Pacific Northwest Waterfront Wedding with Soft Grey Hues at the Edgewater House


This summer’s highlight was getting to photograph Heather and Derek’s Edgewater House wedding in Olalla, Washington. Summers in the Pacific Northwest are simply the best. First, the days are long. Second, the weather is great. And third, there are so many places to explore. Since moving back to the Bay Area last fall I have missed living in Seattle so much. It was exciting to get the chance to return this summer for a little work/mini vacation. I loved being back in the city we called home for six years. Seattle will always have a piece of our hearts. I feel incredibly grateful to photograph people in love coupled with being able to go back and forth between California and Washington to document beautiful love stories. Today I’m sharing a particularly beautiful love story.

The Venue

The Edgewater House is a beachfront property just north of Gig Harbor, which is adjacent to the shores of Colvos Passage. This secluded property boasts an elegant garden and gorgeous views of Puget Sound. The Edgewater House is a full-service venue and even offers couples the option to arrive by seaplane, helicopter and boat. One of the things I love most about this venue is that couples can have an outdoor ceremony and reception.

The Couple

Many of Heather and Derek’s guests traveled from Michigan and other parts of the country. They were treated to a day where the Pacific Northwest really showed off. After spending nearly a year apart while planning a wedding and traveling back and forth between Michigan and Washington, Heather and Derek were finally able to celebrate with their loved ones. It was a day filled with romance, good times, and love.

The Reception

I appreciate all the thought and planning that went into creating this romantic reception. The soft grey color palette, paired with white and green florals and hints of gold is truly stunning. The ghost chairs are a great addition and enhance the beautiful tables. Guests sat lakeside and enjoyed a warm evening, heartfelt toasts and a gorgeous sunset. Pacific Northwest weddings just don’t get better than this.

Edgewater House Wedding Photography

Are you getting married at the Edgewater House? I’d love to photograph your wedding! If you’re drawn to the way I photograph love and light, contact me to inquire about availability and pricing.