Jake + Traci / by Brooke Courtney

Jake + Traci's wedding celebration could easily be described in several words - laid back and creative. And those are hands down my favorite kind to photograph. Traci got ready at her parents house, which always adds an extra dose of intimate to any wedding day. She got dressed in her parent's room with the help of her sister and Mom. Then Traci's dad helped put her shoes on, walked her down the stairs, and shortly after was walking her down the isle.

I loved Jake + Traci's use of dinosaurs throughout their wedding, both hanging from their alter and as their escort card holders. So fun! Portraits were a breeze in the beautiful sunlight and I'm pretty sure that the four of us (T.J., Traci, Jake and myself) all exclaimed "Did we just become best friends!?!" at some point during photos. Jake + Traci were just those kind of people. The kind that made you feel welcome anywhere and as if you'd been friends for awhile.

Everyone danced the night away despite the crazy thunderstorm that closed out the evening. The Smilebooth was a huge hit (as always!) and I really think that Jake + Traci would describe their wedding celebration as one of the best days ever. I think I would too.

Enjoy my favorite images below! -Brooke