Caroline and Jacob’s Moroccan Pool Couples Session

This could be one of my favorite shoots to date. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE all of my sessions- my people- their ideas and emotions. BUT THIS ONE- this one was a first for me. A pool session… with two incredibly fun and amazing humans… in an epic and gorgeous Riad… in FREAKING Morocco… at sunrise.

What goes into a shoot like this? First off, alarms are going off at 6am at the LATEST (probably earlier), because shoot time for a sunrise session where we were needed to start around 7am. It was definitely not warm yet for this- Caroline and Jacob were freaking champs. It’s chilly as is, the sun is not up yet, they are in minimal clothing, AND the pool is NOT heated- yeah, insane right? Nothing like snuggling up close together with teeth chattering and bodies literally shaking from being cold. They did it with giant smiles on their faces (and the promise of a hot shower and warm cup of tea waiting for them as soon as they were done) I am completely obsessed with these two, this session, and can not wait until I can convince two more crazies to get up and in the water at 7am for another sunrise pool shoot!

Location: Riad Chamali Workshop: Immersed with Anni Graham Models: Caroline and Jacob Styling and Planning: Mae & Co Creative Florals: Brier and Ivy Swimsuit: Aerie

Kat and John's Mountain Top Engagement

This is my second time getting lucky enough to photograph these two. We did a snowy engagement session last winter (seriously- if you missed it, check it here) that was AMAZING, so I knew when Kat reached out to me about another session in the sun, it was about to be GOOD. I was also super pumped because they wanted to include their furbabe and for those who know me, you know how much I love pups! We headed out toward Mt. Rainier at sunset. This location is one of my favorites but the timing can be tricky, there is about a 30 minute window when the lighting is PERFECT and you don’t want to drive all that way and miss it. Their wedding was only a few weeks away from this and I loved having this last minute shoot with them before they got married to have adventure and just have some time together before the big day. Sharing their wedding REAL SOON so stay tuned for that!