Sunday, March 27, 2016

Why We Photograph Weddings in Port Townsend

Wedding held at Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend

A Facebook post made by my second Photographer Kay Harper:

Deja Webster and I attended the Port Angeles Wedding Show at the Red Lion Hotel Sunday. In the last two months we have also attended the Seattle Wedding Show at the Convention Center and an open house at the Port Gamble wedding venues. It is fun and instructive to see the new trends in wedding attire, decorations, food, and flowers. 

The Seattle bridal fashion show featured lovely models wearing Downton Abby inspired dresses, as well as more contemporary designs. I enjoyed eating way too many samples of delicious wedding cakes and appetizers. And I, of course, loved seeing the beautiful floral designs.

A few weeks later in Port Gamble I enjoyed tasting a yummy coconut ice cream sandwich which was offered as an alternative to a traditional wedding cake. We visited the lovely little church that you probably have admired as you passed through Port Gamble on the way to the ferry. Saint Paul's Church was built in 1879 and has been beautifully restored. The open house was held at the Hood Canal Vista Pavilion which is available for weddings and events.

Tonight I have been reflecting on why I so enjoy photographing weddings. The truth is that I love being part of these wonderful family celebrations and I love preserving the memories for the future. Photographing a wedding is really hard mental and physical work. We spend time checking out the lighting and other details in the days before the event and then work, many, many hours the day of the wedding. But when we have finished, there is a real sense of satisfaction that we have been part of a celebration that marks a turning point in the couple's and their familes' lives.

I couldn't have said this better. Kay and I work together to photograph weddings here in Port Townsend along with other family events. You can visit my website at contact me at deja@dejasphotos or reach me at (360) 385-2662.

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