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A fair is a veritable smorgasbord orgasbord orgasbord…

And while I totally agree with Templeton, turns out it’s also a pretty good place for a fun, romantic photo shoot too!

Last weekend I had the chance to go home to Montana for a few days.  Not only did I have a great time visiting with my family and meeting my new nephew (I’ll post bragging pictures later, because he is the CUTEST first great-grandson ever to be born into our family), I also got to do engagement photos for my beautiful niece, Erin, and her wonderful fiancé, Trevor.

Erin and I started planning and talking about wedding ideas a couple months ago (even before she was formally engaged!) and in discussing engagement photos, I  realized that the most likely weekend I’d be home to take them would also be the weekend of the Ravalli County Fair…well, it was just too good to pass up!  Erin loved the idea, and Trevor loves Erin, so on Saturday evening the three of us spent several hours at the fairgrounds taking pictures.

I am so pleased with how they turned out!  Lots of color, lots of atmosphere, and I even got them on a camel together!  Now Erin can say with the upmost of authority, how difficult it is to kiss while riding a camel. 🙂  In editing and developing the photos I chose to do some of them with a more aged/distressed finish, as Erin has chosen a vintage theme for her wedding.  Check out a few of the samples below.

A summer evening, a ferris wheel, a candy apple, & a kiss. Does life get much sweeter?

"Wow, it's really hard to kiss while riding a camel!" -Erin Recht

It might not be a magic carpet, but a ferris wheel is still a classic!

And of course, who can resist a smooch on a carousel?


Romance and Weddings and Pictures, oh my!

It’s funny, most photographers seem to have summer as their busy season for weddings.  For me, it’s fall/winter.  So many weddings coming up!  But first…we have the engagement sessions!  These are so much fun to do because there are limitless possibilities, and each couple is so unique.  My  favorite thing is capturing the little moments… the gentle touches, soft smiles, bursts of laughter, and the joy they find in each other.   It’s so inspiring and beautiful to watch.

This past weekend I had the privilege of doing some engagement pictures for my friends Brent & Michelle, who are getting married in October.  They wanted a fun, relaxed shoot, which suits them perfectly.  So, Saturday evening we went into downtown Seattle and got to play for a couple hours.  Here are just a couple samples, but I really love how these turned out!

Our version of the famous 1945 Times Square photograph.

Don't you just love the carefree joy?

A kiss with sunflowers.


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