As a photographer, I feel it is my job as a storyteller to actually tell a story. For the couples I have worked with this year, I have tried to dig deeper into what got them to where they are today, what they love most about each other, and how they envision their dream engagement photos to look like. The information I uncover during our consultation gives me a gold mine of backstory to be able to photograph them with truth and not like every other engagement session out there.
Vanessa and Francisco’s journey is a classic “small town girl meets city boy” love story, and it is nothing short of incredible! She is a small town girl who came to Seattle for her bachelor’s degree, and she met him her first week living in the city. As they were dating, he showed her the amazing things Seattle has to offer, and she fell in love with not only the city life and the PNW, but with him, too! He proposed to her shortly after she graduated at the same place they met on Alki.
I met them on a Saturday morning at the beach, and the PNW did not disappoint for some quintessential moody Seattle vibes. We strolled down the beach chatting a while, got some photos getting cozy and romantic together, had some laughs, and skipped some stones. It wasn’t until after the session we realized we had so much in common (she’s a photographer, I’m a photographer/my husband is an audio engineer and musician, her husband–yes, husband!–is also an audio engineer and musician!) and I am so excited to see their love grow!
It’s not often that I’m writing a blog post for an engagement session after the couple is already married – but I would love to introduce you to the new Mr. & Mrs! Vanessa + Frankie eloped the weekend of their engagement session with their closest family and friends and they can’t wait to celebrate with everyone next year when larger gatherings are permitted!