Beth & Kevin's Seattle Engagement Session

Beth and Kevin have a really awesome engagement story but I think I'm going to wait to share that for their wedding blog post this summer ;) These two are "my people" - they love BBQ, the Seahawks, and having fun. Their wedding will take place at the family lake house in August and I know that we are going to have an amazing time and make amazing pictures. For their engagement session, Beth and Kevin said that they just love being around Lake Union. We met at the Center for Wooden Boats where we got busted trying to take a quick pic without a life vest, then we moved on to Gas Works Park. It was the most mild, beautiful December day and also a Sunday which meant Seahawks football. I wore my Richard Sherman jersey under my coat and then the conversation came up about Kevin wearing his jersey for a few pics at the end of the session. Beth was for it, but concerned because she had forgotten to bring any Seahawks gear. She and I are about the same size so I insisted that she literally take the shirt off of my back! We went into the bathroom, traded tops, and boom! Fun Seahawks photos to close out their session :)


Marni & Andrew's Los Altos Hills Engagement Session

My May was a little nuts, traveling each weekend between Seattle and various cities in California. When Marni and Andrew booked their wedding for later this year at the Los Altos History Museum, we also had to nail down a time for me to shoot their engagement session. I live in Seattle, they live in Los Angeles, and are getting married in Los Altos (Silicon Valley/Bay Area for you non-California folks). While I was in Los Angeles a couple of weeks ago we met for a quick coffee since we had never actually met in person. Last weekend I was in the Bay Area for a wedding at the same time that they were since Marni had her bridal shower in nearby Burlingame. Perfect! Since neither Marni nor I are local to the Bay Area, we relied on her mom for location suggestions. We ended up at Hidden Villa in Los Altos Hills. It was a lovely evening in the mid 70's with a light breeze and we had the place almost fully to ourselves. It was great to wander around the huge, beautiful property getting to know Marni and Andrew a bit better. Here are a few of my favorites from their session!