Kristin and Michael | Seattle Engagement Photos

I drove up to Seattle, Washington a few weeks ago to take Kristin and Michael’s engagement pictures around the city! They are SUCH an awesome, down-to-earth couple and we had a blast exploring Volunteer and Discovery Parks. I cannot wait to shoot their wedding in Cle Elum, WA this summer!

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Audrey and Joe | Mt. Hood Engagement Photos

A woman in red. A man in black. A sky of blue. The ground blanketed in white.

Perfection.

I couldn’t have asked for a more stunning day for my best friend’s engagement photos on the mountain. I am so amazingly happy with how this shoot came out. It’s not often I have an idea in my mind that I get to see through to completion, but I have been visualizing this for ages and it turned out more fun and more awesome than I had even imagined! These photos are Audrey and Joe’s wedding present from me and I hope they love and treasure them for the rest of their lives! Congrats you two!!

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Carmen and Joe | Washington Wedding Portraits

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Carmen and Joe met in Switzerland while they were both studying abroad from the same school in Washington.

She’s now in the US Navy stationed in Japan.

He works for an international hotel company and is on the road hundreds of days out of the year.

Travel isn’t just for fun – it’s a way of life for these two.

For that reason, I never got to meet them until I photographed their wedding on the last weekend of December. However, I did get to spend the entire next day with them alone, exploring the beauty of Seattle and the forests in Northern Washington, helping Carmen get back into her wedding dress in a campground bathroom, chasing sunlight and snow and mist.

Adventures.

Their wedding was beautiful and special and I’ll hopefully share it at some other point if I get the chance. But this day-after session was perfectly THEM. Wandering and playing and exploring. So I’m posting it first.

Congratulations you two!

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Chris and Justine | Columbia Gorge Engagement Photos

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It was Thanksgiving.

Chris was with ALL of Justine’s big family at the dinner table.

As part of tradition, each person went around saying what they were thankful for. Chris went last.

He started to tell them all the ways he was blessed. And how incredibly grateful he was that Justine was in his life. How thankful he was for her.

And one other thing.

If she would be his wife.

“Every single female family member was in tears,” Justine told me, as she recollected one of the happiest days of her life.

As you can see, this couple is adorable.

I met them for the first time during this session as we road-tripped through the gorge to take some epic engagement photos on one of the most perfect winter days I’ve ever seen. It was my first shoot of 2014 and I could not have been happier than to spend it with these two kind-hearted, down-to-earth people in one of my all-time favorite places!

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