“Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.” -Oscar Wilde

We went everywhere for this shoot and I loved it. Started with a classic PNW feel at Discovery Park, got drinks at their favorite bar, The Sexton, and finally finished at the water in Ballard. Maggie and Brian are creative and fun, quirky and cute. The brought along some impressive masks that they will most definitely be sporting at their wedding tomorrow. I loved the style they brought to their session. Definitely a winner for me this year.

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Also it’s supposed to monsoon in Seattle tomorrow. Bring it on, rain. You can’t rain on our parade!

  • Linda Hayden - August 31, 2015 - 3:03 am

    I remember a certain rainy day a few yrs back…on your birthday, no?ReplyCancel

Generally I don’t like to shoot too many sessions in the same spot, but Deception Pass is one of those exception places that I just can’t get enough of. Every time I shoot there, I try to shoot completely different than the time I was there before to make each session unique. This is definitely not easy to do as it’s outside of your comfort zone a bit; entering the unknown and trying to create art that you aren’t sure you know is going to turn out how you imagine it. Well let’s be honest, it never turns out how you imagine, usually it’s better because it’s REAL.

Summer and Ben went on one of their first dates to Deception Pass, so this place is pretty special to them. They are both such sweet people and we explored and laughed a lot during our session. I loved all the spring yellow flowers out which contrasted beautifully with the bluish green water. Ben is super creative and while we were shooting by the driftwood, he noticed a hole in the wood that he thought might be cool to shoot through. You’ll see the result of this collaboration towards the end of the session. I absolutely love when couples participate in the session like this because the end result is always better with 6 eyes looking around rather than just my two.

It’s going to be wonderful to see what beautiful things come this Saturday at their backyard wedding. Can’t wait to celebrate with them!

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  • dorothy - August 18, 2015 - 2:30 pm

    what a gorgeous pair. these are beautiful, karen!!ReplyCancel

  • Marti Peck - August 18, 2015 - 4:00 pm

    Beautiful, stunning and just plain wonderful! What a couple!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah M Chavez - August 18, 2015 - 10:57 pm

    SPECTACULAR!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Joyce Delgado - August 18, 2015 - 11:03 pm

    Breathtaking!ReplyCancel

  • Pamela Trehearn - August 19, 2015 - 2:40 pm

    You were great in the beginning … And just keep bringing greater shots each adventure you take! It has been entertaining all these years that I had to blog it! Wow, this couple will not have a choice but to get all of them!! ❤️ReplyCancel

  • Kylie Kai - August 21, 2015 - 8:06 pm

    stunning – these colors are dreamy!!! great work, as always.ReplyCancel

I love how fancy Lauren + Andrew got for their engagement session, and then how quintessential Seattle they dressed for the end of it. We had a foggy and rainy January day for photos, which proves once again how weather like this can prove for some of the most beautifully lit photos. I loved Lauren’s sparkle dress in combination with her dried flower bouquet and then her sweet yellow rain jacket with her red lips and blue floppy hat. Andrew looked dapper with his bowtie and then glasses for the second part of the shoot.

These two are lovely and fun and super stylish. I can only imagine how beautifully put together their wedding celebration will be this Saturday! Can’t wait to see them again and create more images! Definitely a favorite engagement session of the year!

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