No matter the season, Sauvie Island is one of our favorite locations for wide-open skies and beautiful light. It was awesome to spend an afternoon exploring a few new spots on the island with Hayley & Marcus.
Seattle sure knows how to Summer! Even on a cloudy day. Just look at all that traffic on Lake union (there were even a few seaplanes cruising overhead at one point). We had a wonderful afternoon earlier this year visiting some Seattle favorites with Katie & Joe for their engagement session. This downtown Seattle session was a great contrast to their rustic wedding high in the hills of the Columbia River Gorge.
This casual session on a recent summer evening was a blast! You can’t really go wrong with windswept hair on the beach in our book. Kristin & Nick were so relaxed and joyful together, we can’t wait to photograph their wedding at Youngberg Hill this weekend!
Boating under a freeway overpass to a secluded lagoon on a perfect Seattle evening (while rescuing stray-ducklings), was a perfect way to get to know Casie & Ian! After rowing around with them for a few hours, we are really looking forward to their wedding in the mountains east of Seattle this Fall.
Thanks to Laurie, Dan, and the Portland Fire Bureau for giving us this opportunity to make some unique images! At Dan’s suggestion, we decided to drop by our local neighborhood fire station on our way to catch the sunset on Sauvie Island. No big deal. I’m really looking forward to this fun couple’s wedding in the foothils of Mt. St. Helens this weekend!
There are so many phenomenal locations for portrait session in and around Portland, we sometimes forget that keeping it local works just as well. Plus, it’s a total bonus when our clients are in the neighborhood! For this session, we started at Rachel & Kori’s North Portland home. After photos with their pets at the house, we walked to one of their favorite neighborhood spots, The Box Social (which also happens to be one our favorite places to grab a cocktail), taking advantage of the great light & buildings along the way. An evening well-spent, indeed!
For their engagement session, Christina & Matthew wanted a classic “night-at-the-theater” downtown feel. We started with drinks at the Heathman Hotel, and then hit the streets outside the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Some things never go out of style!
It was really fun to discover this area around Cape Horn in the Columbia River Gorge with Liz & Gerardo on such a stunning day! They were so enthusiastic about exploring this unique location, despite it being near freezing and more than a little windy. Such are the sacrifices we make for a beautiful mid-winter day in the Pacific Northwest!
Ihave always wanted to shoot an engagement session on a ferry, and finally got a chance to do so just after Christmas! Zachary & Lynn were up from Arizona visiting family in Tacoma for the holidays, and wanted to shoot in a setting very different than what they were used to back home. Riding a ferry and walking the beaches of Puget Sound seemed like just the ticket. Somewhat miraculously, we were even treated to dry skies and a bit of sun! They must have brought a bit of the desert weather vibes with them. We had a great time, and as a bonus got to watch a baby seal on the beach & a sea otter having lunch. Thumbs-up, Pacific Northwest!!