Category archives: Engagement

Courtney + ChrisFishermens Terminal EngagementSeattle, WA

I recently spent some time with Courtney and Chris for a Fishermens Terminal engagement session that started there before moving to Magnolia’s sprawling Discovery Park.

We were blessed with sunny skies and moderate temperatures while we found interesting stuff around the net warehouses to work with as locations while also incorporating the fishing boats and docks found all around this iconic area below the Ballard Bridge in Seattle, WA.

Chris and Courtney chose to work with the incomparably talented Barb Whipple of Plume Wedding Concepts for their wedding at Swan’s Trail Farms and getting to know them ahead of photographing their wedding proved to be invaluable in regards to getting to know them much, much better while providing them a large collection of images that they elected to turn into a guest sign-in book.

Hugs, kisses, hard light, maritime backdrops and a piggyback ride. Good times.

A couple snuggle in front of a net shed during their Fishermens Terminal engagement sessionA Fishermens Terminal engagement session sees a couple posing together against a net shed wallA smiling couple pose with their heads together in embrace in front of a building reflecting blue sky and boats in the windows during their Fishermens Terminal engagement sessionA moody silhouette of a couple embracing during their Fishermens Terminal engagement sessionA smiling guy give a smiling girl a piggy back ride in Discovery Park after their Fishermens Terminal engagement session

Renata + ChrisQueen Anne EngagementSeattle, WA

Hello 2013!  How lucky am I that I get to work with Renata and Chris to fulfill their request for a Queen Anne engagement session near their home.

We were #soblessed with a beautiful, sunny day and leisurely followed the good light before it quickly left us altogether after some introductory (and nerve-calming) beverages at the Hilltop Alehouse on Queen Anne and tasty Cubanos from El Diablo.

These two are SMART.  And they save lives.  And they have a fantastic Australian shepherd named Ruddy with a winning personality.  FWIW, Ruddy is also the first organism with a heart beat to ride in the back of my beloved wagon.

The session began by working some low, warm light in Parson’s Garden before exploring nearby textures provided the many phenomenal homes in the area. As we were just a few days into the new year it was very cold so snuggling for the couple came naturally and be necessity!

Ruddy rules.  So do Chris and Renata.  I can’t wait for their Seattle Aquarium wedding with Emily from Manette Gracie making things purdy and keeping the timeline Swiss.

Profile of an engaged couple in Parsons Garden bathed in warm light in the Queen Anne neighborhood of SeattleAn engaged couple light heartedly embrace while their dog roams at their feet while at Discovery Park in SeattleAn Australian shepherd takes center stage during a Seattle engagement photography session in Seattle's Discovery ParkA couple stand together amid purple, pink skies during their engagement photography session in Seattle's Discovery ParkAn engaged couple square off in a romantic and intimate moment for a dramatic silhouette

Yun + PatrickJardin du Soleil EngagementSequim, WA

It was refreshing and fun to take a break from my busiest wedding season yet and head Sequim, WA for a Jardin du Soleil engagement session on the Olympic Peninsula with Yun + Patrick for some frolicking among the lavender. Their Newcastle Golf Club wedding is just a scant few weeks away and I think we’re all getting just a little excited!

These guys were not afraid to get close and share their love (thank you Y + P) nor were they shy about rocking some pink balloons for a little stylized flair. They even embraced the wind on the ferry for some hair-gone-wild moments that had to be shared.

Getting to and from Sequim was really no big deal and I’d definitely like to go back to Jardin du Soleil again to rock it on a warm, summer evening as we had a bit of gray and cold to contend with. And man, a ferry gets me every time… Probably my favorite thing about living in Puget Sound.

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A windblown couple pose on a Washington State ferry between Edmonds and Kingston in Puget SoundA couple in love over Puget Sound on a Washington State ferry between Edmonds and KingstonA couple with pink balloons frolicking playfully through the lavender fields of Jardin du Soleil in Sequim, WAA couple snuggle in the rich purple lavender of Jardin du Soleil in Sequim, WAA couple embrace face to face in the purple lavender fields of Jardin du Soleil in Sequim, WA

Sarah + DanielPioneer Square EngagementSeattle, WA

Meet Sarah + Daniel. They hail from the midwest and are readying to celebrate their wedding in Cannon Beach, OR… One of my favorite places to visit with my family as a child growing up in Vancouver, WA and I cannot wait to join them.

For their Pioneer Square engagement session we eschewed most of the typical locations and explored locations new to them and me while seeing just how close those to could get! This session is definitely on the moodier side of anything I’ve previously shown and I love it. They did too as their 20 favorites wound up as a gorgeous 8×8 Fine Art book for their coffee table 🙂

Show a little love for Sarah + Daniel if you would. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll look forward to sharing their Cannon Beach wedding down the line.

And up-close view while a man kisses a smiling woman during their Pioneer Square engagement sessionAn intimate, grainy black and white image of a woman snuggled into a man during their Pioneer Square engagement sessionA couple embrace and share a kiss with a glint of backlight during a Pioneer Square engagement sessionA low perspective and leading lines of ceiling lights in parking garage mixed with a hint of backlight make for an interesting image of a couple embracing during their Pioneer Square engagement session

Billy + IngridUniversity of Washington EngagementSeattle, WA

I recently had the pleasure of spending some time with Ingrid + Billy during their University of Washington engagement session ahead of their upcoming wedding. It was a gorgeous spring evening to visit the Suzzallo Library and other points of interest on the UW campus while making a quick stop in Fremont before ultimately ending up downtown at Pike Place Market near the Alibi Room, one of their favorite haunts.

Ingrid & Billy exude a quiet confidence and closeness that is refreshing to photograph.  Besides being over the moon to photograph their Volunteer Park/Melrose Market wedding in August, I’m also looking forward to photographing the wedding of Billy’s sister Alex this summer for a little thing called Lightning Bolts of Love.  The family that marries together stays together?!


It’s my standard practice now to offer portrait subjects a free 11×14 mounted lab print of their choice from their session if they can drum up 30 original comments on their blog post. Ingrid and Billy are no different (in that regard). Please take a moment to vote for your favorites, ‘Like’ the images on Facebook, pin one or two to Pinterest and MOST DEFINITELY add a comment at the bottom of the post so these two can score a free print. Thanks for stopping by!

A couple embrace while backlight by glowing evening sun during their University of Washington engagement sessionA couple pop off of structural slabs near the Suzzallo Library during a University of Washington engagement sessionA couple walk and look at each other lovingly while bathed in evening sun during their University of Washington engagement sessionA guy kisses a girl on the nose while drenched in evening sun at their University of Washington engagement sessionA couple move from their University of Washington engagement session to a backlight night shot outside the Alibi Room at Pike Place Market