Devin & Lexi's Wedding | River Run Lodge | Sun Valley, Idaho
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2M ago
038_Gadd_Ray_J__O4A1417 There's something extra special about a winter wedding, especially when it's in Sun Valley, Idaho. Lexi and Devin have a soft spot in their hearts for the Sun Valley, Idaho area and ultimately chose the area for a week of wedding festivities. Lexi & Dev combined their favorite Sun Valley things that included skiing on Bald Mountain, apr├Ęs at Grumpy's, dinner at the Cellar Pub and a snow-laden ceremony and reception that took place at the River Run Lodge as part of their best week ever (personal favorites of mine as well). It was such a treat to be a part of it ..read more
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Taylor & Liz Engagement | Sun Valley, Idaho
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7M ago
Gadd_Ray_J_969A6602 Being asked to shoot photos for someone who is a well accomplished photographer is an intimidating endeavor. Taylor comes from an incredible lineage of family photographers. His keen eye for capturing life in the American West is one to behold. It was an honor to be given the nod to capture images of he and his to-be wife Liz.  We set out on a moody fall afternoon to the Big Wood River and the Boulder Mountains near Sun Valley, Idaho for an engagement photo session that I will not soon forget. My only hope is that the images stand up to Taylor's well trained eye.  ..read more
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Andrew & Sarah Wedding | Trail Creek Pavilion | Sun Valley, Idaho
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9M ago
001_Gadd_Ray_J969A1711 The Trail Creek Pavilion in Sun Valley, Idaho is the quintessential mountain town wedding location. The views of Bald Mountain and the surrounding ranges are breathtaking, the history is storied, and the vibe is an overwhelming sense of calm that makes you feel like the world has aligned. Many moons ago, Sarah was introduced to the Sun Valley area and they soon built a tradition on visiting this central Idaho getaway. Fast forward to present day where Sarah brought her forever partner to the same destination where so many memories were made for her and her family. Andrew ..read more
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Michael & Brenda Engagement Session | Seattle, Washington
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11M ago
Gadd_Ray_J_2023-07-08 11.50.39 Photographing people in new places is always an adventure. There's the thrill of different locations, textures, lighting, and people. For the most part, I love being able to work with people in these new environments. Michael & Brenda chose the waterfront of North Seattle as the location of their wedding engagement photo session. This place held a special connection for Michael having spent countless hours exploring the coastline. It was a beautifully diverse area that brought a peaceful sense of relaxation to us a ..read more
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Alec & Madelyn Wedding | W Hotel | Punta Mita, Mexico
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1y ago
173_Gadd_Ray_J_969A7338   Beach weddings are pretty damn amazing. Linen, flowy dresses, sand between the toes, waves crashing, vibrant flowers, and epic sunsets are just a few reasons to love a destination wedding in Punta Mita, Mexico. However, the best part of this festive weekend was bringing together two friends with their collections of incredible sincere and kind friends and families. Alec & Madelyn have been coming to the W Hotel in Punta Mita, Mexico for several year now and the choice for making it the location of their destination wedding was an easy one. Take ..read more
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Dev & Lexi Engagement | Sun Valley, Idaho
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1y ago
Dev & Lexi Sun Valley, Idaho Engagement   Sun Valley, Idaho has a way of holding a special place in certain people's hearts. For Dev and especially Lexi, Sun Valley and the holidays go hand in hand. This year they have something extra special to celebrate while soaking the winter festivities thanks to Dev's proposal to Lexi :)  With a beautiful engagement ring adorning Lexi's hand, we took a few of their favorite iconic Sun Valley, Idaho locations to capture the love these two share for one another. It was truly a treat spending the afternoon with these two. Congratulations ..read more
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Jake & Sarah Wedding | Green Turtle Cay | Abaco Island, Bahamas
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1y ago
102_Gadd_Ray_J_O4A2659 There's an insatiable feeling when a couple that you know and admire asks you if you'd be willing to capture their nuptials in a far off destination with incredible scenery, some of the best people in the world, warm ocean breezes and... bonefish. Jake and Sarah are two of the kindest, most thoughtful, and best storytellers I've ever come across. Naturally, their friends and family share many of the same characteristics and know how to make for one hell of a good time. There was no hesitation in making the journey down to Green Turtle Cay in the Bahamas to be p ..read more
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Cecil & Lauren Wedding | Bear Creek Lodge | McCall, Idaho
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1y ago
043_Gadd_Ray_J_O4A0344 It's always a treat having some sort of tie to the bride & groom of a wedding that I have the opportunity to photograph. Cecil and Lauren were one such couple that I have the had the pleasure of knowing for quite some time. McCall, Idaho has typically been the place when our paths have crossed and it's no wonder why they chose the area as the location of their wedding. These two amazing people have bonded and built deep relationships with a group of friends that goes far and wide. Cecil and Lauren invited these beautiful souls to join them fo their wedding day at the ..read more
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Cecil & Lauren Wedding | Bear Valley Ranch | McCall, Idaho
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1y ago
043_Gadd_Ray_J_O4A0344 It's always a treat having some sort of tie to the bride & groom of a wedding that I have the opportunity to photograph. Cecil and Lauren were one such couple that I have the had the pleasure of knowing for quite some time. McCall, Idaho has typically been the place when our paths have crossed and it's no wonder why they chose the area as the location of their wedding. These two amazing people have bonded and built deep relationships with a group of friends that goes far and wide. Cecil and Lauren invited these beautiful souls to join them fo their wedding day at the ..read more
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Sean & Jesse Wedding | Pioneer Park & Danner's Cabin | Stanley, Idaho
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1y ago
Sean & Jesse Stanley, Idaho Wedding at Pioneer Park & Danner's Cabins There's something magnetic about the Sawtooth Mountains near Stanley, Idaho. They have the ability to leave you awestruck, humbled, and with your breath taken away. Sean & Jesse made their way up from Utah surrounded by close friends and family to drink-in the goodness of the Stanley, Idaho area for their summer destination wedding. Clear skies, smiling faces, and lots of love surrounded these two as they exchanged joy inducing vows. The festivities continued into the night a hop skip and a jump from the Pioneer ..read more
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