Oh Happy Daehns!

M&Z .... You two are a riot. I love the love you have for each other, but first and foremost - your friendship. This day was so special and I know first hand how much this day meant to you, and your families. It was beautiful. Effortless. Timeless. You two are perfect for one and other and I couldn't have been more grateful to kick off 2017 with you. Much love!

B&B, the start to forever

Dear Britt & Brett,

I hope you know how much it means to me when a close friend of mine asks me to not only witness their big day, but to document it. Everything could and tried to go wrong that day, but you both just let it roll off of your backs, and enjoyed every moment of each other, and your family & friends surrounding you. You are beautiful individuals, and I know it's cliche sounding... but you're perfect individuals for each other. You compliment each other in a way not many do. Thank you for having me create such beautiful images and thank you for being my friends. 

A big shout out to those who helped with the little (but very important) things....

Location: Schweitzer Mountain Resort, Make up: Alyssa Walsh, Hair: Tara Fromm

The skies above are blue...

....My heart was wrapped up in clover
The night I looked at you.... <3

When you meet another person that you so oddly connect with....It makes days like this so much more special. I met Megan a little over 2 years ago, and she instantly became one of the best humans I know. She is the most kind, genuine, heart warming soul that walks this earth. She will do anything for anyone and not think twice about it. She puts everyone before herself. Knowing that she had found a best friend in Mike, someone that lets her be her, and never takes her for granted is the best thing to be apart of. 

Now to get to the mushy stuff. You two fit each other so perfectly, and make me believe that "true love" exists. I am not just saying that. I envy the familiarity and the constant push to make it work from you both. The work is what makes it last. The way you compliment each other, build each other up, and help each other achieve your dreams inspires us all. I thank you from the bottom of my heart, and then some!!!! .... for letting me be apart of your start to forever. It was such a beautiful and elegant day. I appreciate it more than you know. It was so fun!!! 

Your love, it's my truth.

I've always wanted to photograph  a wedding in the Palouse. This wedding couldn't have made my dreams come more true. Our setting was the BEAUTIFUL Latah Schoolhouse, which is a place I recommend considering for your event. The staff did such an incredible job, I can't say enough good things about them. 

I met Rachel and Taylor last year when they hired me to do their fun engagement photos with their puppies. If anyone knows me, telling me you want me to play with your dogs for an hour while doing what I love is the way to my heart. These two are a GORGEOUS couple... and I mean GORGEOUS. They made my job very easy... more so, because they are so incredibly and genuinely in love with each other that it was obvious. They were my 3rd to last wedding of the season, and I have to tell you - it was one of the most beautiful ceremonies I've ever witnessed. They both shared what they loved most about one and other, but made it apparent that their strong bond would hold them through anything. Their beautiful families shared beautiful words with us all as well,  and really set the bar. I hope you both know how much you have inspired me in my own relationship just from sharing that day with you. I can't say thank you enough. Much love.

...and I thought I loved you then

Rain or shine, these two were determined to have the most magical day possible. I feel they exceeded expectations. The beautiful vows surrounded us all while we shared this special day filled with joy and family. Kristina - you made one stunning bride, and you and your groom deserve a forever filled with all of the love the world can offer. I hope the two of you know how truly blessed you are to have found another soul so compatible for the other. Relish in your new journey and enjoy every second of it. I wish you two nothing but the best, thank you for such a fun rainy lovely day. I will never forget it! 

In my life - I love you more.

To my dear friends Cody and Katie -

Watching two people raise a child in love is so inspiring to me. Knowing Cody my entire life, and seeing him marry the love of his life - is even more inspiring. The good, the goofy, the family bond you have created and embraced gives me hope and makes me look forward to my future. Please know how incredibly deserving the two of you are, and know that you'll have my support forever. Here is to you two and your beautiful baby girl making your family just a little bit more official than it already was, and here is to your bright journey full of happiness and love...and lots of laughter. 

Love knows no barriers

“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate then when I fall asleep your eyes close.”

I am so thankful to know this family. I have been apart of two weddings now, Rick's son Rhett got married last year in Kauai, and I was lucky enough to be apart of it... and now Rick has found his mate for his soul. Kim, you were one of the most exquisite brides i've ever had the pleasure of working with. The entire day was magic. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for sharing your perfect day. Much love.

Home is wherever I'm with you.

I love referrals. It's what I live for. It's the biggest compliment a photographer can get in my opinion. I was so blessed to meet these two gorgeous humans that happened to be neighbors with some of my closest friends, who I was lucky enough to be apart of their wedding last May in Kauai. Ken and Jenn made my job easy - obviously. They had beautiful ideas, and beautiful children that they joined together as one family. I couldn't have been more happy to be chosen to document your perfect day. Good luck on your beautiful journey, you two! 

at last....my love has come along.

Katherine and Ian are the epitome of hard work and dedication. Their love for each other was patient and kind, and it led them to this beautiful day of their life together. Held at the Lincoln Center, in Spokane, WA... they exchanged vows and they couldn't have been any sweeter. Thank you for allowing me to document your sweet love, and your sweet wedding day. Heres to you both!

30 years in the making

I met Laurie on a whim, and I couldn't have been more excited to. Her eyes lit up as she told me a little about the story of her and her husband Dale, and how they'd been planning this 30th anniversary party. I'd been to the Bozarth Mansion one time prior, but really hadn't been able to explore the grounds to see how truly beautiful it was. Simple, sweet, elegant. That was their day. The weather gave us a scare, but ended up turning into one of the most gorgeous fall nights Spokane has had in a while. every single friend/family member I encountered during this special evening treated me with nothing but kindness. Their love and devotion...and determination really proves that marriage can work and last if you are willing to put in the work. I hope some day I can throw a gorgeous party for my friends and family to come celebrate my love. Thank you to you both from the bottom of my heart for choosing me to be apart of this day. It meant so much to me. 

Timeless.

Where to start? 

Katelynn and I met when we both worked for a local Vet clinic. We spent countless mornings together at the break of dawn, exhausted, playing with baby animals. We became close, and so one day when she came in and started asking me questions about wedding photography, my heart smiled. She chose me! And I couldn't have been happier. I didn't meet Jake for awhile. She told me all these goofy stories about him, so while I felt like I knew him... I still didn't. I am always interested to meet the GROOM for the engagement session. It's the best way to tell how he's going to behave when it comes to photos on the wedding day. 

Jake was more into it than I think any of us were. He brought props. HE had ideas. And most of all, in every photo.... he looked at Katelynn like she was the only girl in the entire universe. Their love was so very apparent. Every young love makes people skeptical, but they were determined to prove everyone that it was real. They did. Their wedding day started off with a terrible dust storm, followed by a downpour. 3 o'clock rolled around and we all braved the outdoors to start the photos. I've never seen two people more enamored with each other than these two. Their vows to each other didn't leave a dry eye on the property. They are beautiful, and their love is beautiful. Their day was so much about their family too - and that just brought everything together. I hope these pictures do the event slight justice, because it really was such a wonderful memory for me as her friend to be apart of. Thank you both for including me, it means everything.

Our love story is my favorite (A+E)

You know what has been extraordinary? Watching their love actually blossom. I met Aundrea and Erik through one of my old friends who also happened to be living in the same area as me in California when I made my move a few years ago. They were a new relationship, and I took their first professional photos together. Then came their anniversary, and I took some more. We both parted ways from California and somehow ended up back in Washington together.

And then the email came... they were having a wedding and they wanted me to document that too! I felt so honored. We planned for over a year. Finally the day before their ceremony came... and Washington was on fire. I planned to drive the 6 hours West the night before, but right before I was supposed to leave they declared the air unsafe and the general public was told to remain indoors. I am not kidding, you couldn't see more than 5 feet in front of you. So being the ridiculous person I am, I set my alarm for 3:30 am hoping that it would clear by then, cutting it extremely close. It hadn't cleared AT ALL. I started the drive anyway, determined to not even worry about it and just power through. 3 hours into the drive, the smoke was creeping into the car so badly that I had a full allergy attack and had to pull off of the road for awhile. I have never been so sick to my stomach from a smell. I gathered myself, pumped myself full of my inhaler and started the drive again. The road was missing. I couldn't see anything ahead of me more than 10 feet... stressed out and panicking that I wasn't going to make it on time, let alone at all....I finally got to Snoqualmie Pass. I drove up, and it was like a whole other world. If you've never been to Snoqualmie or the North Cascades, I truly recommend that you take the time and do it. It's magical.

I made it to Graham, WA with an hour to spare before the pictures needed to begin... and I am not kidding you - I could not have been happier to be there. Their love and devotion together really drives it home to a person and makes you realize nothing else in this world matters. They have been through countless moves, deployments, and now are finally able to start their life full of love together. I am just wanting to take a moment to say THANK YOU to them for showing us how it's done... and showing us that no matter what... make it work. Stick it out. Each person deserves a love like this, and I love that they are my example.

 

Here's to you, Aundrea and Erik. 

Oh, darling...I'll love you to the moon and back.

Angii & Forrest -- August 15th, 2015

"When I saw you, I was afraid to meet you. When I met you I was afraid to kiss you. When I kissed you, I was afraid to love you. Now that I love you, I am afraid to lose you."

Thank you for such wonderful memories... and bless you both on your beautiful start to your life together. <3 

This is Aloha...

It's been awhile since i've had time to make a blog post. I know, I know.. I really need to keep up on these. I plan to for all of the weddings I photograph this summer. I had to make one of this particular one, though. This is the story of Amber and Rhett. Amber and I have grown up together. I have watched her grow into such a beautiful woman, and now, such a beautiful wife. I was so humbled that these two asked me to fly all the way to Kauai to be apart of their small, intimate family wedding on the beach. I have never been to a more beautiful place. Please enjoy these images so you can see how incredible it was for yourself.... '

Amber + Rhett - I love you both so dearly, and the friendship we've created. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for one of the best experiences of my life. 

from this day forward <3

Thank you Qulette and Andy for allowing me to document your wonderful day.

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"Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife."

I truly believe this is a match made in heaven. Forever good wishes, to you both <3

 

harvest.

It's that time of year, and just a simple reminder why I love what I do, and why I am so thankful to live in such a beautiful place.


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love never fails.

When you think of two people that SHOULD be together, you think of Genasee and Cole. Two people that completely compliment each other in the best ways possible. To each flaw, there is a smile. They prove to me that young love is possible, and that just maybe, everyone can have it. I was SO happy when Genasee started emailing me about her upcoming wedding. Her and I grew up together in highschool playing softball together. We fell out of touch like most teenagers do once you recieve the diploma, but it's so great how social media can bring you back together. The even crazier part of the story is that a mutual friend of ours, David (who I RANDOMLY ran into in a tiny burger joint in Seattle for the first time since graduation not too long ago)  ended up being Cole's roommate in college, who later introduced them which created their love story. The world is small, and I am so glad that these two incredibly humble, wonderful people found each other, and are now spending the rest of their lives together. The wedding was nothing short of stunning, and I felt so lucky to have been the one chosen to document the start of their new life together. Please enjoy these images. 

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Till the end. Thank you G & C from the bottom of my heart.   -Jaime

Till the end.

Thank you G & C from the bottom of my heart.

 

-Jaime

www.facebook.com/jaimedenisephotography - for bookings

An affair to remember.

It's with a heavy heart that I post this blog. I was planning on doing it this week anyways, but the timing could not be more difficult. My uncle Tim passed away this week. He was such a strong, courageous, kind man. I was so unbelievably lucky to be able to not only photograph my cousin Chad's wedding this summer, but I was able to document his father Tim being able to be apart of it. Below are some of my favorite images from the day... I hope you will enjoy these as much as I do. It was such an honor. 

Chad & Rachel - 7/13/14 <3

Location: 231 Northwest Event Center

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San Diego Photography Trip

Here are some of my favorites from my event. It was a jam packed trip - 17 sessions! But I survived and miss all of you already! I will be back November 8th & 9th for  Christmas Card season. If you're interested, get ahold of me!

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