On Sunday morning, bright and early, I headed across to Snoqualmie to meet Mandy and Josh for their engagement session. It was the first time they’d been back together to the spot where Josh proposed, and I’m so glad they chose this special place for our photo session.
After a false-start by the falls (I was not at all happy about the safety fence that was blocking the amazing view!) we drove into the tiny town for some cute vintage-style shots with the old trains and in the pretty streets. I fell in love with a green wall in one of the back streets, especially with Mandy’s super-cute white & orange outfit against it. My favorite photos from the town were with the trains though – and I gave Josh and Mandy a good workout, with lots of jumping and clambering and hanging!
After we had decided that the weather would probably hold for a while, we headed back to the falls and hiked down to the very bottom. This is where Josh had asked Mandy to marry him, and I love that you can see the emotion in their smiles. Mandy had brought along a few umbrellas by Bella Umbrella; they were perfect against the magnificent backdrop of Snoqualmie Falls.
After a lunch break we returned to Seattle for a few last photos – with cherry blossoms of course! They took me to their favorite spot in the arboretum and I was blown away by the display of blossoms. I think this is my new favorite spring photo location! We got tons of great shots, but here are a few of my very favorite photos. Enjoy!
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