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Jack Block Park Engagement Session // Michael & Brian

Jack Block Park Engagement Session // Michael & Brian

I’d never heard of Jack Block Park before Michael & Brian mentioned they wanted to do their engagement session there and the way they described it plus my overactive imagination had me envisioning something very industrial with lots of concrete and steel bars.

Thankfully the reality couldn’t have been further from the truth.

Dash Point State Park Engagement Session // McKenna & James

Dash Point State Park Engagement Session // McKenna & James

McKenna and James’ engagement session was originally supposed to be on the Sunday evening but I had a cancellation on the Saturday and asked if they’d like to switch. I figured, Saturday’s are more relaxed and further from the start of another work week so it would be more fun.

Rosario Beach Couples Shoot // Matt & Mae - PhotoLush 2019

Rosario Beach Couples Shoot // Matt & Mae - PhotoLush 2019

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.

Rosario Beach Couples Shoot // Anna & Josh - PhotoLush 2019

Rosario Beach Couples Shoot // Anna & Josh - PhotoLush 2019

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.

Ballard Locks Family Session // The Ratcliffe Family

Ballard Locks Family Session // The Ratcliffe Family

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.

Richmond Beach Portraits // Plus Size Pioneer

Richmond Beach Portraits // Plus Size Pioneer

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!

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.

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.