Candid Reflections

September 3, 2010

Rachel + Matthew : A Beautiful Country Wedding

Filed under: Photo Sessions, Photography — candid reflections @ 12:00 pm

I have recently had the distinct pleasure of photographing Rachel and Matt’s beautiful outdoor wedding.   The celebration, which took place on a gorgeous summer day, was cast in the serenely picturesque backyard of Matt’s childhood home.   Guests were seated on a manicured patch of green grass, shaded by a canopy of moss-covered trees, and serenaded by the rippling Solduck River as they witnessed Matt and Rachel’s  profession of love for one another and exchange of vows. 

Rachel and Matt chose to see each other before the ceremony so I was able to capture a few intimate moments between them that they would not have had time to experience during the ceremony.   The first look (and the pictures that follow) is always my favorite part of the day!


I love that Matt and Rachel’s little Jack Russell Terrier was the first to congratulate the newly married couple, after all, they ARE his people! 

Thanks so much Rachel & Matt and Pete & Molly for the honor of being a part of this wonderous day!


  1. Beautiful job, Michelle!! Love the photos, and especially the black & white conversions… Not to mention, what a beautiful ceremony site! You totally rocked it 🙂

    Comment by Noa — September 4, 2010 @ 11:29 am

  2. Ah, Thanks Noa! The location was a dream. I’m such a country girl!

    Comment by candid reflections — September 4, 2010 @ 9:35 pm

  3. GORGEOUS!!! I, too, loved the Jack Russell greeting the newlyweds! The setting was perfect!!!! Thank you for sharing! Here at Via, we could only imagine; now we see the reality of your special day! And your bouquet was just as you described! You made the most beautiful bride, Rachel! And Matt looks pretty pr oud as well….

    Comment by Didge Pearson — September 7, 2010 @ 8:29 am

  4. Oh Rachel! So beautiful! Im so happy for you both!Maryann

    Comment by Maryann Howell — September 8, 2010 @ 4:57 pm

  5. These are awesome pictures! You both look GREAT!

    Comment by Brandi Sydney — September 8, 2010 @ 9:10 pm

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