Category Archives: Engagement Photography

Jillian and Brenden

Merry Christmas to you all! What a wonderful and joyous time to celebrate the birth of our Savior.

Recently, I had the privilege of photographing Jillian and Brenden. These two will be getting married this upcoming summer and have asked Chris and myself to be their photographers. We are honored! And can hardly wait for August to get here:)

Here are a few of my favorite photos from their engagement session at the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge. We took advantage of one of the few dry (but cold) December days. There are a few pics with an extra little cutie (my favs).  Enjoy:)

~Lynette

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Day vs. Evening: Which Engagement Photo is Right for You?

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Today, I have a guest blogger writing for me. I would like to introduce Anna K. from Simply Bridal to offer our readers some commentary on engagement photography.

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We love engagements photos because they are the most relaxed wedding shoots you will encounter during your wedding journey. That’s because they show the bride and groom in their most relaxed state with the person they love. Now, brides and grooms have a choice of having their engagement photos done during any time of the day or night. However, selecting when to have your picture taken can be difficult. Have no fear though because we’re going to help you decide.

 

Choose a daytime shoot if…

You love the outdoors. Outdoor shots work best during the daytime. They are also particularly good if you plan on showcasing any activities on your photo shoot.

You are a traditionalist. Your wedding is going to be by the book, right down to the engagement photos. After all, Grace Kelly’s engagement pictures were taken in the light and who are you to argue with a princess?

 

Choose an evening shoot if…

You’re a city dweller. Bright lights plus big city equals a great backdrop for a night-time shoot. We love to see pictures taken with the city’s lights used as a backdrop. There are very few engagement photos that can compete with the lights and sights of London, Chicago or Paris.

You’re trendy. Very few engagement photos are taken and night, so the couples that opt for this style of pictures are ahead of the curve. Don’t be surprised if you find these photos better suited for an art gallery than a wedding album.

 

Mix and Match if…

You love to tell a story. Another big thing in engagement photos is storytelling. This is when couples use their shoot to tell a story over the course of a day. For the best effects, a mixture of daytime and night-time shots should be used to show a natural progression of your story.

Engagement photos are the first chance couples have to show the world who they are as a couple. Yet, deciding on what kind of photos are right for you is easier said than done. One thing is for certain, whichever you choose, be sure you love it as much as you love each other.

SimplyBridal.com is an online retailer of wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, and bridal accessories. Based in Los Angeles, California, we now ship to 25 countries in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

 

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Melanie & Tyler’s Engagement Session

Our congratulations go out to Melanie and Tyler, who were recently engaged to each other. We are really looking forward to their wedding next February in beautiful Snoqualmie (we’ll pray for decent weather).

We had the opportunity to photograph them together for their engagement portraits last week in Enumclaw at a place called Hope Hill and at Tyler’s grandmothers house. The session was extremely fun, but hot, and I only got stung one time while in the field of flowers.

We’re posting a few of those photos here for your viewing and we’ll be adding their gallery to our Zenfolio portfolio later today.

Congrats Mel and Tyler, and we’ll see you soon.

Blessings,

Chris.

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Jodi and Alden: Let’s Be Together

This is a short photo montage video that we put together for Jodi and Alden, who are going to be married next month.

I took the photographs contained within this montage at a local park, here in Puyallup, not too far from our studio. It was a great shoot, despite the rain, and we enjoyed our time with this great couple.

Congratulations, Jodi and Alden, on your engagement and we are looking forward to your wedding.

Blessings,
Chris
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Stacy and Shawn: A Love to Live For

Its been a few weeks since I posted, but that doesn’t mean that we haven’t been busy. 🙂

Today, I am posting a video of some of the engagement photographs that I took Stacy and Shawn, who will be married later this month (I am really looking forward to photographing their wedding). These photographs were taken at Tumwater Falls, in Tumwater, WA in the early to mid-morning. It was a spectacular day and we captured some awesome photos. The last couple of photographs in this montage were shot down on the waterfront in Olympia, WA. next to the statue of the Kissing Couple (it is very popular to replicate the statue pose and have your photo taken next to it).

Congratulations, Stacy and Shawn, on your engagement and we’ll see you at the church later this month.

Blessings,

Chris

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Another website up and going http://www.chrismckennaphotography.com

Well, I hate to say it, but I have yet another photo website up and going. You can find it at:

www.chrismckennaphoto.com

Right now, it is almost a mirror image to www.chrismckennaphotography.com. The goal with this site it to continue with my efforts to manage a website that google can actually find (I’m having all sorts of problems with the flash-driven, third-party site I currently use), to use as a proofing site for my clients, but eventually to serve as the site in which I can sell some of my work online.

Enjoy the slideshows and new site.

Blessings,

Chris

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Jessica and Shyenne: The Preview

The following video is something that I put together from some of the photographs I took for Jessica and Shyenne’s engagement session a few weeks back. We had been trying to get for a couple of months to get these shots, but the weather kept getting in the way. Finally, on a cold and windy Sunday afternoon, we got the break we were looking for and took these great pictures.

We hope that you enjoy the video and the photos from their engagement photo session.

Blessings.

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Engagement Session of Dee & Zac

Dee and Zac are one really cool couple. We had the opportunity to photograph them this last week while they were in town (I think that I have now set a record for getting previews online). We had a great time getting to know them while shooting their pictures around the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA. The weather was awesome-we didn’t have to dodge rain showers and bird poo (my friend Michele had some experiences with this one) but we did have one unfortunate accident with doggy doo (please, please, please clean up after your pets!). Gross but no serious harm done.

Dee and Zac will be getting married on September 5 and we are honored to be their photographers. Thanks for a great time time, guys, and enjoy the preview!

Blessings,

Chris

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