Megan & Max

March 9, 2016

An Orcas Island Wedding

Tucked away in the deep pockets of the Pacific Northwest lie the San Juan Islands, a place that will stay with you forever even after the briefest of visits. Further into that pocket is Orcas Island, where Megan and Max earmarked a slice of family property known as Camp Kramer as the backdrop for a weekend-long celebration. This place has it all: orchards, wide-open fields, a swimming hole, and even a neighboring chapel in case your outdoor ceremony gets rained out and you need a last minute change of plans (Spoiler Alert: That’s exactly what happened).

But Camp Kramer embodied more than just a pretty framework for their wedding. For Megan and Max, this entire island holds a deep symbolism of summer camp; a feeling they wanted to embrace and recreate over the course of their weekend. They wanted it all: Friendship bracelets, talent shows and points awarded for literally everything (Clean-Up Crew? 200 points! Finished your beer? 50 points! Morning jog before the wedding? 5000 points!) The warmth of a lingering sun, dinners spent sitting on hay bales while singing and laughing together, waiting for the stars to emerge and the fire to be lit. The bonds that are built between friends old and new, and the stories you take home; some like this one you’ll share, other stories you’ll keep all to yourself.

They wanted it all, and they wanted to share it all with everyone they possibly could in this incredibly special piece of the world. Camp Kramer held an extraordinary place in their hearts, and now it holds tightly in mine, too.

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Victorian Valley Chapel Wedding on Orcas Island, WA
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Victorian Valley Chapel Wedding on Orcas Island, WA
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Orcas Island Wedding Ceremony
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Orcas Island wedding ceremony in the Victorian Valley Chapel
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Orcas Island wedding ceremony in the Victorian Valley Chapel
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Orcas Island wedding ceremony in the Victorian Valley Chapel
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Orcas Island wedding ceremony in the Victorian Valley Chapel
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Bride and Groom's private vows at an Orcas Island wedding
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Orcas Island wedding - Bride and Groom portraits at Camp Kramer
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Orcas Island wedding - Bride and Groom portraits at Camp Kramer
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Orcas Island wedding - Bride and Groom portraits at Camp Kramer
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Orcas Island wedding - family portraits at Camp Kramer
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Bride climbing uphill to an Orcas Island wedding reception
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Orcas Island wedding - Bride and Father's first dance
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Orcas Island wedding - Guests dancing under the reception tent
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Orcas Island wedding - Bride and Groom's secret dance floor
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Vendors & Resources

Ceremony Venue: Victorian Valley Chapel | Reception Venue: Camp Kramer on Orcas Island | Officiant: Father of the Groom | Caterer: Chef Andrew Garrett | Groom’s Suit: Bindle & Keep | Bride’s Dress: J. Crew |

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Love everything about this wedding, beautifully shot. Breathtaking.

I just can’t think of anything to say. Anything feels inadequate. This wedding is amazing and epic from first frame to last. I love it so much.

Totally stunning work!! <3

Your photos have a beautiful intimacy – these are just incredible! I love their style too.

What a perfect wedding! I love everything from her pink dress to the where, why , and how. You killed it!!! Next time bring me with you. ;-)

Sensational from start to finish Kim. I wouldn’t know where to start at picking things I like as its all so damn good. Well done

Just SO good! Great documentary work, keep it up!

So so good! You’ve got everything going on here, a super good looking gorgeous couple (love her unique style and genuine alternative take on a wedding gown), a crazy beautiful location and plenty of love in the mix. Very awesome set of photos! :)

Get outta townnnn. These are GORGEOUS! Your use of lighting is fricken stellar.

Lovely photos! They are very good looking!

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