outdoors

Frozen Waterfall with Meaghan and Jake

Meaghan and Jake are the best! All they wanted from their engagement session was some amazing photos in a unique location in the woods. Luckily for us, we were hit with a long cold front and when I went out location scouting I found this incredible waterfall down in a canyon. It was the perfect backdrop for us!

 

Franklin Falls with Larisa and Matt

Larisa and Matt are the best couple to hike in the woods with. We spent the majority of the time talking about video games! Of course that has nothing to do with the woods, but who doesn't love video games. After all Matt does work for Microsoft, and he had just gotten back from a Star Wars board game competition. Naturally we bonded immediately. Ooo we even managed to grab some crazy engagement photos around Frank Falls in the Snoqualmie area. 

One Hell of a Year

The title says it all 2016 was an incredible year! Before I get into what happened and how ridiculously great it was, I want to thank all of my amazing clients for trusting me to capture their wedding! 

To start January 11th 2016 was the day that Julia and I moved to Seattle all the way from Chicago. Well technically Julia's dad, Jim, and I drove across the country for an entire week of sightseeing. Julia still had to wrap up one final week of work back in Chicago, so she flew in Friday night. Jim and I managed to drop off the U Haul at the new apartment, grab a pizza and we went out to the airport to pick her up. The plan worked out perfectly (except for that deer we hit in South Dakota)! 

All our adventures began as soon as we moved out to Seattle! This place is incredible, and we ducked out for a hike every chance we got. I've honestly lost count, we've done so many this year. 

Then wedding season kicked in and the traveling started. I've been to 2 countries, and 13 different states all to photograph people in the places they love. That means 15,000 miles have been put on my car and I've hit just under 30,000 on my frequent flyer card. 

In the middle of all the craziness of wedding season we bought our first house in West Seattle! 

In the middle of all the craziness of wedding season we bought our first house in West Seattle! 

Here are a few of my favorite shots from the year!

North Cascades Engagement with Alahm and Khalid

Alahm and Khalid, told me how much they loved trips out to the mountains and exploring the gorgeous scenery. Of course I took that to mean that a 4 hour drive each way from Seattle, to meet up in North Cascades National Park was perfectly acceptable for the engagement session over the summer. I'd say it paid off! They look absolutely gorgeous surrounded by the incredible mountains and beautiful scenery for their adventure. I couldn't be more excited the share all of their photos!