I love small weddings.
As a wedding photographer, the big affairs are spectacular and make my job easy. Hundreds of details help me tell a couple’s story, from flower arrangements to favors to family photos.
But in the past year, I’ve been especially tickled by some of the smaller ceremonies I’ve been invited to cover. Amongst them was the modest King County Courthouse nuptials of two of my best friends at the tail end of 2013.
With almost no warning (the judge unexpectedly happened to be available that day, so they jumped at the chance) or fanfare, these two ended up having one of the most sincere and heartfelt unions I’ve ever witnessed.
We topped off the evening in the best of ways: cocktails at the nearby Arctic Club, where the the gorgeous Northern Lights Dome ballroom happened to be empty and we all took a turn on the dancefloor.