing the completion of their family through their wedding was amazing and I know that there was probably a party going on in heaven too!
The couple chose an intimate ceremony at Ashley’s grandmother’s house, which was surrounded by horizons of blue mountains and open fields. While it was the beginning of November the weather was perfect even though rain had been predicted earlier. While talking to her grandma earlier in the day she told me that the rain usually jumped right over her property so she wasn’t worried in the least bit and she was absolutely right!
I loved working with:My Associate Shooter: Nate Yoder (who also happens to be an amazing real estate agent)
Hair and makeup by Becky Pluid from Urban Edge in Hayden, ID
Officiant: Michael Kotsala
Bridesmaid Dresses: Various online stores
Groomsmen Attire: Various stores