Zac & Kiri {{ Engaged }}

This one was special. Yes, I know, I say that way too much. But I can’t not say that this time. These two: Zac and Kiri. They are two of our favorites. And my writing about this session may go way too long..sorry I’m not sorry.

Zac is the only person (so far) that has ever had the incredible honor of living with Sean & Laura Thompson. What a lucky guy! I kid, it was Laura & I that had the privilege in the summer of 2012 to open our home to Zac for a few months (and we wished he would’ve stayed longer!) During that time we got to know an hilarious guy, a true friend, and one of the kindest, humblest people you’ll ever meet. Nights spent playing Nintendo Wii, laughing watching Happy Endings (a great show, check it out!) and talking and walking through life together. He became family to us. After he moved out, we kept calling his room “Zac’s room”.

So naturally, when it comes to a lady being in his life, we had high standards. Not just anybody would be good enough for Zac. And along came Kiri, and within 5 minutes of meeting her, we were sold. The kind, gentle spirit I had only seen in Zac before was now perfectly reflected in Kiri. They were, in a word, perfect. We’ve gotten to watch them grow throughout their relationship and have been so excited watching their journey, and were also pretty pumped that we got to help a little with what turned out to be a pretty epic engagement.

So when they asked to shoot their engagement photos we said yes without hesitation. We even got to make a fun weekend out of it; and I got to visit the North Peninsula of Washington for the first time. (yes, the area where the Twilight movies are set) We shot in forests, by a gorgeous lake, and finally ended the day on Zac’s parent’s farm for some epic sunset photos in the Field of Dreams™.  (this is where their wedding will be, btw, how epic is that?). And to top it all off, I get to even be in the wedding as a groomsmen! Can’t wait.

Zac and Kiri, we love you guys. Seriously. A lot. We can’t wait for your journey ahead and all that is in store for you in the years to come. Thanks for letting us be apart of it in a small way.








































Kyle and Denica {{ Engaged }}

I don’t even know where to start with this one.

In the middle of editing these photos, I paused, and thought to myself: “Dang, we get to work with awesome people.” Somehow, the clients that we’ve shot for lately have just been, in a word, perfect. When describing an ideal client we often say things like: relaxed, trusting, fun, funny (and sometimes inappropriate),  and just all around good people doing great things in the world.

That’s Kyle and Denica. In one package. Relaxed? Check. Trusting? Completely. Fun. You bet. Funny? Yes and yes. (Denica may or may not have taken a few sips of white wine before the shoot..and we thought that was awesome). Good people? Unbelievably. Kyle is also an Area Director for YoungLife, and these two are incredibly passionate about investing in the lives of young people–something we’re definitely on board with.

So when you couple all that with one of the most beautiful days we’ve ever had in Seattle, things turn out like a dream; and I fall in love with my job all over again. We shot these photos in Kirkland; which happens to be one of our fave cities, and ended the day on the waterfront with a killer sunset. Again, in a word: perfect.

Kyle & Denica, we are so happy for you guys, and thoroughly enjoyed our time with you guys! We CANNOT WAIT to party with you guys in June!





































Katie and Justin {{ Engaged }}

Somedays, things just come together perfectly. The day we shot Katie and Justin’s engagement photos was one of those days. It was a stellar combination of a beautiful day, in a beautiful setting, and am amazingly awesome couple. Katie (like myself) didn’t grow up around mountains and wanted to take adventure of our beautiful Pacific Northwest landscape. We got a little giddy because we love shooting out amidst the trees, water and of course, our beautiful mountains right in our backyard.

Katie and Justin are on staff for YoungLife (an organization we love, are and are heavily involved in) so we knew we would hit if off with them instantly. They kept us laughing the whole time, and also gave us complete trust and artistic freedom to do our thing. You can’t ask for better clients/friends/cliends? than that. Basically, we like these two alot, and know that their wedding in October is going to be one crazy awesome party that we can’t wait to be apart of.

Katie and Justin, thanks for all you do for the lives of kids. Keep running the good race, and congrats again on your engagement!






































Scotty & Jess {{ Married! }}

This may end up being my largest post of photos, simply because I loved the images we got from this day, and of course, I love these two. I shot some engagement photos of these two way back in the summer and had the pleasure of photographing their wedding as well. It. Was. Beautiful. The weather allowed just enough window of time to get some portraits done outside, and the cloudy skies made for some beautiful soft lighting.  Seriously, how good looking are these two?!?

The ceremony was perfect, and the reception was a PARTY. Of course, I couldn’t resist getting out there and dancing myself, because, well..it’s what I do! It was an amazing day from start to finish and I was incredibly blessed to be apart of it. Scotty and Jess…congrats on your marriage and nothing but love and best wishes for your life ahead together.

Also, as always, an amazing shout-out to the ever talented (and good friend) Carina Skrobecki for helping me out. Some of the images featured here were taken by her. Check her out!

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Charlie & Kelsey

Charlie & Kelsey were such a fun couple to meet and hang out with. Funny, full of joy, and really down to earth–just the kind of people we love! As you’ve might of heard, the Pacific Northwest isn’t too shabby in the fall. So we ventured out to a beautiful park in Redmond to shoot an autumn engagement session. These two are getting married next summer in Eastern Washington in what is sure to be slighty warmer than our shoot was last weekend!

And of course, what’s the best thing to do when shooting in fall? Throw leaves at the couple’s face of course: (leave tossing courtesy of Laura Thompson)

Charlie and Kelsey, congrats on your engagement. Can’t wait to stay and play with you guys next summer and celebrate your wedding!

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Brian & Cassie


















The Tushar Family


















Scotty & Jess

What can I say about these two? We try not to play favorites around here, but simply put, we love these two a lot and they are some of our favorite people we know. It’s always so great when we get the privilege of photography friends, and these two definitely fit that bill.

In addition to being a Youtube star, Scotty is on staff for Younglife in our area. (we talk about Younglife alot..can you tell we love it?) He is incredibly funny, but he’s an even greater guy who’s provided us with lots of laughs and lots of encouragement. In November, he gets to marry Jess. If you’re admiring her awesome fashion sense, it shouldn’t surprise you she’s a designer at Nordstrom. She’s also one of the sweetest girls you’ll ever meet. Together, they make what we call around here a ‘power couple’ — just all around amazing people.

…You’ll also notice that they’re not too hard on the eyes either. (ok, they are really really really ridiculously good looking), and they picked an awesome shoot location to match. We took a little trip up the mountain to Rattlesnake Lake, and the backdrop was incredible. It was just one of those shoots that everything came together so perfectly: the location, the lighting, and of course the couple.

Scotty and Jess, congrats! We’re so excited for you and can’t wait to party with you in November!


















Joel & Denae

Joel & Denae got married at a castle. Yes, you read that right…a castle. It was an incredible venue and a beautiful Northwest summer day, capped off with an even more amazing couple.

I met these two through Younglife, an amazing organization I am blessed to be apart of. Joel & Denae have served Younglife for years, both in the Northwest and even overseas; and pour their lives into investing into the lives of young people. They exude everything you want to see in a couple: joy, laughter, tenderness, generosity, and of course, incredible love for each other and the people around them.

It was an honor to get see all the details of their day unfold, and to be able to be a small part of it. Joel and Denae, congrats on your marriage (and welcome to the club!) Soak in the incredible joys and trials of working side by side in ministry together, and lean into to each other, while spurring one another on in love.

*I had the always amazing Carina Skrobecki shooting by my side for this wedding, someone I’ve grown to depend on when photographing weddings. Some of the images below are hers, so definitely check out her work. Thanks Carina as always!















































Dean Family

We love shooting family photos! They’re laid back, fun, and kids are always doing the most unexpected things. We had such a fun time shooting this session at Richmond Beach, a beautiful beach just north of Seattle. The two boys were so fun, full of energy and tons of smiles.

If you’re looking to get some family photos done this year, NOW is the time! August and September are a beautiful time in the Northwest for taking portraits..with our long days and beautiful sunsets. Please get in touch if you are interested in booking a family portrait session with us!