Kayla & Max // Engaged

Meet Kayla and Max.

When these two high school sweethearts first met, Max was quickly smitten. It took Kayla a little bit more time, but good things come to those who wait. Now, they live happily in NYC and have built a wonderful home together with their baby - a lopsided cat named Alfred. We met one afternoon to take engagement photos in the SoHo / Tribeca area, with a beautiful city backdrop to enjoy.

Intimate. Comforting. Dependable. These rooftop engagement photos captured a tiny glimpse into Kayla and Max’s beautiful relationship. It doesn’t take much time together to clearly see that they’ve developed a true partnership. After 8+ years together, they’ve supported each other through challenges, stress, successes, and celebrations.

This was such a great day! We were nervous that the foggy, drizzly day would ruin the photos but I think there is something magical about a misty afternoon in NewYork City. Perfect engagement photos do not require perfect weather, perfect clothes, or perfect backdrops. A couple in love is honestly the only essential ingredient. Thank you for sharing your love with me, Kayla and Max!


Engagement Photo Details:
- Location: SoHo, New York City
- Kayla’s Engagement Ring: MiaDonna
- Max’s Engagement Ring: Manly Bands

Julia & Beej // Engaged

Meet Julia and Beej.

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This amazing couple is getting married this summer so we celebrated with an engagement shoot! After meeting at a birthday party in Capitol Hill 4.5 years ago, Beej and Julia got engaged in New York, and will say I Do in Woodinville, WA. On the only non-rainy day that week, typical Seattle behavior, we took a stroll around Pioneer Square and found some fun spots to photograph.

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When I asked Julia and Beej what their favorite personality traits about each other were, they said being fun-loving and kind. As we spent the afternoon together, that joyful vibe was so abundantly clear.

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Thank you, Julia and Beej, for such a fun session taking your Pioneer Square engagement photos! This was such a great way to warm up for the big day, get to know each other, and explore the city together. Can’t wait for the big day in July.

Tyler & Kevon // Engaged

Meet Tyler and Kevon!

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Kevon is my older cousin and Tyler is the amazing lady who's crazy enough to marry him! Together, we had so much fun taking photos in downtown Seattle and Pioneer Square to celebrate their recent engagement.

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You know how people say that your partner makes you a better version of you? Tyler and Kevon prove just that. Kevon has always been an outgoing and charismatic guy, but ever since he and Tyler began dating over four years ago, he's become more caring and gracious through her example. Tyler fits in so easily into our kooky family, so immediately loved by the American and Iranian sides! We're all lucky to have witnessed their love blossom and grow, from their fraternity and sorority days at Washington State University to now! Tyler and Kevon are such a balanced couple, enormously loved by their friends, family, and two cats. :)

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This rooftop parking garage turned out to be such a hidden gem for the engagement photoshoot, with amazing urban views of the city, Century Link stadium, the waterfront, and more! We also spent some time exploring the neighborhood before celebrating their engagement photos with a few shots of well-deserved Fireball.

For two people who were so nervous about being weird in front of the camera, I think Tyler and Kev rocked this engagement shoot! They are so loving, fun, and radiant together - they made my job quite easy.  I love these two and can't wait for their wedding in 2019!


Engagement Photo Details:
- Location: Pioneer Square; Downtown Seattle
- Engagement Ring: Blue Nile
- Tyler's Makeup: Bobby Brown
- Unofficial Love Languages: Badass, Carefree, In-Sync, & Undeniably Meant-To-Be

Karli & John // Engaged

Meet Karli and John.

Karli is from Seattle, John is from Grand Rapids, and they met - and fell in love - in New York City.  A classic tale, with some divine intervention from a dating app. Thank goodness these two met, because they're seriously a perfect match! Together, we explored and took some fall engagement photos at the Brooklyn Bridge Park.

I'm so grateful for Karli and John's positive, cheerful attitudes especially at 7:30AM on a Saturday! But honestly, these two bring out the best in each other and in everyone who is lucky to call them friends. There are people in life who just radiate kindness and accordingly, those people are always surrounded by love. Karli and John are connecters - they bring people together and have such a beautiful, varied array of friends. These friendships that they carefully cultivate together undoubtedly contribute to the strong foundation of love that Karli and John have for each other. They carry that commitment to caring in their work as well, through music and therapy and teaching and social work. They help others be better - and together, they keep growing and improving their own love.

Can't wait to photograph at your wedding this summer in Seattle, Washington! 100% will be crying behind the camera.

Megan & Alex // Engaged

Meet Megan and Alex.

They're kind, welcoming, laid-back, and adventurous. They're always there for friends in need and cherished by their families. Best of all is their love for each other! Within minutes, it is obvious how comfortable and authentic they are together. They know each other's faults and strengths, and love every bit. When I've been gone through tough times, their positive and caring attitudes really have made such a difference in my life. So thankful for these two! 

A true VIP, George Michael is the king of this household. He's so photogenic, right?!

After exploring the Kirkland waterfront a bit, Megan and Alex headed to their engagement party at Heritage Hall. A party filled with family+friends+mushy emotions+all the cheese, it was a clear indicator of their amazing marriage to come!

I can't wait for their wedding in Seattle next fall! :) Cheers to the happy couple!