Adriana and Maurizio were a blast to photograph! We met at Golden Gardens a little before sunset for their engagement portrait session. They brought a mom, a dog, a stylist and a junior helper with them. It was a beautiful evening, and it was a lot of fun to try new things and create photographs for them!Read More
I met Ashley and Trevor at Rattlesnake Lake for their engagement portraits. They are a fun, interesting couple and the lake was stunningly beautiful!Read More
Viveka and Rohit met me at Golden Gardens for their beautiful sunset engagement portraits in Seattle.Read More
I met Rob and Peter at their beautiful home in Tacoma before going with them to photograph their engagement portraits along the waterfront. They are a very cool couple, and I had a great time talking and photographing them!Read More
I met Kristen and Wes at Green Lake for some engagement portraits a little before sunset.
Lindsay and Adam wanted their engagement portraits on the beach with a campfire. I loved the idea! Check out the portraits we did at Golden Gardens. It was a beautiful night and a fantastic sunset.
I met Janhvi and Shashank at St Edward Park on a cool, blustery day for some engagement portraits. I love the natural environments at St Edward Park. Janhvi and Shashank obviously really enjoy being with each other and it was fun to watch.
I met this couple in Seattle for a spectacular sunset engagement portrait session.
Engagement portraits. Some people think of them as a lot of fun and others put it on the same level as a trip to the dentist.
Night engagement portrait on the streets of downtown Seattle
I love photographing engagement sessions. This is partly because I love photographing anything, but I also specifically like engagement portraits. I get to see the couple as they really are without the slightly stiff feel of people way more dressed up than they normally would be. I get to know the couple a little better as we laugh and joke our way through the session. And finally, I get to be as creative as I want because there is no wedding day rush to move on to something else.
Sara and Daniel were married five years ago. I was very honored to photograph their wedding. I was even more honored to be photographing their fifth anniversary! It is so cool to be their photographer again! If you want to see a few images from their wedding you can find them here.
Sara and Daniel and their little dog, too! :)
One of Sara and Daniel’s portraits at their wedding 5 years ago was in front of a No Trespassing sign!
This weekend we had a beautiful day for engagement portraits. With Noella and Niraj we met at Husky Stadium. They wanted a generic stadium to go with their University of Michigan gear for their save the date cards. No one intentionally ran us down with their car as we were taking photos of Michigan jerseys in front of Husky stadium, but I think it was a near thing. :)
After the stadium shots we did some chalk drawings. Actually Noella did some chalk drawings while Niraj and I watched. And finally we finished up the shoot at Gasworks Park. Very fun!
I love that Noella drew a turban for Niraj to “wear”!
My idea behind this is to create a bookmark or possibly a ticket style save the date card (lots of space above the couple for text and design.
Below is a slideshow of 8 minutes and nearly 300 images of some of my favorite wedding and portrait photographs from 2011. Happy 2012!
Beautiful engagement portraits at Novelty Hill Januik Winery in Woodinville of Nicole and Spencer. They flew in from their home in Boston to plan their wedding and have their portraits taken.Read More
Debbie and Philip met me down at Pike Place Market for some engagement portraits. I had a great time with them and we found some locations by the market that I hadn’t been to before. Very cool!
I took this pair of portraits as Debbie and Philip looked at each other.
For this one, I used a flash to overpower the ambient light on a loading dock.
Rachel and Mike are getting married tomorrow in Minnesota. They already had a wedding photographer lined up, but they wanted some portraits taken in their new home of Seattle before the wedding. I met them at Golden Gardens and here are the images!
I just liked the way these stairs in the woods looked.
Elizabeth and Steven are great. I love the way they laugh together. Steven proposed at the Conservatory at Volunteer Park, so it seemed like the natural place for the engagement portraits. Some people just make things more fun. Elizabeth and Steven are like that!
This is one of my favorite photographs of the day. I love the way the are laughing and happy with each other!
I met Diana and Brad down at the Arboretum at Washington Park in Seattle for their engagement portraits. The area there is absolutely awesome for portraits. Lots of variety, beautiful vistas, interesting relationships between the foreground and the background. It may be a new favorite spot for portraits for me. Also, I brought my wonderfully talented daughter along with me. She created one of my favorite images of the day. I’m very proud!
This image was taken by my incredibly talented daughter, Alyssa Parris. She has a grasp on composition that many photographers twice her age would happy to have. I’m a little proud!
This last image of Diana and Brad walking through the forest reminds me of one of my favorite images of all time, Eugene W. Smith’s “The Walk to Paradise Garden”. You can see EWS’ fantastic image from 1918 on Sotheby’s website.