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Kelsie & Dakota’s Covington, Wa Wedding

Kelsie & Dakota met on a blind date put together by their best friends. Kelsie wasn’t necessarily interested at first, even after he LITERALLY caught her when she fell out of the truck, but Dakota didn’t give up. It seemed like love at first sight with Dakota. He spent weeks if not months sending her fresh flowers, coincidently being in the same place as her and at the same parties and get-togethers, always finding a way to just be around her and trying to get her to take a chance on him. It wasn’t until she finally gave him a chance, that she realized just how amazing this man was, and the rest is history.

The wedding morning started with hair & makeup and I was greeted with so many beautiful bridesmaid faces and smiles, and a mimosa to boot! You could feel the energy in the air. Excitement, a hit of nervousness, and all the calmness and contentedness in the world. Wedding details photos flew by, and before you know it, Kelsie was in her dress and ready to see Dakota at their first look.

Before we even started the first look, Dakota shed a few tears, anticipating the moment he got to see his bride for the first time. The woman who he’d spend the rest of his life with and build their forever with. When the moment came for him to turn around and finally see her, the tears fell harder. One of the sweetest and heartwarming first looks I’ve had the privilege of photographing. There wasn’t a dry eye anywhere, including mine.

Here are some of my favorite moments from their wedding day

  • The Wedding Party First Look – this was a first for me, but such a good idea
  • The First Look
  • Wedding Party Photos in the back of the truck!
  • Beer dude and dudette – this was a HIT!
  • The first dances with the kids (to the song of my boy/my girl *cue tears*)
  • The TikTok table challenge, this was SO fun!

I can’t tell you just how much these two mean to me, I know that we’ve become a part of the family, and I know that they’ve become a part of ours. I’ve never been more ecstatic for these two to be married, seeing Dakota be the most amazing step father that he is, makes me love and cherish all of them more. 

Kelsie & Dakota, I can’t be happier for the two of you to finally be married! I am so grateful to know you two, and be able to call you close friends. I can’t wait to see your new life blossom together! We absolutely love being around you both and can’t wait to come to all the family BBQs and have the best mom dates when you’re on my side of the water!

Congratulations to you both!

Venue | Private Residence
DJ | Elevate Sound and Entertainment
Rentals | Alexander Party Rentals
Catering | Smokey G’s BBQ
Florals | Family
Dress | David’s Bridal

A wedding party first look! Bridesmaids with their honeys! How fun!!!
This was the moment I knew I’d be a blubbering mess all day :’)
One of my favorite wedding party pictures to date!
The statues got dressed for the occasion too! Can you guess who’s who?
Beer dude and dudette, it’s ALWAYS a hit!
Married AF!!!<3
The sweetest moment!!
This moment brought me to tears<3
The TikTok Table Challenge! So fun!
Dakota’s mom is my spirit animal!

Check out Kelsie & Dakota’s Leavenworth Engagement Session Here!!!


August 14, 2023

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