Kawkawa Lake Wedding : Hope Wedding Photographer

Brianna & Joel were married in Hope just a few weekends ago and we took their formal photos in the back woods at Kawkawa Lake, just behind the christian camp that her parents manage. I seem to be attracting all these brides who want their photos in the throngs of the forest and that’s pretty dang awesome, because its hard to NOT get a good picture with all kinds of beauty around!! I was with the girls in the morning, capturing all their prep. It was so special to have both Brianna’s mom AND grandma there to see her get ready! Weddings are about family first and foremost and I love seeing that play into all of my couple’s days!

brides jewelery and shoes

wedding dress hanging in tree

bride having her makeup done

bride smiling at mom

bride getting into her dress

brides grandma putting her earrings in

My fabulous second shooter Kendra was with the guys in the morning. I had forgotten to forewarn her that the bridal party was a big one so I think she was a bit taken off guard by all the testosterone she encountered that morning with the males. Thank goodness she’s good under pressure and can make anyone laugh 😉

groom tying up his shoes

groom doing up the button on his vest

We snuck out after everyone got ready for a quick first look at the church where they got married and then made our way into the depths of the forest for all the formal photos pictured here 🙂

wedding party portrait in the forest

Charlene Stam Photography_0621

Charlene Stam Photography_0623

Charlene Stam Photography_0624

bride and groom in forest at kawkawa lake

Charlene Stam Photography_0633

bride and groom smiling at each other in forest

bride and groom snuggling on wedding day

Charlene Stam Photography_0609

Charlene Stam Photography_0608

Charlene Stam Photography_0628

Charlene Stam Photography_0627

bride and groom sitting on large rock in forest

Charlene Stam Photography_0629

bride and groom holding hands in woods

Again, getting carried away with the super contrasty black and white images. I.just.can’t.help.myself…………

Charlene Stam Photography_0625

I mean COME ON!!! The negative space makes my heart palpitate BIG time! ♥♥♥

Charlene Stam Photography_0613

black and white photo of bride's face

And then it was off to the Falls for the family photos, reception and a few last minute photos up at the look out point! SO pretty!!

bridal portrait

bridal portraits

bride and groom kissing under veil

bride and groom at The Falls Golf Course look out point

wedding rings

Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *