I am not stealing a movie title.......literally one of my closest dearest bestest friends got married. This woman is basically like my sister. We have had our up's and down's but have managed to navigate some pretty serious waters over the years. At first I was bummed when she told me she already had a wedding photographer. But then she asked me to be one of her bridesmaid's. Honestly I wouldn't change that for anything in the world.......because being her bridesmaid is way better then being her photographer. I actually got to be in her wedding photos. Which is what both of us wanted in the end.
She said she was so torn because she wanted me to be her photographer. BUT she wanted me in the wedding too.....Ironic right? So after talking to her and the photographer. Who we both know personally. I brought my camera and took a few photos of my own. How could I not? My best friend was getting married & I most definitely couldn't not take any photos. I had to get some lol.
However I will admit it was nice, not having to run around like a mad woman to insure I got every shot of her special day. It was way better getting to take the creative shots I wanted and just relax. Not to mention I had a list of bridesmaid's duties.......so there is no way I could have done it all. It made the day more special being able to sit and chat with the bridesmaids. All amazing women who were each close to the bride and been added to her eclectic group of friendship over the last 15 years of her life. I only knew one of the bridesmaid's; this was the first time I had gotten to know all of her other close friends; friends she made back east in college. It was a truly amazing experience getting to share stories about our bride best friend and to actually all feel like we could be best friends too.
So I hope you enjoy these great images I took of my best friend. She was absolutely raidiant!
Crystal Spear is a local photographer from Enumclaw, Wa who specializes in natural light and outdoor photography. She loves photographing, weddings, couples, families, seniors, and much more!