Kimberly + David | Rattlesnake Engagement Session

I’ve known these two since grade school. I moved and was the new kid at the beginning of 5th grade — I remember going to a “cool kids” basement party the winter of that year and David was there. I tried to show off my dance moves to impress everyone. Pretty sure I embarrassed myself. Now he, the host of that party, and several other kids from that class will be standing in his wedding decades later. And I get to photograph the thing.

David and Kimberly live in Chicago, where I’m from, but came out to visit for a weekend and have their engagement session done in the great PNW. I, with a newborn and unable to travel, found this pretty awesome.

Kimberly is the kindest soul you’ll meet and saved someone’s life over the phone recently as a 911 dispatcher. So not only is she beautiful but she’s calm in the face of tragedy and comes out a winner. David’s the same nice kid I remember from all those years ago. They are just adorable together.

Enjoy their beautiful faces.


Lora + Pat | Chicago Summer Wedding

On what could be the hottest day in history, Lora and Pat tied the knot in the suburbs of Chicago.  Since moving to Seattle four years ago, I have slowly adapted to a more temperate climate, so the humidity totally took me off guard, even though it was the signature of all the summers of my life growing up.  I won't ever stop loving warm summer nights, though.  They have a sense of magic -- walking from the air-conditioned indoors to a warm blanket of night feels safe, honest and innocent.  They had a perfect golden sunset that turned into one of those magic nights.  I'm sharing just a few highlights here.  2019 weddings are booking up!  If you're engaged, let's set up a time to chat!