As you can tell, I live in the PNW. Born and bred, 28 years. I’ve been a photographer for 6. I have never. Ever. In my LIFE - had a session with rain like this. You would think after all these years rolling around in soggy old Seattle I would have seen it all. I shit you not my shoes took a WEEK to dry. Here’s my question though - what dark magic is Rachel using?? She’s been hiking for hours in a torrential downpour and still looks flawless in these pics? I NEED THE SECRET.
Kevin and Rachel’s engagement session was going down, rain or shine. We were in the middle of a season where just about every session was getting rained out, and for theirs we decided to buckle down and power through. We headed up to the rooftops of Seattle between Pike Place and Pioneer Square, and were surrounded by stormy, moody clouds. After a few laughs and a bit of dancing, we traveled over to Pioneer Square for an outfit change and droplet dodging. Rachel had mentioned that she really wanted twinkly lights, and I was kind of like “…wellllllll maybe they’ll have them out”. We turned the corner onto the plaza and WOW! The lights lit up the puddles in the bricks and made for the most sparkly moment ever.
Trying to schedule your engagement session in the winter can be rough if you want an outdoor session. In Seattle, it can be damn near impossible. But if you’re Samantha and Spencer, you dive into the session ready to get wet and wild! They got absolutely drenched in the Seattle rain, and rocked it anyway! Totally gave off an ultra-romance vibe. After almost getting blown off the side of a cliff while popping champagne, we headed back to the forest to grab some shots with their sweet black lab, Benson!