Pacific Northwest Destination Wedding Photography by Gerald and Airika Pope » Wedding Photography by The Popes

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From the moment we first met Neal & Alaina, we knew that working with them as going to be a dream. They are smart, kind, loving, and really really cute together! Since we wanted to do their session on the ferry and Bainbridge Island, we planned it on an early weekday afternoon to avoid the ferry rush and we lucked out with a super empty ferry. Not only that, but the light reflecting off the water and the ferry boat was incredible – just check out some of these portraits!


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Alaina & Neal, we are so happy for you and CANNOT wait to photograph your wedding at the Woodmark this Saturday. It’s going to be absolutely perfect!

Morgan and Chris are the type of people that you just love to be around. They are genuine, caring and always positive, no matter the situation. Their family and friends are everything to them, and they were a truly important part of their day.

We knew from the start that they would be a fun and adventurous couple to work with, so we were especially excited when we found a new place to shoot at their venue, Suncadia Resort. The Nelson Dairy Farm is rustic, beautiful and inspiring, and was the perfect spot to getaway with these two lovebirds to get some great photos and allow them to enjoy some quiet moments in their day.

There is so much to love about this wedding – the wedding party braving the wind behind the Lodge, the pops of coral in Morgan’s bouquet and shoes, the grey storm clouds and sunbreaks of their ceremony, and the amazing energy of their reception events. We hope you enjoy their photos!


  • Barbara Greenwood Snyder - That last image belongs in a movie….all so well done!July 6, 2015 – 11:45 pm

On a beautiful spring day in Issaquah, we were blessed to capture Sara & Adam’s wedding at the Pickering Barn. Sara is one of the sweetest people I have ever met. Adam is thoughtful, caring, and creative. They met at a mutual friend’s wedding in Florida and the rest is, well, history.

Their day was full of laughter and joy, with a few happy tears thrown in for good measure. Every detail reflected them perfectly – a surprise song that Adam wrote for Sara and sang during the ceremony, a guitar for their “guestbook,” cakes by Baked, hand-cut log centerpieces, floral centerpieces from the local market, and their favorite band from Bellingham, Wild Rabbit. All that to say, it was a pretty special day.


To view all of Sara & Adam’s wedding photos when they are ready, click here.