Wednesday, April 16, 2014

granite falls engagement | scott & courtney.

A great advantage to having outdoorsy clients is getting to see amazing places all over the state. I remember my initial meeting with Scott & Courtney - we talked about our favorite hikes and how Scott had climbed a snowy peak on New Year's Eve day. I knew we would be a good fit from the start. Scott chose the location for their engagement session and let's just say, it was a dream. We scrambled over rocks and spent some real quality time by the river with their two pups. While everyone else spent their Sunday in the busy city amongst crowds and blooming cherry blossoms, we were enjoying some beautiful scenery, solitude, and fresh mountain air. I can't wait to photograph their wedding at Salish Lodge this summer!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

seattle engagement photographer | stephen & elisabeth.

This couple. Creative, talented, smart -- they just go together. When I first met them, I knew that I really wanted to be a part of their wedding festivities. Not just because Stephen is a talented designer and Elisabeth is creative and her wedding ideas are so incredibly unique, and also not because the wedding is in Leavenworth (albeit a huge plus), but because of the way they are together. You can just tell that they get along so well and there is a genuine affection for each other. Seeing them pull out their laptops and passionately talk about their wedding plans and ideas was just so wonderful and made me feel like I was right along there with them making the big plans. Elisabeth told me she wanted to have their engagement photos taken with the cherry blossoms. So on a quiet day in March, we took a stroll through the beautiful Washington Arboretum and I got to capture their love. 

Friday, April 4, 2014

seattle engagement photographer | a discovery park engagement session.

Happy Friday Seattle! Hope everyone is enjoying the lovely sunshine up here the Pacific Northwest today. After a quick run to Gasworks Park and watching sea planes take off on Lake Union, I'm ready to hit the streets of downtown for some shopping and fun in the market. Sometimes amidst the rainy days and clouds it's hard to wonder why I live here, but days like today make it all worthwhile. I wanted to post a quick photo from an engagement session I did last month at Discovery Park - one of my favorite new places to shoot in the city. With small waves from Puget Sound lapping the shores of a forest filled bluff, Olympic views, oh and did I mention there's a lighthouse? This place is so gorgeous and a simply beautiful escape from city life. On a perfect evening I went out there with one of this summer's wedding couples and we captured this amazing shot on the beach. I hope everyone has time to get outside and enjoy wherever they live this weekend!

Monday, March 31, 2014

personal | uw cherry blossoms.

Last week the I visited my alma mater to see the iconic cherry blossoms in the Quad. They seemed to be at their peak and there were tons of people out viewing and taking photos. As I was leaving it started pouring rain so I feel like I was pretty lucky to see them when I did. Happy spring everyone!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

bellingham engagement photographer | pat & jen.

There's something really special about photographing someone you have known for a long time. Jen is my sorority little sis and she and I have known each other since the day she moved into the sleeping porch at the good ol' Delta Gamma house. I know that sororities can seem kind of silly for some people, but the bonds you form really do have the potential to last a lifetime. Since being back in Seattle it's been amazing to see my "sisters". Going to weddings, baby showers, watching each other grow. So on the note of celebrating friendship and love, I bring you Pat & Jen's engagement session.

On a lovely sunny day in Bellingham, we spent the afternoon walking the waterfront of the city where Pat & Jen grew up. Their families live there, he proposed there, they are getting married there. Bellingham is clearly a special place to them. I really enjoyed exploring a new part of Washington and just hanging around this awesome, laid-back couple, and of course, spending time with an old friend. Congratulations to these amazing people!