I had the pleasure of meeting Krista and Earl in one of my very first weddings in Montana! Then here we are, three or four years later, meeting up in Seattle! During our 1st anniversary trip of traveling through Portland, Cannon Beach, Astoria, Tacoma and ending in Seattle we had so many opportunities to hang out with fun people like Krista and Earl!! We might be biased, but we think having a portrait session with your honey is the best way to celebrate an anniversary and new life in the big city! Half this session was done at Alki beach in West Seattle were I convinced these two waking up at dawn would be worth it for the epic view of the city. Yeah, there was a thicker than pea soup fog down there...oh well, still gorgeous! Pretty sure whenever I live in Seattle I will be spending my days there ;) Then we ventured into the crazy traffic and wonderful Queen Anne district of Seattle where we got the REAL view of gorgeous downtown! Thank you Krista and Earl for the fun day in the city!! You two are so cute together, just the way you were when I first met you! ;)
For our one year anniversary We took a trip to Portland and Cannon beach to have our pictures taken by Erich McVey:) We can't wait to see the images he captured of us. He is an insanely awesome photographer, and such a awesome guy. Check his work out here, www.erichmcveyblog.com So excited to show some of our personal images we took during the trip on our Hasselblad 500c. We spent on night at the ACE hotel in portland, and met and photographed Jessica Zollman, and Aaron Durand in the lobby after seeing we both had Hasselblad cameras. Look them up, they are both crazy talented and nice people. We made the trip something of a coffee tour, stopping as often as we could at amazing roasters and coffee shops as we could, Stumptown was amazing, as was Milstead & Co, and Street 14 in Astoria (Where we also saw the Goonies house!!) It was an amazing trip. I can't believe its been a year of marriage already, so many amazing weddings, trips, and images. We are so blessed, and Its flown by, and we are so excited for year 2!!!
In December last year Rachel and I took a trip to seattle to see Jeremy Cowart's Lifefinder tour. I have been a fan of Jeremy Cowart's work for a long time, and he is one of my biggest inspirations. He is humble, talented, and artistic in a way thats not self glorifying or prideful in any way. He is also giving, and generous. He is the founder of the Help Portrait, a moment dedicated to helping Photographers, makeup artists, hair stylists, and many others give back to their communities. He is in so many ways a picture of the kind of man I wanna be when I grow up:) and it was amazing to meet him and hear him speak. We drove to seattle from montana for that, but ended up staying a couple days. I hadn't ever been to the city before, and instantly fell in love. we went to the art museum, stopped at pikes place market, and saw the gum wall, and visited the first Starbucks(Picture above). We decided to leave the digital cameras behind for most of the trip, taking a couple old cameras and film. All images are unretouched or edited, except for the shot of us with Jeremy Cowart, because it was severely underexposed haha turned it black and white. We haven't shown these images anywhere else, and just got one of the rolls back from Richards Photo Lab last night. Enjoy!
All images taken on Kodak Portra 400, with a Canon AE-1 35mm and Bronica Etrsi Medium format camera.