Archive for April, 2012

Nick & Kelcie | {Engagement Portraits Couples Portraits Seattle Bellevue Portrait Photographer}

April 4th, 2012

I realized that I hardly have any couples portraits posted on my blog or on my Facebook, and they are one of my favorites! Well, spring is here (though us in the Seattle area may beg to differ, since we have seen snow, hail, blustery freezing winds, and all as of late.) Even so, spring […]

 

I realized that I hardly have any couples portraits posted on my blog or on my Facebook, and they are one of my favorites! Well, spring is here (though us in the Seattle area may beg to differ, since we have seen snow, hail, blustery freezing winds, and all as of late.) Even so, spring is here and love is in the air, so let’s breathe it in and celebrate with a few of my favorite couples shoots. Here are some fun portraits from Nick and Kelcie’s Engagement shoot. When getting to know them, they had several fun beach stories, some of which were a little pivotal in their relationship. After hearing that, we all realized it was a done deal – they were “beach people,” so off to the beach we went, south of Seattle down to Tacoma, for their engagement session. I loved hearing Nick and Kelcie’s engagement story, complete with a pillow fight. We decided to tie that into their engagement pictures and bring it up a notch with some feather blasting action. They really had to hit the life out of those pillows to get the hidden feathers to fly! We were all rolling with laugher as we tried to get just the right serious of shots for their engagement session.

 

Nick and Kelcie Seattle Couples Portraits Seattle Couples Pictures Engagement Pictures Engagement Portrait Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (8)

 

Nick and Kelcie Seattle Couples Portraits Seattle Couples Pictures Engagement Pictures Engagement Portrait Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (7)

 

Nick and Kelcie Seattle Couples Portraits Seattle Couples Pictures Engagement Pictures Engagement Portrait Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (6)

 

Nick and Kelcie Seattle Couples Portraits Seattle Couples Pictures Engagement Pictures Engagement Portrait Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (5)

 

Nick and Kelcie Seattle Couples Portraits Seattle Couples Pictures Engagement Pictures Engagement Portrait Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (3)

 

 

They have this cute little way of holding hands – how sweet is that!? I had to snap some pictures of that.

Nick and Kelcie Seattle Couples Portraits Seattle Couples Pictures Engagement Pictures Engagement Portrait Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (10)

 

Nick and Kelcie Seattle Couples Portraits Seattle Couples Pictures Engagement Pictures Engagement Portrait Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (18)

 

Nick and Kelcie Seattle Couples Portraits Seattle Couples Pictures Engagement Pictures Engagement Portrait Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (22)

 

Nick and Kelcie Seattle Couples Portraits Seattle Couples Pictures Engagement Pictures Engagement Portrait Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (24)

 

Nick and Kelcie Seattle Couples Portraits Seattle Couples Pictures Engagement Pictures Engagement Portrait Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (23)

 

Oh and he sometimes surprises her with a fuchsia calla lilly, her favorite. We replicated the moment with a white one. Too sweet!

Nick and Kelcie Seattle Couples Portraits Seattle Couples Pictures Engagement Pictures Engagement Portrait Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (25)

 

Nick and Kelcie Seattle Couples Portraits Seattle Couples Pictures Engagement Pictures Engagement Portrait Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (26)

 

Nick and Kelcie Seattle Couples Portraits Seattle Couples Pictures Engagement Pictures Engagement Portrait Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (27)

 

Nick and Kelcie Seattle Couples Portraits Seattle Couples Pictures Engagement Pictures Engagement Portrait Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (28)

 

Nick and Kelcie Seattle Couples Portraits Seattle Couples Pictures Engagement Pictures Engagement Portrait Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (29)

 

Nick and Kelcie Seattle Couples Portraits Seattle Couples Pictures Engagement Pictures Engagement Portrait Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (31)

 

Nick and Kelcie Seattle Couples Portraits Seattle Couples Pictures Engagement Pictures Engagement Portrait Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (4)

 

Nick and Kelcie Seattle Couples Portraits Seattle Couples Pictures Engagement Pictures Engagement Portrait Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (11)

 

Nick and Kelcie Seattle Couples Portraits Seattle Couples Pictures Engagement Pictures Engagement Portrait Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (12)

 

Nick and Kelcie Seattle Couples Portraits Seattle Couples Pictures Engagement Pictures Engagement Portrait Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (13)

Nick and Kelcie Seattle Couples Portraits Seattle Couples Pictures Engagement Pictures Engagement Portrait Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (30)

 

 

Nick and Kelcie Seattle Couples Portraits Seattle Couples Pictures Engagement Pictures Engagement Portrait Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (14)

 

Nick and Kelcie Seattle Couples Portraits Seattle Couples Pictures Engagement Pictures Engagement Portrait Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (15)

 

Nick and Kelcie Seattle Couples Portraits Seattle Couples Pictures Engagement Pictures Engagement Portrait Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (16)

 

 

 

Nick and Kelcie Seattle Couples Portraits Seattle Couples Pictures Engagement Pictures Engagement Portrait Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (19)

 

Nick and Kelcie Seattle Couples Portraits Seattle Couples Pictures Engagement Pictures Engagement Portrait Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (32)

 

Nick and Kelcie, I’m so glad that you let me be a part of your life as you planned your perfect wedding. It has been such a joy getting to know both of you! Thank you for so many wonderful adventures.

 

Delightfully,

Kristen

 

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Sean & Kim {“Just Because” Couples Portraits Seattle Bellevue Portrait Photographer}

April 4th, 2012

I just love “just because” couples portrait sessions! Who says you need a special occasion to celebrate your love and have fun together creating portrait memories and artwork you will treasure? Not me! Sean and Kim wanted to have a couples portrait session, partly so they would have pictures to cherish while they would be […]

 

I just love “just because” couples portrait sessions! Who says you need a special occasion to celebrate your love and have fun together creating portrait memories and artwork you will treasure? Not me! Sean and Kim wanted to have a couples portrait session, partly so they would have pictures to cherish while they would be apart for a long summer and partly to have portraits to share with family. Sean’s parents have a fishing boat, on which he has spent many long months, working and playing hard, creating memories, and on which he would be during the upcoming summer. It was a no-brainer that the boat was the ideal starting point for Sean and Kim’s couples portraits in Seattle. Later, we headed down to the Ballard Locks in Seattle for more fun-loving pictures, even having them sport their snow gear, since they love spending days in the snow together.

 

Sean and Kim Seattle Couples Portraits Seattle Couples Pictures Engagement Pictures Engagement Portrait Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (13)

 

Sean and Kim Seattle Couples Portraits Seattle Couples Pictures Engagement Pictures Engagement Portrait Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (6)

 

Sean and Kim Seattle Couples Portraits Seattle Couples Pictures Engagement Pictures Engagement Portrait Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (2)

 

I forgot to mention it was snowing! How perfect, since they love snow. Can you see the tiny little flakes?

Sean and Kim Seattle Couples Portraits Seattle Couples Pictures Engagement Pictures Engagement Portrait Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (12)

 

Sean and Kim Seattle Couples Portraits Seattle Couples Pictures Engagement Pictures Engagement Portrait Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (11)

 

Sean and Kim Seattle Couples Portraits Seattle Couples Pictures Engagement Pictures Engagement Portrait Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (10)

 

Sean and Kim Seattle Couples Portraits Seattle Couples Pictures Engagement Pictures Engagement Portrait Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (3)

 

Sean and Kim Seattle Couples Portraits Seattle Couples Pictures Engagement Pictures Engagement Portrait Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (14)

 

Sean and Kim Seattle Couples Portraits Seattle Couples Pictures Engagement Pictures Engagement Portrait Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (21)

 

Sean and Kim Seattle Couples Portraits Seattle Couples Pictures Engagement Pictures Engagement Portrait Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (18)

 

Sean and Kim Seattle Couples Portraits Seattle Couples Pictures Engagement Pictures Engagement Portrait Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (16)

 

Sean and Kim Seattle Couples Portraits Seattle Couples Pictures Engagement Pictures Engagement Portrait Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (1)

Oh yea, and they have this thing where Kim will tickle Sean without warning, and Sean is so ticklish! Then, if Sean tries to tickle Kim, it’s no big deal because it doesn’t phase her at all! Kim and I had this plan to surprise Sean with the tickles, so I just randomly counted out, “Ok ready? 1, 2, 3!” Sean had no idea what hit him, and when he tried to get her back, Kim just shrugged at his feeble attempts.

 

 

 

Sean and Kim Seattle Couples Portraits Seattle Couples Pictures Engagement Pictures Engagement Portrait Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (5)

 

 

Sean and Kim Seattle Couples Portraits Seattle Couples Pictures Engagement Pictures Engagement Portrait Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (8)

Did you see her cute shoes above? Sean searched far and wide to get those for her! Awwww….

 

Sean and Kim Seattle Couples Portraits Seattle Couples Pictures Engagement Pictures Engagement Portrait Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (9)

 

Sean and Kim Seattle Couples Portraits Seattle Couples Pictures Engagement Pictures Engagement Portrait Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (17)

 

Sean and Kim Seattle Couples Portraits Seattle Couples Pictures Engagement Pictures Engagement Portrait Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (20)

 

Sean and Kim Seattle Couples Portraits Seattle Couples Pictures Engagement Pictures Engagement Portrait Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (15)

 

Sean and Kim Seattle Couples Portraits Seattle Couples Pictures Engagement Pictures Engagement Portrait Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (19)

 

Sean and Kim Seattle Couples Portraits Seattle Couples Pictures Engagement Pictures Engagement Portrait Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (22)

Thanks, Sean and Kim, for letting me capture these couples portrait memories for you!

Cheers!

Kristen

 

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James & Katie | {“Just Because” Couples Portraits} Seattle Bellevue Portrait Photographer

April 4th, 2012

And yet another “just because” couples portrait session. I love it! It’s such a joy to get a little glimpse into each and every relationship I photograph. Each couple has its own unique qualities, and I get to document a bit of the couple’s love story in portraits. What an honor! James and Katie each […]

 

And yet another “just because” couples portrait session. I love it! It’s such a joy to get a little glimpse into each and every relationship I photograph. Each couple has its own unique qualities, and I get to document a bit of the couple’s love story in portraits. What an honor! James and Katie each have their own wonderful, quirky qualities and fit perfectly together. They have a deep love for each other and for their neighborhood in Seattle, so we knew their neighborhood was the perfect place for their couples portraits. And what a place it was. I mean, where else would you find someone giving away free pie on their birthday?! We had to get some pictures of that! Both James and Katy are artists, so we captured some cute portraits of the couple creating some artwork on their chalkboard paint car. What fun we had on our photographing adventure!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James and Katy, you two are such amazing people. Thank you for inviting me into your life for your “just because” couples shoot. I loved every minute of the shoot and getting to know you both!

Blessings,

Kristen

 

 

 

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Samantha | Senior Pictures { Class of 2012 Senior Portrait Photographer }

April 3rd, 2012

I had the privilege of meeting Samantha and her family and having a senior portrait adventure awhile back. When planning a senior pictures session, I love getting to know each and every one of my clients and asking them fun and creative questions, getting a little snapshot into who each of them are. Samantha and […]

 

I had the privilege of meeting Samantha and her family and having a senior portrait adventure awhile back. When planning a senior pictures session, I love getting to know each and every one of my clients and asking them fun and creative questions, getting a little snapshot into who each of them are. Samantha and I brainstormed her loves and personality and designed a fabulous senior portrait session. It’s always such a treat when other bits and pieces fall into place during the photo shoot itself. On the day of Samantha’s session, we were treated with a bit of glowing sun, some fun, hair-blowing wind, and even an unexpected outfit pairing. Samantha, being a bit of a shoe fanatic (DSW, look out,!) has these fantastic pink shoes. I noticed her vest, being in the same color family, just drew me in. Samantha was able to pull of both of them and a classy outfit together in a few of her senior portraits. Add a sprinkle of bright green foliage and, voila! Some amazing shots, including her dad’s fave! I love how Samantha enjoys a bit of the unexpected, like I do, so we had fun pairing her grey dress with a pair of…skis (!) in a fabulous woodsy setting during her portrait session. Below are a bunch of lovely pictures from her shoot:

Samantha Senior Portraits Seattle Senior Pictures Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (8)

Samantha Senior Portraits Seattle Senior Pictures Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (20)

Samantha Senior Portraits Seattle Senior Pictures Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (24)

Samantha Senior Portraits Seattle Senior Pictures Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (14)

Samantha Senior Portraits Seattle Senior Pictures Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (4)

Samantha Senior Portraits Seattle Senior Pictures Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (11)

Samantha Senior Portraits Seattle Senior Pictures Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (22)

Samantha Senior Portraits Seattle Senior Pictures Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (26)

Samantha Senior Portraits Seattle Senior Pictures Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (16)

Samantha Senior Portraits Seattle Senior Pictures Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (13)

Samantha Senior Portraits Seattle Senior Pictures Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (9)

Samantha Senior Portraits Seattle Senior Pictures Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (2)

Samantha Senior Portraits Seattle Senior Pictures Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (21)

Samantha Senior Portraits Seattle Senior Pictures Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (25)

Samantha Senior Portraits Seattle Senior Pictures Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (18)

Samantha Senior Portraits Seattle Senior Pictures Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (10)

Samantha Senior Portraits Seattle Senior Pictures Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (5)

Samantha Senior Portraits Seattle Senior Pictures Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (6)

Samantha Senior Portraits Seattle Senior Pictures Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (19)

Samantha Senior Portraits Seattle Senior Pictures Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (23)

Samantha Senior Portraits Seattle Senior Pictures Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (30)

Samantha Senior Portraits Seattle Senior Pictures Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (12)

Samantha Senior Portraits Seattle Senior Pictures Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (7)

Samantha Senior Portraits Seattle Senior Pictures Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (3)

Samantha Senior Portraits Seattle Senior Pictures Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (17)

Samantha Senior Portraits Seattle Senior Pictures Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (15)

Samantha Senior Portraits Seattle Senior Pictures Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (27)

Samantha Senior Portraits Seattle Senior Pictures Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (28)

Samantha Senior Portraits Seattle Senior Pictures Photographer Kristen Buchmann Photography Bellevue Kirkland Renton Kent Issaquah (29)