In addition to their wedding, Natalie & Jake hired me to shoot engagement portraits with the intention of making a guest book out of them for the reception. For engagement sessions, I recommend starting at a location with some personal significance. They suggested the West 5 Lounge & Restaurant, where they put in many hours when they both lived in West Seattle.
We started the day with some mimosas. Here they are during one of their funny-face-offs.
Cuddling in the back booth.
The weather looked promising so we drove over the Olympic Sculpture Park. They have these swinging pods in the Pavilion that you can climb into and test your propensity toward motion sickness.
I had them lie on the ground and peek through the hole in the bottom.
We got lucky with the train passing by. I kept yelling “hold still! slow shutter!”.
I had such a great time with these two and can’t wait to meet their friends and family!