LOVE: EMILY & BRIAN

Take my breath away, why don’t ya?

Emily’s been with me since the beginning.  I’ve shot her several times and, the stars willing, she’ll let me shoot her several more.  I’ve met so many wonderful people through this girl – it’s seriously like six degrees of separation or something.

Doing a session in the Washington desert has been a dream of mine for, well, since the beginning of this photography journey.  Western Washington is beautiful, don’t get me wrong.  But a change of scenery?  It’s good for the creative soul.

So, when I decided it was high time to cross this to do off my Bucket List, I contacted Emily and Brian.  Because, I mean, why wouldn’t I?  The two are currently finishing up their last semester at WSU in Eastern Washington, so it was kismet that the one spot I’d been dying to shoot in was directly in between us.

So we met in the middle.

I adore this girl.  This lovely girl and her sweet-as-pie boyfriend.  I first shot them four years ago, and it was such a pleasure working with them again yesterday.

Emily and Brian, m’dears…  Much love to you both!

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ELOPEMENT INSPIRATION: LISA & ANDREW

When one amazing friend introduces you to two of her amazing friends, well, something pretty amazing happens. 

“One day you will kiss a man you can’t breathe without, and find that breath is of little consequence.”
― Karen Marie Moning

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**  And for Lisa’s amazing bridal coat, check out Fox Glove Bridal!

 

 

 

 

WASHINGTON COAST ELOPEMENT INSPIRATION: ROD & RELLA

It was cold, rainy, and wet.  On the beach, the wind was unforgiving.  Frigid sea spray glazed our skin, coated my camera lens, and filled our lungs.   

But that didn’t stop Rod and Rella.  Adventurous to their cores, to them this was the perfect way to spend the day.  Plus, when you’re in love it really doesn’t matter what the weather’s like. 

Sweet words of congratulations followed us on the trail.  The hikers we passed oohed and ahhhed over this adorable couple and the obvious adoration they have each other.  More than once we heard, “Now this is the way to get married!” or “Oh, how I wish we’d done this!”

Because weddings can be stressful.  Elopements?  Eh, not so much. 

All you need to do is pick a place where your heart can sing and show up.  The vows, the declarations of love, the promises of forever…  That’s the easy part. 

Nature is my church.  And on this day, the entire forest offered witness and sang its blessings. 

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