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The Orchard at Sunshine Hill | Connor + Grace

The Orchard at Sunshine Hill in Chehalis is one of the most beautiful South Sound wedding venues. Long story short, it wasn’t their original venue but ended up being THE perfect location for Connor and Grace’s wedding. Not even a little rain was going to stop them from having the best day ever. I can’t even begin to tell you how much fun we had and how much their wedding reminded me of why I love traditional weddings and why it’s so important to feel a personal connection with your clients! From the fact that they preferred a more documentary day, to all the sweet sentimental moments, to the vibrant colors I’ve been missing and of course hanging out with their awesome wedding party, it couldn’t have been a more amazing day.

Grace left me the sweetest review that literally brought me to tears because it’s truly what I hope clients feel from each wedding experience:

“Megan is an absolute rockstar. First, she was 7 months pregnant while shooting our wedding and didn’t miss a beat. Her easy-going personality put everyone at ease, but don’t let that fool you – she’s possibly the most organized and focused person I know. I didn’t have a day-of coordinator and Megan seamlessly helped lead us through the day, not to mention her photos are GORGEOUS. My husband and I really wanted someone who could truly document our day, not send us home with lots of staged, stiff still-lifes. Megan’s style perfectly captures what we wanted – photos of our friends and family celebrating with us, lots of candid moments, and editing that reflects the actual lighting fo the day (not a heavily filtered sepia Instagram look). I’m honored that through the process of working with her, Megan became a friend and not just our photographer!”

Grace and Connor, thank you SO much for just being you!! It’s been so much fun getting to know you both over the last two years.

The Orchard at Sunshine Hill in Chehalis | Megan Montalvo Photography
The Orchard at Sunshine Hill in Chehalis | Megan Montalvo Photography
Bridal Party | The Orchard at Sunshine Hill Wedding | Megan Montalvo Photography
Bridal Party | The Orchard at Sunshine Hill Wedding | Megan Montalvo Photography
Bride getting ready for wedding at The Orchard at Sunshine Hill Wedding in Chehalis, WA. Photographed by Washington Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography.
Bride getting ready for wedding at The Orchard at Sunshine Hill Wedding in Chehalis, WA. Photographed by Washington Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography.
Bride getting ready for wedding at The Orchard at Sunshine Hill Wedding in Chehalis, WA. Photographed by Washington Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography.
Bride getting ready for wedding at The Orchard at Sunshine Hill Wedding in Chehalis, WA. Photographed by Washington Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography.
Groom getting ready for Irish wedding at The Orchard at Sunshine Hill Wedding in Chehalis, WA. Photographed by Washington Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography.
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the-orchard-at-sunshine-hill-wedding-megan-moGroom getting ready for Irish wedding at The Orchard at Sunshine Hill Wedding in Chehalis, WA. Photographed by Washington Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography. ntalvo-photography_0012.jpg
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Bride and father first look outside the bridal suite at the Orchard at Sunshine Hill. Photographed by Olympia Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography.
Bride and father first look outside the bridal suite at the Orchard at Sunshine Hill. Photographed by Olympia Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography.
Bride and father first look outside the bridal suite at the Orchard at Sunshine Hill. Photographed by Olympia Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography. the-orchard-at-sunshine-hill-wedding-megan-montalvo-photography_0003.jpg
Bride and groom first look. Photographed by Olympia Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography.
=Bride and groom first look. Photographed by Olympia Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography.
Bride and groom first look. Photographed by Olympia Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography.
Bride and groom first look. Photographed by Olympia Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography.
Bride and groom first look. Photographed by Olympia Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
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Bride and groom wedding portraits. Photographed by Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography.
Bride and groom wedding portraits. Photographed by Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography.
Irish wedding with groom wearing a traditional kilt from USA Kilts. Photographed by Olympia Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography.
Bride and groom wedding portraits. Photographed by Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography.
Bridal portraits at The Orchard at Sunshine Hill. Photographed by Olympia Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography.
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Wedding party photos at The Orchard at Sunshine Hill. Photographed by Olympia Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography.
Irish wedding at The Orchard at Sunshine Hill | Megan Montalvo Photography
Irish wedding at The Orchard at Sunshine Hill | Megan Montalvo Photography
Irish wedding at The Orchard at Sunshine Hill | Megan Montalvo Photography
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Irish wedding at The Orchard at Sunshine Hill | Megan Montalvo Photography
Irish wedding  at The Orchard at Sunshine Hill | Megan Montalvo Photography
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Bride walking down the aisle | Megan Montalvo Photography
Wedding ceremony at The Orchard at Sunshine Hill. Photography by Chehalis Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography.
Wedding ceremony at The Orchard at Sunshine Hill. Photography by Chehalis Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography.
Wedding ceremony at The Orchard at Sunshine Hill. Photography by Chehalis Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography.
Wedding ceremony at The Orchard at Sunshine Hill. Photography by Chehalis Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography.
Wedding ceremony at The Orchard at Sunshine Hill. Photography by Chehalis Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography.
Wedding ceremony at The Orchard at Sunshine Hill. Photography by Chehalis Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography.
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Irish wedding ceremony at The Orchard at Sunshine Hill. Photography by Chehalis Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography.
Irish wedding ceremony at The Orchard at Sunshine Hill. Photography by Chehalis Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography.
Irish wedding ceremony at The Orchard at Sunshine Hill. Photography by Chehalis Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography.
Irish wedding ceremony at The Orchard at Sunshine Hill. Photography by Chehalis Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography.
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Wedding toasts at reception at Orchard at Sunshine Hill | Megan Montalvo Photography
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Bride and grooms first dance | Megan Montalvo Photography
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Bride and groom wedding portraits | Chehalis Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
Bride and groom wedding portraits | Chehalis Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
Bride and groom wedding portraits | Chehalis Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
Sunset bride and groom wedding portraits | Chehalis Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
Sunset bride and groom wedding portraits | Chehalis Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
Sunset bride and groom wedding portraits | Chehalis Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
Sunset bride and groom wedding portraits | Chehalis Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
Sunset bride and groom wedding portraits | Chehalis Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
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Wedding reception dancing at The Orchard at Sunshine Hill. Photographed by Washington Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography.
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Awesome team of vendors:

Venue | The Orchard at Sunshine Hill 

Bride’s Dress | The Dress Theory – Seattle

Caterer | Occasions Catering

Desserts | San Francisco Street Bakery

DJ | DJ Eqwip

Hair and Makeup Artist | Olympia Hair Company, Kelly Douglas

Tux | USA Kilts

Getting married at The Orchard at Sunshine Hill in Chehalis and/or interested in having me as your Wedding Photographer?  Email me today for information and to reserve your date!

To see more weddings photographed by MMP, click here!

Megan Montalvo is an Olympia Wedding Photographer based out of the Olympia, Washington. She offers wedding photography to surrounding PNW destinations such as Tacoma, Seattle, 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.

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