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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!

Enjoy.

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MaiLinh + Jake | Ballard Locks Winter Engagement

Winter means engagement sessions! It’s my favorite way to get to know my wedding couples, to find out what makes them laugh and to see the way they interact with each other. I’m always thrilled and grateful for the little glimpse into their lives.

We started this session with their EXTREMELY spry 8-year-old dog, and when life got too overstimulating for her, we continued on our own. :) I don’t get to spend enough time at the Locks, but they’re such an iconic part of Seattle history. On this particular day, a big day-cruise boat with Christmas EVERYTHING came through and made a performance, so it was busier than usual, but it’s usually a quiet escape in the city.

Enjoy.

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Camille + Erik | Upper Queen Anne Seattle Engagement

On a quiet morning before Thanksgiving, I met up with Camille & Erik for their engagement photos. They’re currently living on opposite coasts with school, so we had to be super strategic about timing! Luckily we had a classic, beautiful Seattle winter day. Not quite raining, but with low hanging clouds and a feeling of coziness that is reserved for those lights-on-inside, family-is-gathering vibes that, when I bend myself to acceptance, are some of the best parts of the Seattle winters.

We decided on Upper Queen Anne for its overgrowth, its stony walkways and grand streets, and its open air and fort-like elevation above the world. When I first moved to Seattle this is where I lived, and in some ways, it will always feel a little like home. Taking walks with my husband in this very spot, years before I started my business, years before we had a baby, and years before my life would change forever from the amazing people I get to meet in doing this job. I’m always amazed at how unique each love story is and humbled by the couple’s willingness to let me in for a small glimpse of something so precious.