Hayley + Brandon | A Mt. Rainier Wedding at Nisqually Winds Mountain House

I remember exactly where I was when I met with Hayley and Brandon over the phone to talk about capturing their wedding. In my purple office chair, at my desk, with my baby in his bouncer on the floor next to me — my toe gingerly tapping to keep him sleeping. This was how I spent most days last winter. The coming summer seemed so far away.

We met for their engagement session and I fell in love with them. So grounded, honest, easygoing and kind people. I was not just a vendor to them, which is my most heartfelt wish for every couple I work with. Hayley and I became buds on social media and when I showed up for this day it felt like greeting old friends. At the end of the night, we stood just outside the gathering, looking in at their loved ones, and I felt sad to go.

Life is about people, people.



Reggie + Vanessa | Pike Place & Mt. Rainier Couple Session

Reggie contacted me from LA, letting me know he’d be coming up for a visit with Vanessa, and that he wanted to capture their time together in a big way. We started at Pike Place (it’s always a bit of a shooting challenge for me with lighting and CROWDS, but I’m always surprisingly happy with the result0. It’s just a gritty, Seattle-y, grungy spot. After that, we made the big trek out to Rainier where it was absolutely POURING slushy snow-rain and we kept falling into the snow piles up at Paradise, splitting our sides laughing. I’ll always remember that.

Thanks, Reggie and Vanessa, for a super fun day!


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