If there’s one thing for a bride to worry about in the Pacific Northwet, it’s rain (har har, see what I did there?).
It comes up all the time when we chat with brides up here. Should I shoot for mid or late Summer? Is September too late? Where should my backup ceremony location be? Do I need to pick up cute umbrellas just in case? Contingency plan. What locations will we use for portraits if it does happen? You lied to me Steve Pool. How can I best keep the rain off the dress? Is that makeup waterproof? No, I don’t mean for tears. Rain is such a fact of life up here that you can’t help but have it on your mind, all. the. time. And it’s enough to drive your stress level through the roof and back.
That is, unless, you’re Suzanne.
Remember Suzanne? We shot Suzanne+John this past March for their engagement session, and rain tagged along for the fun. But it didn’t phase them then, and it sure didn’t phase them this time. Nerves of steel, these two.
I’ve always known Suzanne to be calm, composed, and refined. She gave me my first ‘big break’ out of college when she hired me into my first real job as part of her team. To this day I’ve never worked with someone who rolled with the punches and embraced Murphy’s Law better than Suzanne does. Or was as thoughtful and nurturing. She never failed to make sure I was squeezing all the learnings out of my experiences, or getting enough to eat in spite of my not-yet-broken-bad-habit of skipping lunch. Suzanne was my first work-mom.
On Suzanne+John’s big day, it rained sideways, and they shrugged. It rained upwards, and they waved it off. We had lightning and thunder and they ooh’d, ahh’d, and smiled through it. And you know what happened?
It stopped. Right on schedule for their first look.
Suzanne+John are at the same time your gorgeous classic couple frozen in elegance, and your quintessential young lovebirds those romantic feel-good movies are made about. Surrounded by the closest of family and friends, it was an honor to be a part of their celebration.
More from their big day in Suzanne+John’s slideshow below. To view the slideshow in HD or if you’re on an iPad or iPhone, click HERE.