We met Shannon and Travis early one rainy Sunday morning at the Bindlestick Coffee and Beer House for a cup of coffee and a bit of getting-to-know-you. The weather was less than welcoming for a portrait session, but we decide to tough it out, and we’re so glad we did! That weekend was one of the last we expected to have colorful fall foliage on the trees, and with the way the rain was knocking them down, we knew we didn’t have much longer we could delay. While waiting for the drizzle to let up, we took some sweet portraits at the adorable Snoqualmie train depot — complete with vintage rail cars we could climb on.
We decided to chance a (wet) trip to the Three Forks Dog Park with Shannon and Travis’s two pups, Palladin and Pearl. In addition to being a big part of their happy family, their pups were also there to witness Travis’s proposal to Shannon at Three Forks not long ago. We’ve photographed engagements with pups before, but never at a dog park. This one was so much different from the mud pits we see in urban Seattle — wide open, full of grassy natural areas, and beautiful, to boot!
By the time we got there, the rain had stopped! So, the dogs got to run and play while we spent some quality time with Shannon and Travis in their special place making the gorgeous fall engagement portraits you see below. We’re looking forward to celebrating their wedding day with them next month at Fireseed Catering on Whidbey Island!
Want to see lots more? Check out their whole Snoqualmie engagement photography slideshow!