Annie & Evan – Snoqualmie Point Park Wedding

The moment I stepped foot into the house where Annie was getting ready, it felt like I had wandered into an old friend’s home. From that point on, I knew it was gonna be an awesome day. My conclusion was only further validated when I saw how easily and often Annie and her bridesmaids would laugh while getting ready. Once Annie put on her dress, it was game over…she was positively stunning. She and her bridal party were amazingly fun, too, as they were completely willing to sneak in to a nearby pasture so we could take some awesome bridal party shots.

Annie & Evan were married at Snoqualmie Point Park, and I’ll admit the thought crossed my mind briefly to buy a tent and bring my family out there to live after I saw how spectacularly beautiful and tranquil it was out there. Absolutely the perfect setting for an unforgettable wedding. My second shooter for the wedding (and our third time working together), Karen Obrist of Karen Obrist Photography, took some incredible pictures of Evan and his groomsmen/groomslady and detail shots at the venue before all the fun started. HUGE thanks to her for her incredible eye and always pushing me to become a better photographer.

So here’s the part where the day reached an apex of sorts…not the ceremony, but the kiss at the conclusion of the ceremony. It was such an epic kiss that I couldn’t help but create an acronym for it, as labeling it as just a “kiss” would be doing it a massive injustice…somewhat akin to calling U2 (I’m showing my musical cards here) just a “band” instead of “one of the mind-blowingly best bands of all time.”  Thus, for the very first and perhaps last time, I’m happy to unveil the aforementioned acronym : QPOOTMEKOAT (phonetically pronounced CUE-POOT-ME-COTE). Spelled out…QUITE POSSIBLY ONE OF THE MOST EPIC KISSES OF ALL TIME. Writing the entire phrase out every time I describe QPOOTMEKOAT would take far too long as you’ll see, but I can’t describe QPOOTMEKOAT any other way.

I’m not kidding.

Their QPOOTMEKOAT was unbelievably good, and not just because it was a good kiss (which it was). The backstory behind the QPOOTMEKOAT is what catapulted it to the stratosphere of epic kisses, as they had promised to one another and God that they would save the QPOOTMEKOAT for their wedding day. The tension|anticipation of their first kiss is what made their engagement session so much fun to shoot. You could sense the moment building throughout the ceremony, and when it finally arrived, QPOOTMEKOAT did not disappoint. It was an explosion of passion…a perfectly unchoreographed moment with an absolutely dramatic feel…a celebration of God’s faithfulness and provision for Annie & Evan.

Annie & Evan (and all of your bridal party, family & friends), thank you so much for taking care of us and making us feel like we were part of everything instead of just photographers capturing your special day. We are truly honored that you chose us to be your wedding photographer. Your story is unforgettably inspiring and your love for one another and God is undeniably magnificent.

Evan, if you ever write a book on how to execute QPOOTMEKOAT, I’ll be the first in line. GOOD JOB, good sir!!!!


QPOOTMEKOAT. So EPIC it deserves its own little moment in this post.


QPOOTMEKOAT. So epic that even though I wasn’t involved, the shockwaves from its aftermath made even my knees buckle a bit…

The image below is quite possibly one of the favorites that I’ve ever shot. Thank you, Evan, for being a QPOOTMEKOAT (II) master.

I really don’t know what happened below, but I love it.

There must’ve been something awesome in the food, cause uncontrollable jumping ensued and I was completely helpless to stop it. Nor did I want to.

November 15, 2011 - 9:32 am

Cindy - These are so good!! So good! What a wonderful, beautiful wedding!

November 15, 2011 - 10:30 am

Feng Images - Thanks, Cindy!!!

November 15, 2011 - 3:58 pm

Evan - Unbelievable. Thank you soo much Yee!

November 15, 2011 - 6:25 pm

Feng Images - You’re the QPOOTMEKOAT master, Evan…I had to do my best to capture images worthy of your abilities!!!

November 15, 2011 - 6:46 pm

Hun - Nice. :]

November 15, 2011 - 6:56 pm

Feng Images - Thanks, Hun!

November 16, 2011 - 1:33 am

Grace Kim - Thank you for documenting their wedding so beautifully Yee!

November 16, 2011 - 3:52 am

Karen - I loved this day… so much fun shooting with you again- the sunburn was worth it! 🙂 Annie and Evan have by far the two kindest families I’ve ever encountered on a first meeting and that all homemade pie table and pulled pork sandwiches will always have a place in my tummy. Thanks for having me out again, Yee! You know how much I love working with you! 🙂

November 16, 2011 - 5:33 am

Martha - Fantastic. Amazing. Love it. QPOOTMEKOAT!!

November 16, 2011 - 5:42 am

Feng Images - Thanks, Grace & Martha!
Karen…your work is positively spectacular. Thanks for rockin’ yet another wedding with me!

November 16, 2011 - 7:09 am

Andrea - Absolutely amazing photography of two absolutely amazing people. Thank you, Yee, for capturing their love so beautifully.

Any chance I can send you back in time to photograph my wedding? 😉

November 16, 2011 - 7:33 am

Feng Images - Thank you, Andrea! If you can figure out a way to do it while keeping my body and gear intact, I’m totally up for it! 😉

November 18, 2011 - 11:08 pm

Daniel - Great stuff dude!

November 19, 2011 - 5:10 am

Feng Images - Thanks, Daniel!!!

November 22, 2011 - 11:14 pm

Gretchen Korf - What beautiful images! You did a wonderful job, even in that HEAT! Man was it HOT! I was hiding in any piece of shade I could find at the ceremony. Your description and thoughts of the day add even more. Thanks for doing such an amazing job for two very very special people we all know and love, Annie and Evan! May you be blessed in your every endeavor! Gretchen

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