Jonah and Alexis Proposal (March 9, 2018) - Point Ruston Historic Ferry

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Jonah and Alexis Proposal (March 9, 2018) - Point Ruston Historic Ferry

Honestly, I'm still not over the excitement of this stunning proposal. It put me on cloud 9 just witnessing it! It was one of the most romantic and intimate moments I've ever been able to capture (oh its also my first one that I've shot hahaha, but still, I can't imagine a more romantic set-up) I also can't imagine a more "Jesus is for sure on this moment" type of feeling. 

Before Jonah and Alexis arrived two killer whales surfaced that were super close to the ferry. That doesn't happen often AT ALL (look at God, won't he do it) and it was windy and starting to get pretty cold up on the deck. We were nervous because we had to lay the rose petals out, but we didn't want them blowing away and we didn't want Alexis's hair all up in her face blowing around distracting her from the moment, so we said a quick prayer that the wind would die down. I kid you not, less than 5 minutes later there was no wind up on that deck. (If you don't think God cares about the little things, let this be proof to you that he totally does) In the grand scheme of things the wind was just a minor detail, something that wouldn't have been all that bad, but we  asked and God showed up in that simple request. All of this favor is just a testament to who Jonah and Alexis are. 

This day also happened to be Alexis's birthday which makes this story even more fun. (She actually went and grabbed waterproof mascara because she had a feeling it was about to go down! This was such a smart move hahaha).

What a freaking great finale to your birthday, I mean my goodness. He told her he had a surprise for her and they headed down to Pointe Ruston on the water and grabbed some ice cream at The Ice Cream Social. Then he blind folded her and led her down the path to the ferry. And the rest? Well you're going to have to scroll for that ;) 

 

 

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Won't ever get over how gorgeous this proposal set-up was, like my goodness what?!

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He blindfolded her and led her down the path all the way to the roof of the ferry

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Instant tears when she was un-blindfolded and saw her man  

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He sang her "Green Eyes" by Coldplay because it's their song

*cue my tears behind the camera* 

GREEN EYES by COLDPLAY

Honey you are a rock
Upon which I stand
And I come here to talk
I hope you understand

That green eyes
Yeah the spotlight, shines upon you
And how could anybody deny you

I came here with a load
And it feels so much lighter
Now that I met you
And honey you should know
That I could never go on without you
Green eyes

Honey you are the sea
Upon which I float
And I came here to talk
I think you should know

That green eyes
You're the one that I wanted to find
And anyone who tried to deny you
Must be out of their mind

Because I came here with a load
And it feels so much lighter
Since I met you
And honey you should know
That I could never go on without you

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MY HEART. It was so romantic. All the props to Jonah.

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"If you like it then you should've put a ring on it" BAM DONE

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All the feels

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SHE SAID YES

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The joy when you realize you're marrying the girl of your dreams

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They're amazing, just look at them. 

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THE RING THOUGH, this photo doesn't do it enough justice 

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FIANCE BABY 

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Gabriela and Nick Hollander: BRIDALS

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Gabriela and Nick Hollander: BRIDALS

Nick and Gabriela are such down to earth people who make the best couple, and when you are around them you're instantly made to feel loved and welcome. They surround themselves with people like this and this has shaped who they have become individually and who they will become entering marriage together. I always observe at weddings to see what stands out to me and thats what really stood out to me about their wedding which I thought was really awesome. 
  

I love you guys and am so happy I was able to capture your love  

Here are a few of my favorite bridal portraits from their day :) 

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Wedding Dress Designer: ThEIACouture

Wedding Dress from: The Dress Theory Bridal Shop in Seattle

Bride's Fur Jacket: Forever 21

Bride's Shoes: Nine West from Nordstrom

Groom's Tux and Shoes: Nordstrom

 

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In Studio: Tacoma, WA

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In Studio: Tacoma, WA

This was my first shoot in a real studio setting. Going to be completely honest, I didn't really know what I was doing with lighting, so luckily Jordan and Jon have had more experience with studio shoots so they were able to help. We definitely got creative with it and were just guessing and trying things and it was so much fun. Not my comfort zone yet, but trying new things is my favorite and I am so pumped with how these turned out!

This shoot was 100 percent inspired by Eric Ray Davidson's shoot he did for GQ of Justin Bieber  

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Tawny and Hobie : COUPLE SHOOT

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Tawny and Hobie : COUPLE SHOOT

 Little Mashel River Waterfalls ended up being such a beautiful spot. We kind of took a chance on it, and I'm so glad we did! We made a day out of it and it felt so good hiking and just enjoying this summer Washington weather with these two.

Tawny and Hobie are so stinkin' hilarious and so much fun to hang out with. Thanks for jumping in the freezing water and climbing all over the waterfall for me guys. Love you both and can't wait for more adventures! 

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 ugh too cute

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 she hip thrusted the air and he lost it 

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Brianna and Kyle Cover : WEDDING

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Brianna and Kyle Cover : WEDDING

I've known Bri since high school and little did I know that scooping ice cream at Sycamore with her (my first job) and having Kyle's mom as a teacher in high school would lead to me being a part of one of the biggest days of their life 6 years later. Its always so much fun to reconnect with old friends and let me tell you, their wedding was an emotional but joy filled party ;)  

Bri and Kyle, thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your beautiful day and capture your love. You both are amazing people and together make an even more amazing couple. I seriously wish you both the best and can't wait to see what God has in store for your life together.   

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 Quick pit stop because its not a true Bri Bryan wedding unless Sycamore Drive- In is involved :) 

Quick pit stop because its not a true Bri Bryan wedding unless Sycamore Drive- In is involved :) 

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 definitely cried behind the camera during the first look with dad

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 I'm convinced Bri is an actual angel. She was glowing the whole day. 

I'm convinced Bri is an actual angel. She was glowing the whole day. 

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 PARTY TIME

PARTY TIME

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Venue and Catering: Milestone (Peru, IN)

Decorations: Gigi's 

Florals: Warner's

DJ and Photo Booth services: Picture Perfect Mobile Sound DJ's and Photo Booth Services

Wedding Dress: Sophia's
Alterations: Amy's Fashion

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Ross VanAlstine : Model Shoot - Sumner, WA

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Ross VanAlstine : Model Shoot - Sumner, WA

Ross and I have been "friends" on Instagram for awhile now and have mutual friends in common, but a couple weeks ago we finally got to meet in person to do a shoot in Sumner, WA while he was home. He's one of those people you instantly feel comfortable around and like you've known for a really long time and I even ended up at his sister's grad party afterwards hahaha
I love when your friend's friends become your friends
We even have our next shoot idea planned and I'm already psyched for that.

He's probably eventually going to get signed with an LA agency (heard it here first folks), no but I'm actually serious. He's got mad skill when he gets in front of the camera and behind it as well (he's a photographer too, so check him out here ) 

This was just a casual fun, retro, summer vibe themed shoot and we just drove around a few neighborhoods and stopped whenever a cool spot caught our eye. 

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*laughing because biting sunglasses while trying to look sexy doing it is hard

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 *shoutout to this family for letting us use their car 

*shoutout to this family for letting us use their car 

 *that moment when you panic because you think you just broke a vintage car thats not even yours 

*that moment when you panic because you think you just broke a vintage car thats not even yours 

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Ben and Yadder - Tacoma, WA Explorin' - Model Shoot

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Ben and Yadder - Tacoma, WA Explorin' - Model Shoot

Had such a nice warm sunny day to explore around downtown Tacoma with Ben and Yadder a couple of weeks ago. Ben told me about this coffee place called Lift Bridge (if you live in Tacoma and haven't been, go right now. The cold brew tonic is bomb, so order it :)) so we all met up there to chill a little bit. Somehow after that we ended up on a rooftop and snuck in to an abandoned downtown building (Anything for the gram? Amiright?) . Fun adventures with friends are my favorite and its neat when you find your kinda people who will do anything for a good picture. ALSO these two CRUSH the modeling game. 

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Casually dangling out a window, its fine

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This day was good

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Chloe & Jordan Obaya - Sibling Model Shoot - Seattle, Washington

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Chloe & Jordan Obaya - Sibling Model Shoot - Seattle, Washington

       This shoot is one of my top favorites so far! I met Jordan and Chloe through Instagram super randomly and I'm so thankful that this day happened because now they are really good friends of mine. You know when you meet people and you just feel like you've known them your whole life, well thats exactly how it was with these two. 

Chloe and Jordan are both amazing musicians as well as missionaries and so they decided to release a three song EP to help fund their trip to Nicaragua this summer. This photoshoot ended up being the album cover shoot for that EP which is so awesome! 

We decided to head to the Seattle Volunteer Park Conservatory and make a whole day out of it and just have fun exploring around that area. Shoutout to Tawny who styled this whole shoot and came along to assist! Couldn't have done it without her honestly. I've never done a brother sister duo shoot before, so I channeled some Pyper America and Lucky Blue inspiration from Pinterest and I love how it turned out. 

Chloe and Jordan, thanks for being amazing people and bomb models. Love you guys. 

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*Behind the scenes of how a shoot actually goes down. Check out their awesome modeling skills featuring a giant camel*

STYLED BY: Tawny > thechicchameleon.com
Models: Jordan Obaya, Chloe Obaya
Location: Seattle Volunteer Park Conservatory

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Sophia Baye - Palm Springs, California

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Sophia Baye - Palm Springs, California

This past November, I got the chance to go to Palm Springs, California for my first Blink Conference (its an amazing photography conference put on by Ike and Latasha Haynes) I can't put into words how good it really is, so you should probably just go and experience it for yourself ;) (shameless plug)

One of the last days I was there, I had the opportunity to go out with a group of other photographers attending the conference to the desert and shoot with them alongside Wyn Wiley, who was at Blink teaching for the week. I've looked up to him and his photography for awhile now, so I was super excited to learn and soak in all I could from him. It was such a fun time and below are some of my favorite images I captured during that evening! 

Palm Springs is a dream and Sophia is too. I always love shooting with her. 

 

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 *BTS with Wyn*

*BTS with Wyn*

 *BTS of what a shootout with Wyn Wiley actually looks like when everyone is trying to get the shot*

*BTS of what a shootout with Wyn Wiley actually looks like when everyone is trying to get the shot*

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