I LOVE living by the ocean. My heart fills with joy when I smell those sea smells, feel the wind, and the glorious sand in my toes. I also love the sun. The warmth of the glowing light mixed with film makes beautiful magic for photos. This family session was destined to have the mixture of both these loves of mine, ocean + sun. That is until I started the decent from the top of the sun filled hill to the fog filled shore below. The sun wasn't present... but I may have added to my list of loves. FOG. Ah :) the mystery, the mood, the glow. Fog has such a unique beauty and I'm excited to share the dynamic connection this family has along with it!
I met with Zach + Meredith at Carkeek Park last week, and was pretty excited about this location they chose. There's something about shooting on the beach that is so fun for me... I think it's the fresh air, the water, and the beautiful views across the sound. I love discovering new places in Seattle and these two made this adventure a blast.
As promised here is round 2 of Grant and Shala's engagement session. I was very excited when Shala suggested bringing her son Caleb along to take some "family" photos as well. After all, Caleb is definitely a huge part of Shala's life and including him was a no-brainier. These three are about to become a family.
I was a bit disappointed when I arrived at Brackett's Landing Park in Edmonds and there was no sign of sun. This is very typical for February days in Seattle, I guess I just always hope for a glimpse... and I was so thrilled when it popped it's head out. The soft low light of mid-winter is so nice. The wind may have been fierce and cold but it was sure nice to have a bit of sun.
And this is Caleb. Isn't he a doll? Such a little man! He was also so well behaved. He was so patient while Grant, Shala and I were taking photos.
See what I mean about the light! The sun just peeking through those heavy clouds. I LOVE it.
This photo is so very sweet. Caleb's father passed away a few years ago. They asked him where Daddy was, and he pointed to the sky.
The wind was so cold, we had to take a short break and bundle the little guy up. This is his warrior hat! Oh my word...too cute!This photo was captured purely by chance. While taking photos of just Grant & Shala, Caleb ran towards me with his little tongue hanging out. It was a lucky one!
Thank you Grant, Shala, and Caleb it what a fun day!