A Seattle Adventure with Emily + Josh

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Every now and then, we like to take a step back and reflect upon our sessions on a more personal level. Each session we've done help fuels our passion in capturing more 'keta' moments but there's one session that comes to mind in how we truly felt lucky to capture the magic (aura) between Emily and Josh. It was almost as if we looked through the viewfinders of our cameras, and watched their love story unfold all over again.

We met up at one of our favorite parks in Seattle city-limits known for sweeping views of the Olympic Mountains over the Puget Sound. (You locals might know! 😉) This location was chosen for its proximity to many of the features our couple wanted and more! After some chit chat getting to know Emily and Josh, jokes were cracked, laughter happened and we all easily jumped right into the session.

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We walked only a short time before we came upon a large and slightly hilly grassy field dotted with tiny white flowers. How could we not do some pictures here? Toby, as always, was getting down on the ground, lying flat on his belly looking for unique perspectives to get 'that shot.' After getting a few test shots in, we wanted to be sure to take advantage of the beautiful light from the setting sun with the time we had left, especially in the forest.

Sami and Toby in their usual positions while capturing photos! | Photo Credit: Rogan Shannon

Sami and Toby in their usual positions while capturing photos! | Photo Credit: Rogan Shannon

Sami is great at finding poses while Toby tends to run off and scout for the next spot and today was no different. After doing some photos on a long, straight pathway, we headed into the thick green forest. Off the well-beaten path, Toby had found a log for our couple to sit on, and the lighting was amazing. The sun was filtering through the leaves and giving us some great rays to play with. Sami also had an unique idea of capturing flowers or plants close to the edge of the lens to give a nice depth of field.

Sami's creativity at work behind the scene! | Photo Credit by Rogan Shannon

Sami's creativity at work behind the scene! | Photo Credit by Rogan Shannon

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After making our way through the forest, the trail started to open up with teasing views of the sound and surrounding mountains. Sami was excited to discover a great spot that had a set of concrete steps laid among large rocks leading into the water with setting sun as the backdrop. Naturally, Toby climbed over and around rocks with his head seemingly glued to the camera viewfinder. It was a gorgeous location, with the waves lapping at the very bottom of the steps and algae-covered rocks along the coast.

Can you find Sami and Toby? | Photo Credit by Rogan Shannon

Can you find Sami and Toby? | Photo Credit by Rogan Shannon

At long last, we arrived at beach, just as the sun was starting to slip under the horizon. This was our cue to wrap up the shoot and used what was left of the sunlight to get some great silhouettes with the Olympic mountains in the backdrop. At some point, an impromptu dance session on the beach broke out which led to some great candid moments of Emily and Josh. Watching them just having fun and enjoying themselves on the beach was a perfect way to close our adventurous day! 

This wasn't our biggest reward of the day though: we got to witness how Emily and Josh blossomed from the beginning to the end of the shoot. That was our reward. Thank you Emily and Josh for being awesome!

The best dance session in front of a gorgeous sunset! | Photo Credit by Rogan Shannon

The best dance session in front of a gorgeous sunset! | Photo Credit by Rogan Shannon

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