High school senior photo sessions are my favorite type of photography portrait session. I love the challenge of working with one person, making them feel comfortable, and also bringing out their personality so that their images really represent them. Stephanie rocked her senior session. We shot at Mercer Slough Nature Park & Blueberry Farm in Bellevue, Washington. She brought great outfits and a great smile and was such fun to photograph. I love this park because of the diversity in backgrounds and settings. There is the blueberry farm, the woods, the slough with its awesome wooden walkways, and the river and multiple bridges that cross it.
Brittney and Scott got married on July 26th at Tibbetts Creek Manor in Issaquah, Washington. The day was hot, but friends and family donned their sunglasses and summer sundresses, grabbed a cold drink (or three) and laughed, cried, danced and celebrated the marriage of this soccer-loving pair. The grounds at Tibbetts Creek were so lush and green, it was a great location for an outdoor summer wedding celebration. I love when I get to work with couples who are so admired by their friends. It was easy to see the love and friendship that existed between this couple and their wedding party, and it was only confirmed by the wonderful things that were said by all during the toasts. Congrats Brittney and Scott!
Garfield High School senior Shane and I headed out to Capitol Hill at the end of August for his senior photo session. Cal Anderson park, Seattle Central Community College and random pockets and nooks between office buildings on Broadway served as our backdrops. We shot during the latest part of the day and the sun did an amazing job of creating some beautiful backlight and lots of color for me to play with.
When the weather is nice and the kids are still home for the summer, it’s prime ‘family photo’ time. The Eckert’s took advantage of the opportunity on a Saturday in late August when both of their adult sons were home, in-between summer jobs/sports/etc. We headed out to Capitol Hill, first hitting Volunteer Park for some portraits and later moving the shoot to the north end of Cal Anderson Park by the art wall surrounding the light-rail construction site. Happy parents, great kids, lots of laughter, it was plain to see that they have a strong family unit and that they actually like being around one-another. Thanks Eckert family, you were a joy to photograph!
Lauren and Matt have been so great since the day I met them last August. I can say that I truly feel as if they are my friends now, in addition to being my clients. The love and the joy they feel when they are around each other is so easy to see. I am so happy that I was able to see them married and I just know that they will most definitely live happily ever after.
The day started out with hair and makeup in central Capital Hill at a condo that Lauren’s parents had rented for the weekend. Shortly after, the bride and groom had their first look inside Melrose Market to the delight of a group of people having lunch at the cafe (I overheard “they are so in love” more than once while we were in there shooting). Portraits were taken in the vicinity of Melrose Market Studios, at Pillar Park and other locations along Pine St. including the freeway overpass. Skillet Street Food provided an amazing meal of chicken sandwiches, fries and kale salad. Great food, great friends, great party. Congrats Lauren and Matt! I wish you all the best in your future ventures as Mr. & Mrs.!