Unique Moments Photography of Gig Harbor Washington was truly honored to be a part of Clair and Gabriel’s FIP wedding in Tacoma Washington.
FIP stands for Focus,Intensity and Passion.
This could not be more fitting for these two. Gabriel is a High School basketball coach and he demands this from his players. It is also how he lives his life. Gabriel was looking for the perfect FIP girl to be a part of his life. He found that with Claire. Time to plan a wedding because these two were made for each other.
When we met Claire and she definitely was a little shy. She told us of this little wedding that she and Gabriel had planned. It was going to be really simple. She wasn’t even sure she needed a photographer but her friends convinced her to think about it. We are thankful they did.
The plan was simple. They were going to go to a pier on the Tacoma water front on a lazy Sunday afternoon, get married, and then go to the Social bar and have a nice little party with family and friends.
So we said to Claire . Let me see if I got this right. No reservations for the pier ? Nope its a public pier. What time and where on Sunday because the waterfront is usually packed on Sundays ? Sunday afternoon at 4PM.
Anything else I should know about? Well, my dad is taking me to the wedding in his boat. We are just gonna dock the boat, get married and head to the Bar.
Perfect. Sounds like this is going to be Fun.
So we made some suggestions and after about 15 minutes a plan of attack was ready. This was going to be a photographers dream come true. A 100% pure photojournalistic approach to a wedding in a public place with a great group of people, a stunning bride and groom. It does not get much better and sounded like a perfect wedding to us . We were So glad Claire decided to hire Unique Moments Photography
The plan was simple. We were going to sit back and just watch and let it all unfold in front of us. The day started off with Claire getting ready at her family home that was built and lived in since the 1930’s in Tacoma. After Claire was dressed, we headed over to point Defiance Park for a First look and some formal photos. Claire was absolutly Stunning in her dress and Gabriel clean up really good as well. They had a great first look and then we headed over to see Claire’s Grandmother. After a visit with grandma, it was time for the adventure.
Clair Jumped in her father boat and everyone else headed to the pier in Tacoma. Gabriel’s players set up some chairs at the end of the pier, the public quickly figured out what was going on (and cooperated) and Everyone arrived at the end of the pier. A boat idled in with a beautiful Bride aboard, and the rest as they say is History. Claire climbed up the ramp with her parents and these two lovebirds exchanged some vows in front of family, friends and the the rest of Tacoma’s best. Man talk about a ton of fun. This was absolutly perfect . A kiss for luck, a huge applause from the general public and it was time to P-A-R-T-Y.
The Bride and groom jumped back in the boat for a short ride to the social bar in Tacoma and the Museum of Glass. Gotta admit, we have photographed at the museum of glass a few times but not for a wedding. We knew the pictures would be awesome. The food was fantastic at the social bar. Family and friends were treated to a great Taco bar and they got to see a wonderful First dance by Claire and Gabe. The father daughter and mom Son dances were next followed by a greta sparkler exit later that night. After a perfect dip and Kiss at the sparkler exit, Claire and Gabriel headed to Mazatlan for a 2 week Honeymoon. Must admit. This one was absolutely Perfect. A great great wedding with wonderful families and great friends. We were tickled to be a part of this one.