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!
When I encourage couples to do engagement sessions, I'm finding more and more that it doesn't have to be anything extravagant. It doesn't have to be fake. We don't even have to go far. I think the more authentic we can keep them to your story, the better. Meet Kaylor and Kelsi. They invited me to their house for engagement photos and we walked around some of the trails in their backyard. As we walked they told me stories about summers and winters spent outside there, walking out to look at the mountain, and taking their dogs on walks. Kelsi worked with rescuing wildlife animals and Kaylor enjoys hunting; being outdoors is a place they feel comfortable. Seeing these two just be themselves, together, where they feel comfortable and in love is all I could ever ask for out of an engagement session.
This has been overdue for quite awhile now (typical) but with their wedding quickly approaching I figured I had better get these babes on the blog to finally share some of this magic we created. Meet Breanne + Dallas, they're just the cutest. Highschool sweethearts have a soft spot in my heart and when Bre and I met for coffee prior to this shoot and she told me about her relationship, I knew they were a pretty special couple. We adventured around their hometown and it was such a beautiful place! It was a little chilly that day but gave us some gorgeous fall light. I am so excited for these two as they get ready to tie the knot this month!