Intimate backyard DIY Wedding

This wedding will forever hold a special place in my heart, not only because I was in the wedding party. But because it was with one of my best friends and cousin. This is a love story that well, I kinda made happen. I will try to make this story short and to the point. But  if you know me very well that’s something I can’t really do.

A Bit Of Back Story With These Two

Dean has been a friend of my husband since they were in kindergarten together. They grew up practically brothers. My cousin, Sierra, is a few months older than me. But we grew up best friends side by side. Besides the time I punched her in the face as a child (which I don’t remember, my family just loves telling that story). But as we grew older in college I thought they would be a great match. Dean thought the same thing…while Sierra.. thought otherwise and denied Dean’s affections for a few years. As she went on with her life it was my mission to make this relationship happen. With mine and Dean’s perseverance Sierra FINALLYYY gave Dean a chance. And it was history after that. 

Then COVID Happened…

They started planning a wedding, then covid happened. Many couples, including them, had to push back their big day. Cut down guest numbers, etc. I had helped Sierra set a date and told her a backyard wedding would be perfect. Limiting the number of people would make it more intimate and special as well.

So when all this anticipation and hard work had come to an end. It was finally their day WHOOO!! It was absolutely perfect! I CRIED SO MUCH. Since I was in the wedding party she did hire one of my photographer associates to capture the photos. I was then able to fully edit everything after the fact. 

One of Sierras favorite movies is Mama Mia’. And her Favorite memory with her mom is singing Dancing queen and partying in her living room. She got a white leather jacket with the words “dancing queen” on it which was so cute. The Wedding was very boho classic, and was taken in her parents backyard. It turned out so much more perfect than what she expected.

Dean and sierras love is so strong and real i was so happy to be apart of it on their wedding day. all of us were basically partying then sobbing by the end of it when we watched them drive away!

Raw Photos: Alyssa Marie

Editing: Kayla Esparza

Videography: Taylor Howie

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I'm Kayla Esparza!!!! I'm a Seattle Washington Wedding Photographer ready to capture your day exactly as I see it! I'm your loud, joyful, take charge gal who basically wants you to feel like your bestie is behind the camera on your wedding day! My goal is to make all my couples (no matter who you love, or what you look like) feel every moment that happened on their forever days. My mission is to spread love, have fun, capture every moment happy or sad, encapsulate the moments you had no idea was happening, and deliver you a final gallery that you can look back on for years and years to come. I love being a Seattle Washington Wedding Photographer but just because I serve in the PNW doesn't mean not down to travel for any couple who vibes with my work. I'm not only a Seattle Washington Wedding Photographer but I'm a triple threat as a mother & wife too. I seriously cannot wait to get to know you, and hear all about your dream day.


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