Wedding: Aubrey & Chris

Aubrey and Chris had a small, family-only (plus the three officiants, who were dear friends) wedding on the beach by the lighthouse at Discovery Park, followed by a delicious organic dinner at the new South Lake Union Portage Bay Cafe. It was a very emotional day. And on the beach during the ceremony, it was hard not to be overwhelmed by the beauty of the sea and sky, by the feeling of community and family support inside the circle of people standing on the sand, and by Aubrey & Chris’s love for each other, which was written so clearly on their faces.

During dinner, Chris had planned a surprise for Aubrey…

… a troupe of dancers who performed traditional dances from Eritrea! Aubrey was so surprised and happy…

At the end of their performance, they pulled Aubrey and Chris into the middle of their circle…it was one of the most special, unique, and transcendent moments I’d ever seen at a wedding.

Thanks to Rebecca Ellison for her great work second shooting. Thank you, Aubrey and Chris, for allowing me to be a witness to your wedding day. It was one to remember…


  1. Posted September 9, 2009 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

    I love the intimate wedding…so sweet and so real! Great job capturing their essence!

  2. Kelly Hilst
    Posted September 9, 2009 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful photos!

  3. Jen Brastad
    Posted September 9, 2009 at 9:49 pm | Permalink

    Gorgeous photos. Really really really love her dress. She looks stunning.

  4. Dad
    Posted September 10, 2009 at 8:40 am | Permalink

    Cool! Let’s do this again!

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