Spring is in the air and that means people are deciding to get married. It also means the cherry blossoms are in full swing at the University, a famous spectacle around these parts. It's a bit of a challenge, finding that split second without a million photobombers in the background, but we succeeded! Of course, it didn't hurt that Brian and Megan looked stunning no matter what was behind them. The gorgeous blooms and pristine lakes helped a little, I suppose. I'm already looking forward to shooting more engagements around the UW campus next spring.
Here are some of my more creative pieces. All shot on location with natural light. I love how organic these shoots can be; really captures the beauty in the moment. I'm always brainstorming new ideas and scouting for interesting locations. If you have any in mind, let me know!
Julie was one of the first people I met when I moved out to Seattle, and we have remained good friends ever since. I've adored spending Easters with her gracious family when mine was too far away, bonfires on the beach at Normandy Park, and dinner outings with friends. When she finally met Jason and introduced me to him, I knew he would be the perfect fit to father her children and take care of her. We had a great time exploring Kubota Japanese Gardens; which is free by the way; and dancing in the back-alleys of Columbia City. Truth be told, they were easy to model. I can only imagine what they'll look like on their big day coming up.
A rustic-urban vibe was what I envisioned to compliment this couple's style. Luckily, the whole Puget Sound area is full of settings that embody just that. From the brick back-alleys of Georgetown, foggy ferry rides across the Sound, to the old lighthouses that dot the island coasts, I couldn't have been more pleased with how this shoot turned out. The joy shared by these two is evident in their smiles and the way they look at each other. See for yourself.
We set out in search of the morning fog, but instead we stumbled across a hidden glade that could only be described as magical. Tall evergreens, an abundance of ferns, and warm sunshine streaming through the high branches all lent to this distinctly Pacific Northwest photo session.
Happy one year, Chelsea and Jono!
Half a year passed since I last saw Kristen and Luke and Little Al (Alistair), so I figured it was time to check in. It's always nice to reconnect with old friends, so we arranged a quick session to snag some family portraits outside in the gorgeous summer weather. Al was chipper than ever, as there were plenty of things close at hand to shove into his mouth, mainly clovers. This set came out great, especially the black and whites. 'Twas an afternoon well spent, to be sure.
Round Two with the Pratts. This time we shot all along Lake Washington Blvd., which is dotted with many serene parks. The weather held out and the autumn sunshine made for a great session with dear friends. It's amazing to see the difference a year has made in Tahlia's appearance. She's really starting to look like a little lady.
Infants & Toddlers
Luke and Kristen were some of my first friends out here in Seattle, and so, how excited was I to meet their little guy. We even got him to crack a smile at an age where they say babies can't really control their faces. I'm still going to pretend it was a smile.
What a lucky kid he is. Alistair is going to grow up hiking and camping, and getting stories read to him before bed every night, which I think is just fantastic.