Sat atop the iconic Beacon Hill overlooking Spokane is the Beacon Hill Event Center. Beacon Hill set the stage for a fun early spring wedding focusing on family and friends.
One of my favorite parts about any wedding isn’t the first dance or cake cutting, but watching family and friends come together to support a rad couple. This wedding exemplified everything I love about being a Spokane wedding photographer.
Read on to see a few details of this fantastic day..
Getting ready for the big day
As a Spokane wedding photographer, getting ready photos are some of my favorites. I love seeing the excitement build before the ceremony while people are still relaxed enough to enjoy the fun.
Some of my favorite pictures of the bride and her bridesmaids come while doing hair and makeup, putting finishing touches on the dress, or hanging out together in the bridal suite.
While everyone is getting ready is the same time, I try and snag the dress and detail shots.
A rainy first look at Beacon Hill Event Center
First looks are life. Seriously I think it’s so cool to be able to capture the moment the groom sees the bride for the first time outside of the ceremony. Having a few minutes relatively alone together feel magical for the couple.
From a photographer’s perspective? First looks give us time to get reactions and details of this special moment outside of the time constraint of walking down the aisle. If your groom’s response is essential to be captured, think about a first look.
Welcome to Spring in Spokane, WA. On this day, it was stormy off and on. However, the Beacon Hill Event Center had many undercover options for the first looks. We captured a beautiful series of photos on the covered balcony.
Wedding Portraits at Beacon Hill
The rain broke on this March day with enough time to head outside and utilize the diverse grounds of Beacon Hill Event Center. The pond made a great backdrop with Spokane in the background.
We chose the pond as we dodge rain clouds, but there are so many options at this venue for wedding party pictures it made photographing here a dream.
Also, a note on wedding portraits. Personally, I dislike the term “Portrait.” It feels stuffy and dated. I love including less traditional photos that show the day’s joy while still including the ones your family wants to hang on the wall.
A Few Final Thoughts About This Day
I love working with couples ready to dance in the rain, pop champagne, snuggle their dog, and roll with the punches. This bride and groom absolutely leaned into the craziness the weather brought and handled everything with laughter and love. They were such a fantastic example of how to rock your wedding day.
I’d love to chat if you’re an Inland NW couple looking for a wedding photographer to really capture how your day feels (and not just the perfect shot). Want to see more wedding work? Check out this wedding at Quail Run Ranch.
I’ll leave you with a few more details of this special day!
MB – A Spokane based photographer serving the Inland NW