21 Feb
Posted by Brent Looyenga
Bride and groom standing upon a rock with the mountains and fog in the background, kissing.

Coeur d'Alene Wedding Photographers: Marcus & Lauren's Fall Wedding

I'm finally getting the chance to post this beautiful wedding, and I hope you love it as much as I did. I had the immense privilege of sitting with Marcus and Lauren when they looked at their wedding photos for the first time. I loved it. I loved seeing them smile, talk about the day, and remember different spots and emotions. And listening to them talk it was confirmation of what I already knew, their wedding was special. Not just the things that happened, but the people that were there. Their bridal party and the people in them were just amazing people. I loved talking with them, getting to know them, and learning more about them - it wasn't a small bridal party either. They are truly amazing people, and they had an amazing day. 

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14 Feb
Posted by Brent Looyenga
A photograph of an engaged couple on a hill, kissing, with the sun poking through the clouds.

Idaho Winter Engagement: Thomas & Rebecca

They met in a video game. This isn't the first time I've heard this story, but I love Thomas and Rebecca's version - it's better. The game is called League of Legends, and if you don't know what that is, it's one of the most popular in the world, a game that professionals make millions of dollars a year playing. Pretty crazy hu? Anyway, when Rebecca joined Thomas' group he initially had some colorful language to go along with that, but the toned down version is he basically asked "who is this?". Now before every match their group would often talk via Skype, and so Thomas was attracted "right away". He couldn't do much about it though, as Rebecca had a boyfriend of several years at the time.

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07 Feb
Posted by Brent Looyenga
The bride and groom walk beside Coeur d'Alene Lake on their wedding day, in the winter cold and snow, smiling and looking at each other.

Coeur d'Alene Wedding Photographers: Eddie & Bryona's Winter Wedding

Eddie & Bryona are two amazing people. People I have come to really enjoy, people I have really liked getting to know. Their smiles are genuine and kind, they are smart and thoughtful, and they love each other. It's obvious in the way they treat each other, in how they look at each other. It's obvious in how Eddie looked at Bryona at their first look, or even when she came down the aisle. This is a man who loves his woman, and will bend over backwards for her. Bryona is everything, kind and well spoken, friendly, and absolutely beautiful. These two had an incredible winter wedding, one that I absolutely loved to photograph. 

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31 Jan
Posted by Brent Looyenga
The bride and groom holding each other by a Christmas tree during their wedding at the Coeur d'Alene Resort

Coeur d'Alene Resort Christmas Wedding: Andrew & Niki

Before you do anything, make sure to check out their Photo Story. Their vows are some of the best I've ever heard. 

Andrew & Niki had an incredible wedding, with some gorgeous details. I loved Niki's dress (one of my favorites of the year) and her flowers, their rings were also beautiful, and the colors they used complimented the Christmas season so well. Everything was beautiful. That said, I'm sorry about the abnormal number of photos of Niki and her dress, I just couldn't cut them down enough (although I did cut out a good 20 other photos I wanted to put in). She was beautiful. Their wedding had some amazing moments, and I am so pumped I get to share with you the time Andrew saw Niki coming down the aisle, or all the great candids of their many friends as they danced the night away. What a fun wedding. 

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24 Jan
Posted by Brent Looyenga
An engaged couple standing by a window in the Spokane Club for their engagement photos, Downtown Spokane Washington.

Spokane Club Engagement: Axton & Shauna

Axton and Shauna presented me with a challenge. Get some great photos inside (so we didn't need to go out in the cold), without it being obvious we were near the Christmas season. That is naturally quite a challenge, inside is always a challenge (especially for variety) and the light quality inside is never the thing i'm super pumped about. That said, I loved their engagement session.

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