Seattle Engagement: Christina & Aaron

Nov 11, 2014 | Posted by | No Comments

Classic story of Minnesota guy meets Oregon gal in Seattle and they fall in love. (Wait, is that a classic story? Let’s pretend.)

I met Aaron working at UW Medical Center when he participated in a softball tournament that I organized. I got to know him a bit and learned about how much he loves the outdoors and going on adventures. Soon, I started seeing photos of him on facebook going on hikes and taking trips with a gal named Christina. It looked like she enjoyed the same things, and their smiles were so genuine. I thought, “Hmmmm…this could turn into something good.” :) Then, one day, I saw a post that Aaron and Christina went on a hike up Rattlesnake Ridge, and suddenly there was a beautiful ring on Christina’s finger. Hooray! When they contacted me about being their wedding photographer, I couldn’t have been happier. I am so excited for their wedding on 12-13-14.

Christina and Aaron are both Seattle transplants and love the city. They wanted their engagement session to reflect some of their favorite spots, such as Pike Place Market, Kerry Park, and Alki. (We actually were supposed to start the day hiking to the top of Rattlesnake Ridge in North Bend for their photos, but it was too cloudy so we went straight to the city.)

Here are some of my favorites from that day.

We started at the Harbor Steps on our way to Pike Place Market.

Engaged: Christina & Aaron, Seattle, 09-28-14 |

I love how the colors complimented Christina’s dress! Engaged: Christina & Aaron, Seattle, 09-28-14 | Engaged: Christina & Aaron, Seattle, 09-28-14 |

Off to Pike Place Market, where Aaron surprised his future bride with a bouquet of flowers. Engaged: Christina & Aaron, Seattle, 09-28-14 | Engaged: Christina & Aaron, Seattle, 09-28-14 |

We wandered the sidewalks a bit looking for a quiet place away from the Sunday market crowds.
Engaged: Christina & Aaron, Seattle, 09-28-14 | Engaged: Christina & Aaron, Seattle, 09-28-14 | Engaged: Christina & Aaron, Seattle, 09-28-14 |

Next we headed to Kerry Park in Queen Anne. Engaged: Christina & Aaron, Seattle, 09-28-14 |

They are always teasing each other. :) Engaged: Christina & Aaron, Seattle, 09-28-14 |

And they are such goofballs together! Engaged: Christina & Aaron, Seattle, 09-28-14 | The Seattle skyline was a bit foggy while we were at the park, but I’m glad we could still see the Space Needle!
Engaged: Christina & Aaron, Seattle, 09-28-14 | Engaged: Christina & Aaron, Seattle, 09-28-14 | Engaged: Christina & Aaron, Seattle, 09-28-14 | Engaged: Christina & Aaron, Seattle, 09-28-14 |

We ended our session at Kerry Park, but – Murphy’s Law – the sun came out in full force about 30 minutes after we’d all returned home. I know how much Christina and Aaron wanted some photos from Alki with the city in the background (we couldn’t even see Alki from Kerry Park just an hour before, it was so foggy), so I called them up and said we could do a few more minutes at the beach. They had already changed into comfy clothes and were watching football, but quickly got ready again and met me in West Seattle.

It was really, really bright by this time, sun right in their faces, and I joked with them that this was their ‘touristy’ photo of the city. Engaged: Christina & Aaron, Seattle, 09-28-14 | Christina and Aaron, if your engagement session was any indication of how your wedding day will be, we are going to have a blassst. :) I’m so happy you two have found each other!

Here’s a slideshow if you want to see even more of their photos!


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