A Christmas Card from Kelsey + Jake

Great weddings come with great music! It's our version of a Christmas card, and here are a few of our favorites that we've been listening to this year. They've all got stories too, so that's cute.

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 Kelsey Lane Photography brought us to Leavenworth, WA to photograph a wedding. In case you don't know, Leavenworth is completely German themed. Thank god they had nuggets, I don't think I could've handled the brats the whole time.

Kelsey Lane Photography brought us to Leavenworth, WA to photograph a wedding. In case you don't know, Leavenworth is completely German themed. Thank god they had nuggets, I don't think I could've handled the brats the whole time.

 I may not be a great photographer, but Kels sure made this one a great shot. 

I may not be a great photographer, but Kels sure made this one a great shot. 

Crazy One More Time | Kip Moore. Jake made me a mixtape before I moved to Missoula in March. He always knows just the right songs to get me thinking of him. 

Only You | Anderson East. This one gets an immediate swivel dance out of me! Jake will be working on grading for his 3rd grade class and I'll be in the kitchen, just swiveling away!

North Side Gal | JD McPherson. I don't know if anybody knows this, but Jake is real musically inclined. He'll play the guitar to this song and it's amazing! He also can SING!! Yes, folks. Sing! Gah! 

Head Over Heels | JD McPherson. On our way to get our FIRST new car together - the 2018 Subaru Outback, by the way - this one was a favorite.

You Belong to Me | Bryan Adams. Jake plays this one on the guitar and it is something else. We'll sit in the office and he will strum along, rocking out. This was on the first mixtape that he gave to me too! He knows how to pick all the melty songs!

Back Here | BBMak. Kelsey didn't think I knew what a boy band was, so I hit her with this deep cut from BBMak. Take that, Luther Vandross. Wait, what's that, Kels? Yeah, I don't know what a boy band is. 

Electric Love | BORNS. Man that chick can sing! ...That's a dude, bro. That's a dude. 

 When I moved from Seattle, Momma needed some sushi. The Jake made it happen. 

When I moved from Seattle, Momma needed some sushi. The Jake made it happen. 

 Jake graduated with his masters degree in Curriculum & Instruction from Montana State University. Don't worry, we're still Griz fans. Go Griz! 

Jake graduated with his masters degree in Curriculum & Instruction from Montana State University. Don't worry, we're still Griz fans. Go Griz! 

 Sprawling Lessons 101. The Doc is a ballin' sprawler'.

Sprawling Lessons 101. The Doc is a ballin' sprawler'.

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Mistakes | Lake Street Dive. Our first dance was to this song back in August 2016. We stayed up late after Jake's sister's wedding singing and dancing. It's where we met. 

You Make Me Feel Like Dancing | Leo Sayer. We're not quite sure how this bandy-legged, denim wearing, skinny little permed dude's song made the list, but it gets us dancing!! 

Missing You | John Waite. We were definitely in the car likely driving to a wedding or photoshoot. This oldie but goodie turned out to be too good to pass up. Since then Jake has been sliding the phone under the bathroom door while this song is playing. 

Side Pony | Lake Street Dive. This one came on at the wedding where we met. A side pony happened and Jake melted a little. Scratch that. A LOT. We've seen Lake Street Dive a couple times together, once in Denver in March and once in August in Missoula!

Dance with Me Baby | Ben Rector. I was missing Kelsey terribly and aching for the better part of me. I decided to make her a mixtape to make good use of my anxious energy and wound up finding our song. We've been dancing into the morning light ever since... 

 We hit up an Avalanche (hockey) game in Denver! Go Avs! Fun fact, the Jake played hockey! If he had played that night, maybe they would've won... 

We hit up an Avalanche (hockey) game in Denver! Go Avs! Fun fact, the Jake played hockey! If he had played that night, maybe they would've won... 

 My other half tried his hand at photography AND videography this year. Watch out, world!

My other half tried his hand at photography AND videography this year. Watch out, world!

I Wanna Dance with Somebody | Whitney Houston. "Whitney is my GIRL!!!" You decide who said that. 

(What A) Wonderful World | Sam Cooke. This one might've gotten me through many an editing session. Especially when July happened and there were three weddings in one month! WHOOO!

Home | Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. I've always felt so at home with Jake. He makes our house feel like home too! He built a raised bed for the strawberries that is so cute!

The Way We Move | Langhorn Slim

Better Be Good to Me | Tina Turner

Versace on the Floor | Bruno Mars. Let's all be adults here. You know why this song made the list... Because of Bruno's amazing lyrics and voice obviously! Get your heads out of the gutter - It's a Christmas card!

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Lover Come Back | City and Colour. Kelsey came to visit Missoula in October 2016 and we ended up singing this song together in what would become our living room. She's the best duet partner I could ask for! I wouldn't want to sing with anyone else.

Not A Bad Thing | Justin Timberlake. I played this song the first night that we spent time together. I was hoping that she would get the message - she certainly read me loud and clear. It helped that I just kept bugging her.

My Speed | Lake Street Dive

 Just look at that smile. I get to see that every day! 

Just look at that smile. I get to see that every day! 

This is just a lot of happiness from our home to yours. We hope you enjoy the tunes and have a happy holiday season. 

We look forward to 2018! We've got weddings booked to photograph AND video. Jake will be getting his own camera soon. We'll be attending a wedding we don't even have to work! Going to a wedding as guests?? WHAT?! I'll bring my camera just in case. 

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 The SWEETEST thing that Jake did before a wedding, was set up our own outdoor movie. It was a complete surprise and it was perfect. There was sushi and cider. Have I had wedding clients ask him to consult with their husbands? Yes. Yes I have. 

The SWEETEST thing that Jake did before a wedding, was set up our own outdoor movie. It was a complete surprise and it was perfect. There was sushi and cider. Have I had wedding clients ask him to consult with their husbands? Yes. Yes I have. 

Happy Holidays from Jake & Kelsey! 

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