Almost four years to the day of our engagement session, I am finally getting around to sharing our photos. LOL! In my defense, I started my blog in 2018 so I couldn’t have shared them immediately after receiving them anyway (I have no excuse for not sharing during the subsequent 2 years, but here we are! haha). These are just a few of our favorite images from the shoot. Where has the time gone?! We look like such babies!
My husband proposed to me the weekend of Memorial Day in 2017, just as we were about to leave for a trip to visit my brother in North Carolina! It was a very sweet and intimate moment in our home — to be honest I’m pretty sure I blacked out because I don’t remember a single romantic thing that my husband said to me other than asking me to be his wife (which I obviously said yes to! 😉 ). I was SO surprised! After getting engaged, it took us months to research and scout where we wanted to get married, but once we had made our decisions on the venue and the date we began our search for our wedding photographers!
I’ve shared about our photographers Brittany and Joe before… we can’t sing their praises enough. After perusing the Blue Rose Photography website / portfolio and seeing their gorgeous light and airy aesthetic, I knew that they were my #1 choice for our wedding (to be honest, I don’t think that we even ended up interviewing anyone else after our initial meeting with Brittany and Joe! haha). We felt so comfortable with them right away in our first meeting, which has been the exact same experience we have had at all of our photoshoots together. They both possess the gift of making you feel at ease in front of the camera, even if it doesn’t come naturally for you (it definitely doesn’t for me and I’m certain that my husband would say the same!). We honestly can’t recommend this duo enough for all of your wedding and family photography needs.
We met with Brittany and Joe for our engagement session in October of 2017 at the old RedHook Brewery in Woodinville, WA. RedHook had a large outdoor space near their brewery and taproom that they would rent out for events and use for their Moonlight Cinema outdoor movie series that they hosted every summer (which was always one of our favorite activities to enjoy together)! RedHook has since sold the property and it has become the new location for Teatro ZinZanni, a dinner circus experience.
I wish this open space was still available because the brewery had lined the perimeter of this grassy lawn with deciduous trees and in the fall the area came alive with such beautiful autumn colors so it was an ideal location for photoshoots! Selfishly, I’m so glad that we got to have our photos taken there before the changes happened (thanks for the location suggestion, Brittany)! My husband and I both adore autumn and it felt so right to capture our engagement photos during that particular season.
My ring was made custom, but designed to look similar to Cartier’s 1895 Classic Solitaire engagement ring. We both loved the style, but not the designer price tag. Our jeweler was able to source an amazing diamond at a fraction of what we would have paid for the same stone if we had purchased it from Cartier.
Can you even with these gorgeous fall colors?! We couldn’t have chosen a more beautiful day and the Golden Hour light made it feel absolutely magical.
My sweater is the classic crewneck sweater from J.Crew paired with my favorite dark wash super skinny jeans from Abercrombie. My shoes are the Tory Burch Junction riding boots from years ago, but I still have and love them (this pair would be the modern substitute).
My husband is obsessed with the brand Filson which is where his outer layer is from — it’s their signature Mackinaw Wool Cruiser Jacket. Filson’s products are definitely pricey, but they’re totally investment purchases; he’ll probably own it for the rest of his life. The chambray shirt is from J.Crew, his “slim tapered” style jeans are from Railcar, and his boots are the Iron Ranger style by RedWing. This look is basically his daily uniform, and perfect for the PNW weather!
We have since used Brittany and Joe for our wedding, pregnancy announcement, maternity, and newborn photos! They have moved beyond just our “wedding photographers” and into our “family photographers” and we’re so grateful to be able to have all of our milestones captured by them. We will be sending out our very first family holiday cards this year and we’re already looking forward to our family holiday mini session (our photos will be taken in the studio, but Britt and Joe are offering tree farm mini sessions this year as well)!
Thanks so much for allowing me to share these photos with you and for going down memory lane with me today!
Sending hugs —