I've known of Natalia for a few years now through mutual friends, she's an amazing make up artist and kindhearted human. When she reached out to me about her engagement photos, she mentioned wanting hawaiian vibes as they are getting married in Hawaii this upcoming summer. The entire week before their session, and entire week after this session is PNW poured all day every day. You won't find many palm trees in our neck of the woods, sure theres some beaches but with the weather we decided to keep it local and see how it went. We totally beat the rain this morning, grabbed a cup of coffee, and escaped to a local river spot (not exactly tropical BUT almost as close as you get to it where we live!) These two are total babes and despite telling me they were going to have no idea what they were doing in front of the camera, I think they totally nailed it. I don't mean to play favorites, but whenever a couple brings their dog along- I melt. Scroll down and you'll meet their pup, Dirk. See Dirk is an old man, and he wore his finest old man hawaiian shirt for this occasion. Dirk was a trooper, with his little legs he climbed over rocks twice his size and was always down to do whatever I asked of him for the photo. These three were so much fun to hang out with and I can't thank them enough for letting me capture them!
I ventured out to Port Orchard, WA for Aubree and Jeff's engagement session. These guys are freakin' cute. They're getting married out in Quilcene, WA this summer on his family's property and wanted to incorporate some of the PNW water into their session. We actually had originally talked about doing a fun snow session but made some last minute changes for this location. We were laughing about it during the session as Aubree admitted that they 'aren't snow people' so why would they do a session in the snow!? This made me SO HAPPY. All I want for these sessions is for my couples to feel comfortable, have a ton of fun, receive some photos that they love and that are true to who they are as a couple, and walk around from the session feeling like they just killed it. We had so much fun, by the end of the session these two felt like friends. I already feel like I know their families just from what they've told me which makes me even more excited to actually meet them all on their wedding day. They got a ton of photos in a location that speaks to who they are as a couple who loves camping, and fishing, and being in the PNW outdoors. And they should seriously feel like they absolutely nailed this session and feel so ready for their wedding photos! A+J you guys are babes, thanks again for exploring with me and sharing your love + energy with me.
M+J had a gorgeous wedding set right in the heart of Seattle at Hotel Sorrento. If I had to describe these two in 3 words it would be classy, kindhearted, and fun. I think their wedding day really captured who they are as a couple. The venue lends itself to their style naturally, but everything from her stunning shoes and dress to the wedding signage was gorgeous. Marja was one of my most relaxed brides to date, casually sipping champagne all morning with her pup in her arms. After their first look, we spent some time exploring the hotel and then she asked if we could go relax and have some drinks (don't have to ask me twice, girl!) we spent some time just hanging out with their closest friends and family. Their ceremony was very special, officiated by her brother, there were tears and laughs, kisses and cheers. Their cocktail hour was set up with an outdoor balcony, despite the on and off rain plenty of guests were able to enjoy the space and take in the city views. Their toasts were some that I still remember to this day, I laughed out loud from behind my camera multiple times. They spent the rest of the evening dancing and celebrating such a beautiful wedding, and even more beautiful marriage. Congrats M+J, you two are rockstars.