It can get cold in Seattle, that’s why it’s important to have someone to hold close. I had been looking forward to photographing Arleen and Jason’s engagement session for a long time. Not just because it’s my first engagement session in Seattle, but because Arleen is an old friend from high school. Just before these two were engaged I was in Seattle to photograph a bridal session and meet with other vendors, so Arleen and I got together for breakfast (I highly recommend Biscuit Bitch at Caffe Lieto, trust me – www.biscuitbitch.com). We talked about life and I told Arleen about my business and how important the right photographer, who provides a full service, is for a wedding. She agreed and told me that everything I described is what she would want out of her wedding photographer, if she ever got engaged. A couple weeks later, Arleen contacted me and told me that Jason had proposed.
Since one of our original locations for their session fell through, we headed to Freeway Park in downtown Seattle. It’s a mix of concrete and greenery and sits above the 5 freeway. It was a great place to start. From there we headed back to their neighborhood in Queen Anne (one of my favorite neighborhoods), photographed on the street and finally ended up in their early 1900s mansion (now converted to apartments) to photograph in the lobby and on the upstairs deck that has an amazing view of the city. (Same view as Kerry Park, just not as crowded).
I cannot wait for their Seattle wedding on the MV Skansonia! (www.skansonia.com) Congratulations Arleen & Jason!