As you know, I'm from the Pacific Northwest in WA just along the Columbia River. Since moving here to Missouri in 2018, I still frequently visit my family and friends in WA two to three times a year. And when a close family/friend has an important milestone in their life, I'm happy to be there! I had known Ryan since 2007. He is my nephew's (or cousin once removed as commonly put) Dad. So when I heard he had found the love of his life and was going to need a photographer, I was beyond excited! I had just met Caitlyn earlier this year. And I absolutely adore her! She's the perfect addition to Ryan & my nephew's life! She is an amazing bonus Mom to my nephew. And I couldn't be happier Ryan found her!
I was originally supposed to fly there September 10th, but a family emergency came up and it was pushed to the 17th. We agreed to do this rain or shine and I'm so glad we did! We started off at a local baseball park in Kalama, WA. Ryan & Caitlyn love baseball and they both coach youth baseball so this park was the perfect place to start! We may have spent some time hanging out in the dugout in between shots to avoid the downpour when it rained. After the ball field, we headed to the river for 2nd half of their session. They both love spending time at the beach, so the river worked out perfectly! There were lots of laughs, smiles and silly moments! Ryan & Caitlyn are so cute together. I love seeing how they make each other smile & laugh. It may have rained for most of their session, but it was so worth it! Lots of amazing portraits!
I had the best time with these two and I can't wait for their big day next year! Congratulations Ryan & Caitlyn!