Lauren is a high school senior and a very serious dancer. She practices hours a day and went to Europe for a ballet academy. Check out her senior portraits at the Olympic Sculpture Park and Myrtle Edwards ParkRead More
Lindsay and Jake are both structural engineers working on very cool projects. They are also cool people that I enjoyed photographing their engagement portraits at Myrtle Edwards Park in Seattle!Read More
I met Natalie and David at Kerry Park in Seattle for a rainy day engagement portrait session. It was great fun. Most of the time, people don't actually want to have their portraits in the rain. It was fun! Also, I think Natalie have one of the first meeting locations ever. They met playing Quidditch. Fantastic!
Ellen and Eric started their wedding day at Christ Our Hope Catholic Church in Seattle. It is a relatively new church just a couple of blocks from Pike Place Market. Then we went to the Olympic Sculpture Park and Myrtle Edwards Park on the Seattle waterfront. It was a day of beautiful, subtle light with a layer of clouds.
Finally, we went to the Lake Union Cafe for the reception. A beautiful and delicious place to end the night!
Wedding Location: Christ Our Hope Catholic Church Reception Location: Lake Union Cafe Wedding Flowers: Lake Union Cafe Wedding Cake: Lake Union Cafe Catering: Lake Union Cafe Hair Stylist: Laura Fontenot Makeup Artist: Isabel Boyd Wedding dress boutique: Chic Bridal Boutique (Boise ID) Tuxedos or men's suits: Jos. A Bank
Jenny and Jesse had a beautiful day for a wedding at the Seattle Aquarium. They are a very funny couple with hilarious friends and family. It was a blast!
Charlie and Gerrit had a beautiful wedding day at the Woodland Park Rose Garden. The sun was shining and the the flowers were beautiful. After the small, private ceremony at the Rose Garden, we went to Aqua on the Seattle waterfront for the wedding reception. It is an amazing place with views of the city and the water. Very cool.
The slideshow is first with individual images after!
Joy and Mike are huge Seattle Seahawks fans. Also, we won the Superbowl this year with style. With that in mind we started the engagement portrait session at Century Link Field, the home of the Seattle Seahawks, Superbowl winners. Yes, those of us from Seattle have been starved for a major championship, so I am repeating "Seattle Seahawks, Superbowl Champions" just a few more times so that everyone gets the point. Beyond the fact that Joy and Mike enjoy watching the Seahawks win, they are a very fun couple that laugh a lot together. After a few images at Century Link Field, we walked around Pioneer Square and Occidental Park. Then we went down to Myrtle Edwards Park and the Olympic Sculpture Park for a nightcap of Sunset portraits.
Joy and Mike's engagement portrait at Century Link Field. I played a little with an HDR effect.
I loved the reflection off of the new building in the north parking lot.
Playing with light and shadow as they walked down the street.
Portrait in Occidental Park.
A solo portrait of Mike in Occidental Park with the faded Ranier Beer sign.
I really liked this image of Joy and Mike as they walked down first avenue. I was playing with light, shadow and lens flare.
Life is good when you have the one you love in your arms!
Sunset engagement portrait with a little added pop of flash to light up our joyful couple.
Playing with the flash and city lights.
For this last image, I backlit them with the flash.
Something that I try to do at every engagement portrait session and wedding that I photograph is to create something that I would consider wall art. Something that would look really cool in your house whether or not it was of you. Here is what I did for Kory and Kirsten at their engagement portrait session. We chose a time when we could do some images before, during and after the sunset. This is my favorite of the sunset images. This is an image of them walking in Myrtle Edwards Park along the waterfront in Seattle.
For the technical aspects, this was taken with a 5D mark III, an 85mm lens set to f4, 1/400 shutter speed and an ISO of 50.