WED // aaron + riki's chambers bay tacoma wedding

his past summer I had a booth at Art On The Ave, a super fun arts festival on Tacoma's 6th Ave every summer.  During the festival I did giveaways for some photo sessions and one super special giveaway for an entire wedding package.  Aaron and Riki were the winners and I'm so excited they ended up winning.  I got to shoot their engagement photos back in August and they ended up being some of my favorite photos ever.  I knew that their wedding was going to be super fun after meeting them at the engagement shoot.  I mean, they brought their dog and he was wearing a little shirt collar.  SO cute.

Their wedding was so laid back and lighthearted, it was a pleasure to be a part of their day.  Aaron's daughter gave an unexpected toast at the reception that had everyone in the room, including myself, with tears in their eyes.  So special, so meaningful.  The wedding was held at the Pierce County Environmental Services Building, which despite sounding unromantic, has an amazing view of the sound and we were able to zoom down to the waterfront in a golf cart to do some bride + groom portraits down on the beach.  We also got an incredible sunset that night that was mind blowing!  Nature FTW.