Katie and Dillon married at the Red Barn in Chehalis, Washington. A venue I’d never been to before, but hope to go to again. It was absolutely perfect and provided a fantastic backdrop for photos.

We did their “first look” photos at the Library in downtown Chehalis. It too was GORGEOUS and I could have spent hours just photographing them there.

I’m gonna be honest and say that this blog post has taken me quite awhile to finish. For starters, this couple is absolutely stunning,  they had a GORGEOUS wedding where I took WAY too many images, and to top it off  they are head over heels in love and every time they got together sparks started flying!!!

I seriously could  post five more blog posts about this wedding, but I must get back to editing my other weddings.

Thank you Katie and Dillon for having me be a part of your day. Also a special thanks to Jan (Katie’s mom) for coordinating everything with me. You were awesome!!!

Also, very special thanks to Leya who was my second shooter. She rocks my socks off and is such a blast to work with.

Without further ramblings, here’s the photos!!!


Two incredibly gorgeous people!

(okay katie, when you and Dillon decide to have kids, please hire me.


They will be so cute it’s not even funny!!)


I love the “first look” before the ceremony. It’s such a beautiful/private time for the bride and groom to see each other before they are wed!



pure awesomeness.

I’m a dork, sorry.



I would say this is my favorite

sbblog1LOVE the details!



totally rad shot by Leya who ROCKS the wide angle



and yes, I do take “normal” bridal portraits, but those are so boring. These are WAY more fun!!!





Katie’s father passed away when she was little, so after the ceremony they played the song “The little Red Balloon”

Then they released red balloons with messages on them to her dad.

There wasn’t a dry eye in the house, including my own.

It was incredible.




  • Grandma Bernice

    Oh My such beautiful pictures

  • lovely couple, lovely work Jenica!

  • Jan (MOTB)

    Jenica, I just knew you would do an amazing job. You did not let me down. I love what I see and am anxiously awaiting the rest!

  • Sally P. (MOTG)

    It was a gorgeous wedding!! The pictures look spectacular! I am also anxious to see all the new ones that will be coming! Thank you Jenica!

  • Marja

    All I can say is, WOW, Jenica!

  • Hi Kids:

    Wow! A few “good Wishes” from the Copper Country of Michigan (Yooperland). You two are beautiful, lovely pictures and great photography to share with all of us. Be happy and God Bless.
    Your Grandma Renn’s cousin, Susie & Vern

  • Lacey Halleck

    Jenica, I knew you would do a great job for my friends!!! These people mean a lot to me and I am so thankful you were able to capture such an important day in their lives. Thank you!

  • kurt wallace

    Wow!! I am very impressed!! Katie and Dillon, awesone wedding!! Awesome pics! I am an old friend of the bride! Congrats you two! YOUR wedding looked awesome, congrats, and have a wonderful life together!
    kurt wallace

  • Jessica Walker

    I really love these pictures and you did a great job. Where were the photos taken? Is the barn available to rent out or is this a family barn?