Whidbey Island Photographer

Sea Siren | Sunset on the Beach | Whidbey Island Elopement Photographer

Sea Siren | Sunset on the Beach | Whidbey Island Elopement Photographer

70 degree day, golden sunlight, whales spouting in the distance and warm sand under toes…(yes, I shot barefoot.) Days like this past Friday are the perfect representation of why I don’t just love being a photographer, but why I love being a photographer here on Whidbey Island. With the talents of KH Color Design, Brandi Ballard Photography and a ridiculously likable and photogenic duo, we kicked off the weekend with a wonderful evening of photography on the beach.

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Winnie & Matt | Rosario Beach Engagement | PNW

Winnie & Matt | Rosario Beach Engagement | PNW

Marriage is one of the greatest adventures a couple can embark on together, so when an engaged duo opt for a location as dynamic, beautiful and exciting as Rosario Beach, the English major in me smiles at the inadvertent metaphor. One of my favorite things about being a wedding photographer here on Whidbey Island is touring the coast with clients that often come from Seattle, Tacoma or even Portland.

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Grace - The Princess Bride | Whidbey Island

Grace - The Princess Bride | Whidbey Island

Everyone loves the summers here on Whidbey Island, but sometimes I’ll all about dancing in that Washington rain and embracing a moody and romantic winter. Grace (who was totally channeling both Princess Buttercup and Jenny from Forest Gump with her ethereal boho look)

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Christine & Adam | Chasing Sunset at Deception Pass | Whidbey Island Photographer

Christine & Adam | Chasing Sunset at Deception Pass | Whidbey Island Photographer

Talk about chemistry!  These two were on fire during their couples' session!  The connection between Christine and Adam during their shoot made photographing them a blast....and the gorgeous Whidbey Island landscapes in the background didn't hurt either.

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Sarah & John | Winter at Rosario Beach | Anacortes Engagement Photographer

Sarah & John | Winter at Rosario Beach | Anacortes Engagement Photographer

It may have felt like winter during this Anacortes engagement session, but you'd never know it from the photos!  The chilly wind gave so much movement and life to the still photographs, and once again Rosario's dynamic background was the perfect spot for photos together.

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Claire & Carl | NAS Whidbey Island Military Wedding | Oak Harbor Photographer

Claire & Carl | NAS Whidbey Island Military Wedding | Oak Harbor Photographer

Joining two lives together in marriage is always the start of an adventure, but when the military is involved, it's taken to a whole other level where flexibility, patience and a good sense of humor is always needed. I was originally scheduled to photograph Claire & Carl's off-island wedding late this October,

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Kristen & Jason + One on the Way | Oak Harbor Maternity Photography | Fort Ebey, WA

Kristen & Jason + One on the Way | Oak Harbor Maternity Photography | Fort Ebey, WA

I love autumn on Whidbey Island, the air is crisp, the leaves are turning warm hues, and there's such a sense of beauty when the seasons are right on the cusp of change.  I first met Kristen and Jason around this time last year for holiday photos,

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Luke & Nadine | Deception Pass Engagement | Whidbey Island Photographer

Luke & Nadine | Deception Pass Engagement | Whidbey Island Photographer

Engagement sessions are always the best way to get to know a couple before their big day.  We get to explore, laugh and chat in a relaxed environment, all with some stellar Pacific NorthWest backdrops behind us.  Nadine and Luke are getting married close to the Canadian border this summer, and they ventured down to the Whidbey Island area for some photos down at Deception Pass.

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Welcome Home VAQ-132 | Oak Harbor Navy Homecoming Photographer | NAS Whidbey Island

Welcome Home VAQ-132 | Oak Harbor Navy Homecoming Photographer | NAS Whidbey Island

Young love, finally reunited after months of separation...what could be sweeter?  After a few setbacks and delays, Casey was finally able to fly home to his beautiful girlfriend Kaityln who traveled from the east coast to be there for his Navy homecoming.

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