Jared & Sydney - Anacortes and Deception Pass Engagement

Amazing. Incredible. Gorgeous. These are the only words I can use to describe this stunning engagement session with this wonderful couple. They have such beautiful and unabashed feelings for each other, it was truly an honor to capture their engagement photos. I can't wait to shoot their wedding this coming summer and, needless to say, I can only dream of having weather like this unfold during their special day! If they end up having weather like this on their wedding day, I may have to start having them accompany me on all my shoots!  

Happy Centennial, National Park Service!

Today marks 100 years of the National Park Service.

In honor of this wonderful program and the lands that it serves, here are some of my favorite shots that I have taken from the various National Parks I have visited over the last year. 

 

Here's to the next 100 years, NPS. 

Haas & Hummert - Cle Elum, WA

When Sarah first contacted me regarding capturing her wedding, she did not hesitate to mention that she was also a wedding photographer. I have to admit, it was a little daunting to think about shooting a fellow wedding photographer's wedding. However, I was excited to take on the challenge. Looking back now, I am so glad I made that decision! Not only did I have the opportunity to photograph their beautiful day, I got a glimpse into the lives of two of the most genuinely kind, loving, compassionate, and fun people I have had the pleasure of photographing. On top of that, their family and friends provided some of the best wedding speeches I have had the pleasure of hearing. At several points it seemed as though there was scarcely a dry eye in audience!

Needless to say, I was incredibly honored to capture Sarah and Mike's gorgeous wedding near Cle Elum, WA. I know selecting a photographer for your wedding can be a daunting task, and it likely becomes even more challenging if you are a wedding photographer yourself. I am glad they let me have the opportunity to showcase their wonderful day and I know the future holds a long and happy story for these two amazing people. Couples like Mike and Sarah can teach us all a little something about what is important in life. A love like the one they share is something to be cherished, treasured, and celebrated. Here's to them and their future together!

 

Here is a glimpse into their beautiful day. 

Wedding Vendors + Locations:

Ceremony Venue - Private Estate

Reception Venue - Stonehouse 101

Catering - Rustic Roots

Band - Dynamite Supreme

Photographer - Mike Hitchner

Florist - Ellensburg Floral

Hair - Brieanna Bates (509) 304-8817 

Makeup - Sonia Sinclair (509) 929-2455

Post Party Shuttle - Stan the Man

Rentals - The Party Barn

Meredith and Eric - April 23, 2016 - Wedding Photography

Meredith and Eric are two of the kindest and most loving people I have had the pleasure of meeting. Their beautiful farm is full of animals that would likely not be here if it had not been for the love and compassion of this beautiful couple. And that same love and kindness is further exemplified in their relationship with each other. It was an absolute honor to capture their special day.

Eastern Sierra

While I contemplate several upcoming trips this winter I cannot help but think back to some of the amazing places I have been so far this year. Below are just a few of my shots from a trip to the Eastern Sierra and Death Valley, but it should give you a great idea of what kinds of varied landscapes you can find in this region. If you enjoy photography, nature, or the outdoors this region is incredible!

Couple's Photo Shoot - Krystal and Joe

Here are a few shots of Krystal and Joe who I was fortunate enough to photograph on a beautiful fall day near Olympia, WA. The setting was beautiful! But what made the shots even better is their genuine love and affection for each other. It was an absolute blast working with this fun couple and I wish them nothing but the best in the future!