I first met Kim (and Ella) at the Art Institute of Seattle back in 2007. She was getting her BFA in graphic design and I was in photography shooting a doggy fashion shoot for her and some fellow designers. Ella was one of our models. We've both since graduated, but when she and Patrick got engaged I was thrilled to be the one she chose to photograph their wedding!
Their pugs, Ella and Bentley, are very special to them and since their wedding venue doesn't allow dogs, we made sure to include them in their engagement photos. We met up at the Sodo Starbucks, then quickly made a bee-line for the Marginal Way Skate Park. They have a fantabulous Seahawks logo mural, which was perfect since Pat is a big 'Hawks fan. Surprisingly enough, there were no skaters that morning. I'm going to go ahead and assume it was because it was Father's Day and not because SnoCon happened to be having a big sale that day. :) At any rate, while Kim and Patrick were great models, the pugs quickly stole the show!
After the skate park we jetted out to the Washington Park Arboretum for a little greenery and some walkies. Ella and Bentley had quite a time romping through the grass and sniffing everything within leash-distance. Bentley even got to wear a little bling for a few photos.
While I'm sad Ella and Bentley won't be joining us on October 10th, I'm so happy we were able to get some great photos of them for the reception. They will most definitely be there in spirit.