Welcome to the blog! I’m a small-town Florida girl and Army wife relocated to the Seattle Suburbs, documenting love from one coast to the other. I live for a good PNW mountain breeze, sweat pants, and local eats. Let's be friends!
Yesterday I shared Taylor and Elias’s beautiful rehearsal dinner on the Lady Alderbrook at Alderbrook Resort & Spa and today I am so excited to share their intimate backyard wedding! The entire weekend was filled with so much fun, laughter, and love. One thing I really love is the confidence I can help instill in couples. One of the first things Taylor said to me at her rehearsal dinner really stuck with me. She said something along the lines of: as soon as I saw you, I instantly felt better. I think I wanted to smile and cry at the same time haha! I’m sure she meant better in the sense that, it’s real, it’s happening and everything will work out exactly the way it’s intended to be but I still love that I can instill that calming presence.
Being asked to document a wedding – is truly an invitation into some of the most intimate and special days of their lives. Taylor and Elias are the perfect mix of fun, creative and sentimental so I was excited to see how their day would turn out. The wedding was held at Taylor’s parent’s home on Lost Lake and I was stunned by how much detail and beauty surrounded their lakeside property. It truly was the most perfect location for their intimate backyard wedding. From the small details to the epic photo-booth and surprise fireworks, the day could not have been more fitting or perfect for these two!
Taylor + Elias – I can barely contain my excitement for you and your love story! Thank you for choosing me to capture your day!
Sheril with Harbor Blooms completely blew me away. I’ve discovered that artichokes and spearmint are pretty rad in flower arrangements. Seriously, aren’t they all stunning?!
If you haven’t considered a Photobooth at your wedding. Trust me, just do it. And hire Shutterbus Co.! It’s unlike any other photobooth I have ever seen. Not only do your guests get a print out of their photos, you will also receive an online gallery. Pretty cool!
An amazing team of vendors:
Coordinator | Raegan Ricks
Brides Dress | JLM Couture
Caterer | O’Briens Catering
Desserts | CaKecaKe’s Gourmet Treats
DJ | Bob Valencia
Florist | Harbor Booms
Hair Artirst | Magdelena Ayon
Invitation Suite | Chelsea Bianchini
Officiant | sam Woolsey (Taylor’s Great Uncle)
Rentals | Vintage Ambiance
Photo Booth | Shutter Bus Co.
Videographer | Tennison Weddings
Misc | Olympic Farm Style Events
Interested in having me as your Seattle Intimate Backyard Wedding Photographer? Email me today for information and to reserve your date!
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Megan Montalvo is a Intimate Wedding Photographer based out of Seattle, Washington. She offers wedding photography to surrounding PNW destinations such as Olympia, Tacoma, Mt. Rainier, Mount Vernon, Olympic National Park, Lake Quinault, Snoqualmie, Snoqualmie Pass, Cle Elum, Suncadia, Leavenworth, Ruby Beach, Cape Kiwanda, Cannon Beach and the San Juan Islands.