Washington engagement

Melissa & Zach - Mountain Engagement

Lake Wenatchee has been on my list of places to shoot for quite a while now. When I got my very first camera, an early photographer mentor of mine brought me over there during October to photograph some portraits and the fall colors. It's surreal returning at the same time 6 years later.

But before I go any further I need to give a huge shout out to Melissa and Zach. They were originally planning to drive 8 hours to come shoot with me. Lake Wenatchee ends up being about halfway between us though and I knew that would be an amazing place to do their engagement session. So we decided to meet there.

Despite the bitter cold winds it was excellent weather and we essentially had the entire location to ourselves the majority of the time. Zach and Melissa brought their dogs (YES!!!) and I was able to bring my dog Piper as well. It was quite the puppy fest and I wish every session could have dogs. They have such a cute little family and it was so fun taking their photos. I can't wait to shoot their wedding next summer!

Katelyn & Ryan - Forest Elopement

Tuesday night DM on Instagram. Saturday elopement. That's how this one all went down. Katelyn and I used to hang out back in high school, though admittedly lost touch for a few years as can happen when people go to separate colleges and then make the transition into full time "adulting". It was so good to hear from her though, especially with the news that her and Ryan had decided to truly elope last minute and wanted me to photograph it. 

Katelyn and Ryan were some of the most fun and probably the most easy going people I've ever seen on their wedding day. From getting the wedding dress, organizing, and literally changing the entire event location last minute (180 minutes to be exact) when the original place got double booked, everything seemed to come together wonderfully. I'm so happy for Katelyn and thankful I was able to come along and document it all.