Mandy + Aaron. A Backyard Wedding in Everett, Washington.

There's so much I could write about Mandy & Aaron's wedding I'm actually confused as to what I WANT to write. There are so many emotional aspects to this wedding that I could touch upon and so many scenarios that played out to get to that special day. Instead, I'm going to keep them to myself - and to the couple - because that just feels like the right thing to do.

But know this ... Mandy has been following my work for years and when she got engaged to Aaron, she knew she wanted me to photograph it. Let me take a few seconds to describe how powerful that is a photographer. To have someone know they are going to hire you YEARS prior to being engaged and then actually following through with it is truly inspirational and humbling. I was honored to have photographed this wedding.

As I mentioned, there's so much more I could write but I won't. I'll just leave you with the images for you to enjoy ... and just know, this intimate backyard wedding may not seem like much from these still images but there is power behind these photos that is remarkably important.