Dulce+ Tonda / Diamond B Weddings / Kalispell Wedding Photographer

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Life has a funny way of leading you to awesome people through roundabout means. I worked with Dulce and the McConnell Mansion last year for a personal project and I knew right off the bat we were gonna be buds. After connecting about our mutual love (more like unabashed obsession) with dogs and little furry things, Dulce introduced me to the Board of the Humane Society of the Palouse, of which we're now both members.

More recently, my husband and I had the chance to take a weekend and camp with Dulce and Tonda in Southern Idaho during the solar eclipse. Spending that time with them meant a lot to me. Getting to watch the way they interact and the ways they show their adoration for each other was simply the most perfect thing to be around for someone as obsessed with love as myself. The way Dulce can just shoot Tonda a look and he knows exactly what she's trying to tell him. The way Tonda laid next to Dulce while she was napping in the tent one afternoon, not necessarily because he was tired, but simply because he wanted to be near her. The way Tonda talked about their wedding plans the way a little boy talks about his presents on Christmas morning. If I only took one thing away from that weekend trip (other than the absolutely life-changing awesomeness of a total solar eclipse), it's that these two are truly out-of-their-minds in love with each other.

Getting to know Dulce and Tonda better this year has been so awesome for me, and I had such a blast capturing their big day. Thunderstorms, rainbows, and a certain pie-loving black pup named Moose made it one of the most amazing wedding I've ever had the privilege of documenting. Enjoy!

 

 

Vendors:

Diamond B Ranch

Marika + Tony / Lindsay Creek Vineyards Wedding / Garden Creek Ranch Wedding / Idaho Wedding Photographer

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When you boat down the river running through Hell's Canyon, and the wind sprays the water on your face, and you see a Rocky Mountain Ram in the distance, it's easy fall in love. From a distance, the canyon walls look shabby and brown, perhaps even dull, but once you're going down the river, sipping Redds and Pabst Blue Ribbon, it's not long before you're taken aback by the staggering amount of life and lush greenery within the canyon.

Marika and Tony fell in love working for Idaho Fish and Game, hiking and winding their way through the mountains of Idaho, and Hells Canyon. When we finally came to Garden Creek Ranch, words don't do this place justice. Tony had worked here in the summers, keeping the property safe from wildfires and maintaining it's rough beauty. There's no road that leads here, only a small dock at the far end of the property. The fact that Marika and Tony chose it as the site for their ceremony, speaks so much about them and what they adore in their lives.

Deer wandered in and out throughout the day, and wild turkeys were chasing our golf cart as we rode around the property. I don't think I can describe the magic that is Garden Creek Ranch, so I'll let the photos take you there! After the ceremony, everyone met back at the always amazing Lindsay Creek Vineyards in Lewiston, ID to sip wine and dance the night away.

 

 

Vendors:

Venue (Reception): Lindsay Creek Vineyards

Venue(Ceremony): Garden Creek Ranch

Transportation: Snake River Adventures

Amber + Dominic / Red Barn Farms Wedding / Pullman Wedding Photographer

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Amber and Dominic used to pass each other in the halls, occasionally exchanging glances. A few shared quiet looks, plenty of laughs, and one large classroom at Boise State University later, they started dating. Amber grew up here on the Palouse in Washington, and didn't let her new Boise roots deter her from getting married in her hometown. Dominic's big Italian family flew in from all over. Their wedding day was stunning, beginning at Amber's family farm and ending at Red Barn Farms in Colton, WA. Between their sense of humor and Amber's bubbly personality, it's impossible not to smile around these two!

Dominic couldn't keep his eyes off Amber all day. Everything was absolutely perfect.

 

 

Vendors:

Planner/Coordinator: Tin Sparrow Events

Floral Design: Colfax Flowers Decor and More

Catering & Confections: Memorable Events

Videography: Miller Media Films

Dress Designer: Essence of Australia