I love these guys! Colette and Brandon are a super awesome couple who aren’t engaged but wanted some great photos of themselves, so they contacted me for what can only be called a Loved Up & Awesome Shoot. Kind of like an engagement session without a ring. It was great!
Brandon is currently a student at the UW Business School, and Colette recently graduated, so our first stop, naturally, was the UW campus. We pretty much had the entire place to ourselves – it was strange seeing the campus so quiet (and the libraries locked up), but it made for some great photos …
After campus, we headed down to Pike Place where Brandon and Colette first got together. I love the story: they were both working at Nordstrom and headed down after work one evening. Colette didn’t realize that Brandon was interested until he asked to buy her a fish … I don’t think he ever bought her a fish, but he did get her a bouquet from the market, and things started to click. They’ve been inseparable ever since, and the market is still one of their favorite places to hang out together.
I think Colette was a little embarrassed asking me to take this photo – but it turned out to be one of my favorites! It is, after all, a very cute piggy, and what would Pike’s Place Market be without its perfect little mascot?
We were playing chase with the sun all evening, but I think we finally caught it here … I love that you can see the market sign in the background.
We came across these strange saddle seats on a wall off Post Alley – it was too good a posing opportunity to pass up!
And this little bench reminded me of Paris for some reason …
I suggested to Colette that she hang off the railings for this shot – I was totally unprepared for her Spiderman style door-scaling moves, it was amazing!
We ended with a few simple couple portraits by the Pink Door, and headed our separate ways. Thank you both for a really enjoyable session, and I hope you like your teasers!
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