Don’t get me wrong. I love a good golden hour session at sunset, but the more I book sunrise sessions the more I fall in love with the golden goodness of that first light! Bailey and Trey so graciously allowed me to drag them out to my favorite park growing up and on such a chilly morning. I asked if they were normally up this early to which Trey responded he definitely slept on the way there 😂 The love between these two is so evident and I’m so happy I had a chance to capture that for them!
Y’all. I was so unprepared for the beauty that is the PNW. And I’m not just talking about Ashley here 😉 I was in awe as soon as I stepped off the plane and took a breath of fresh air (dramatic I know but it’s literally what I did lol). In college I visited Eugene once for a track meet, but as an athlete I didn’t really get the chance to really explore. Imagine my face after hiking down to a gorgeous waterfall in bridal veil falls to watch Seth propose to his forever person! After a moment of capturing them together for the “couple session” Seth had finally gotten into position. Ashley had no idea what was about to happen. She turned around and cried as she said yes to the love of her life. I was so stoked to capture these photos they’ll always have to look back on to remember this day. Congrats again Ashely and Seth!!
The Slater Family was one of the first families I had in front of my lens when we moved to Italy. Blake was just as sweet then as she is now and I remember Ken as being so chunky, just barely sitting up and now she’s running all over the place. Cassidy was one of my first friends I met while living in Italy. She picked me up when we were still living in the hotel and took me to my first wine tasting (like my first tasting in life. terrible I know lol). Since then I’ve captured birthday parties, family photos, crazy styled shoots, and we have become the best of friends. This session was a pretty special one both for her and even myself. Our little ones have had multiple play dates in this home, and it was here she helped grow my faith as Christian during weekly Bible study meetings. It was also in this home she taught me how to play my now favorite board game Catan. I’ll always remember those game nights when the kids were put to bed and the adults poured up some wine and played all night long. When it was time for us to leave Italy, this is where we spent our last nights. There were times when I would literally text her “what are you doing?” and pull up to her house 30 seconds later. She always welcomed me and my spontaneous visits. Her and her husband Will have such a love for each other and have taught my husband and I so much. It was such an honor to capture these sweet moments for them as they had to leave this beautiful home last week. Thanks so much Cassidy for trusting me to capture these for your family!