This is officially the last week in the place we’ve called home for the last 5 years! I have such mixed feelings about leaving it! There are better, more exciting things that await but our cute little home holds so many memories! Sherwood, you’ve been oh so good to us! Now, to sprawl out and breathe that mountain air.... ⛰
“She had been born for this man, and she had spent so many years trying to accept the fact that he had been born for someone else...” ― Julia Quinn, Romancing Mister Bridgerton
Coming back from vacation has taught me a couple things: ⠀
1. That vacations are NEVER long enough. Am I right?!⠀
2. How much I needed a break from the computer. 😵⠀
3. The importance of being present and doing nothing with the people you love. ⠀
This is one of my favorite photos I’ve ever taken. It’s because the moment is so quiet and so real. It’s hard as a photographer to get people to let their guard down and be fully present and immersed in the moment with their partner. ⠀
These authentic moments are what I strive for and what make it all worth it. I hope that after every shoot my couples feel more connected to each other and walk away with photos they will love because they are genuine and honest.
It’s engagement session season!! Ladies, time to put on your fanciest dress and for our grooms to get dapper- we love spending our late summer evenings capturing REAL & RAW LOVE while surrounded by the sunset’s golden glow. Next up is @tracychelan
& Ben- stay tuned, their engagement session is are going to be EPIC 😍❤️😍
Brb, photographing dogs in bow ties for the rest of time.
“The Prince found Buttercup waiting unhappily outside his chamber doors.
It's my letter,' she began. 'I cannot make it right.'
Come in, come in,' the Prince said gently. 'Maybe we can help you.' She sat down in the same chair as before. 'All right, I'll close my eyes and listen; read to me.'
Westley, my passion, my sweet, my only my own. Come back, come back. I shall kill myself otherwise. Yours in torment, Buttercup.' She looked at Humperdinck. 'Well? Do you think I'm throwing myself at him?” ― William Goldman, The Princess Bride
“No, I do not want to be loved unconditionally. I want to be shown when I am treating you less than you deserve. I want you to leave if I ever start making you promises I do not see through. Love me for my flaws, yes, but don’t you dare ever allow them to hurt you.” ― Beau Taplin
Today is wedding day for Ted and Lexy! I can’t wait!
We are headed off to celebrate manfriend’s birthday this weekend!! I haven’t gotten to spend a birthday with him the last two years so we are going big this year! Also, early Happy Anniversary to this precious pair! I will never tire of sharing these.
“For many, love is a two-sided coin. It can strengthen or stifle, expand or enfeeble, perfect or pauperize. When love is returned, we soar. We are taken to heights unseen, where it delights, invigorates, and beautifies. When love is spurned, we feel crippled, disconsolate, and bereaved. Polish the coin and you will see only requited love on both sides. I was destined to love you and I will belong to you forever.” ― Colleen Houck
What are y’all up to this weekend??
I had a very VERY interesting day today! But hey! Look at this beautiful sunset I had the chance to capture.
“Love is—a shade of what I feel.” ― Renee Ahdieh, The Wrath & the Dawn
Trying to choose what to post as a first sneak peak from this session was almost impossible. This couple slayed 3 different outfits and locations and I'm in love with every one 😍
These giggley moments are my favorite. 🧡⠀
Missing these twoooo! I can’t wait to go back to the PNW super soon! Have a busy day with two shoots ahead of me; what’re you guys doing today? ✨
• Whatever our souls are made out of, his and mine are the same...If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger. •
Too hot to wear pants. Can’t wait for fall in Portland.
“Love you,” Xavier said just before he drifted back to sleep.
“Love you more,” I said playfully.
“Not a chance,” Xavier said, fully awake now. “I’m bigger, I can contain more love.”
“I’m smaller, therefore my love particles are more compressed, which means I can fit more in.”
Xavier laughed. “That argument makes no sense. Overruled.”
“I’m just basing it on how much I miss you when you’re not around,” I countered.
“How can you possibly know how much I miss you?” he said. “Have you got some sort of built-in miss-o-meter that can give us a reading?”
“I’m a girl; of course I have a built-in miss-o-meter.” ― Alexandra Adornetto, Halo
I’ve been glamped up in the mountains of Keystone, Colorado this week. Today we went out early and took photos of each other. So happy I came and am walking away with memories! 📷: @racheljoybarehl
Delivered these babies to the best couple and I’d be lying if I said I gotta wasn’t a sucker for positive feedback. Congrats Anna and Jon. I think this wedding made me fall in love with the Olympic Peninsula all over again. Crescent Lake is almost as dreamy as these two.
Happy brides = happy me ✨
Hello universe it’s me! I want to photograph more families. Ya hear me? K cool. Putting in my request for the week. In the meantime, I’ll be anxiously awaiting session number two with this sweet fambam in South Carolina (this time with two kiddos)! If you don’t follow @kimberlynoelhildebrand
are you even living?
Because currently not a single part of my life is normal or stable and I’m feeling a touch overwhelmed, here’s a pretty little something!
Moving during wedding season? Car lease is up? Job changes? Selling our house? Car shopping? Editing all the things? I can do it!
“I can chase you, and I can catch you,
but there is nothing I can do to make you mine.” ― Morrissey
Everything about this ceremony was so perfect and emotional and it’s my favorite part of their wedding day. Amanda was crying as she walked down the aisle, her sisters were crying as they watched her make her way to the alter with their father, and I’m pretty sure everyone else was crying because how could you not. Then her dad forgot to give Trevor a hug and we all just started laughing so hard. It was a collection of happy tears and true celebration that I’ll never forget. ✨ Thankful for my 2nd shooter @michelleallan.photo
for being at the back of the aisle and allowing me to get multiple angles to tell the story of this moment in the best way.
These two are meant for each other💫can’t wait to share more of their pictures.
Okayyyy this heat has got to go. I haven’t been able to sleep for more than 3 hours two nights in a row now.... 😭😭😭⠀
This was by far one of the best weekends I’ve had in a long time! I got to explore Seattle and I also met some awesome people along the way. My Sunday ended at the beautiful Trillium Lake shooting the sweetest couple💫can’t wait to share all the work that I’ve been working on lately.
“Hate cannot be fought with hate. Evil cannot be conquered by darkness. Only love has the power to conquer them both.” ― R.L. LaFevers, Dark Triumph
The wedding this past Saturday was one I’ll never forget. At one point, the bride turned to me said “why was I stressing about the color of the plates or where the wine bar is?? I’m married to him now. That’s all that matters.” I basically went into full praise-hands 🙌🏼! Sometimes the day goes by just as planned but more often than not, it doesn’t. And that is OKAY! The true celebration is about the couple and their relationship and this should never be forgotten! Camille and Alex, thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to capture your story. You are both such special people! Enjoy Canada friends! 💕
“I want to be with you forever and beyond...” ― Gail Carson Levine, Ella Enchanted
Jumping into vacation like- 😆
“How we love others is affected by how we love ourselves, and for the first time in a long time, I was whole.” ― Richelle Mead, Succubus Revealed
Shooting in Seattle/Bellingham area this weekend! Any fun plans you guys?!
Okkaaayyyy I’ll tell you guys what the first thing Meryli EVER said to Trevor! 😂 so they hung out with mutual friends and Meryli got to the house where she knew everyone there except for Trevor! The first thing she said was... “who the hell are you??” 😂 not a story they’ll be telling their grandchildren but it’s part of their story and exactly how hilarious these two are 😍 the perfect match!! I’m so excited for their wedding 😁 anyone know Meryli and can picture this coming out of her amazing unfiltered mind? 😉😉
Hey friends!! I figure I should introduce myself!
I’m Natalie Kysar the lady behind all the photos 😊
(I never know what to say when people ask me to tell them something about myself so this is definitely a planned post 😂) #reallife
I LOVE tacos (if you want to get on my good side all you have to do is say “I like tacos too”) This is borderline addiction status. 😂😂 2
My number one pet peeve is listening to anyone eating anything (when I’m not eating too). Can’t. Even. Handle. It. Will rage. Not even joking. This is serious.
I’m obsessed with my baby Amelia & could squish her chubby thighs all dang day 😍
Something weird about me: I don’t like red meats... I was literally raised eating ribs every family event (dad is a pro BBQ guy😉) and now I have no idea why but I can’t eat more than a few bites!! 😫 kinda sad really.. 😂 (I can eat hamburgers though) Phew! 😅
I’ve never taken a photography class: entirely self taught 😉
My other hobbies: ceramics & snowboarding! My parents bought me a kiln when I graduated college & I used graduation money gifts to buy a wheel! ❤️ can’t wait to get my own studio 😉
If you can relate tell me below! Or Let me know something weird about you 😂🙌 weird people are my best 😉
Love you guys!! Let’s grab coffee sometime 😘
Hey guys!!! Do you know of a good web developer for hire? Or even a techy-type student who needs to earn some $?? I would love to give my money to someone who needs it rather than using a big name company!! Tag someone below who can help me out! Pretty please 🙏😘
My posts are NOT normally dark & moody but I love the tree line in this one!! Who else loves a good sunset? Or are you more of a sunrise person? 🤷♀️❤️ I love both 😉