Carolyn & David's Point Defiance Rose Garden and Beach Engagement Session | Tacoma, WA

This point defiance rose garden engagement session has been a dream for a while! So when Carolyn & David said they wanted to do their engagement session at sunset among the roses and then continue to the beach as the sun dipped below the horizon! I jumped at the chance to photograph such a gorgeous great location for their engagement! Point Defiance Rose Garden is about 2.5 hours from my home in Snohomish with evening traffic but seriously it makes it so worth it! We picked early July for their locations and the garden was in full bloom and REALLY showng off! It was a beautiful sunny evening! I especially loved the wind flowing Carolyn’s floral chiffon gown! Let’s just say I took waaaay more photos than I usually do! Enjoy all these pretty, pretty photos!

I can’t wait for their Monte Cristo Ballroom wedding in spring 2020!

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Jess & Justin's proposal day Engagement photos at the bottom of rainbow covered Snoqualmie Falls

The story behind this engagement session is one of the most memorable of any I've photographed.

Justin reached out to me a month ago with the exciting news that he planned to propose to Jessica on their trip to Seattle. Jessica is OBSESSED with waterfalls-- so Justin planned a whole day with the things he knew would make her the most happy. (what a guy!!)

The day started with an early morning surprise proposal at the Waterfall garden in pioneer square! SHE SAID YES!

After a decadent brunch, they ventured to Salish lodge for a spa day. (seriously, WHAT A GUY!!) Once they were thoroughly relaxed, Justin surprised Jess with professional hair & makeup by the talented Isaac Meyers- Makeup Artist.

After jess got all dolled up, we hiked to the bottom of Snoqualmie falls where these two traversed mossy boulders and driftwood for misty photos in front of the falls. It was MAGIC.



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☑️ Two Sequin Dresses

☑️ Snowy covered mountains

☑️ Effortless mermaid curls

☑️ A groom willing to overcome his fear of heights for his bride

☑️A gorgeous Tiffany ring

 

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Nooksack River Engagement | Bellingham Wedding Photographer

Briana & Grant

Private Property Nooksack River Engagement Session

Briana & I have known each other since Junior High and were inseparable. I think we spent more time with dancing to Christina's genie in a bottle and talking about boys than we did actually going to school. We lost touch for a few years after high school but she reached out to me shortly after getting engaged to chat about wedding photography. I am so glad she did. It's been a blast reconnecting and hearing all about her love story & wedding vision.

She invited me out to a gorgeous piece of river front property on the South Fork of the Nooksack River to capture their engagement photos. OMG. You are going to DIE when you see this place. The bluey green river is nestled between sapphire hills and features a huge sand bar.  It's a photographers dream. AAAAND-- They are having their wedding there!! It's the perfect location for this outdoorsy country loving couple!

Pacific Northwest Ferry Engagement | Mukilteo to Whidbey Island Wedding Photographer

Barney & Aimee

Nothing says "Pacific Northwest" quite like doing your engagement session on the Washington State Ferry. But what makes this even more special is that there is a sentimental connection for Aimee & Barney to the Mukilteo To Whidbey Island Ferry. Both their parents live out on Whidbey and they spent many years together and a part riding this Ferry to a from their families. 

Rosario Resort Engagement | Orcas Island Wedding Photographer

Carlos & Raquel

Every summer my family ventures out to the San Juan Islands for a week long getaway. On this trip, Carlos & Raquel joined us on Orcas Island to capture their engagement photos. If you are looking for a heart stopping location that boasts San Juan Island views, look no further than the Rosario Resort. When I got married a few years back, I knew the Rosario Resort would be the perfect location for my nautical wedding. However, the fact that it was only accessible by ferry or float plane made the location it distinctly less desirable for us. That being said, I'm LONGING to live vicariously through someone else and shoot a wedding at the Rosario Resort. It's soooo beautiful. *figners crossed* Getting married there? Let's chat!

But back to my shoot with Carlos & Raquel. We met at the Resort and in true northwest fashion, they brought their sweet poochy Charlie. He was quite the ham during photos. 

Washington Beach Engagement Session | Bellingham Wedding Photographer

Kristian & Autumn are getting married next summer in Bellingham at the Ferry Terminal.  To reflect their nautical themed wedding, they picked their beach in front of their Sandy Point cottage. I love the way their incorporated blue tones through out their outfits to give their photoshoot a cohesive look. As a another nod to the nautical theme, I chose to feature sea glass and a map into the ring shots. 

Despite it being blustery and cold, these two were making magic in front of my camera. Kristian & Autumn have a presence about their relationship that evokes fierce passion. These two were full of giggles, long looks and snuggles. Enjoy this nautical beach engagement session!

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Dani & Aj's Winter Engagement session at the Alpental at Snoqualmie Pass.

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Pat & Alicia

These two are one of the sweetest couples I've had the pleasure of photographing. It was bitingly cold and Alicia was rocking the most gorgeously impractical tutu skirt. But these two were positively electric in front of the camera and didn't let the chilly weather dimish their spirits. I just love when my couples my bold choices. Tulle skirts, puppy dogs and fancy loafers makes this session the perfect representation of this dynamic duo. Can't wait for their summer wedding at Inglewood Golf Club! 

La Conner Engagement Session | La Conner Wedding Photographer

Noah & Taylor

These two met while working at the Annacortes Boy's and girls club. These two are young at heart and so much fun to be around. At one point I told noah to whisper something funny in Taylor's ear, he said "Bananas." love these two.

San Juan Island Engagement | San Juan Island Wedding Photographer

Chaya & Tomer

These two ventured to South beach on San juan Island the capture the start of the journey as an engaged couple. The sandy cliffs, wheated hillsides and drift wood beaches were the perfect backdrop to showcase their love.

Can't wait to photograph their Queen Anne hill wedding and reception at an outdoor Pizza Parlor. This wedding is going to be too fabulous for words!

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Let it Snow!

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I woke up the morning of this session to weather related texts from my assistant and Keshia. "It's raining!" I  I groggily opened my weather app on my phone and was delighted to discover that it wasn't raining, but SNOWING on Mountain Loop Highway where the photo shoot would take place. Wooopeee! Crisis Averted! Keshia & Austin arrived at my house and we got down to business. I styled Keshia's silky brown hair and we both agreed she had "mermaid hair." She looked absolutely lovely!

We drove an hour into the frozen countryside until we stumbled upon the most charming bridge. It was a snowy scene out of a fairytale. A frosty white bridge crossing over a glacial river below. The snow was falling and Keshia and I couldn't stop squealing "It's SNOWING!"