Love and Adventure

Kate + Taylor's Discovery Park Engagement | Seattle Wedding Photographer

Kate + Taylor are getting married, which is totally rad because they are such a good match for each other! Even in the limited time we spent together during our initial meeting (which actually was about two hours cause we were having so much fun chatting and eating delicious pizza!) and for their engagement session I could see how well their personalities complimented each others. They are also both sassy and sweet, kind, patient, fun and light-hearted. They are constantly joking back and forth with each other and their positive attitudes kept the mood cheery and me smiling.

Along for the adventure with this sweet couple was their very content fur baby, Flynn. Flynn has an amazing story that lead to him being adopted by Kate + Taylor and brought back to the United States. He is one lucky pup and I’m pretty sure he knows it! Flynn was super easy to work with, a great listener and check out his smile! Someone is excited his humans are getting married!

We got the perfect day with the perfect weather for their Discovery Park Engagement session. Not too hot, not too cold and the perfect sun streaming through the trees. I am stoked for the warm colors of PNW fall, but I’m most definitely going to miss that beautiful summer sun. Don’t go yet, I’m not ready…

Kate + Taylor….. these two are most definitely ‘made for each other’ and I’m super stoked that I get to be the one to document their love story and capture all the little moments that they will cherish for eternity. I’m am counting down the days until their September 2019 wedding at Fireseed Catering on Whidbey Island! With their farm to table policy, beautiful gardens and stunning view it’s going to be an amazing and unique experience.

Makeup: Bethany Yackel Beauty

XOXO,

Sarah

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Alicia + Brock's Rattlesnake Lake Couples Session | Olympia Wedding Photographer

Adventure! One of my favorite type of sessions to capture is an adventure session. An adventure session is where we pick a location that is amazing, epic, gorgeous, breathe taking, memorable or all of the above and put you in it. This type of session is great to capture a location that has fond memories or just to capture the PNW in general. Most types of session can be done as an adventure session, which is a great alternative to session at a local park or urban setting.

We chose to do Alicia + Brock's adventurous couples session at Rattlesnake Lake in North Bend. It had been a while since I had shot there so I was pretty excited. We got a beautiful day that was warm and sunny so we shot in the evening and utilized the beautiful soft light of golden hour.

Alicia is such a sweet person, so positive and happy. She was constantly laughing and smiling, which is contagious! Brock is the strong and silent type, his serious face is pensive and you can just tell he is taking everything in. Both Alicia + Brock are artists and are so expressive in their own ways. Their personalities compliment each other and aren't unlike the Chinese Yin + Yang principles that represent the universe. 

Alicia + Brock even got SUPER brave at the end of our session and climbed into the chilly lake for some super sexy couples photos. I guess I can't say much since I shot from a dry and warm rock a few steps from shore but in my opinion it was totally worth braving the cold water for these fun and playful photos! HAHA!

This blog really makes me realize how much I love doing adventure sessions! So, stay tuned for a blog on Adventure Portrait Sessions coming soon...!!

 

Also, check out the amazing necklace Alicia is wearing. It has the prettiest little moonstone hanging from the moon. It was the perfect accessory for her low-v cut dresses.

Moon + Moonstone Necklace: Ethereal Earth Gifts

Dresses: Forever 21

XOXO,

Sarah

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