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Forest House Lodge Wedding Photography | Michele & Keith

The love of nature, music and creativity are just a few things this sweet couple have in common.  Not only do they actually make music together (Michele plays the ukelele and Keith plays guitar – both sing) but Michelle paints and Keith is a talented wood craftsman.  Many of the details photographed in their wedding are actually lovingly homemade.  The weather in Foresthill was absolutely perfect and Michele glowed in her lace wedding gown.

Venue: Forest House Lodge
Floral: Bryan’s Florist
Dresses: David’s Bridal
Hair (bride): Marcie Arnold
Hair (bridesmaids): Michele Anfinson (bride)
Cake: Monica at Forest House Lodge
DJ: Chris Feigles
Classic Guitar: Daniel Radu

Michele became a little teary eyed after viewing herself in the mirror and realizing she was soon going to marry the man of her dreams!

Michele you are simply beautiful…

Remember how I mentioned all the handmade details?  Well, these necklaces Michele gifted to her bridesmaids were all different and all crafted by hand.  How sweet!

Keith made such a handsome groom!

Keith’s family was fun and my second shooter Chris caught this image before walking down the aisle.  I think it shows a little bit of their personality :).  Keith’s brother, Kevin (on the left), is also a local wedding photographer (along with his beautiful wife Stephanie – also a bridesmaid).  Ack, the pressure!  I totally know they were watching me the whole time like a hawk – I would have done the same thing!

Check out Keith’s expression as he watches his beautiful bride walk down the aisle…

Their vows were emotionally moving…

I just love this sun bleached shot!

A quick hug from her dad…

Showing a little of their personalities 🙂

It just so happened the Western States 100 mile run was happening the day of their wedding and the course passed right in front of the Forest House Lodge!  We had a little fun and got a couple of photos along side one of the runners 🙂

Pen cup handmade by Keith…

A first for me, a two sided wedding cake!  Loved it!

Adorable ukelele and guitar wedding topper…

Hand painted by Michele – beautiful!

The darts were a gift to the groomsmen and also handmade by Keith.

The wedding favor was a cd of music written and recorded by this sweet couple – the cover images were favorites from their engagement session…

The favor disc was a replica of the hand painted art displayed by the wedding cake…

Those adorable cowboy boots were also hand painted by Michele!

A tradition in Michele’s family is to pass out jordan almond confetti to guests…

The best man, Keith, giving his toast…

and it was funny…

Michele’s dad wanted to share some words, a toast and cigars with the guys…

A big thanks to Chris Cooke (my second photographer) for getting this shot while I was inside covering the dancing!  You pretty much made my night 🙂