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Wow… it’s hard to know where to start with Margaret and Travis’s wedding.  We had the first FULL day of sunshine we’d seen in months and we were at the Daybreak Star Center, which overlooks Discovery Park and the water below.  You can’t get a better setting than that.

Margaret is part of the Tlingit Tribe and planned a beautiful adoption and naming ceremony to induct Travis into the tribe.  During the ceremony Travis was presented with his new tribal name as well as a hand made vest with the animal representation of his name on the back.  Other gifts were presented to both of Travis’s parents as well as to Margaret.  The craftsmanship of all these items was truly stunning.  After the gifts were presented a dance performance commenced in honor of Travis and the happy couple on their wedding day.  Joe and I were left speechless with gratitude for the opportunity to be present and photograph such a special event.

And THEN we got to photograph their wedding!  Every detail throughout their day was as beautiful and thoughtfully planned as the adoption ceremony.  The love and respect Margaret and Travis share for each other is undeniable and quite inspiring.

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