This beautiful brown eyed girl is Kaeli! She came to me on a very blustery day with a high chance of rain…But, I think it actually worked out in our favor…she rocked a perfectly PNW look for her session!She had some pretty specific wants from her session…and one of those was a road! I do love our city….!I just love a dramatic black and white…and the wind helped us with the drama!We switched our spots and I have to say…it was PERFECT! Don’t you love all the yellows?! It totally gives away the time of year, too….November is a beautiful month here in Tacoma!She laughs easy…and beautifully!Another favorite of mine! Had to play a little bit of Frogger to get the shot…but, it was worth it!This might look super serene…but honestly…the wind was so strong we were ready to catch her if it blew too hard!Those lashes!We had a couple important people along for the session…including her gorgeous mom!And then…as we were starting our third outfit change…the rain started!She wasn’t sad though…she said she actually loves the rain!And, who doesn’t love playing in the leaves with their best friend?!I told her to throw the leaves….I didn’t say AT me! haha!! We had so much fun!She looks a little mischievous doesn’t she?CONGRATS, Kaeli!!! Keep your joy as you start your next adventure…it’s beautiful!
Zach and Kyra got married during a beautiful snowy season in Redmond, Oregon at the Eagle Crest Resort!
When I drove into Redmond and saw all the snow, I just knew it was going to be a beautiful wedding to photograph! Everyone in town kept saying how odd it was that the snow was hanging around so long…but, then, our winter was pretty cold and wet all along the west coast this year! I am praying that is a prelude to a long and dry summer for us!All the details were exquisite and ready for the day!Zach had a surprise for Kyra that her own special polar bear would be the “ring bear-er”…get it? haha!Kyra and Zach chose not to see each other before the ceremony…but, they wanted to practice their song that they would be singing….so, we set them up with a wall apart…and I guarantee you there wasn’t a dry eye in the place as they sang to each other!A quick prayer……and then we hid Kyra away and took the boys all outside to get some photos!
Zach was laid back and happy as he awaited seeing his bride.But, then he had all these funny guys to keep him busy and laughing!You can tell they are a group of fun!We tucked the guys back in a warm room and I went up to see how the bride was coming along with her getting ready!She had plenty of help in her friends and her mom!Then it was the girls’ turn to go out in the snow!I LOVED the fur wrap! So perfect for a snowy wedding day!Eagle Crest Resort sits right on top of the hill and has the perfect backdrop!Her beautiful friends all wore vintage dresses in shades of green and blue! And, I have to say, I am quite partial to the beautiful young woman to the right of the bride..cause she’s my own gorgeous niece…whom I love to pieces!Kyra did more laughing on her wedding day than any other wedding I have shot! She was so happy and excited! So fun!It was time to let the girls warm up a little bit before the guests started to show up.And, again…no dry eyes in the house as these two had a very intimate and beautiful ceremony!We ducked out for a quick minute to grab some photos of the happily married couple and the bridal party just as the sun was setting! To say it was cold would be a huge understatement….but, these guys were troopers!Gorgeous!Mr. and Mrs!The whole group!Even able to have some fun in the cold!It was warmer when we kept them moving! So beautiful!Kyra! Such a gorgeous bride!Zach..a strong and handsome husband!We got back to the party and had some wonderful food and memorable toasts……and then the happy couple danced the night away!Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Dyck! Many prayers and best wishes on your new life together! May it be a beautiful adventure!
I met Spencer during the fall season for his senior session! He is a senior at Enumclaw High School and I am sure he is counting the days till his graduation!
As is common, Spencer wasn’t particularly interested in having his photos taken…unless he could have his dog in the photos with him! So, of course, we were happy to comply!And, he was happy to be modeling with his boy!Spencer loves the outdoors and spends his free time fishing and hunting!and…hanging out with his furry friend!It was an overcast day and we had a few raindrops here and there…but, then, that is just everyday around the PNW this season!Love this black and white one!Priceless! Soon, when he goes off to college, I guarantee you he will miss his little sidekick!This is the one that Spencer’s mom made into a canvas to hang on their wall! Perfect choice!I even got a few laughs out of Spencer!
My favorite shot!…and a second favorite from a different angle!Congratulations, Spencer! You are almost done! Have a great summer!