The second part to the “Frame your couples with nature” breakout at PhotoLush 2019 was hosted by Celina Meza Photography. Last year she gave a talk about engagement sessions and working with couples so I was really excited to see her in action this year and she didn’t disappoint! Her couple Matt & Mae were adorable and so comfortable in front of the camera.
This past weekend I attended PhotoLush for the third time and it was the best time yet! Not only did I get to present and lead a breakout (more on that in a coming post) but I also got to attend a breakout hosted by the wonderful Afton Lewis and Celina Meza. They hosted a joint breakout on using nature to frame your couples, at the beautiful and #SOPNW Rosario Beach, just by Deception Pass.
When I moved to Seattle just over four years ago, Amber and her family were some of my very first clients and we did a couple of sessions together before they moved to the East Coast. Well last fall they came back for a vacation to visit family and they took time out to get some updated family photos! We decided to go to the same place we went for that very first shoot, the Ballard Locks, and thankfully the weather cooperated and we were able to get some beautiful family photos.
Last summer when I was considering switching camera systems from Canon to Sony, I rented a Sony A7III and asked Andrea if she wanted to model for some portraits for me to test it out. We headed out to Richmond Beach Saltwater Park on a beautiful afternoon just as the sun was setting and captured some magic!
I’ve known Kendall for years online but I only got to shoot with her for the first time last month when we collaborated on some in-home boudoir portraits. Normally behind the camera, Kendall wanted to step in front of the lens to build up her modeling portfolio. Seriously, how amazing does she look?
When I first moved to Seattle almost four years ago, Hitomi and her family were one of my first clients. When we did that shoot Paul was but a little toddler, now he’s off to school! That’s not all that’s changed, he now has an adorable little sister. Like all older siblings, Paul’s happiness at having a younger sibling ebbs and flows but thankfully on this day he was happy to have someone to play in the leaves with on a beautiful crisp fall day.
Where to even start with Rachel & Kelsey’s wedding? Well I knew after their engagement session (see it here) that these two were going to be a hoot and they didn’t disappoint!
Bre & Elliott chose to do their engagement photos at a Seattle Park (Golden Gardens) and they continued that tradition into their wedding by doing their first look at a Seattle Park also. I had never been to Sunset Park but I can see why they were attracted to it. Offering stunning views out across the Puget Sounds to the rolling Olympic Mountains it was quite the backdrop, and backdrop it was because Bre & Elliott only had eyes for each other once they’d seen each other.
When I shot Ann & Eric’s engagement photos back in March, I knew they were going to host a fun wedding, and I was right. On a beautiful summer day, a beautiful summer Friday The 13th no less, the two tied the knot at Willows Lodge over in Woodinville, just East of Seattle.
Discovery Park is one of the most popular parks in Seattle for photography, that's why I have always avoided it. Tales of cars being towed, broken into, no spaces, made it all very confusing on the best way to enjoy this park. Thankfully Evan & Kelsey knew the deets and we parked at the South Lot and went EARLY.