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Near the city, the opportunities for Seattle engagement photos are almost limitless In less than an hour, you can be taking your Seattle engagement photos in the mountains, on the Sound, or downtown if you fancy a city backdrop. I love variety.  There are many many more locations that I could add to this list–and […]

Top places for Seattle engagement photos

Top places for Seattle engagement photos

Seahurst Park is yet another gem on the water in the Seattle area.   And Seahurst Park is perfect for an engagement session. I like to show up early, for most things in life. Partly because I hate being ‘that guy’ who shows up late, but for engagements and elopements specifically, I like to get […]

Seahurst Park Engagement Session

An engaged couple walks along Puget Sound, arm in arm, during their Seahurst Park engagement session

Meeting up with Alexis and Kay for this Point Defiance engagement session rounded out a really good weekend.   Point Defiance is a sprawling park north of Tacoma, WA. It’s got beaches, a zoo, an aquarium, gardens… And miles and miles of trails. Alexis, Kay, and I went out to Owen Beach, and then walked away […]

Point Defiance Engagement

Courthouse weddings are a hidden gem in the world of weddings. Plenty of people just kind of…brush off courthouse weddings. They don’t think about them too much or pay them any real consideration. But folks, they’re great. Here’s why:   1. Low stress   Even for people who love big weddings…you have to admit that there’s […]

Top 5 reasons why courthouse weddings are secretly the best

Courthouse weddings are the best! A newly married couple walks down the hall in the Milwaukee courthouse, holding hands.

Want to know how I know that you’ve googled elopement vows? I’m a witch. Kidding. It’s because we all do. I did it when I eloped. My partner did it. My couples do it. We all freaking do it because, chances are, we’ve never written elopement vows before! I was going to say it’s like […]

The ultimate guide to writing your own elopement vows

The ultimate guide to writing your elopement vows: all the tips and tricks you'll ever need to write your vows and enjoy the process!

The term “first look” may have come up while you were doing some wedding research. Or you heard someone mention it. Maybe this is the first (…haha) you’re hearing about it. Either way, the first look has gotten more and more popular over time, and there are several reasons why. (I think it’s a great […]

First look tips: what, why, how?

The first look on a wedding day: what, why, and how

I met up with Ashley and Allison for their Discovery Park engagement session in some…uncooperative weather. But they rocked it anyway. Listen, it’s Washington. Rain is rain, it happens, and your session can still be incredible. A Discovery Park engagement session gives you so much variety that you won’t know what to do with yourself. […]

Discovery Park Engagement

Discovery Park engagement session

When I scheduled this Pike Place engagement session with Andrea and PK, no one knew what the weather was going to be like (story of my life), but we lucked out so hard. We even saw sunshine! Andrea and PK brought Andrea’s brother’s girlfriend along, and she was a delight. Thank you for the chats and […]

Pike Place Engagement

Pike Place engagement session ideas, couple embracing in front of the Pike Place Market sign

More and more people plan to elope these days, but how do you know if eloping is right for you? What even is an elopement?  For starters, “eloping” used to exclusively mean: “the two of you run off together and no one knows you’re getting married.” These days, the definition has broadened to include “intimate […]

Should I elope?

Should I elope? How to know if eloping is right for you

This Rattlesnake Lake engagement session almost didn’t happen. We were all set to go to Mt. Rainier instead, but Washington had other ideas. With snow, rain, and a freaking avalanche warning in the forecast, we put a pin in the mountain and instead drove out to North Bend, WA. And I’m stoked that we did. I […]

Rattlesnake Lake engagement

Rattlesnake Lake engagement