December 12, 2022 /

Chelsea & Nolan's Summery Leavenworth Wedding


Summery Leavenworth Wedding

Bride and groom sharing a kiss during their wedding shoot with Alexa Ann; image overlaid with text that reads Leavenworth Wedding


One thing I feel overwhelmingly blessed about from all of the engagement photoshoots, elopements, and weddings I’ve captured over the years is the number of clients that have become dear friends afterward. I remember when I first met Chelsea and Nolan for their engagement session, I was totally blown away by how deeply we connected and how meaningful our experience was celebrating them in nature. It felt so fitting to be back together again for their mountain Leavenworth wedding at the Brown Family Homestead.

Chelsea and Nolan’s Story

Chelsea and Nolan’s love story deserves mentioning in this post about their Leavenworth wedding. Their love began as a close friendship back in PT school in St Louis. They spent a ton of time together studying and in class, as you do in grad school. Then one day they started to see each other as more than just friends. Chelsea explained the exact moment so well to me. She looked up at him across the table and thought, “Huh…Maybe Nol…?”


Their Leavenworth Wedding

These two have an adventurous history in Leavenworth– exploring the many iconic trails and spending long days in the alpine together. Because of their fond memories in this place, they thoughtfully chose a Leavenworth wedding at the Brown Family Homestead to show their commitment and love for one another on their wedding day. The sun was celebrating them too, as it was clear, bright, and embracing them in brilliant light all day. One of my favorite moments was their private first look. For that first look, we headed down to the waterfront on Lake Wenatchee. The water carried the shimmering sun all the way up to the shore, where Nolan got to see Chelsea in her dress for the first time. Everything was so peaceful there. I felt privileged to be a part of those intimate exchanges between the two of them. It felt like all of nature was opening itself to them, and honoring their love with incredible views.

Final Thoughts

This Leavenworth wedding is a day I won’t soon forget, and will always be one of the highlights of my photography career. It was such a pleasure to be involved in Chelsea and Nolan’s Leavenworth wedding at the Brown Family Homestead, to now be considered one of their friends. They were both so easy to work with and really enjoyed the timeline I created for them and their Leavenworth wedding too. I was glad to do it since it helped them have ample opportunity for them to be fully present with each other and their loved ones. 

I’d love to do the same for you too. My mission is to create experiences for my clients, to help them bring theirs to life, and take incredible photos of all of it. If that sounds like something you’re interested in, let me know, and we can start planning right away!





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