Anthology | Megan + Jason

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Anthology | Megan + Jason

What happens when you have a VERY talented wedding vendor who decides to renew her vows with her husband of 10 years?! You have an EPIC party with the best folks around!

Megan and her husband have built an amazing business here in the Tri Cities called Frost Me Sweet. You’ve all heard of it because a good chunk of my clients use her for their stunning wedding cakes. But behind that business is two of the kindest, humble, and hard working people in this community. Together with their daughter and their closest family and friends, the two renewed their promises to one another with tears of joy as they vowed to continue what they started over ten years ago. Thank you Savely’s and all the other crazy talented people I got to work with on this day.

-Terra

Event Planner: Tin Sparrow Events

Cake: Frost Me Sweet

Dress: Amy's Bridal

Hair: Carissa Partida

MUA: Makeup By Danielle B

Video: Belzev Films

DJ: Bonsai Audio

Venue: Anthology

Caterer: Castle Event Catering

Flowers: Flowers by Kim

Balloons: Posh Party Bebes



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Tucannon Cellars | Chanelle + Brock

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Tucannon Cellars | Chanelle + Brock

Venue: Tucannon Cellars
Video: Manny Avila Photography & Visual Storytelling
Dress: Amy’s Bridal Boutique
Wedding Planner: Tin sparrow Events
Flowers: Simplified Celebrations
Hair: Fernando Navarro @ Luxe Salon
MUA: Michelle Howson-Strong
Cake: TC Cake Art
Caterer: Castle Event Catering

DJ/Photobooth: Mod Jamz


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Le Jardin | Emily + Angel

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Le Jardin | Emily + Angel

Venue: Le Jardin

Wedding Coordinator: Meghan Braun

Dress: I Do Bridal (Seattle, WA)

Cake: Caked Up Delights

Flowers: Kameo Flower Shop

DJ: Pristine Entertainment

Caterer: El Conquistador

Fireworks: Alpha Pyrotechnics

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Bella Fiori Gardens | Kaitlyn + Joel

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Bella Fiori Gardens | Kaitlyn + Joel

Venue: Bella Fiori Gardens

Caterer: Pacific Pasta and Grill

Flowers: Flowers By Kim

DJ: Dragon Entertainment

Dress: Amy's Bridal Boutique

Designer: Maggie Soterro

Cake: Frost Me Sweet

Desserts: Desserts By Kelly

Hair/MUA: Beauty By Jenae Johnson

Video: Beyond Sight Media

Photo Booth: Cammerazi Photo Booth

Linens: Sash Wedding

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Terra Blanca Winery | Amy + Jon

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Terra Blanca Winery | Amy + Jon

Terra Blanca WInery | Amy and Jon

Just a week ago, these two flew in from New Orleans and began finalizing all of their wedding day plans that they planned from afar over these last several months. It was their first time seeing the venue, first time meeting their vendors, and the first time we got to meet as well on their wedding day. I am sometimes aprehensive when we don’t get a chance to interact beforehand, but Amy and Jon both had the most calm personalities and our time over facetime assured me it was going to be such a smooth and easy going day. The sun sat high in the bright blue sky, little to no wind, and just their closest friends and family members gathered to watch and share in their moment when they exchanged vows.

While Amy, Jon, and I moved about the grounds capturing them in all the glorious light, everyone moved to Tegaris Winery for a night of laughter, dinner, cake, and some delicious vino.

Thank you for including me on such an intimate and beautiful day. You’re wedding couldn’t have been more perfect.

XOXO Terra

  • Venue: Terra Blanca Winery - Ceremony

  • Tegaris Winery - Reception

  • Hayley Paige - Dress

  • Town and Country Bridal - Dress Boutique

  • Amy’s Bridal - Dress Steaming

  • Julie Heslop - Hair

  • Lighthouse Studio - MUA

  • 7 Degrees Floral - Flowers

  • Frost Me Sweet - Cake

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Orange Theory Fitness

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Orange Theory Fitness

As a photographer, there is a lot of hustle and bustle especially on wedding days. But the other 90% of the time I’m sitting behind a computer screen. For years I gave myself permission to let myself go. I am a mom of four, a wife, a business owner, you get it. It’s all a bit overwhelming at times. But just a little over a year and a half ago, I met a friend of mine who through sharing her own journey, I then began mine. Tone It Up introduced me to a different mindset. It was a great place to start and the community is like no other. Fast forward 6 months and Orange Theory Fitness came to town. I remember thinking, “oh I’ll just go for two weeks and then quit before I get charged.” Yeah, if I only knew it was the beginning to the next journey I was about to travel on. It’s not your typical workout or “gym.” And just like Tone It Up, It’s foundation is built on community over competition and you can’t help but feed off the energy of everyone else around you.

Since then I have learned I could push myself far beyond my own limits. The coaches and members are truly a gold mine. I’ve made it through two challenges and lost 24 lbs. in one year (after having lost 20 through Tone It Up.

These ladies started with me one year ago when the studio first opened and I absolutely love sharing the success of others, so here are a couple of their stories.

*Do whatever works for YOU. There are a lot of fantastic coaches and plans out there so do what you enjoy and sticking with it will be easier than doing something you don’t. :)

Before Orange Theory, I was bouncing from training gym to training gym, trying to find what was suitable for me. I never could really find what exercise worked for my body until I found Orange Theory. As I was going to these other gyms, I never could quite get my diet on point. I thought eating less meant that I would lose weight and I was really wrong. My muscle started deteriorating and I was feeling so weak. Upon finding Orange Theory, I realized I needed to make a huge change in my diet . in order to see results. I realized that carbs are okay and having a cheat meal every once in a while is okay. I stopped depriving my body of protein and carbs and starting using a meal prep service. Throughout the past year of Orange Theory, I have noticed drastic changes in my body. I’ve dropped a slightly significant amount of weight and kept it off, all while feeling stronger and maintaining my lean muscle. I feel healthier and stronger than I have ever felt. in order to see results. I realized that carbs are okay and having a cheat meal every once in a while is okay. I stopped depriving my body of protein and carbs and starting using a meal prep service. Throughout the past year of Orange Theory, I have noticed drastic changes in my body. I’ve dropped a slightly significant amount of weight and kept it off, all while feeling stronger and maintaining my lean muscle. I feel healthier and stronger than I have ever felt.

-Brooke

I have always been a athlete. In April of 2012 we relocated to Tricities from Spokane. In Spokane I had my group of training friends I worked out with daily. We trained for endurance races together and kept each other in check. I was afraid I wouldn’t find new friends to train with. I joined Gold's gym and trained there everyday and found an amazing running partner. But I was not as diligent as I had been in years past. I was also pretty depressed leaving the place my kids knew most and the friends that became family! Each year I gained weight, slowly it crept to a number I couldn’t fathom. After 5 yrs I was up 45 lbs. I started CrossFit and incorporated running into my daily workouts but was still not losing. I constantly changed up my eating habits but nothing was working. When OTF announced their opening in late August I joined immediately. I joined every weight loss challenge. I lost roughly 13 lbs from September to January. After speaking in depth with Terra I decided to jump on the Keto diet. January 1, 2018. It was pretty slow go for the 1st 3 months, learning and adjusting. But as soon as I found my formula, I started to lose quickly. I’m happy to say that I am down 49lbs and feel stronger than I have felt in years!


-Katie

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Ashley + Erik | Le Jardin | Wedding

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Ashley + Erik | Le Jardin | Wedding

It all started at Parker field during a game of baseball. He was playing and she was there with some friends watching the game. The two introduced themselves to each other that day and so began their love story. It's safe to say that baseball has a special place in this relationship. :)

Together with their friends and family, Erik proposed to Ashley on her twenty-first birthday!

They took their time when they began planning their wedding and since Ashley is so close with her grandparents, the two wanted to share their wedding date with them since this year was a big anniversary for them. Ashley was able to incorporate a few special touches by using their original wedding knife set during their own cake cutting as well as sharing a special dance with them.

"We are extremely blessed. It was awesome to share this day with my grandparents who celebrated their 45th anniversary."

  • Flowers: My Garden Overfloweth
  • DJ Big Ern Productions
  • Food: Staci’s Catering
  • Cake: Kerri’s Cakes
  • Dress and tux: Fashion Corner (Mori Lee)
  • Venue Le Jardin
  • Video: Awolfey Productions

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Christina + Shawn | Engagement

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Christina + Shawn | Engagement

I've met some pretty awesome folks since moving here to the Tri-Cities back in 2010 and these two are some of the ones I met, stayed connected with, and have done life with. Shawn worked with my mom and Christina assisted me several times has since gotten into photography herself. (Go check out her work by the way! Christina Kliphardt Photography.)

Several months ago I got the call from Shawn telling me he was finally gonna pop the question! It was a huge moment as a photographer to witness that, but more importantly as her friend. Thanks for inviting me in to witness another intimate but monumental moment in your lives together. Now on to the next one... their wedding day!

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Emily + David | Wedding | Terra Blanca Winery

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Emily + David | Wedding | Terra Blanca Winery

In April of 2010 the two were introduced through mutual friends, and although they couldn't have been more different, they hit it off right away. As life continued to move forward, both getting their dream jobs, adopting pets, taking fun trips, and spending time with friends and family,  David popped the question on the beach at sunset while at one of their favorite vacation spots on the Oregon coast.


Their wedding could be described as a joyful celebration with their community.

"So many friends and family members joined us on a warm spring evening at the most beautiful venue overall! I wanted a romantic and earthy vibe for the wedding . I tried to put a lot of personal touches into the planning from what I pictured the bridal party wearing - my favorite color scheme  and even The live band which I absolutely loved!"

The members of the band were college friends of David’s where they all attended Whitworth together.

Such a fun and memorable evening! Congrats Emily and David!

XOXO Terra


Cake : Frost me Sweet
Flowers: My Garden Overfloweth
Dress Store : I Do Bridal in Seattle - Dress by Maggie Sottero (sp)
MUA and Hair: Studio One Salon
Linens : Event Rents
Sash: String Lights
DJ : Platnium
Band : Island Soul
Venue : Terra Blanca Vineyard and Estate
Catering : Twigs