Generally I don’t like to shoot too many sessions in the same spot, but Deception Pass is one of those exception places that I just can’t get enough of. Every time I shoot there, I try to shoot completely different than the time I was there before to make each session unique. This is definitely not easy to do as it’s outside of your comfort zone a bit; entering the unknown and trying to create art that you aren’t sure you know is going to turn out how you imagine it. Well let’s be honest, it never turns out how you imagine, usually it’s better because it’s REAL.

Summer and Ben went on one of their first dates to Deception Pass, so this place is pretty special to them. They are both such sweet people and we explored and laughed a lot during our session. I loved all the spring yellow flowers out which contrasted beautifully with the bluish green water. Ben is super creative and while we were shooting by the driftwood, he noticed a hole in the wood that he thought might be cool to shoot through. You’ll see the result of this collaboration towards the end of the session. I absolutely love when couples participate in the session like this because the end result is always better with 6 eyes looking around rather than just my two.

It’s going to be wonderful to see what beautiful things come this Saturday at their backyard wedding. Can’t wait to celebrate with them!

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  • dorothy - August 18, 2015 - 2:30 pm

    what a gorgeous pair. these are beautiful, karen!!ReplyCancel

  • Marti Peck - August 18, 2015 - 4:00 pm

    Beautiful, stunning and just plain wonderful! What a couple!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah M Chavez - August 18, 2015 - 10:57 pm

    SPECTACULAR!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Joyce Delgado - August 18, 2015 - 11:03 pm

    Breathtaking!ReplyCancel

  • Pamela Trehearn - August 19, 2015 - 2:40 pm

    You were great in the beginning … And just keep bringing greater shots each adventure you take! It has been entertaining all these years that I had to blog it! Wow, this couple will not have a choice but to get all of them!! ❤️ReplyCancel

  • Kylie Kai - August 21, 2015 - 8:06 pm

    stunning – these colors are dreamy!!! great work, as always.ReplyCancel

I love how fancy Lauren + Andrew got for their engagement session, and then how quintessential Seattle they dressed for the end of it. We had a foggy and rainy January day for photos, which proves once again how weather like this can prove for some of the most beautifully lit photos. I loved Lauren’s sparkle dress in combination with her dried flower bouquet and then her sweet yellow rain jacket with her red lips and blue floppy hat. Andrew looked dapper with his bowtie and then glasses for the second part of the shoot.

These two are lovely and fun and super stylish. I can only imagine how beautifully put together their wedding celebration will be this Saturday! Can’t wait to see them again and create more images! Definitely a favorite engagement session of the year!

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As most of you have probably noticed, I’ve been on a blogging/editing/sharing hiatus for the past 2 weeks due to my travels around New Zealand and Fiji. This trip has been absolutely wonderful in so many ways but I sure am ready to get back into the swing of work! I know that might sound crazy, but I absolutely love my job SO much and really believe I have some of the greatest couples around, so I can’t wait to get back to it!

Re-inspired and refreshed, I’m happy to start back up into wedding season with a double header this weekend! Alanna and Aviel are two reasons to get pumped up; if you add their cat, Oscar, it makes 3. We spent a lovely Seattle summer evening together over delicious dinner from Revel and ended the night with an unforgettable fiery sunset. We share laughs, cat snuggles, and had a whole lot of fun that night. I can’t wait to celebrate their nuptials with their marriage license signing at their home on Friday, followed by a crazy fun reception party with friends and family.

Thankful I get let into people’s lives in such a special way; I feel like I get a behind the scenes pass to people’s relationships and it’s pretty damn great. Will be sharing lots of photos from the recent adventures both personally and professionally very soon!

Until then, why don’t we all oooooh and awwwww over Alanna and Aviel and the one that stole the show, Oscar- the cat you wish was yours.

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P.S. If you want to see what I’ve been up to these past few weeks, head to my instagrams: http://instagram.com/karenobrist + http://instagram.com/koonthego or just click on my hashtag #KOgoesKiwi

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