rhys logan wedding

Kathryn and Garrett by Rhys Logan

If ever a more true northwest pair of people existed, you'd be hard pressed to find them.  Industrial designer and tug boat operator, Kathryn and Garrett styled their wedding beautifully, naturally and nautically. It only made sense that hopping to an island would have to be where it all went down in what I believe to be one of the most beautiful areas of our state, Orcas Island.

Complete with sailboat getaway, flotilla party, fresh shucked oysters and some sizzlin dance moves, I was honored to capture their wedding and even later that summer take their boat for one last spin out to Cypress Island and right in between two tall ships, which I will have to post later,

Here's to the ocean, our very own awesome archipelago and making ferries on time..

thanks for looking,

-rhys

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       

Irene and Garrett's Wedding by Rhys Logan

Catching up on tons of wedding posts from the last couple seasons has really been a trip. Reliving so many great experiences with so many great people from right near home in the northwest, all the way out to the east coast, it has reminded me how lucky I am to call this my work and how every wedding story and experience, are unique.   Irene and Garret's was no exception.  One of the most relaxed wedding day's I've had, Irene and Garrett were amazing to work with, and things flowed impressively seamless. Getting to gasworks, navigating Seattle streets, finding some really nice warm August sun and ultimately finishing things up at 415 Westlake, this Seattle wedding was one rewarded with good summer vibes and a killer sunset in the city.

hopefully will be making many more posts soon, 

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

Dj and Demi by Rhys Logan

To have seen Dj and Demi together from the very get go made shooting their wedding a complete joy, not to mention the fact that it involved more of my roommates than I care to reveal.. And with wiffle ball, man tossing, mamosas and smores, the night just got sweeter and sweeter, 

thanks Dj and Demi for being such a blessing!

and thanks for looking,

-Rhys