I met Marina and Yakov up in the Snoqualmie area as part of the Mountain Collective workshop. We got to run around the gorgeous Gold Creek Pond area on one of the brightest, snowiest days of the year! They did an amazing job powering through the freezing temps and sun glare - I even got a full sunburn! Anyone considering a mountain elopement in the snow, get in touch with me! I love connecting with couples who want to wear hiking boots under their wedding outfits - I know I will want to some day! There are so many benefits to a smaller, intimate elopement in somewhere gorgeous like the Snoqualmie national forest, or anywhere in the Central cascades - imagine how amazing your pictures would look hanging on the wall in your house if they featured a stunning landscape like this!
My last wedding of 2018 featured two of the sweetest humans to ever step in front of my camera. These two are such caring, thoughtful, and fun loving individuals - and I knew their wedding was going to be a blast. The genuine love they have for each other was reflected in every little interaction they shared: from their tearful first look, to their heartfelt vows, to the details they included, like Kelsey’s vintage prayer book from her grandmother, and of course the rockin’ Hawaiian shirts that showed up on the dance floor! They’re a couple of down-to-earth parrot heads that happen to be the epitome of not only hospitality, but elegance. Such a fabulous way to end the year!
Caitlin and Ben couldn’t have picked a better day for their engagement session: the sun was out in Seattle, the tide was low (for once) and since it was pretty chilly, we had the whole place to ourselves! Of all the times I’ve shot on the beach in Seattle, I’ve never seen the tide out this far! Forget soft white sand though - this beach with the tide out will remind you more of the black sand beaches of Hawaii! Of course, this engagement session involved a little hiking (in heels no less!), and a whole lot of galavanting in the winter sunlight.