Trupti and Patrick met a few years ago at work. They got to chatting over Star Wars, and the rest (as they say) is history. Their friendship grew into romance, and eventually they adopted a cat and a fluffy white puppy. Getting married was in the stars. We had the honor of photographing their wedding. It was extra special to us, as the bride and groom are friends of mine. The rain came and went during the day, and a few thunder rumbles added a bit of extra drama to the tented outdoor ceremony. But nothing could ruin this day (not even a terrible mishap with a safety pin in the bride’s sari). Just look at their faces, and it is plain as day: these two are madly in love. Their wedding was beautiful, the food was amazing, and it really was difficult to pick a favorite between Trupti’s traditional Indian attire and the stunning white wedding dress she changed into for the reception.
Words and photos by Melissa Miksch Photography
Photographer: Melissa Miksch Photography
Officiant: Dr. S.R. Shashtri
Event Planner: EVENTful moments
Floral Design: Flora D' Amore by Stadium Flowers
Tuxedo and Mens' Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Cake Design: NancyKay's Confections
DJ: Otto-Matic Mobile Music
Rentals: Rented Elegance & Design
Specialty Foods: Sweet Buffet Lady
Hair Stylist: Wild Root Salon and Spa
Venue: Woodmark Hotel & Still Spa
My husband, Mike, and I capture weddings in the greater Puget Sound region of Washington, and we've been doing this since 2010. We do Vibrant Illustrative Storytelling. Our images are bright and colorful and emphasize the beauty in our surroundings. Even in black and white, the vibrancy comes through in a full range of tones from deep black to bright white. Our illustrative style is little bit like photojournalistic photography, but also contains elements of more traditional photography. We do some posed and staged work, but then we’ll also fade into the background and just capture moments as they happen. This is especially true for weddings, and really allows us to capture the true story of the day — allowing us to be storytellers through our photos.
Our passion is capturing people at their best, and making everyone feel at ease during the photography process! Nobody comes out of the Barbie factory, but everyone deserves to look amazing in their photos. That’s what we do. There’s a special honor in being chosen to document someone’s big moments — and we treasure that our clients come back to us year after year, letting us watch them grow as a couple, as a family, as our friends.