Windy Days Pose Challenges, Gorgeous Images

In the Pacific Northwest you never know what the weather will bring.  It could be pouring rain one minute, sunny and beautiful the next.  Or it might be nasty in Bothell but lovely in Seattle.  So, as a photographer you just need to roll with what Mother Nature gives you at that moment.  That includes the occasional windy day!

Recently I met with Sophia.  She is an outstanding high school softball player and has been awarded a scholarship to play for Loyola University in Chicago starting in the fall.  Needless to say, as a high school senior and star softball player, her days are full with little time left for a photoshoot.  So, we fit her in where we could and crossed fingers the weather would cooperate.

We started at her home softball field in Kenmore where we were lucky to be greeted with a little sunshine after a morning full of rain showers!  We captured Sophia’s love for the game of softball, such a huge part of her life.  Then, we moved to the Kirkland waterfront which, of course, was WINDY!!  It meant making sure Sophia and her long, beautiful hair wasn’t always flying in her face!  Sophia was such a sport, moving from spot to spot and even getting in the water for a few quick shots.  I’m hoping her goosebumps have disappeared by now – it wasn’t the warmest day of the year!!  But we were able to capture several sides of Sophia’s personality which was our goal.  Athletic and sporty, elegant and playful, intelligent and thoughtful.  I just love these photoshoots!  A little challenging but so worth it in the end –

Event Photography Captures Great Moments

2014  Balloon Proposal

2014 Balloon Proposal

A few months ago I got a text from a friend.  Her brother was about to propose to his girlfriend of 11 years while enjoying a hot air balloon flight.  His girlfriend had no idea what was about to happen and my friend was hoping I was available to photograph the event.  Not wanting to miss such a fun surprise, I quickly rearranged my schedule and arrived at the balloon company posing as a newspaper photographer.  Neither my friends’ brother or his girlfriend suspected a thing!

 

2014  Balloon Proposal

2014 Balloon Proposal

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2014 Balloon Proposal

Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other ideas and we spent the next two hours waiting for the wind to die down.  Luckily, the balloon pilot and ground crew decided they would give it a try and they started to inflate the balloon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Away We Go

As the balloon floated up into a late autumn sky I was delighted to capture a few interesting shots with the balloon flying towards the moon,

2014  Balloon Proposal

2014 Balloon Proposal

the flame heating up the balloon to gently guide it along and, at the end, a happy engaged couple!

2014  Balloon Proposal

“We’re engaged!”

 

2014  Balloon Proposal

“I can’t believe this is happening!”

 

2014  Balloon Proposal

LOVE

 

Rumor has it they plan a Carnival Themed Wedding this summer.  Now, how fun would THAT be to photograph!!

2014  Balloon Proposal

Congratulations!