A Cozy Starbucks + Old Barn Christmas Engagement Session!

Introducing Ashley and Jared! These two are set to get married in July – and they are amazingly fun people to hang out with.

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We have enjoyed learning about their love story – turns out Ashley wasn’t too interested in getting to know Jared at first, but after an introduction at a bonfire and a couple more group get-togethers, they eventually had their first date at Starbucks! We started off there for their engagement session before heading out to Ashley’s parent’s old barn – which will be where they will be holding their reception for the upcoming wedding in July!

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The old wood of the barn provided a beautiful backdrop for a Christmas themed session, complete with Christmas lights and some mistletoe!

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The engagement ring that Jared presented to Ashley at his proposal is a custom heirloom design by TamRon Jewelry Design based locally in Spokane, WA. It carries incredible meaning to both Jared and Ashley that is showcased best when paired with the wedding band that will complete the design on their wedding day. Bob and I are both giddy about the love that these two share and we are so glad that they chose us to capture their big day!

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Real Life at the Jacobs’: (GF)Pumpkin Spice Muffins!

We are starting a new blog series called Real Life at the Jacobs’ – just to give a little insight into what’s going on in our lives: what we are doing, what matters to us, and our adventures! This week, in honor of all things October, I wanted to show off these mini pumpkin spice muffins I’ve been making once a week for the last 3 weeks! These ones, I added some mini chocolate chips for a little pizzazz.

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I’ve been using a basic pumpkin spice muffin recipe from Lovely Little Kitchen. I substituted Namaste perfect gluten free flour blend and a little flax meal in place of the all purpose flour and since I did not have brown sugar, I just added a little molasses.

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I like to use these silicon mini muffin molds I got a few years ago from DeMarle – they bake so evenly and pop so easily!

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Most people who know us know that we have two very different, but adorable dogs:

  • Phoebe, the Papillon, I have had since she was a puppy and she is now 8 years old. She just wanted to take a nap this afternoon
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  • Ted, the blond German Shorthaired Pointer. He is a rambunctious 3 year old dog that we just obtained last Spring. If you are in the kitchen, he wants to know what you are up to!
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Also, little known fact about us – we love acoustic cover songs! I’m just going to leave this here for ya’ll to enjoy 🙂

Mikala & Josiah 7|25|2015

Introducing Mr. & Mrs. Josiah and Mikala Kohl! Mikala is the cousin of a good friend of ours – I had the privilege of taking her senior photos a few years ago, so when she contacted me about photographing her wedding, I was absolutely thrilled. They got married amidst one of the cherry orchards up in Green Bluff at Mrs. Kalin’s Barn. They had so many beautiful details incorporated into their day, but their love of the LORD and the love for each other shined brighter.

 

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The sky threatened rain for most of the day, but even with overcast skies, the clouds provided a beautiful backdrop for the ceremony!

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The bouquets were done by CJ Curtis of Lily of the Valley Florist. These were very beautiful and unique arrangements incorporating maroon calla lilies, white football mums, and succulents.

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