Lisa + Frank | Scott + Mistry

Our trip to Seattle during the month of July was a whirlwind. I shot a few family sessions, a rehearsal dinner, a wedding and was able to catch up with so many friends while we were in town. It was amazing to spend time with Paul exploring through the areas where we started our marriage and life together.

During our time there we got to spend some time with some very close "old" friends of ours (in no way am I referring to their age...but we have known them for years and years!) and also some "new" friends who we met and connected with at Connect Retreat earlier this year. 

During our time hanging out with our old and new friends, we had the opportunity to take some photos. Its always a pleasure to capture some impromptu photos in the moment that help us remember our time together and also give our friends the opportunity to have some nice photos for their walls! 

First up! Lisa and Frank! Lisa is like a 2nd mom to me and in fact, she calls herself my West Coast mom. She, Frank, Paul and I spent a Sunday exploring the cute little downtown area of Edmonds and then went up to the Mukilteo lighthouse and ferry stop. We had such an amazing time exploring and enjoying the beautiful weather that day! 

Next up was Scott and Mistry! We met them at Connect Retreat this year and couldn't wait to meet up with them again to get to know them even better! They took some 5 year anniversary photos of us and we did a few of them as well! We met up at Pike Place market and wandered around for a bit and then grabbed some Thai food and had some fabulous conversation! Can't wait to see them at Connect Retreat again next year and then connect with them even more once we move back to Seattle area! 

Martinez Family // Issaquah, WA

Facebook can be a real pain sometimes for small business owners. BUT the benefits far outweigh the drawbacks in my opinion. One of those benefits being the ability to stay connected with people throughout the years!  

Shawn and I went to High School together and although we haven't seen each other many times in between when we graduated and now, we've been able to follow each others journeys throughout the course of our lives. When she and her family moved from Albuquerque to the Seattle area, I was so excited for them (having just moved away from the area and understanding all of the benefits of living there!) When I mentioned my trip back to the area this summer, she contacted me about a session for her family including her visiting mother-in-law and despite a tight schedule for both of us, we were able to get together for an amazing session in the Issaquah Highlands that I am so excited to share with you today! 

I LOVED getting to meet her amazing family and Paul and I absolutely enjoyed our time together reconnecting and capturing some fun memories. Shawn, Gino, Jaxson, Dawsyn and Carsen and mom-in-law, Shelia were so fun to work with. The kids were kind and friendly and had us smiling the entire time. Their outfits were on point and you could tell how they were all so connected. I love what we captured that day and am so glad we were able to meet up. Paul and I can't wait to get to know them even better when we eventually move back up to the Seattle area!!