kyndall + logan
wedding at tamarack resort, mccall, idaho
let me put it this way: i basically am in love with these two humans. we met because of another amazing couple, kyndall’s brother, chris, and his wife, emily. i was the lucky one that photographed their wedding last summer in the mountains of utah, and within about 5 minutes of meeting all their families i knew it was going to be an incredible day. these are the kinds of people with BIG hearts, who love hard and party harder, and welcome you in with open arms. i never, ever felt like i was working. i felt like i was part of their family, giving big hugs and congratulations, doing what i love to do by documenting their day was just the icing on the cake.
so, going back a few steps, i first met these two at emily and chris’s wedding last summer, and then we got to get to know each other a little better when they invited me up to the mountains of idaho for their engagement photos last fall. they brought me coffee and chocolate, so i knew we’d obviously get along fabulously. 🙂 in all seriousness, i was humbled when they asked me to photograph their wedding in idaho the following summer. the thought of getting to party with the two of them was something i’d never turn down.
their venue, the tamarack resort just south of mccall, idaho, was absolutely perfect. intimate, nestled right up against the mountains, and everything was all in one place, which they loved:
“We loved the venue because it was not only in a beautiful location, but it also made it possible to have everything in a central location. Our rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception were all within walking distance of each other as well as guests accommodations. Being able to have our ceremony in a beautiful chapel that opened up to a gorgeous courtyard for our reception was ideal. As a “plan for the worst case scenario” kind of gal, having access to a ballroom right across the courtyard in case whether did not cooperate and required us to move festivities inside put my worried little heart at ease.”
most of the ceremonies i photograph are set outdoors, so when i saw the chapel they would be married in i was SO excited. the natural light pouring through the windows, the tall ceilings, all the white, and a sea of trees filling the windows behind them – i really couldn’t envision a more gorgeous setting. there were a lot of tears (i for sure cried during their vows), but way more laughter. kyndall and logan, you deserve the world. thank you from the bottom of my heart for including me in your day, and in your lives. so much love to you both! xo
kyndall was kind enough to take the time to give some fabulous and really helpful advice to couples planning a wedding:
“Leading up to the wedding, plan as much as you want to, but no matter what when the day comes, let it all go. No one remembers what the centerpieces looked like, they remember what your face looked like. So enjoy yourself and cherish each moment.
As someone who didn’t have a wedding coordinator and had a family friend help coordinate the day of, I tell everyone that your vendors are so important. Choose vendors that you trust, give them space to create and ask them what has worked best in the past! For example, I gave our florist a general idea of my style and colors I wanted and gave her free reign to create something beautiful (and she absolutely did). When it came to deciding on how to set up the courtyard with tables, chairs, the bar, DJ, etc. I asked the venue and vendors (who had all worked this venue before) what has worked best for them in the past and we created the layout together. With our caterer, we decided what food to have on our menu based on the guidance of the caterer and what would travel the best since our venue was two hours from town. With our photographer, we chose you for so many reasons but the kicker for us was your calm, professional and positive manner. Your vendors can make or break your wedding so do your research and trust them! They are the experts, let them share their expertise with you!”
venue: Tamarack Resort
HMUA: Makayla Hoff
florals: Wildflower Floral
dress: The Perfect Dress Bridal
bride’s shoes: Steve Madden
groom’s boots: Lucchese
cake: Stacey’s Cakes