Orcas Island Wedding on Film

Bri & Sam’s wedding celebration on Orcas Island was what dreams are made of. Everything was so personal, thought-out but at the same time felt so organic and natural. The weekend revolved around Bri & Sam’s personal ties to Orcas Island: Bri’s grandparents bought a cabin on the island in the 70s’ that she grew up visiting and eventually brought Sam to throughout their relationship. Sam proposed in the field in front of the cabin. It only made sense that the celebration would take place there. When Bri’s grandmother was preparing the cabin for the wedding day – she asked Bri how she wanted it and Bri told her “don’t change a thing”. Documenting this lived-in, loved space was truly special.

Their wedding reception was held at Doe Bay Cafe, an unassuming cafe nested in Doe Bay with incredible food & drink. It was the perfect venue for a small group and really accentuated the coziness of the whole weekend. The weekend wrapped up at Buck Bay Shellfish Farm where more of Bri’s friends joined in to celebrate. It was the last day of the season for Buck Bay so everyone took advantage of the seafood and the sunshine. It was the perfect end to the weekend.

Sam is a fellow photographer who shares a love for film so that was a non-negotiable for their wedding coverage. Working smaller weddings with less structure and more down-time really allows for a wide range of mediums which made this day such a joy to photograph.

Bri & Sam opted for full weekend coverage to document their wedding day and sendoff lunch. Bri & Sam’s wedding day was documented on 35mm, medium format and Polaroid film.


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