On Saturday, I headed back to the University of Washington for this weekend’s second engagement session, this time meeting up with Jenny and Jerrod whose wedding I’ll be photographing this summer at the Tyee Yacht Club. Jerrod is currently studying for a PhD at the U, and it was fun having him and Jenny show me all the things I’d previously missed on campus – including the fun gargoyles in the quad, and the magnificent reading room in Suzzallo Library.
We started off in the quad for some cherry blossom shots (yes, again – and there will be more; I love cherry blossoms!) We bumped into another couple having an engagement session with Alex Studio, and then one of Jerrod’s classmates and his wife walked over and said hi. Apparently the quad is the place to be right now!
Next, we wandered down to Red Square where I got my “industrial” fix – I do love me some concrete – and into Suzzallo library for shots with all the amazing eye candy in there. The light coming down the huge staircase was perfect, and I couldn’t resist a couple of snaps with the gorgeous lights in the entrance hallway. The reading room was so beautiful I literally didn’t know where to begin – I had a case of photography stage fright I think! Thank you Jenny and Jerrod for being so patient with me. I think the wait was worth it though – I love the “peeping Tom” shot of them through the glass.
On our way off campus we made a brief detour to a spectacular puddle I’d spotted when parking earlier, and then we headed up to Volunteer Park for the final part of our session. I love the Bleeding Hearts that Jenny found for her ring portrait, so cute! And it was fun getting them up on the camel for a couple of silly shots to end the session. Enjoy your photos and see you in June!
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Love the upside-down reflection, very creative! Beautiful shots. =]
Thanks, Dave! It’s one of my favorite shots too … and it’s now gracing my website homepage slideshow 🙂
I adore all of the cherry blossom shots – those are so gorgeous! I really also loooovveee the macro ring shot. Then again, I love all of your ring shots. You are my ring shot god.
Beautimous session Miss Magnificient!
Fantastic pictures! Everytime I thought I’d found my favorite, the next one was as great! Of course, with such a terrific couple, that’s not a surprise! Can’t wait for the wedding!
Amazing pictures!!!! The one looking at you guys through the window is breathtaking on so many different levels….Thank god for good photography!.!.!.!.
Great ones! The first is my favorite, it is so real and natural. Next time I see you, I’m bringing Martha and you’re doing our engagement pictures that we never had when we were married!
Reflections are one of my favorite things (as are ring shots, kudos!), so I love to see yours with the leaves in the puddle! Gorgeous my friend!!!
Wow, these are wonderful pictures!
That puddle shot is fantastic! But, as others have said, I really like pretty much all of the pictures of this couple, they all look great.
These pictures are so special to me-they capture the love between Jenny and Jerrod. I keep going back and looking. They’re really wonderful
Okay – those pictures are incredible. I love, love, love the one with Jenny’s hair blowing in the wind – are you kidding me??? Amazing! It’s like the perfect moment captured on film.
And a few those were getting a little steamy! I don’t know if children under 12 should be allowed to view them all…
Excellent photographer! You guys look gorgeous!