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Caroline & Sean: Snoqualmie Falls

Snoqualmie Falls is one of the many treasures of Washington State. As a child, I'd marvel at the beauty of this waterfall and always wondered what it was like to be at bottom of it. I got an amazing opportunity to photograph my friends, Danielle & Ben, and their wedding in Fall City and ventured at the bottom of the falls for some epic bride and groom portraits. Ever since then, I've been wanting to go back and Caroline & Sean were up for the task of doing their engagement session here. I brought my friends Rhys Logan and Kelsey Chance along to the shoot to get some help in the videography and styling field and they did an amazing job.

Caroline & Sean are one of the many amazing couples I get to work with this year and next year. We have a mutual friends in my connection with ODESZA and it was really great collaborating with them and my stylist, Kelsey Chance, for this shoot. Even before meeting them in person, I knew this shoot would go really well. It's an amazing feeling to have as a wedding photographer.

Trust is always a big part of photography. Especially when it comes to asking clients to take the time to go to these amazing locations, opening up to you almost immediately and trusting that you'll take great photos of them and who they are as a couple. It's one of the many responsibilities of a wedding photographer that I absolutely love.

Please enjoy the amazing video by Rhys Logan

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Photos by Jonathan Gipaya // Video by Rhys Logan // Styling by Kelsey Chance


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Manu & Audel: One-year Anniversary

Manu & Audel got married on August 9, 2013 and entrusted me with the responsibility of photographing their wedding. This was my first wedding as a primary photographer and photography was still a hobby of mine at the time. I informed them of this and the entire time we communicated, they were very positive and optimistic of my skills. They believed in me.

Manu & Audel were my first clients and were one of the main reasons why I got into wedding photography in the first place. I'm so grateful for the honor of being a part of their wedding, for showing me that it's not just about photographing weddings, but the opportunities for me to meet amazing people and to be a part of their lives. I love you two, congratulations on your one year anniversary!

Photography by Jonathan Gipaya and Michelle Arquillano (Assistant)

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