Lily and Sam chose to celebrate their engagement with portraits at Mukilteo Lighthouse Beach Park near Everett. It's a special place to them and one of my favorite beaches for photos. I met Lily as Human Services students at Western and took her senior portraits several years ago. It was a joy to have her back in front of the camera again. They embraced the laughter and silliness, and I'm so glad I got to be a part of it!
Albert and Jane have spent the past year visiting each other at Peace Arch Park. Like many couples who met before the pandemic, the border closures have prevented them from crossing to see one another. Peace Arch Park is a special place that's considered neutral ground between Washington and Canada. It's a place where loved ones can come together for walks and picnics, and I'm grateful that we still have a spot to be able to capture celebrations like engagements. View some of my favorites below!
We celebrated Boo & Ky's engagement with a walk through two of their favorite spots in Bellingham, Fairhaven and Boulevard Park! I loved the special details they included and the variety of their outfits. They thoughtfully incorporated pieces from family, a handmade paper bouquet, a favorite comic book, and colors that they plan to include in their wedding. Scroll to see my favorites!
Mikaela and Grant married at the Seattle Washington Temple on a sunny May afternoon. We began their photography with a celebratory exit from the temple and finished with family and couple portraits. I love that this location has so many beautiful spaces for loved ones to gather together for photos just steps away from the parking lot!
Violet and Tara arrived to their engagement session ready to laugh and have FUN! We spent the morning wandering through Christianson's Nursery, my favorite venue in Mount Vernon, WA. They let their personalities and silliness shine, and I had the best time getting to know them. I feel so lucky they chose me to be their photographer, and I cannot wait to be a part of their upcoming Bellingham wedding!
Erika and Hunter celebrated their Fall wedding with a small ceremony and reception at Semiahmoo Resort. It was a cold afternoon, but we got to enjoy beautiful golden sunshine all day long. I loved the yellow buildings, expansive ocean views, their their cozy fireplace ceremony!
Their officiant, Shannon (Tall Red Head Girl), is one of my all time favorite vendors and officiated our own wedding several years ago! If you're looking for a funny and experienced officiant who will create a joyful ceremony customized to your story, I highly recommend Shannon.
Maddie & Stefan chose to get married with a small backyard micro wedding. We included a first look, couple portraits, a ceremony looking out at Lake Whatcom, and portraits of the two of them with their families. It was a beautiful Spring morning, and after our time together their families enjoyed a celebratory brunch! Scroll through to view my favorites!
Mia & Berkly's engagement album will be twice special to look back on after their friends and family fill the pages with best wishes at their wedding! We took these photos to celebrate their choice to get married, and it's only fitting that these images be printed with the dual purpose of a guestbook at their wedding. If you've been looking for a practical excuse to order an album of your engagement photos, this is it! Pictured here is a sage linen cover and the new 8x8 size, available for portrait sessions and duplicate albums. View more album details, samples, and videos here!
Mia and Berkly celebrated their engagement with a two-location session at some of their favorite places in Bellingham. Pictured here is part one at Elizabeth Park. It was a rare sunny February afternoon, and I loved the golden light glowing through the trees. Can't wait to create a guestbook album with these images!
Nicole and Josh arrived to their engagement session ready to embrace an hour full of laughter and candid moments! Their ability to focus on each other, have fun, and not take the day too seriously led to genuinely joyful, happy images. Teddy Bear Cove was the perfect location choice for showing off the beauty of Bellingham, and I can't wait to photograph these two again at their wedding!
My name is Caylie and I'm a Bellingham and Mount Vernon, WA wedding and engagement photographer. I love what I do!