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Whidbey Island Be(loved) Photography | Heidi + Shawn Engaged

The last time I blogged photos of Heidi and Shawn, they’d just started dating. Now they’re engaged! Looking at these images, you can really see how their love (and our style of photography!) has evolved over the last year. We can’t wait for the wedding!

Heidi, Shawn, and I spent the day on Whidbey Island in the adorable town of Langley, WA on one of the last lovely days of summer. It was picture-perfect. We started at Useless Bay Coffee– which has the BEST NAME– where I got them cracking up about each other and introduced them to our new style of shooting, Be(loved). Like most people, Heidi and Shawn are a little camera-shy, so when I told them Be(loved) photography was all about taking the pressure off and helping them focus on each other and their relationship rather than the camera, they were stoked.

So off we went to frolic around the town, stopping to play kissing booth with a funny box (maybe a TARDIS?) we found in the parking lot of the Langley grocery, swing at the local playground, and frolic in a big, awesome field. We finally even found the beach after much wandering around, and finished the evening of an awesome day with a gorgeous sunset and delicious glass of wine. Scroll through their photos below or check out their slideshow.

Thanks, guys, for trusting me and my camera to document your love story. You’re both gorgeous, inside and out.

By the way, Heidi does my hair, and she IS SERIOUSLY AWESOME. If you’re in Seattle and need someone to take care of your locks, trust me, she is your gal. Check her out at Habitude Salon in Fremont! And P.S., yes, I have a serious backlog of amazing weddings to blog. Get ready, they’re coming!

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Want to see more? Watch their Whidbey Island engagement session slideshow!

Portland Playground Engagement | Erin + Adam

Erin and Adam are sweet, loving people, and it shows in what they do and how they treat each other. They wanted engagement photographs that showed off their silly personalities and playful nature, and what better way to do that than spend the morning on a playground!

I met these two through my college friends from University of Oregon and they’re die-hard Ducks fans, so it was only fitting that their engagement session was in Portland. After a quick trip to the steel bridge, Old Town, the Ducks Store, and Starbucks (their first date was also at a coffee shop!), we found the perfect playground in Northwest Portland and spend a good hour climbing, romping, and frolicking.

If their engagement portrait session was any indication, their wedding in Salem, Oregon this weekend will be a total blast. Congratulations, Erin and Adam. We can’t wait!

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Elliott’s Oyster House and Pike Place Engagement Photograph | Michelle + Chad

Our friends Michelle and Chad celebrated their engagement with a date-like photo session on Seattle’s waterfront doing what they love most: eating oysters and drinking wine! Michelle and Chad are both vintners by trade and foodies by nature, so we stopped by Elliott’s Oyster House for some of their favorites. YUMMMM! It was one of the few nice days we’ve had this summer (have you heard? it’s been over 80 degrees for a total of 78 minutes through this week!) and after some eats, we wandered Pier 56, all along the waterfront, and then up the market steps through Pike Place Market for more Seattle engagement portraits.

Michelle tells me that Chad doesn’t like having his picture taken, but you sure couldn’t tell, because the camera LOVES him! Michelle and Chad, we’re so looking forward to photographing your wedding in Stanwood on Saturday. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for more sunshine!

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Engagement at the Belltown Fire Station & Ballard Locks | Erica + Eric

The first time we sat down with Erica and Eric, I remarked to Justin that meeting them was like getting together with old college friends. After the weekend we spent together photographing their engagement portraits and bar hopping, that feeling was even more cemented. Sadly, they’re from the Tri-Cities area, so we only get to see them every so often, but we couldn’t be more excited for their wedding this October at the BalMar in Old Town Ballard.

For their engagement photographs, we first visited the Belltown fire station. When we arrived, the fire department was just returning a fire engine to its corral in the station, and we were delighted to be able to take some pictures with it. It wasn’t until later when Justin and I were looking at the photos that we noticed the engine just happened to be Engine No. 2, with the plate “E2” to match Erica & Eric’s double-E handle!

After a quick Rainier Beer at the Two Bells Bar & Grill across the street from the station, we headed to the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard for the second half of their engagement session. There, we were treated to a gorgeous sunset on the water on what has to be one of the most beautiful evenings so far this year. We even saw an otter! (Well, Justin did… I was too slow.)

Finally, we invited Erica & Eric to spend a few quiet moments in the gardens near the locks, which resulted in some of the loveliest photos we’ve taken so far. Erica is super stunning (especially with that fiery fuchsia hair!) and Eric truly is her “silver fox.”

Thanks for trusting us with your photography, guys! We always have a great time when you’re in town, and we can’t wait for the next adventure. See you soon!

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