Kaci and Zach’s Backyard Wedding
Kaci and Zach’s backyard wedding was more wonderful than you could ever imagine. I had no idea what this summer of covid weddings would look or feel like as they kicked off. In 2020, so many weddings shifted to intimate and backyard weddings and I can honestly say I want more of them. This amazing couple really set the standard for backyard weddings. Their wedding was peaceful and beautiful all wrapped up into one afternoon filled with joy filled vows and very special memories.
During this backyard wedding, Kaci and Zach were surrounded only by their closest friends and family. The day was relaxed, candid and calm. Everyone at the wedding had time to interact and talk with one another. Kaci and Zach were able to take pictures with literally everyone at the wedding. They shared a tender first look with one another, exchanged heart felt vows, and danced for the first time together as husband and wife.
One thing that really stuck out to me during their ceremony was when Zach’s dad shared from his heart about his love and care for his new daughter in law. He mentioned that Kaci told him a few weeks before the wedding, “no matter what Zach and I are getting married because that’s all that matters.” That struck Kaci’s now FIL and me, too. All the noise and chaos from covid didn’t matter. At the end of the day, they wanted to become husband and wife, however that looked. I thought that was so beautiful. And guess what, they were married and it was stunning!
Kaci and Zach- I just want to thank you for reminding me the real “WHY” of weddings. I will never forget how you made me feel so welcomed. You trusted me completely and ventured out to Mount Rainier the day after for even more time together for photos. I love seeing the love and respect you have for one another. I will be praying that God blesses your marriage so richly!
Dress: New Beginnings Bridal
Cake: Lydia’s Cake and Confections
Catering: Cascadia Pizza Co.
Wedding Review From Kaci
“Bethany is absolutely fantastic and makes all of your wedding photo dreams come true! Bethany will give you everything you are looking for in a photographer and a friend – she is extremely professional, but also has the relaxed, honest, and fun qualities you look to in your bridal party. She is the perfect addition to your “tribe”. Being a COIVD bride our plans were in-flux more than once, and Bethany took all of the changes with grace and never missed a beat.
At one point, she had possible elopement destinations to us in a few hours. We could not have asked for a more supportive and encouraging photographer throughout the whole process. Bethany was punctual and communication with her was a breeze. She is down-to-earth and got along so well with everyone! To my fiance and I it felt like we had known her for years, and we know we have made a lifelong friend. Our bridal party and family were also extremely impressed with her, they all had nothing but glowing reviews. Bethany makes you feel extremely comfortable in front of the camera. She gives you easy-to-follow directions that result in natural, in-the-moment photos. Bethany makes sure she gets the pictures that you want and lives out your pinterest-board dreams. My husband and I are absolutely floored with our photos. They are better then we ever could have imagined.
Also, my husband and I opted for a day-after shoot with Bethany, and it was the BEST THING EVER! If you have the opportunity to do this, DO IT! You get the best of both worlds- your wedding pictures and a destination shoot. We were able to have a little more fun on the day after becuase it was just my husband and I. We popped bottles of champage and Bethany captured the perfect moments of these unforgettable memories. This day-after shoot was all Bethany’s idea. It is thanks to her my husband and I have these beautiful photos that we now, cannot imagine left out of our gallery.
It is evident Bethany cares about you as a couple and her genuine nature shows through in everything she does. She ensures your portfolio has an elegant mix of timeless photographs that you will be able to relive your day through for years to come. Simply put, Bethany is a bride and groom’s dream and from the bottom of our hearts, thank you.”
If you’re planning a wedding for 2021, please please please reach out! I love supporting and loving on all my couples throughout this process. If you have questions or just want to chat, feel free to complete my contact form and let me help you! I can’t wait for all the adventures in 2021!
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