Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Lindsay + Stu | Picture Perfect

Another beautiful Fall day!!!  I am beginning to fear I'm going to have to pay for all this past awesomeness at some point...

Meet Lindsay and Stu, both from Chicago where they'll be married next year.  I recently met with Lindsay to chat about their engagement session and while I won't be spending the Big Day with them, I was lucky enough to share the better part of a Saturday afternoon at a few of my favorite Seattle scenic spots.

Slightly bummed that September in Chicago lacks the beautiful Fall leaves Lindsay was hoping for, she wanted to shoot as soon as possible in order to capture Seattle's stunning Autumn colors.  So after meeting on Thursday, we shot the following Saturday.  Certainly can't waste too much time with our weather here in the Pacific Northwest!

We met up at their place and walked to Gasworks for some fun with balloons and their goofy pup, Halstead.  From there we were off to enjoy the turning leaves, a little salsa dancing, and a picture perfect day at Greenlake.  We rounded out our afternoon-turned-evening at the Shilshole Bay Marina.  Lindsay and Stu took sailing lessons after moving here and wanted to capture that shared love in their photos.  Now, I've shot at Shilshole quite a bit, but never with the chance to shoot a beautiful couple on a sailboat. SO awesome!

Congrats again to Stu and Lindsay, thanks a million for sharing such a perfect Seattle day with me!!  I can't wait to see your wedding photos, you make such a picture perfect couple.  :)


Saturday, November 5, 2011

Lauren + Brian | "O" Happy Day

 For the second installation in my Game Day blog, I am here to give a little love to the Oregon Ducks.

Meet Lauren and Brian, both Oregon alumni and beer lovers like myself.  We met up at the Brave Horse Tavern for a quick beer and hot pretzel before getting their adorable golden-doodle, Gnocchi, and heading over to South Lake Union.  I've been very lucky with our Fall weather this year in regards to shooting and this day was no different.  I do love a crisp October afternoon! 

Gnocchi had a blast chasing the ball around (unfortunately the geese were lacking) and we got a nice stroll around the harbor and the very cool Center for Wooden Boats.  While I do have a considerable number of Husky fans whom I call friends, I want to wish Brian and Lauren and the rest of you Ducks out there much luck in today's match up.  Game on.

xoxo go dawgs,

Jaymee + Rob | Go Purple Be Gold!

Today I decided to do a little something special with the blog.  This evening the University of Washington will be playing Oregon in the final game before construction begins on what will be the new Husky Stadium. So, in honor of the final days of this historic, albeit a bit outdated, venue I'll be posting a blog for each team.  While normally I believe in deferring, first up, Huskies!

About a month ago I met up with Jaymee, Rob, and the adorably photogenic Louie at their place in Bellevue. Monday afternoons aren't really the best time for crossing the 520 and they decided wisely that carpooling would be our best bet. 

After a quick beer and a little snacking at The Ram, we began our shoot outside of Husky Stadium where the bronze statue of Kibo (by local artist Georgia Gerber) stands welcoming fans, students, and visitors to campus.  A couple quick picks in front of Hec Ed and Louie's own photo shoot with a purple and gold hydrant and we were off to Suzzallo library for some quick and quiet photo ops.  We ended our day back on the Eastside at the beautiful Willows Lodge for a couple more photos and a great glass of red to round out our busy afternoon. 

I had an absolute blast with these guys and hope to see them again, perhaps a trip to Louie's agility class is in order?  Big congrats on your upcoming wedding, I wish you both (and the Huskies) the very best!