Lifestyle // Happily Evergreen

When Brenna of Happily Evergreen asked me about doing a hiking lifestyle session for her blog, I knew we were going to have fun and make some cool images together. We spent a rainy fall morning in Port Angeles adventuring in the Olympic National Park and talking about her recent and somewhat spontaneous move from the East Coast to #westcoastbestcoast! 

This chick is rad and her blog will make you want to go get lost in the woods. You can also follow her Instagram @_happilyevergreen HERE

McKenna+John // Seattle, WA Beach Engagement

"New Year, New Me!" I yelled as I clicked publish on this set of images and sentences typed for the sole purpose of boosting my SEO. (seattle engagement photographer, seattle wedding photographer, please fly me to beautiful warm beaches all across the world- photographer)

I'M GOING TO BLOG MORE IN 2018! (*grinch voice* and this time, I'll keep it off.)

I have so many sessions to share and rather than being overwhelmed by which to share first, what images to pick from each session, WHAT THE EFF TO WRITE about each session I'm going to just do it.

So here is McKenna and John's engagement session. We hung out at the beach in Ballard. John got very distracted with some ducks that we affectionately named the "Ballard Mallards." I got distracted with airplanes flying overhead. We got into a heated debate with a man on the correct usage of the word "literally". The whole thing was kind of a showcase of adult ADD and it's a wonder I was able to get as many photos as I did. 

But I did. So here you go. 

Very excited to head to Richmond, VA in October to capture their wedding day!

Yay, blogging. 

Hallowedding

From the planners: 

We had a clear vision for this shoot right away. We wanted dark and moody. We did not want traditional Halloween. Meaning, we did not want pumpkins and scarecrows. We wanted a design that would inspire our dark and edgier brides year round. We were inspired by the whitewashed brick of the Manchester State Park Torpedo building and a salt and pepper diamond ring. This formed our color palette to be black with “pops” of deep reds, golds, and purples. We loved the idea of voodoo witchcraft. Beautiful crystals, tarot cards, and glass potion bottles. A lot of the extra decor pictured in this shoot was brought from our homes. We use stylish Halloween decor for year-round home decor. We are obsessed with the elegant gothic vibe we created for this styled shoot. We hope people are both inspired and taken away by our “black swamp witch” cake table. Our low to the ground ghost table surrounded by plush pillows are perfect for laid back couples who want a comfier dining experience. All of these elements formed our perfect Montana and PNW Hallowedding.

Vendors: 

Coordinators: Champagne + Linen

www.champagneandlinen.com @champagneandlinen

Photographer: Samantha McFarlen

www.samanthamcfarlan.com @samanthamcfarlan

Videographer: Casey McFarlen

Florist: Florals by Keira Grech

www.ellensburgfloral.com/ @keiragrech

Tabletop Rentals: Balancing Balloons

http://www.balancingballoons.com/ @balancingbaloons

Cake Table Rentals: Oh So Chic

www.ohsochicmt.com @ohsochicmt

Calligrapher: August + Stone

www.augustandstone.com/ @augustandstone

Cake: Sweet Geeky Cakes

www.facebook.com/bakedlife509/ @cgzgak

Hair & Makeup: Magdalena Ayon Makeup Artist

www.magdalenaayon.com @magdalenaayon

Gown: Calla Bridal

www.callabridal.com @callabridal

Ring: Point No Point Studio

www.pointnopointstudio.com/ @pointnopointstudio_

Models: Melanie Lienhard + Blake Gallagher

Leather jacket + boots: Olive & Iron

https://www.facebook.com/OliveIronLLC/ @oliveandiron

Carson+Alex // Snoqualmie, WA Engagement Session

I LOVE engagement sessions. This one was extra special because Carson is a good friend and 1/4 of Bixby+Pine, my favorite wedding planners! We did their session in Snoqualmie, WA with Mt. Si as our backdrop. We got a little bit of moody Washington state weather with some rain but had so much fun taking these photos.

Jessica+Sean // Maui, Hawaii Wedding

Sorry guys, this is a long one...

...but when you go to Maui and photograph one of the most beautiful and FUN weddings ever, it's really impossible to do a short blog post.

I remember the exact moment Jessica reached out to me and asked if I was available for her and Sean's wedding date. 

Then she told me it would be in Maui. I did a happy dance. And then I did another happy dance.

Then I waited anxiously for this day to arrive, as I'm sure they did as well. Naturally, I booked myself a few extra days on that beautiful island as a little vacation for myself. I had no idea that after the wedding Jessica and Sean and their friends and family would be welcoming me into their group, buying me more tequila shots than I probably needed and taking me on adventures around Maui. All of this to say, I'm super thankful I got to be a part of this day and capture such an exciting time for this group of wonderful people.

Sorry in advance for making you crave sunshine and sandy beaches.

Jane+Kyle // Vantage, WA Engagement Session //

I was so excited when Jane asked me to be her and Kyle's wedding photographer and from our very first conversation, I knew these two were going to be a blast to photograph. We decided on Vantage, WA as their engagement session location and OMG... I'm so glad we did. The weather was freaking beautiful and we had so much fun exploring around rock formations and gorgeous desert landscapes. 

Brittany+Matt // Bellingham, WA Engagement Session //

Brittany and Matt's engagement session was so much fun. The weather couldn't have been more perfect, especially considering it was February in Washington State. They picked the most incredible location (a freaking treehouse) in Bellingham, WA. I have known these two since high school so it was so great to catch up and photograph them being all cute and in love!!