northwest wedding

Shincho & Christina by Rhys Logan

As summer seems in no rush to show up this year, looking back at last year's wedding season has practically been necessity, just to believe it was all real.  Highlighted by so many close friends tying the knot, I couldn't have been more blessed to participate in such a personal way, on so many momentous occasions.  

Shincho and Christina's wedding was such an occasion and capturing the pure energy, excitement and party among countless friends and family, left me with some of my most cherished memories and some of my favorite work so far.

Between the hospitality of their family friend's amazing property on Samish Island, Christina's extended family's live band performing the reception (who even tours!) and partying with the group of people I have been lucky enough to call friends, naming it one for the ages still doesn't seem enough.  I can always tell when I'm having too good a time at a wedding.. because I over shoot it.

So  why not over post it too? 

To all of you who have encouraged me, been the subject of these visual journeys, allowed me to jump in the party right next to you and be witness to some of the most personal and rare moments, thank you. They have been some of the most personal and rare moments of my life as well.

and as always, thanks for looking,

-rhys       

Rachel and Travis by Rhys Logan

It often takes returning somewhere, to refresh the memories of how important it is to us.  Seeing familiar places with completely new eyes is something I cherish deeply about shooting, and that place for me lately has been my hometown.  People have grown and changed and moved on in their own ways, but very deep down much is the same about the town of Waterville that I grew up in.  It was a deeply moving experience for me to shoot Rachel and Travis's wedding this late summer, and one that has made me come to appreciate being from rural America more and more everyday.

 I could not travel more than a few feet without seeing familiar faces asking about my life, experiences, travels, family, and other friends.  Faces of those I went through grade school with, played on high school sports teams with, faces of teachers and coaches and just the familiar characters that make up the fabric of a very close knit community.  

Held at the house she was raised in, Rachel and Travis's wedding was a huge reunion of all sorts, and its beautiful, historic and personal setting, really made many of these images extremely memorable for me.  Their ceremony was held in a nearly 100 year old church. 

Topped off with a roof raising performance for the reception music by none other than Rachel's sister Rebecca along with her father and members of the Foghorn Stringband, a ridiculously lively, dust kicking country dance went down til the wee hours. 

Thanks Rachel and Travis for such an amazing time and truly blessing me! 

and as always thanks for looking, 

-Rhys

Harry and Brie by Rhys Logan

Harry and Brie's wedding, was as unique as they come. 

Fitting for a couple unique as they come, in a city unlike any other.  Running around Seattle to some of the most familiar places, allowed me to see those places with completely new eyes, something I absolutely love about shooting.  Throw one of the most raucous dance parties in recent centuries, the colorful and beautiful heritage of Indian customs and their wedding was one very unforgettable experience for me.

Thanks for looking,

-Rhys  

Rich and Becca by Rhys Logan

Rich and Becca's wedding was a whirlwind turned 3 day party. Showing up for the tail end of the families rehearsal dinner the night before, the wedding day, and then a great hang out and chill lunch the following day.  Surrounded by family and friends and with Rich's three brothers giving one of the most epic best man speeches I've ever witnessed, delivered in song nonetheless, I had an amazing time with them on their day.