Our very favorite thing since moving to Washington is finding new hikes and beautiful spots for photoshoots. A few weeks ago Michael and I (and Maverick of course) scouted out this gorgeous little hike to Hanging Gardens in Black Diamond, WA. It was such a peaceful, rainy afternoon spent together in our beloved PNW.
"I couldn't believe that was me in the pictures I was looking at! I think when you see yourself every day in the mirror, you become so desensitized. You knit pick yourself, and you pick out all of the negatives. Everything about my gallery was beautiful and classy. I got a little emotional seeing myself like that. Who knew I could look that amazing and be so confident just the way I am?"
Vignesh and Niveditha were so fun photograph and get to know! We hiked around Squak Mountain and found some gorgeous spots to document their newlywed love. The springtime greenery here in western WA is just unbelievable! I am so excited to be living in this beautiful state and to keep meeting amazing people like these two!
After competing in a bodybuilding show it was difficult for me to accept that I couldn't maintain that physique all of the time. I struggled with my body image and decided to do something completely out of my comfort zone and do it to see myself in a positive way. The pictures were stunning, they made me realize that I was beautiful exactly how I was.
These newly weds are two of the best people I know. My sister in-law Madi, and her hubby Dano have such big hearts and so much love for each other. He looks at her in the sweetest of ways and makes her giggle like I have never seen before, and you can tell that she just feels so at home in his arms.
I could honestly spend all day documenting their endless love <3
The first time Jessica talked to me about photographing her wedding, I knew we would be a perfect fit. Every detail about the day was gorgeous, while still being laid-back, fun-oriented, and most importantly, about the couple. The reason I LOVE small, intimate weddings like this one is because it allows the focus to truly be on the bride and groom and how much they enjoy each others' company. Jess + Daniel's wedding was no exception. I don't know if I have ever seen a couple more inseparable than these two. They are amazing together and I am so grateful I got to be a part of this beautiful day!
This family seriously stole my heart <3 One of my favorite family sessions to date. They were so relaxed and care free and that always makes for the best pictures! I had a chance to capture their true personalities through candid, documentary style photography which is where my heart truly lies! Thank you so much Hayes family!