Northacres Family Session // The Sliva's

Northacres Family Session // The Sliva's

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.

Rattlesnake Lake Engagement Session // Rachel & Kelsey

Rattlesnake Lake Engagement Session // Rachel & Kelsey

When I suggested to Rachel & Kelsey that we do a sunrise shoot at Rattlesnake Lake for their engagement session, there was some reluctance. They both admitted they were not morning people and with the Lake being an hour drive away from Seattle they knew they’d have to get up early.

Richmond Beach Saltwater Park Engagement Session // Jordan & Greg

Richmond Beach Saltwater Park Engagement Session // Jordan & Greg

Jordan and Greg opted for a sunset session at Richmond Beach Saltwater Park. I’ve taken my dog there before (he loves it) but I’d never been there at sunset and holy wow does it get a beautiful sunset. The sun dips below the Olympics and bathes the entire beach in a gorgeous golden glow. 

Westside Church Wedding // Bre & Elliott

Westside Church Wedding // Bre & Elliott

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.

Discovery Park Engagement Shoot // Evan & Kelsey

Discovery Park Engagement Shoot // Evan & Kelsey

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.

Boho Styled Shoot at Rosario Beach // Seattle Wedding Photography

Boho Styled Shoot at Rosario Beach // Seattle Wedding Photography

A few months ago I was contacted by Sarah of Serenity Weddings who asked if I would be interested in collaborating in a styled shoot. I've been to one or two but I'd never be involved from the beginning so it was a fun process. 

Downtown Seattle Wedding // Patrick & Marc

Downtown Seattle Wedding // Patrick & Marc

For those not in the know, Columbia Tower is Seattle's tallest building. 75 stories tall it towers over the surrounding buildings and offers a 360 degree view of Seattle from an unparalleled viewpoint. The top two floors are reserved for the Columbia Tower club which Patrick & Marc used as the venue for their beautiful day. 

Pride Cake Smash!

Pride Cake Smash!

With all the ugliness surrounding the Supreme Court's decision in the cake baker case I decided I wanted to do something positive to counter it. So I cooked up a plan with some friends and enlisted the magic baking hands of South Fork Cake Co who made the most amazing cake I think I've ever seen. My good friends Alex & Chad then proceeded to smash it into each others faces in the most adorable way.