Charming Craven Farm Wedding | Jacquie + Derek



The sweetest newlywed duo there is. I am so humbled by these two and their beautiful wedding. Sometimes clients just feel like old friends and Jacquie and Derek were no exception. I first met Jacquie and Derek over dinner for their consult and knew immediately we would be friends. Derek initially contacted me and I was so impressed to see a groom scoping out options for their wedding photographer. We laughed and chatted and I’m always thrilled when couples come prepared with questions! We then had a fun “briefly” snowy engagement session at Rattle Snake Lake and I got to see just how sweet these two are together! Not to mention, they braved the cold and were even willing to meet me on Christmas Eve for their photoshoot!

On their wedding day, it was no surprise that their family and friends were just as genuinely sweet as they are making the entire day feel relaxed and sentimental. We stated off the day with full sunshine and not a cloud in the sky. Later that evening, the clouds started rolling in leaving us with some beautiful “after light” once the sun set behind the tree line. I even think the sky gave off a slightly purple hue in honor of Jacquie’s wedding colors. Their day was filled with grace, beauty, love and laughter and as I left their reception at the end of the night, I felt at peace and just so happy for them and how their beautiful day turned out. Thank you Jacquelyn + Derek for treating me like family and trusting me to capture your story.

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Thanks Erin for this silly behind the scenes photo of Joe (from Best Made Videos) and I! Whatever it takes. 😉

It couldn’t have been done without an amazing team of vendors. Thank you all for making their day flawless.

Catering | Cabbage Patch Cafe and Catering
Day of Coordination | Unforgettable Wedding and Events
DJ | Dylan with Otto-Matic Mobile Music
Florist | Creative Colours by Patty
Makeup | Unforgettable Beauty By Karie
Officiant | Chaplain Dale Weddings
Photography | Megan Montalvo Photography
Rentals | Sweet Buffet Lady
Venue: Craven Farm Inc.
Video | Joe with Best Made Videos

Interested in having me as your Snohomish Wedding Photographer? Email me today for information and to reserve your date!

Megan Montalvo is a Wedding and Elopement Photographer based out of the Olympia and Tacoma Washington. She offers Olympia Tacoma Wedding photography to surrounding PNW destinations such as Mt. Rainier, Lake Quinault, Snoqualmie, Snoqualmie Pass, Cle Elum, Suncadia, Leavenworth, Ruby Beach, Cape Kiwanda, Canon Beach and the San Juan Islands.

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  1. Megan, your work always amazes me!! I’m always in such awe of all the details, the emotions and the love between the bride and groom that you always capture. Such a great job as always!!

  2. You captured his wedding beautifully!! I love the various shades of purple, with just the right touch of sparkle! Also the photo of the bridesmaids watching the first look – freaking adorable!

  3. Laura says:

    These are stunning and Craven Farm looks like the perfect place for a wedding! Their first look photos are some of my favorite. You can feel their connection through these photos, Megan! Congrats to the newlyweds!

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