Point Defiance Park Engagement photography session in Tacoma, Washington. First of all, Heather and Aaron are one of the sweetest couples I've had the pleasure of working with. Heather was in a boot, so I thought it would be fun to start with something a little more playful, because that's their personality. If you are fun people, consequently you're going to get fun photos.
This Crystal Mountain Engagement session in Mt. Rainier's backyard started at the ski resort with a gondola ride and finished at their family cabin. This Crystal Mountain Engagement Session was right up my alley since I love the outdoors. I always have fun on photo shoots, but sometimes I get to work with clients whose personalities just line up with mine.
Pike Place Market Engagement photography in Seattle's iconic downtown market. First of all, I had a great time working with Lexie and Bryan. We started their session at the main entrance of the market. The market wasn't bustling like it normally is since we planned on an evening/night shoot. We had this first section of stalls to ourselves because the vendors had gone home for the night.
Edmonds Marina Beach engagement photography. Alexis and Jesse wanted to take their engagement photos close to home. Marina Beach Park held a special place in their heart as they spent many dates together there. We started on the bridge leading to the marina.
Tacoma Engagement Photography Lakewood, WA. First of all, I am a huge fan of Monique and Jay. They are stand up people, activists in their community, and all around just cool individuals. Since they were wanting something a little more personal for their engagement session we did their portraits right next to their house in Lakewood. It helped that this private property provides a gorgeous background.
Chambers Bay Engagement Photography in Tacoma, WA. First of all, Josilyn and Aaron are just one of those couples that make you smile. They are so considerate, warm, and sweet, I instantly liked them. They wanted their engagement photos at Chambers Bay because of the beach in addition to the wide open fields.
Golden Gardens Seattle Engagement photography. Mary Beth and Nick wanted their pictures to represent more of a day in the life. First of all, they rounded up their dogs and we hit up the Ballard Farmers Market. It rained the whole photoshoot. Later it down-poured when we moved to Golden Gardens Park. Mary Beth and Nick are so kind and sweet. Most of all, they rolled with the showers without skipping a beat.
Wright Park Tacoma Engagement photography session. Sareeta and Erik wanted to take their pictures in the city and in nature. Hence Wright park was an excellent choice for nature shots due to it's proximity to downtown. First of all, we started in the city at UW Tacoma, then made our way over to the Washington State Natural History Museum, Union Station, and finally Wright Park.
Fort Steilacoom State Park Engagement photography session in Lakewood, Washington with Petersen Pictures. Jake and Jessica are a charming couple that warmed up this brisk sunlit day. Most Noteworthy, they brought their two dogs with them. I love dogs, because I'm a dog owner myself. Therefore, anytime a couple asks if they can bring their dog along for their photography session, the answer is always yes.
Titlow Park Tacoma Engagement Titlow Park Tacoma Engagement photography sessions are always a pleasure especially when you’re with a fabulous couple like Alex & Jen. Alex is active duty military so first thing we wanted to do was take pictures in his army fatigues. Then we snuck under the boardwalk to let the couple get […]
Tacoma Opera Alley Engagement Session with motorcycles and muscle cars - I had fun with this one! Reihna and Thurston mentioned that they were interested in getting some photos on a motorcycle. First, Thurston went ahead and got beautiful BMW and Ducati bikes from South Sound Motorcycles for the photo shoot. The bikes shined and looked amazing, and the couple was stunning.
This Chambers Bay Engagement Session was with a charming couple, Tanya and Daniel. Chambers Bay is a fantastic place to shoot engagement and family photos. There are plenty of great backdrops, a park, an open field, a golf course, a bridge, and the beach. The view is not too bad either with an epic panorama view of the Puget Sound.
Tacoma University Puget Sound Engagement - this engagement photography session started at the University of Puget Sound campus and finished at Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, Washington. Molly & Kainoa are the type of clients that I feel like are old friends right away. I have a lot of fun with all my clients, but there are some people that you just sort of click with.
This University Puget Sound engagement photography session, with a dog, was shot in the heart of Tacoma, Washington. I think that 25% of the engagement shoots I do now, couples request to have their pets in some of the photos with them. Dogs aren't always the easiest models to work with, but I always seem to get lots of great images where everyone is looking their best.
Tacoma Titlow Beach Park Engagement - for this session Andrea and Max wanted to include and showcase the city where they live, Tacoma. Our goal was including the city, trees, and water. Tacoma is rad. I have a lot of family here, went to college here, and most noteworthy, met my wife here. It's safe to say I'm a fan.
Tacoma Point Defiance Park Engagement - when this photography session started out with Ta'Lisa and Justin having a dance party, I knew we were going to have a good time! I love when I'm able to capture moments like this of the couple truly being themselves and just having fun. If there's dancing involved that's always an added bonus.
Seattle Seward Park Engagement Session - I was stunned at how beautiful Seward park is. I knew it had cleaned up since I had last been, but it is even prettier than I was expecting. It's pretty large as well at 300 acres. It's located in southeast Seattle and has one of the last surviving old-growth forests in the city. I met Tracey and Marcus at the park's entrance.
Seattle Kubota Garden Engagement - this photography session took place in two locations, Kubota Garden and Kerry Park in Seattle. I met Kristina and Stephan at the Garden. The gardens are gorgeous and they're obviously a beautiful couple so I knew we were going to get some nice pictures.
Seattle Discovery Park Engagement Session - this photo shoot was on a beautiful bright sunny spring day in the Pacific Northwest. Meghan and Jesse are a charming couple getting married in Texas during the summer on a yacht! How's that for fun? I had never heard of a wedding on a ship before. It sounds like it will be one not to miss!
I had an amazing afternoon shooting this Washington State Capitol proposal in Olympia, Washington. I love photographing marriage proposals! It's incredibly personal. I truly consider it a privilege and an honor to document these memories. It's such a private moment... or it could be incredibly public for all your family and friends to see ;)
This Union Station Engagement session was on a rainy day so it was perfect that we were able to shoot inside this Tacoma gem. Union Station was built in 1911 in the architectural style of Beaux-Arts. So... yeah, it's pretty cool. If you find yourself on Pacific Ave. in downtown Tacoma on a weekday, do yourself a favor and check it out.
This Tacoma engagement session was at the Museum of Glass and the Washington State History Museum owned and operated by the Washington State Historical Society. Kelly and Zack are getting married this month and we are so excited to shoot their wedding at the Attic in Sumner, Washington. Kelly and I went to college together and she was always the life of the party.
Glass Museum Engagement Photography This Glass Museum Engagement photography session with Emily and Tim took place at the Museum of Glass and the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma, Washington. First of all, we started at the history museum, which is run by the Washington State Historical Society . I love the architecture of the building, but most […]
Point Defiance Park Engagement Photography Point Defiance Park Engagement Photography – this was my first engagement photography shoot since moving to Tacoma, Washington 2 months ago. It was cold out! Quite a change from Los Angeles. Hala and Hayden still managed to keep each other warm in the chilly weather though and we had a lot […]