Volunteer Park Conservatory Engagement – Julia & Tracy

This afternoon, Mike and I headed down to Seattle from Marysville for an engagement photography session.  It was rainy and nasty outside, but that was no big deal because we knew we’d be inside.  We were heading to the Volunteer Park Conservatory up on Capitol Hill to meet our bride and groom to be.  It was super humid inside, and crowded (guess a rainy Sunday in Seattle is a good day to go look at tropical flowers!).  But we still had a great time with Julia and Tracy.  They were even good enough sports to let me drag them out in the rain for a few fun umbrella photos at the end of out session.

Sea Gals - Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl Victory Parade in Seattle, WA - February 2014

Hawks!!!!

So here’s the deal.  I’m a casual fan.  I’ll just admit that right now.  I don’t live and breathe Seahawks like some of my friends.  You won’t find photos of me in blue and green all over my facebook news feed all winter long.  I don’t watch every game.  But the Seahawks have been my football team since before I even really cared about football.  I grew up in southern Washington, and just like the Mariners and Trailblazers, they were the closest team in their sport to me, and therefore I was their devoted fan.  Root for the Cowboys or the Lakers?  I don’t THINK so.  I didn’t care about stats or whether or not they were actually good – they were my “hometown team.”

The Classic: Black & White

I love black and white photos.  My walls are covered with them.  Don’t mistake this to mean that I think color photographs are second best, because I love color too.  However, there is just something about a well done black and white image that speaks to my soul.  Black and white photography was where I learned to be more than just a snapshot photographer, and it has always been a part of how I look at the world when I am photographing it, even when I am working in color.