Engagement

Love Is In The Air || Pacific Northwest Engagement Photographer

Snow, Rain, Snow, Rain... This weather has me longing for long summer days and warm sunshine on my face.

I am trying to be optimistic with these dreary days, but phew, just a little break in the weather would be great. Mr Groundhog didn't help any either by predicting that our winter is going to be longer rather than shorter. Sigh, it's okay. For now, we'll enjoy beautiful warm images from summer's past of one of my lovely couples as we approach Valentine's Day.

I hope you all are staying warm and safe during this long winter! I am definitely grateful for a warm and cozy house and piles of blankets!

Engagement Portraits by Michelle Newell Photography
Seattle Engagement Photography by Michelle Newell
Summer Engagement Portraits by Michelle Newell

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Love || Carillon Point Engagement Session

Love... Such a powerful and beautiful thing.

I have the privilege and honor of photographing many different forms of love. From the love of a couple expecting their new baby... To the love of a sweet family... To those pledging their love to each other as they make vows to death do them part... Every form, so beautiful and tender.

I had the wonderful opportunity of photographing Sandra & Parker's sunset engagement session down at Carillon Point a few weeks ago. The weather, humid and warm, made for beautiful skies as lightening appeared in the distance. I can't wait to celebrate with them and photograph their beautiful wedding this September! Here is a sneak peek from their engagement session.

Seattle Engagement Photographer by Michelle Newell
Kirkland Engagement Photographer by Michelle Newell
Seattle Engagement Photographer by Michelle Newell
Seattle Engagement Photography by Michelle Newell
Kirkland Engagement Photography by Michelle Newell
Seattle Engagement & Wedding Photographer by Michelle Newell
Seattle Engagement & Wedding Photography by Michelle Newell
Pacific Northwest Engagement Photography by Michelle Newell
Pacific Northwest Engagement Photography by Michelle Newell
Pacific Northwest Engagement Photography by Michelle Newell
Pacific Northwest Engagement Photography by Michelle Newell
Pacific Northwest Engagement Photography by Michelle Newell

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Love Stories || How Do You Want Yours Told? || Pacific Northwest Wedding Photographer

Love stories... I love hearing them.

How they met... What she first thought of him. What he first thought of her. Was he nervous to ask her out? Who made the first move? How he proposed... The list goes on and on. I love the details. And couples love sharing them.

One thing I have learned as one who has documented love stories and photographed weddings for over 8 years is, there are no two stories a like.

They are all unique.

Special.

Different.

And I love it.

Love Stories

To document a love story is like being given a special key that no one else has to an incredibly special place. You are given access to emotions, stories, and intimacy that must be handled with such care. The best way for me to describe it is when someone hands you their newly born baby. You hold that child with such delicacy so to not hurt it in any way. And I approach each wedding, engagement session, and love story this same way. Watching - waiting - listening - documenting. These magical forever moments that will be remembered by them forever and told generations to come.

my grandparents

my grandparents

I love hearing how my grandparent's met. Where they came from. Their beginnings. Because I would not exist if it weren't for them. These are the images that sit on my fireplace mantel and atop my piano that beckon me to wander over and linger and admire the happiness that took place 60 years ago...

Woodinville WA Engagement Photographer

How did your love story begin? How do you want it told?

Each love story is unique. Special. Beautiful.

No two love stories are the same. And I am so grateful to be given these precious keys to unlock and document these moments in history that will be told to generations to come.

It is more than just "pictures." It is history in the making.