Photography Class: Gas Works Park

In July I had the opportunity to attend a Lightchasers photography class in Seattle with my lovely sister-in-law, Angela.  We met at Gas Works park and split up to capture images of interesting industrial remnants and lovely glimpses of the Seattle skyline.  It was a great way to learn about exposure, composition, and other techniques while still enjoying the great outdoors.  I was fascinated by the different textures, shapes, and silhouettes created by this former industrial complex.  It was fun to capture tiny details that might otherwise go unnoticed.  All in all it was an amazing experience and I am looking forward to participating in some more Lightchasers classes in the future.

 

Engagement session: All-American couple

Jeremy and Danielle are that kind of couple that make you want to be in love yourself (if you don’t happen to be already).  They go together like peanut butter and jelly, like ham and cheese, like peas and carrots…you get the point.  🙂  Their love and concern for each other is evident.

Taking pictures of them was pure joy.  And I think they might have enjoyed it, too (especially since I kept asking them to kiss every other shot). 🙂

Since Jeremy is in the service and was being deployed to Iraq not long after these pictures were taken, he and Danielle were married in a private ceremony just a few days after this session.  I can’t imagine how hard it must be for a new bride to be separated from her groom, but Danielle is able to thrive and plan for the day they will be reunited with grace and strength. 🙂

Next year they will be celebrating their marriage in style with a wedding celebration and I am truly excited (and honored) to have the opportunity to capture their extraordinary love story once again!