March 22nd, 2012
On a cold, snowy and rainy day in March, Katie and Craig were married at the Red Barn Studios near Chehalis Washington. While the weather outside was cold and wet, inside everyone was safe and warm in a gigantic old barn. A couple of friends of mine, Jason and Laurie Dix converted their 1937 gothic barn, a former dairy barn into a unique venue intended for weddings, retreats, and other social gatherings with the help and support of friends and family. It is a wonderful place for a wedding in all kinds of weather.
In more temperate weather the 25 acre property has wonderful places for outdoor ceremonies and receptions including a natural amphitheater not far from the Red Barn. But in every month of the year if you are planning a wedding it is always prudent to have a plan B and Red Barn Studios has a great one. For some people they are also in a perfect location about halfway between Seattle and Portland, not far from I-5.
Here are some pictures from the indoor March wedding ceremony of Katie and Craig. I was assisting Laurie who was the main photographer at the the wedding. Because of the weather, we made 2 different panoramic large group wedding portraits. The first one, above was shot indoors right after the ceremony. Later on during the reception, the weather cleared up and everyone went out and we made a second panorama on the deck of the barn, the last image at the bottom of this post. Below is a picture of Laurie at work making some formal portraits with her chickens and a turkey in the background.