A few months ago, I shared Courtney + Nick's announcement shoot. We met down towards Portland, I was beyond thrilled to be getting to see my good friend in her new pregnancy glow and even more excited that I was getting let in on a secret that the whole world didn't know yet ;) Now she is much further along in her pregnancy I couldn't wait to hop in my Jeep and head back down there to see her for some maternity photos! Courtney is one hot mom-to-be (Nick, if you're reading this, you have a hot wife alright?) This was a PDF in-home session and I am so in love with everything about it. I'm obsessed with the human body, it's abilities and how beautiful it is in every stage of life. You know what's really cool? I was scrolling through my blog archive and have multiple posts of these two over the years- from engagement session all the way to now maternity session. This is really special to me- I LOVE getting to help document LIFE. As it unfolds and happens, and as we grow into it and evolve, it's SO cool to be able to look back and see a relationship grow. To my gorgeous friend and her amazing husband, thank you for letting me be a part of so many chapters in your life together- I am so excited for you guys as you enter this next chapter of life!
We snuck off one evening to catch a ferry ride to Vashon Island, Washington. Elise had mentioned that she wanted to incorporate driftwood into their shoot and this was the perfect setting. I've known Tyler for a long time, we grew up together and spent many summers on the lake with our friends. When they reached out to me about their wedding, which was going to take place on that very lake, I was beyond excited. Vashon is a tiny island that looks across the sound to a bustling city, there's really only one road from when we got off the ferry to this beach. I had them dance around, skip rocks, cuddle, and just enjoy getting away from the craziness of everyday life for a bit. Elise skipped her first rock and turned around with the cutest surprised and proud look on her face, so excited to make sure Tyler saw it- I melted a little. We caught the ferry back and watched the sun as it started its way down for the evening. Such a sweet and fun afternoon with these two, and I am SO EXCITED for their wedding!
Jaki and Trevor's engagement photos were taken near Mt. Rainier, not far from where we all grew up. I met Jaki in high school and one of the best things about this job and is getting to stay in touch with long time friends like this. She hasn't changed a bit; still big hearted, gorgeous, and always laughing. Seeing her with Trevor, it all made sense. He's genuine, and adventurous, and makes Jaki laugh. It's perfect. We decided to head out to a local hiking trail and check it out. We actually saw a BEAR in the middle of the road on our way up, after that it was mostly just rabbits. The views here were unreal, and because of that we had a lot of time to kill before the sun got low enough to really get the best photos of that spot. So we spent a lot of time walking around, talking, exploring, and they even brought a small picnic backpack with champagne to celebrate. We shot until 9pm or so and it was seriously an awesome way to end a Sunday! More of this session to come!