Engaged: Knight & Brittany

What a perfect day to celebrate love in the snowy Cascade mountains! We've had a fairly warm winter this year, so with the snow elevation level so high, it took a little hunting for the three of us to find the perfect location for our time together. Thankfully, the Snow Lake Trailhead proved to be just what we were looking for!

While the air still had a chilly edge to it, the wintry sun had us peeling off layers as we walked through the forest. We snuck in these romantic moments amidst a busy trail of hikers, snowshoers  and cross country skiiers (ok but seriously, who skis on this trail?!) and had the best time exploring the landscape together! It was also such a treat getting to adventure with these two - they are a perfect match and I can't wait for their wedding day!

Engaged: Cory & Karissa

What a perfect fall day for some snuggly engagement photos! Cory and Karissa met me in the Seattle Arboretum and we dodged tourists and snuck in some sweet moments amidst the ancient maples. The rain held off and the clouds gave us beautifully even light, and I had the most wonderful time getting to know these impeccable people better! They danced, they cuddled, they encouraged one another and they held each other close, anticipating the next season of their lives that is coming oh-so soon! I am very much looking forward to capturing their wedding day in April - it will be here before we know it!

Engaged: John & Sydney

I love any couple who is up for new adventures! These two met me at the UW Waterfront Activities Center for an exciting evening of canoeing, pizza and a leisurely stroll in the evening sunshine.

It was so fun watching John and Sydney navigate the balance and momentum of the canoe - a task all engaged couples should achieve before tying the knot! We also may have bent the rules a little and removed their life jackets for a portion of the boating excursion, since they aren't exactly the most fashionable accessory!

They also brought along a vegan pizza to share while drifting among the lily pads, which made for a fun set of photos, and we were all quite pleased with the amount of flavor a vegan pizza could hold!

We finished off our evening in a more relaxed setting - walking around the water's edge in the warm evening air. John and Sydney are so comfortable with one another and share such a genuine sweetness that I know they will make an amazing married team. It is so special to me to capture love like this!