20 May
Posted by Brent Looyenga
Future bride and groom walking on a trail in the morning on Tubbs Hill in Coeur d'Alene Idaho.

Coeur d'Alene Engagement Photographer: Joe & Alison

He was Mavrik. He didn't really plan it, but he figured "hey, why not, I'll go to this Halloween party". What he didn't know was that Allison had spent all last summer binge watching a movie she had never seen before - Top Gun. So when she saw him come in with his leather jacket and aviators, she knew exactly who he was. 

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16 May
Posted by Brent Looyenga
The bride and groom standing by Priest Lake in the rain no their wedding day.

North Idaho Wedding at Elkins Resort

In mid April I had the privilege of heading up to Elkins Resort on Priest Lake and take pictures of an incredible and beautiful wedding. It was beautiful. In the midst of the rain and clouds was an area that was gorgeous with green and blue, something that was so obvious to me I added a couple photos of the surrounding area. The couple was so much fun, and while rain often causes distress on wedding days, it didn’t phase either of them. I love photographing weddings, from Spokane to Coeur d’Alene, but Priest Lake and Elkins Resort is always something special.

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09 May
Posted by Brent Looyenga
A future bride and groom smiling and holding each other as the sun comes through a flowering tree in Manito Park in Spokane Washington.

Spokane Engagement Photographer: Gabe & Bethany

Their family's knew each other for years, but Gabe was one of the only Varela's Bethany had never really spent any time with. She told me that she did have a crush on him. He was always the older brother who was cute, with that great smile. But they never hung out. Instead, Bethany's ties were more with Gabe's mom (who was in 4H with her) and with Gabe's siblings. 

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02 May
Posted by Brent Looyenga
Future bride and groom leaning against a window downtown Spokane for their engagement photos.

Destination Wedding: Our Trip to Mexico

Over the last week I had the privilege of flying down to Mexico for Nick and Brianna’s wedding. While there, I took thousands and thousands of photos (yeah, that’s a lot of photos) and I also had the chance to enjoy a little bit of the Mexican culture. We wondered the streets, bought tacos and Churro’s, drank some Tequila, bartered for better deals and sweated (a lot). I loved everything, from the streets paved with rock and the colorful buildings to the palm trees and beaches.

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25 Apr
Posted by Brent Looyenga
Future bride and groom leaning against a window downtown Spokane for their engagement photos.

Spokane Engagement Photos: Dillon & Mariah's Downtown Engagement

They met on Tinder. Mariah said she made sure to have plans directly following their first in-person meeting just in case Dillon was "a creep". They met at the coffee shop downtown Sandpoint, and immediately hit it off. In both Mariah and Dillon's case, they thought the other person "didn't quite look like the picture" which makes sense. That didn't stop the conversation though, as they proceeded to talk through their coffee, then their walk, and then their lunch even later that day.

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