Izzy and Marcus’ Roche Harbor Resort summer wedding was something extra special. When I moved to Seattle the summer before starting at Seattle University in the early 2000’s I started working as a nanny for a family with four amazing kids. Marcus was in fourth grade and the only boy in the family. He was chubby, wore glasses and hated doing homework. But Marcus loved to play pranks on me and he lived for annoying his sisters. He is also hilarious and kind and a gentle giant with a big heart. One thing I know for certain is that Marcus adores his family, but most of all, he adores Izzy, his high school sweetheart.
Time is an extraordinary thing and it moves so quickly without feeling like it’s moving at all. It is still hard for me to believe that while studying photography, I would never have imagined one day photographing Marcus’ wedding or his older sister’s wedding. It’s such an emotional experience to get to be part of any wedding day, but even more so when you’re photographing someone who means so much to you. Their wedding was a day I will treasure forever.
The day started out overcast but what none of us expected was rain. As we wrapped up the first look and headed out to the lighthouse for wedding party portraits it started to rain. Through it all everyone remained upbeat and jovial. This incredible group of friends stood out in the rain for over an hour and smiled through it all. That’s something I will remember forever. They lived in the moment; they had the best time and they didn’t allow the rain to change any part of their day. Marcus and Izzy wed in the rain surrounded by their loved ones. Later that evening, the rain stopped and golden hour was glorious. What a gift!