::Kristen Marie Photography::


"Do you like video games?" That's all Ryan had said and all it took for Tiia to be smitten. Fast foward a few


years and Ryan's New Year's resolution is to spend the rest of his life with her. She obliges. We take photos.I


asked Tiia what made her fall in love with Ryan and "besides his poor choice in pick up lines, his gift of dance


and plethora of knowledge about technology, [she]  fell in love with Ryan because of his passion for


everything and everyone in his life—his family, friends, you name it. He was spontaneous and goofy. Add his


charming good looks, a little bit of awkwardness, his contagious laugh and [she] knew he was perfect. It only


took a week to say, “I love you” and four years later, [she's] falling in love with him more everyday".



These two are an amazing pair of individuals. Tiia is finally finishing school and has been offered an amazing


job. Ryan is on a world tour dancing with Whitney Houston. I am such a bragger :)



Congratulations you two!



Downtown Seattle, WA


Thank Kate Ford for tagging along!





Michelle+Jon:: Preview


Seattle, WA






What could I possibly say about Susie and John that their friends and family haven't already? How about the


fact that they're beautiful, charming, easy going, joyous and they hold a contagious, uplifting energy... Then


again, I'm sure that's all been repeated before.This was quite possibly the most intimate, stress-free, no


sweat event I've ever attended. An elopement. You can just sigh that word out. I met Susie and John out at


Alderbook in Union. The drive was bright, scenic and I enjoyed every minute of it with my windows down. I


pulled into the Alderbook Resort with a smile because I knew this wedding would be different. Susie and John


and their two witnesses met in the lobby for a few moments. They shared travel stories, memories, absolute


excitement and a lot of laughs before heading up to the room for a quick change before the ceremony.



I keep thinking of words to really describe this couple in their purest form. And I'm fighting to recall the


perfect vocabulary. All I can say is that they were a laughing, magnetic couple. After the ceremony we went


and sat down for dinner in the restaurant and as we all got situated I heard John squeal (but a whispered


squeal) "we're married!!!". For 3 hours we listened to their love story. How they met, how he wooed her (in


the fourth grade), how she wooed him (30 years later).  We listened as they corrected each others' stories,


filled in gaps, recalled embarrassing moments, and played out hysterical situations. It was truly an honor to


listen in on. 



John and Susie, thank you so much for letting me be a part of this wonderful day. It really was a blessing.





Edited to add that I'm the next to get married :


Alderbook Resort


Union, WA



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