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Riley + Ryan | Ferry Rides and Popcorn Fights

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Riley + Ryan | Ferry Rides and Popcorn Fights

Riley & Ryan | Fauntleroy Ferry and Vashon Island Washington

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I’m not very good at waking up super early. My husband can attest to that. Really, I love my sleep. But the idea of a early morning ferry shoot with these two got me RIGHT out of bed. I knew the morning sunlight would be so pretty, especially on an empty ferry. It felt like we had the whole ferry to ourselves on the way to Southworth.

There really is so much art that can be created on these big breathtaking boats. I hadn’t shot an official engagement session on a ferry before, so I was pretty pumped to finally be doing it. Not only that, but we finished by 10:00 a.m. - perfect timing to head to brunch!

Both times on the ferry we were reminded that it was time to leave, haha - which just showcases how much fun we were having. We may or may not have trespassed private property for the beach photos. All totally worth it. I’m SO obsessed with how these photos turned out and I can’t wait to capture Riley and Ryan’s wedding next year on LEAP YEAR.

Now enjoy this cuddly, goofy and popcorn filled engagement session.

XO

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Thuy + Andrew | Golden Hour Champagne Poppin

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Thuy + Andrew | Golden Hour Champagne Poppin

Thuy + Andrew | Discovery Park Seattle, Washington

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When I met with Thuy and Andrew several months ago, it was over cocktails and dinner at Stateside - a really look asian fusion restaurant in Capital Hill. Meeting couples at their consults always gives me some nervous butterflies because it’s so similar to an interview. Do I look okay? Am I going to babble too much? Do I have anything stuck in my teeth? Etc.

My time with them knocked all those worries away. We didn’t even discuss wedding photographer for the first hour. And that is how I REALLY love to consult with clients. I want to know how their day has been, where they come from, what they do for a living — you know, talk to them like they are the people they are. It wasn’t until toward the end of dinner did I mention “Hey, we should MAYBE discuss wedding photography stuff!” We all had a good laugh.

I book a limited amount of weddings per year for a reason. Because I believe quality over quantity holds true in this industry. I want to be able to give as much energy and thought as possible into the couples that do book me. I want my consults to feel like they aren’t on a time constraint. I want my bride to text me mirror photos of her engagement session outfit ideas. I want to meet up at a local brewery for a double date. Being a part of my clients’ lives is so important to me.

When I shoot at Discovery Park, my husband usually tags along and brings our dogs for a nice long walk - I also use him as my personal Uber to get down to the Lighthouse (always apologizing to my couples for the awful dog smell in the car, blegh SORRY) — and the first thing he said when I was finished with my session with Thuy and Andrew was, “They would be a fun couple to hang out with!” and I was…. “Uh, YEAH.”

This is how I want the client experience to be with ALL of my couples. As much as possible. Now enjoy this beautiful, cuddly and GOLDEN hour engagement session at one of my all time favorite parks.

XO

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