Melodie & Craig // PNW Airstream

Ooooey, this session was SO.MUCH.FUN!

Melodie and I go way back …back about 20 years! We didn’t necessarily grow up together, since she was home schooled, but we played fast pitch together - and anyone who has been on a tight knit team, knows that there’s a bond you build that keeps you tied together throughout life no matter which path you end up taking after grade school. Just this weekend I was photographing a wedding that was at a hotel and there were a bunch of younger girls running around in their basketball uniforms and it totally brought me down memory lane of long road trips, hotel stays, and all the team bonding that comes along with playing sports growing up! Ah, to be young again ;)

Craig is in the Air Force and has been stationed in Texas for the next couple of years - so the two of them packed their life up in their AWESOME Airstream, and hit the road to embark on their newest adventure in San Antonio! I was so honored when Mel reached out to me to document their last day in our home town of Cle Elum, WA. We made our way out to the lake bed and captured some special moments with the last bit of sunlight before it dipped down behind the mountains. Since they had their entire wardrobe with them, it was fun to help them pick and choose what to wear and to ultimately end the shoot in their wedding attire! (Actually, in their swimsuits - since they were super brave and up to the challenge for a quick dip at the end!)

The way these two interacted with one another was magical to say the least. Craig entertained all my posing cues and even when he made light of them, it created some great moments of laughter and playfulness! They included their dog Sawyer, who was at their heels everywhere we went and photobombed in the best ways possible.

I hope you all enjoy the beauty and authenticity of these images and it brings you back to a warmer Pacific Northwest day :)