Jamie and Josh’s Wedding at Wild Rose in Arlington, WA

As I’m getting caught up with blogging, I am reminded at just how beautiful and romantic Jamie and Josh’s wedding was at the Wild Rose venue in Arlington, WA. This outdoor venue is STUNNING. The views, the lush greenery, the flowers, the special details and everything about this place is perfection.

The forecast all week was calling for rain, but just how much rain was yet to be determined. Let me put it this way, it DUMPED full on buckets of rain all day long and it never stopped! The heavens had opened up and had no intention of slowing down! 

I was worried that the beautiful bride, Jamie, would be stressed and disappointed. Instead, she was gracious, patient, and in beautiful spirits. This was her wedding day and she wasn’t going to let some rain change that! After reassuring her that we would get beautiful images regardless, she decided to make use of the venue’s beautiful white ceremony tent, complete with hanging chandelier! 

The moment I saw her walking toward the tent, arm in arm with her dad under an umbrella, with rain pouring all around them, I knew this was going to be one of the most special wedding moments I would ever be part of. The rain just continued on through the ceremony. The massive droplets loudly pounding onto the tent somehow added to the romance of the day. 

After the ceremony, and the formal family portraits, Jamie and Josh told me they would be up for anything, including getting drenched in the rain with me. They ran through the rain, stood under gigantic trees for shelter, and embraced the elements!  This is definitely one that will stick with me forever! 

(BIG shoutout to my incredibly talented second shooter Jessi Deal for being the adventurer she is and getting drenched along with us!)

Elopement Photographer, couple stands atop canyon wall in the wilderness


Boom! You made it and the adventures that come next will be unforgettable! We are Vannessa and Coleman, the two-person photography team here to take you on some amazing adventures whether that’s backpacking into a remote vista, climbing some cascade peaks, or getting sandy on a coastal beach, were already in and want you to come with!