How gorgeous are these views from Amelia + Brendon’s engagement session in Olympic National Park? Some couples are seriously so easy to photograph and these two are definitely one of those couples with so much playful love between them. I can’t wait for their wedding next June!Read More
An arranged marriage.
Just kidding. But for real though, Hannah + Calvin have known each other since they were kids. Their moms were best friends and would always joke (and hope) that they would grow up and marry each other one day. Well lucky for them, it actually happened!
For their engagement session, we decided to recreate their first date on the Edmonds ferry. We started at the little beach at Brackett’s Landing and rode the ferry over to Kingston and back, taking photos along the way, and it was such a fun little adventure!Read More
Spent the evening running around Mt. Rainier National Park with Kim + Regan celebrating their engagement and documenting their playful, blissful, beautiful love. The low clouds brought such a magical vibe and solidified my opinion of Mt. Rainier being one of the coolest places in the world.Read More
For the second part of Karissa + Jamin's couple's session, they wanted to celebrate one of their favorite things to do together - music festivals! They actually met and fell in love at a festival so shooting part of their session in their festival outfits was an absolute must.Read More
Have you ever had so much to say that you end up speechless? That’s me right now trying to write about Alaina and Jared and this epic adventure we had together.
The day started out with this sweet couple getting ready together at a VRBO on Lake Sutherland with their fur baby Dingo (so much love for couple’s who get ready together on their wedding day!), then we headed over to the Olympic National Park where the cutest wedding crashers decided to join the ceremony (scroll down to see what I mean), then set off on a wondrous little ridge to pop some champagne (multiple bottles might I add) and their first dance as husband and wife, and some sunset portraits. We ended the evening with an unexpected “grand exit” photo, aka me slamming on my breaks a mile down the mountain, and making them jump out of the car for a final wedding kiss in front of their headlights!
This day was so full of love and bliss. The joy these two felt about marrying each other made me smile like a giddy little kid the whole drive home. Thank you Jared and Alaina for letting me tag along and witness your amazing love!Read More
Two of the sweetest people on the planet. I was taken back by the love I got to witness this night. Also, who knew Washington could look like Las Vegas? If you haven't been to Frenchman Coulee, it's an absolute most-see. Especially if you're a climber!Read More
When I was in Barcelona a few months ago, I had the privilege of photographing these two and we had such a wonderful morning strolling along the Platja and exploring the nearby streets. They were so playful, kind, and friendly, and even let us in on the coolest local spots for photography! Nothing like going to a new places and getting to photograph local couples. Thank you Majo and Xavi for a great morning!Read More
I am a strong believer that if you are not progressing, then you are regressing - which is why I am constantly investing my time and money into education and practice.
One of my favorite things about photography is that you can ALWAYS KEEP LEARNING. You can never know everything there is to know. There will always be new techniques, new ways to see and play with light, and countless other ways to grow and expand your skill sets. We all have our own little niches and I really love to get mentoring from other photographers who I think have their "niche" truly mastered. Yesterday I got schooled by another photographer in the area who is absolutely incredible in working with an urban setting and harsh or dramatic lighting. We strolled around Belltown and shot these two incredible people, and by the end I truly felt like I was seeing things in a totally new way. Such a great opportunity.
Here are a few of my favorite shots from our downtown adventure!Read More
Running around Rattlesnake Lake with Kelli and Wade this February morning was such an enjoyable way to to start the day. These two just moved to the Seattle area not even a week before our session! They were so sweet to each other and have a love that kept them warm despite this being one of the coldest days of the year!
They met on a dating app called "hinge" in the quaint little town of Thomasville, GA! Kelli was in graduate school at Florida State University and Wade was working at Ft. Benning, GA. They met up for lunch, which turned into coffee, which turned into happy hour, dinner, a local concert, and drinks. Needless to say they really hit it off! Wade deployed overseas two dates later for 6 months and they face-timed and wrote letters! When he got back to the states, Kelli picked him up from the airport and 6 months later they were engaged!
Congratulations you two! I'm so glad to have met you!Read More
Had about 15 mins to get some portraits of Justin + Zoe before the light was completely gone but it was totally worth the potentially fatal drive through Liscannor for this incredible view!Read More
Ashley + Peter are one of my amazing Fall 2018 couples and I am so psyched for their wedding. For their engagement session, we first stopped at their favorite little coffee shop in Olympia, then took a little road trip over to the coast and explored Ruby Beach. Despite the golden rays of sunshine in the photos, it was actually FREEZING and they were such troopers sticking it out so we could get some bangers.
These two killed it and I'm so excited to share this engagement session with you all!Read More