theSNAPsisters photography: Blog https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog en-us (C) theSNAPsisters photography (theSNAPsisters photography) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:25:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:25:00 GMT https://www.thesnapsisters.com/img/s/v-12/u543416395-o1061054735-50.jpg theSNAPsisters photography: Blog https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog 120 80 tove & tim 9.23.2017 https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2018/1/tove-tim-9-23-2017

If I had to some up this day in one word it would probably have to be FUN!  I loved their first dance surprise to the song Glorious by Macklemore.  Also their focus on family and friends including everyone in their big day!  Congrats Tim and Tove! 

Venue: The Chrysalis Inn and Bellingham Country Club 

Bouquet: Trish at A New Leaf Bellingham WA 
Hair: Nicci at Salon Bellissima
Make up: Alexandra Daggy

Photographers Jodi Van Straalen, Megan Vanden Heuvel and film Bill Van Straalen 

 

 

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(theSNAPsisters photography) https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2018/1/tove-tim-9-23-2017 Tue, 30 Jan 2018 18:58:44 GMT
Jeff and Pam 6.24.2016 https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2017/6/jeff-and-pam-6-24-2016

It's coming up on their one year anniversary! Happy Anniversary you guys! Jeff and Pam's day was a whole lot of family, friends and fun:) 

 

Venue/Caterer: Shuksan golf course
Cake/cupcakes: Cupcakes Like it Sweet 
Florist: Seven Sisters Designs
Sound: GMB Entertainment &a Isaac Salinas
Stationary: Caitlin Meyer
Officiant: Rev. Mark Stromberg
Dress: Bridal Gallery, New Westminster

Photographers: Jodi Van Straalen and Wendi Vander Veen 

 

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(theSNAPsisters photography) https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2017/6/jeff-and-pam-6-24-2016 Thu, 08 Jun 2017 22:35:08 GMT
Tyler & Aubrielle 8.13.2016 https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2017/2/tyler-aubrielle-8-13-2016

Back yard weddings are my favorite and August produced another beautiful PNW day.  Tyler and Aubrielle said "I do" in Tyler's parents(Todd and Stacy Robinson)beautiful back yard meadow.  In Memory of Melanie Plagerman Aubrielle rode Melanie's horse Gus into the yard. Gus did great:)  That's just one of the many personal touches of this amazing day. We loved being a part of it. Congrats Tyler and Aubrielle!! 


Catering: Dutch Mothers 
Cake: Annie Moris
Cupcakes: Karla Zandstra
The brides bouquet:  Blossoms Lynden, WA 
All other flowers by Janelle Sisco 
Video by Siscokidproductions (Ryan and Nathaniel Sisco)  video link here
Photographers Jodi Van Straalen and Megan Vanden Heuvel 

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(theSNAPsisters photography) https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2017/2/tyler-aubrielle-8-13-2016 Tue, 07 Feb 2017 04:24:51 GMT
Mr. and Mrs. Kent! 8.27.2016 https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2017/1/mr-and-mrs-kent

Congrats Graham and D.J.! You are loved! 

D.J. knew what she was doing when they choose Lairmont Manor.  It's just a stunning estate and as of now D.J. is going to be the wedding coordinator there.  This will be a perfect fit for her.  She planned their day to a tee (Golf tee that is;)  AND her working at Alicia's Bridal didn't hurt.  She found a beautiful gown and wore her dad's wedding ring in memory of him.  In loving memory of Garry Davis. 

Can I just say...I loved shooting this wedding!  These two are just a couple of great kids.  Graham is a friend of my son Alex's and happens to be a groomsman. And it was fun to see all the guys from their class.  And then through Graham we met his family and then D.J and her family.  It's fun how that works:)  

Venue: Lairmont Manor Bellingham WA.

Bridal Gown: Alicia's Bridal

Floral Design: Ever After Floral -Judy Hazel  

Hair: Plum Studio and Platinum Salon  Tracy Palmer and Briana VanderWerff

Catering: Market Street Catering

Officiant: Aaron Dickson

DJ: Whatcom Sound

Dessert: Barb's Pies Barb O'Brine

Makeup: Elizabeth Marie Makeup

Videographer: Dakota Huntley

Photographers: Jodi Van Straalen and Megan Vanden Heuvel   Film: Bill Van Straalen 

 

 

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(theSNAPsisters photography) https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2017/1/mr-and-mrs-kent Fri, 27 Jan 2017 03:48:57 GMT
Flower Farm Fun! https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2017/1/flower-farm-fun

Dreaming about summer and flowers? Enjoy this inspired shoot at Eidle Wilde Flowers. 

Flower Design by Cheri Bargen Flower Farm and Designs-Cut flowers and Floral design in Sumas WA.  instagram @eidlewilde.flowers

With help from Crystal Higgins 

Dress: My grandma Clara Dykstra's wedding dress(peach) and Kenzie's moms wedding dress(white).

Models:  Kenzie Nix, Lyla and Baby E.

Thanks ladies for a beautiful night! Let's do it again:) 

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(theSNAPsisters photography) https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2017/1/flower-farm-fun Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:40:12 GMT
You make US smile! {2016} https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2017/1/you-make-us-smile-2016

I love smiling! Smiling is my favorite!  Enjoy these funny moments from 2016.  What a year- Thank you for the memories! 

Photographer:  Jodi Van Straalen

second shooters: Megan Vanden Heuvel and Wendi Vander Veen

 

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(theSNAPsisters photography) https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2017/1/you-make-us-smile-2016 Mon, 02 Jan 2017 05:07:20 GMT
Last summer's weddings continued... Laura and Mac 8.1.2015 https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2016/6/last-summers-weddings-continued-laura-and-mac-8-1-2015

I am determined to share all the beautiful weddings we have been a part of.  Mac and Laura's day was perfect and so much fun!  The pictures tell the story of so much love for each other and so much love from their friends and families.   Thank you Mac and Laura for letting us be a part of your beautiful day!

Venue: Axton events

Floral design: M&M Floral,

Hair and makeup was the Platinum Salon

Bridal gown: Hermosa Bridal

Bridesmaid dresses: David's Bridal

Cupcakes we Hollie Hamilton

Catering: Sunset catering

Photographers: Jodi Van Straalen and Megan Vanden Heuvel

 

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(theSNAPsisters photography) https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2016/6/last-summers-weddings-continued-laura-and-mac-8-1-2015 Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:24:41 GMT
Sam and Danae's wild and windy wedding day... https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2016/5/sam-and-danaes-wild-and-windy-wedding-day

There was a lot to love about this wedding day.  Things I loved... their great attitude, the choice to have private vows, their people who rallied to help them and when it came time for dinner..the wedding party including the bride and groom served the meal.  And so much more (as you can see).  Also root beer floats!!!  Friends and family stepping up when the power was out and the wind was to strong for the tent.  I walked away thinking what a beautiful community of God's people. Congrats Sam and Danae! "And God has made everything beautiful in His time". Thank you for letting us be part of your special day!  Photographers Jodi Van Straalen and Wendi Vander Veen Venue: Calvary Creekside Everson, WA. Cupcakes: Sweet Cupcakes Signs and wedding decor by Erin Wiersma. 

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(theSNAPsisters photography) https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2016/5/sam-and-danaes-wild-and-windy-wedding-day Wed, 04 May 2016 17:53:10 GMT
Jaren and Mariah...engaged! https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2016/3/jaren-and-mariah-engaged

These two are getting married! Jaren adores Mariah can't you tell?  And their cute pup-BONUS!  Jaren whipped up a fire as the sun went down. Perfection! 

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(theSNAPsisters photography) https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2016/3/jaren-and-mariah-engaged Wed, 09 Mar 2016 22:56:57 GMT
Josh and Deanne's wedding day. 8.8.2015 https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2016/2/josh-and-deannes-wedding-day-8-8-2015

This little family got hitched and it was perfect!  Gorgeous bride, handsome groom, precious Penelope, family, friends and food-delicious food!    

The celebration took place at Carriage House Gardens on Lummi Island it was the perfect little spot for Josh and Deanne's big day.  

Susie Wirth -Caterer, Floral design and venue owner.

Photographers: Jodi Van Straalen and Megan Vanden Heuvel

 

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(theSNAPsisters photography) https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2016/2/josh-and-deannes-wedding-day-8-8-2015 Tue, 02 Feb 2016 23:43:05 GMT
Jon and Kathryne [8.22.2015] wedded bliss https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2016/1/jon

I knew going in this day would be special.  I love the Tapia family-I did the girls senior pictures and got to know this sweet family.  Everything was gorgeous from the custom gown to the beautiful floral design and everything in between.  I am going to let the pictures tell the story.  I am so happy for you Kathryne and Jon -Congrats!! 

The vendors who made this day perfect:

Custom bridal gown: Frankie and Maude

Floral design: Seven Sisters Floral Design

Bridesmaid dresses: Belle Bridal

Venue: The white barn on the Van dyk road, St. Josephs Catholic church and Axton Events 

Hair: Kelsey Mozes

Makeup Ashley Thomasson -Love Beauty 

Ring box: themrsbox.com

Invitations and balloons: Spruce stationary and design Bellingham

The blue caddy: Ken Markusen

Catering: Haggens

Cake Dream cakes by Bree Havland

Signs: the bride:)

Photographers: Jodi Van Straalen and Megan VandenHeuvel

 

 

 

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(theSNAPsisters photography) https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2016/1/jon Tue, 12 Jan 2016 03:53:47 GMT
You make us smile! 2015:) https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2016/1/you-make-us-smile-2015 Let's be honest. I haven't blogged since August. Oh dear, forgive me?  I am going to get to that because of some of the amazing weddings we had the privilege of being a part of in 2015.  I have to share the amount of thought, detail and love my brides (and Grooms;) put in to their big day.  But first the silliest shots of 2015. It's tradish! EnjoY!!! Happy New Year and Thank you all for the love and support:) Photographers; Jodi Van Straalen Second Shooter Megan VandenHeuvel 

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(theSNAPsisters photography) https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2016/1/you-make-us-smile-2015 Mon, 04 Jan 2016 03:36:44 GMT
Matt & Karlie. 6.6.2015. Wedded Bliss:) https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2015/8/matt-karlie-6-6-2015-wedded-bliss

From beginning to end this day was beautiful!  Karlie and the girls started the day at her grandparents house and so much love surrounded this bride.  Then off to Evergreen Gardens. One of our favorite venues with lush green everywhere!  Special details and fun people made this day the best! Congrats Matt and Karlie, We loved working with you and your families:)  

Those who made this day perfect:

Venue: Evergreen Gardens

Floral Design: Norma Bosman and Vonda Vandehoef

Catering: JT's Smokin BBQ and Catering

Hair: Keston McDonald and Amanda Cano

Makeup artistry: Haley Andrews

Bridal gown: I Do Bridal in Seattle

Cake: Pure Bliss Desserts

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(theSNAPsisters photography) https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2015/8/matt-karlie-6-6-2015-wedded-bliss Sat, 22 Aug 2015 02:56:31 GMT
Life is good at the beach! https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2015/7/life-is-good-at-the-beach

My friend Lissa's little ladies are the sweetest:)  I love this casual shoot which was more like a fun day at the beach. Free teddy bears at a garage sale was a bonus!  And of course the C Shop was a must! 

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(theSNAPsisters photography) https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2015/7/life-is-good-at-the-beach Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:54:20 GMT
Zach and Madison {wedding day} 5.29.2015 https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2015/7/zach-and-madison-wedding-day-5-29-2015

Zach and Madison you are loved:) We were grateful to be a part of this special day filled with family and friends.  God bless you two! 

Photographers: Jodi Van Straalen and Megan Vanden Huevel

Photo location: Glen Echo Gardens

Wedding Dress: Champagne and Lace, Abottsford BC

Brides makeup artist: Whitney Tjoelker

Bridesmaids and Mother of the brides makeup artist: Emily Heystek

Hair Stylist: Mandy Hamilton

Florist: Seven Sisters Designs

Photo Booth: Sister Kelsy Tolsma Oh Snap!

Catering: El Ranchito and Family and friends.

Videographer: Like a River

Cake and flower girls dress made by sister Brenna Beld

 

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(theSNAPsisters photography) https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2015/7/zach-and-madison-wedding-day-5-29-2015 Wed, 22 Jul 2015 16:48:29 GMT
red, white, blue and CUTE family! https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2015/6/red-white-blue-and-cute-family

Independence day is coming so a patriotic post is just what we needed!  Kim and Dan and their crew are adorable:) Happy 4th of July week! 

Photographer: Jodi Van Straalen

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(theSNAPsisters photography) https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2015/6/red-white-blue-and-cute-family Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:38:13 GMT
This is happening! Mac & Laura. 8/1/2015 https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2015/4/this-is-happening-mac-laura-8/1/2015

So in Love... This cute couple is getting hitched. Let the countdown begin 99 days to go! Can't wait to be a part of their big day!

Photographer: Jodi Van Straalen

 

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(theSNAPsisters photography) engaged engagement love https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2015/4/this-is-happening-mac-laura-8/1/2015 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 21:48:28 GMT
Princess Kate is 1! https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2015/2/princess-kate-is-1

One year old and just darling! Kate is at such a fun age. Walking and learning to talk. It's fitting that she wears a crown after all... Princess Kate:) Happy Valentines Day Everyone! Hug your love ones!

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(theSNAPsisters photography) baby club holidays love https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2015/2/princess-kate-is-1 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 04:35:54 GMT
matt & karlie. Engaged! https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2015/1/matt-karlie-engaged

Rain is my new favorite weather condition for a shoot.  You know the PNW is soggy so you might as well embrace it:)   Matt and Karlie asked me to come to them in Tacoma for their engagement session.  I am always up for an adventure so I took my SNAPhubby along and promised him we could watch the Seahawks in downtown Seattle. Fun right?  What I didn't expect is how beautiful it was around their apartment building.  Right next to the Tacoma Museum of Glass and on the waterfront.  They had their first date (and kiss) at The Social Bar and Grill. Oh and did I mention they are fun and just adorable together?  I can't wait for their June wedding!  

Photographer: jodi van straalen 

 

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(theSNAPsisters photography) engaged love https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2015/1/matt-karlie-engaged Wed, 21 Jan 2015 01:33:41 GMT
you make us smile! 2014:) https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2015/1/you-make-us-smile-2014

Thank you for making our 2014 so much fun!  And also for voting theSNAPsisters best of Lynden!  Thank you Thank you!!

Click on the links below and enjoy the past years of "you make us smile" 

you make us smile 2013     

you make us smile 2012     

you make us smile 2011

you make us smile 2010

you make us smile 2009

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(theSNAPsisters photography) make smile us you https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2015/1/you-make-us-smile-2014 Fri, 09 Jan 2015 01:42:59 GMT
jon + caitlin = LOVE! 11.29.2014 https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2014/12/jon-caitlin-love-11-29-2014  

 

 

Best Dress Ever

 

Happy New Year! 

Jodi is my sister that is a Snapsister.  I'm Tami, her oldest sister.  Jodi asked me to guest blog Jon and Caitlin's wedding. {insert squeal}

The bride's Mom, Leslie is a dear friend.  She volunteers for me at the Lynden Pioneer Museum as a docent.  Besides being Jodi's sister I work at the local museum and I am a wife, a mom and a blogger at theladyinthestonehouse.  

 

I got to know Caitlin because she stopped in at the museum during her Mom and Marjean's shift. We knew about Caitlin and Jon meeting, dating, falling in love and their engagement.   Honestly, I think Leslie, Marjean and I knew that Caitlin had fallen in love with Jon before she realized it herself!  Jon and Caitlin planned a short engagement, which I happen to think is brilliant.  Sometimes wedding planning goes on too long.  Jon and Caitlin wanted a ceremony with their families and a reception for extended family and friends.

 

Caitlin asked me to go with Leslie and her to shop for the wedding dress.  I was so honored and excited!  Because everyone knows that you don't just walk into a bridal salon and browse.  There has to be a bride to be with you.  Leslie and I walked straight to the gowns and touched them.  Because we could!  Caitlin said yes to the dress at Belle Bridal in Bellingham.  Before the wedding I kept telling Jodi that Caitlin's dress was amazing.  On the wedding day I got a text from Jodi confirming that yes, the bride's dress was gorgeous.

 

Caitlin and Leslie both looked beautiful and so happy it made my heart hurt.  Dad looks pretty pleased too.  First Jon and Caitlin got hitched and then had their photographs taken at Berthusen Park where it was COLD.

 

Caitlin borrowed my Grandma's fur coat.  She wasn't too sure about the fur but the Northeast wind convinced her. The dusting of snow might have helped too.  Snow on a wedding day makes it even more magical and Jon looked very handsome and in love with our girl! Sigh.  Her dress, isn't it gorgeous?

 

Jon and Caitlin's reception was a brunch with a lot of pretty flowers, vintage goodness, a photo booth and activities for all of the little kids.  Caitlin's family loves breakfast so it was a great idea to have brunch.  The adults had fun too! 

 

Leslie sewed the buntings using vintage fabric and Caitlin made the guest book.  I agreed with one little guest.  I believe I wrote something to the effect of, Congratulations etc etc... and then BEST.DRESS.EVER. 

 

Really though, it was the BeST. DaY. EvEr. for a wonderful couple.  I'm so happy they found  each other.  And that they found my sister that is a Snapsister to take such beautiful photos of their special day.

 

And they lived happily ever after...

 
Photographers: Jodi Van Straalen and Megan Vanden Heuvel

Vendors:

Venue: The Rotary Building Lynden, WA 

Flowers: Blossoms Floral

Catering:Hilltop Catering

Dress:  Belle Bridal

‚ÄčPhoto BoothOh Snap Photo Booth Events

And the cupcakes came from Costco

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(theSNAPsisters photography) guest love wedding writer https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2014/12/jon-caitlin-love-11-29-2014 Thu, 01 Jan 2015 01:06:43 GMT
matt + maeghan = LOVE! 8.30.2014 https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2014/12/matt-maeghan-love-8-30-2014

As the you can tell these two are fun!  I loved her mom's wedding dress hanging next to hers.  The clouds parted for a beautiful wedding in a rose garden at LaConner Flats.  Congrats Matt and Maeghan! Photographers: Jodi Van Straalen and Megan Vanden Heuvel

Wedding Venue LaConner Flats Wedding Coordinater: Oohh La La Events Catering Kelley's BBQ, Cake: Pure Bliss , Flowers: Dona Flora , Dress: Belle Bridal , and Hair and Makeup: Salon Envy  Katy's Inn LaConner (wedding weekend home base!)

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(theSNAPsisters photography) love weddings https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2014/12/matt-maeghan-love-8-30-2014 Sat, 13 Dec 2014 19:13:19 GMT
the cutest fall family... https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2014/11/i-think-fall-is-fabulous

This trail near my home offers all the right stuff. Gorgeous fall light and colors. I love being friends with tim and steph and watching their journey with adopting Myriam. She's is such a beautiful little one and God placed her just in the right family.  Check out Steph's blog here: www.thebroersmafive.blogspot.com  Photographer: Jodi Van Straalen

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(theSNAPsisters photography) fall families kids https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2014/11/i-think-fall-is-fabulous Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:11:11 GMT
Meet Danielle. Artist. https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2014/11/meet-danielle-artist

Meet budding artist Danielle Howell.  Singer/guitarist/songwriter/artist.  Danielle- thank you for choosing theSNAPsisters!! Find her music here! www.daniellehowell.bandcamp.com  Her voice is amazing!! 

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(theSNAPsisters photography) art artist creative portraiture https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2014/11/meet-danielle-artist Wed, 12 Nov 2014 22:12:02 GMT
jon + kathryne = LOVE!! https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2014/10/jon-katheryne-love

I am thrilled to be a part of this sweet couple's wedding next summer!  Beautiful light, dreamy balloons and a super cute pair of love birds...swoon! 

Make up Artist Katelyn Mcharness Color Me Pretty

Dreamy Balloons from Spruce Stationary and Design

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(theSNAPsisters photography) engagement love https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2014/10/jon-katheryne-love Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:42:45 GMT
oh Estella! The happiest 2 year old ever:) https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2014/9/estella

Estella stole me heart. Estella and her mom came out to the bay for her 2 year old shoot and it was "all about Estella". She is the baby of the family. She talked and giggled the whole evening. I asked her to pray and she she folded her hands and closed her eyes. What can be more precious than that? Photographer: Jodi Van Straalen

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(theSNAPsisters photography) kids https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2014/9/estella Sun, 14 Sep 2014 18:09:43 GMT
oh happy day! Lane and Taryn. 8.2.2014 https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2014/8/oh-happy-day-lane-and-taryn-8-2-2014

Pictures tell the story of this beautiful day. Mom and Dad hosted a backyard wedding at their Sumas farm. Lane and Taryn are truly loved by their family and friends.  Best Wishes you crazy kids! 

Makeup - Sarah Rorvig

Hair - Holly Rios, Carla Harkness & Stephanie DeZeeuw

Flowers -Leah Richner and helpers (DIY)

Food - Rose D.

Cake - Pure Bliss

Photo Booth - Oh Snap

DJ - Lynden Dj's

Decorations - (DIY) the bride, Susan Strauser, Janice Korthuis, & Tammy DeZeeuw

Photographers: Jodi Van Straalen and Megan Vanden Huevel

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(theSNAPsisters photography) weddings https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2014/8/oh-happy-day-lane-and-taryn-8-2-2014 Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:47:52 GMT
Leo & Amanda. 7.11.2014 Country Wedding. https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2014/8/leo-amanda-7-11-2014-country-wedding

It was a warm summer back yard wedding.  Leo and Amanda and their peeps and family. Beautiful Christian Ceremony.  Perfect. I loved their super fun reception. The cake fell right down her dress but Leo knew just what to do:)  And very exuberant single ladies and guys for the toss-so fun!  Adorable little ones:) God Bless you guys. 

Photographers: Jodi Van Straalen and Stephanie Parriera 

Vendors: Floral Design: Seven Sisters Design

Hair: Keston Mcdonald

Bridal Gown Made by Cynthia Cavanaugh

Bridesmaids Skirt Made by  Jennie Pelleboer

Makeup by Haley Andrews

Catering: Infusion Cuisine

Cupcakes: Marla Raske

Nail Design by Jennell Boon

Venue: Family farm. Lots of DIY by the Mother of the bride:) 

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(theSNAPsisters photography) https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2014/8/leo-amanda-7-11-2014-country-wedding Mon, 04 Aug 2014 18:41:33 GMT
matt + maeghan + love = FUN! https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2014/7/matt-maeghan-love-fun

As I pulled into Hovander Park I saw in the distance a couple with a tandem bike and a dog. And I was like "please let that be my couple, please let that be my couple". And yay! It was Matt and Maeghan and their dog Charlie!  We had some fun on that gorgeous night.  They love Mt. Baker so we had to include her majesty in a shot or two.  They are making it look easy to ride that bike but I think  Maeghan was at Matt's mercy and it was a little scary.  Props to her for wearing a cute dress and heels too!  I can't wait for their August 30th wedding in the quaint town of LaConner.  Photographer: Jodi Van Straalen 

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(theSNAPsisters photography) engagement love https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2014/7/matt-maeghan-love-fun Mon, 07 Jul 2014 21:23:31 GMT
Winslet Leone is welcomed with grateful hearts... https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2014/7/winslet-leone-is-welcomed-with-grateful-hearts

Sweet newborn goodness! Brian, Meg and big brother Sanders welcomed their bundle of joy on May 11, 2014.  Congrats to them! xoxoxoxoxoxox 

Photographer: Jodi Van Straalen

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(theSNAPsisters photography) babies newborn https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2014/7/winslet-leone-is-welcomed-with-grateful-hearts Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:30:26 GMT
Kim. Senior. 2014. https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2014/5/kim-senior-2014

Seniors 2014 are winding down the year and with just a few days left of school they are feeling ready to Graduate!  I just read Kim's Facebook status and she is counting down the days!  This girl's smile could light up a city despite the sorrow of losing her beloved brother this year.  She is keeping her chin up and her future is bright!  Best Wishes and Congrats Kim!   You deserve much happiness to come:) 

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(theSNAPsisters photography) seniors https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2014/5/kim-senior-2014 Sun, 25 May 2014 21:54:34 GMT
any guesses? https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2014/5/along-comes-baby

Megan and Brian are expecting baby number 2! I don't think Sanders is expecting anything:) He is busy being a boy and doing his own thing. I cannot wait to see what they have. It's fun when couples don't know like back in the good ole days.  God Bless them on the journey ahead:) PS Megan is such a beautiful pregnant mama! 

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(theSNAPsisters photography) https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2014/5/along-comes-baby Tue, 06 May 2014 01:19:53 GMT
we are family! https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2014/4/we-are-family

Bill's brother's family was here from Idaho. We had such a great visit. Even though they have lived there for 12 years -every time we get our families together it's like old times. The girls had fun doing nails-Alice is an amazing nail artist and we hit some of the shops in Lynden and had lunch. The guys hung out at the farm and talked about trucks and stuff. Mom made breakfast burritos and her famous tacos. Their kids are growing up fast! Arie likes motor cross racing and so does Emily! Dylan likes trucks and tractors. The night we went out to Semiahmoo for pictures the weather was beautiful so I said they had to take their boots off and make it look like summer:) I am grateful for family time.  

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(theSNAPsisters photography) families kids https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2014/4/we-are-family Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:48:40 GMT
Fun with my friends at Ozark Mill (that's in the Ozarks folks!) https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2014/4/fun-with-my-friends-at-ozark-mill-thats-in-the-ozarks-folks

A few weeks ago I got to go see my bestie in Missouri. We had some serious fun. Let me just give you a run down. We went to Branson-saw a great show,went trifting/antiquing, drank tea, coffee, wine and moonshine,went to Jefferson city to visit Paula and tried to scrapbook;), visited with family, went to church in a castle, ate some southern food, almost ran out of gas, laughed until it hurt (much more)and did this little photoshoot of her daughter and son-in-laws little family. Maya and Matteo are beautiful and I am so grateful I got to see all of them.  I am smiling just thinking about it:)

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(theSNAPsisters photography) babies kids https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2014/4/fun-with-my-friends-at-ozark-mill-thats-in-the-ozarks-folks Fri, 04 Apr 2014 21:11:51 GMT
Meet Matteo! https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2014/3/meet-matteo

Matteo is a member of my Missouri family;) He's so handsome and those eyes, those CHEEKS!  We got a few smiles from him but he was very busy sucking on his toes. Big sister Mya is coming to the blog next! Photographer: Jodi Van Straalen

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(theSNAPsisters photography) babies https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2014/3/meet-matteo Wed, 26 Mar 2014 23:59:52 GMT
This family has been with us from the beginning! https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2014/2/this-family-has-been-with-us-from-the-beginning

We are so grateful for this family! Their beautiful mommy is our sweet friend. We hit the beach on a late summer night.  The kids loved watching the boats and semiahmoo never disappoints.  Kenna loves to climb and keep up with her brothers.  She is a very loved little sister.  (Lots of brothers to watch over her:) Click the links below to watch them grow starting in 2008 when they we going to have twin boys!

Pregnant with the twins.

Newborn twin boys

3 months

6 months

1 year

Christmas shoot  

Talen newborn

Apples

Talen 6 months

Talen 1 year

family

Kenna newborn

Kenna 6 months

Photographer: Jodi Van Straalen

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(theSNAPsisters photography) babies families kids https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2014/2/this-family-has-been-with-us-from-the-beginning Mon, 24 Feb 2014 00:15:24 GMT
The many sweet faces of wesley... https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2014/2/the-many-sweet-faces-of-wesley

Wesley's is in the baby club! It's a great way to document your babies first year.  He such a dapper little guy in his hat and sweater.  You can see why mom and dad are crazy about him.  Photographer: Jodi Van Straalen

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(theSNAPsisters photography) babies baby club https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2014/2/the-many-sweet-faces-of-wesley Sat, 08 Feb 2014 00:56:24 GMT
jordan and his family SENIOR 2014! https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2014/1/jordan-and-his-family-senior-2014

My Cousin Mel and I had a good time this summer meeting up for a few shoots.  First Jordan is a senior and he wanted to go to cousin Doreen's cabin. His favorite place.  That day they caught a massive crab and while Jordan was holding it it pinched his finger.  Got him good!  But Jordan was tough and we all decided to eat that crab and boy was he tasty!   The fog rolled in just as we got to the beach and I loved that he was willing to go out in the kayak.  We got together again for some pictures with Jack(the handsome doggie).  I had a great time with Jordan-such a great guy!   Then we needed some family pictures before Cody heads back to college.  We went out to Dan's family farm on the River Road.  It was just a beautiful spot and perfect summer night.  We needed to rally the troops a few times-that means to distract them from their phones:) And as you can see Mel is the queen of her castle.  Love you Mel!

Photographers: Jodi Van Straalen and Wendi Vander Veen

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(theSNAPsisters photography) dog families seniors https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2014/1/jordan-and-his-family-senior-2014 Mon, 27 Jan 2014 03:56:02 GMT
just another adorable family... https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2014/1/just-another-adorable-family

Just so much cute! Glenda and Brian have their hands full(full of love). Mason is on his way to being a great big brother to these little sisters. Auntie Pam had the treats and the job of making smiles happen.  Thank goodness for aunties :)   Photographer: Jodi Van Straalen 

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(theSNAPsisters photography) families kids https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2014/1/just-another-adorable-family Tue, 21 Jan 2014 02:59:12 GMT
sporty kids... https://www.thesnapsisters.com/blog/2014/1/sporty-kids

I thought it would be a good week to post these Seahawks fans.  I am working on posting all the fun family and children shoots from this past summer and fall.  Stay tuned and GO HAWKS!  Photographer: Jo