Alexandra & Traesti // Whidbey Island Engagement Photography

Whidbey Island. Engagement. Embracing your quirkiness. If any of those things speaks to you, then keep reading on!

Once in a blue moon you meet a couple who are so quirky and fun that it brings out your own silliness. Alexandra & Traesti is such a couple. With her yellow leggings and his amazing curly hair and dance moves, our time together was beyond fun, but quirky as fuck! Seriously, never met a couple who was as unique as these two.

Because they were so fun, funky and weird. I wanted to try out some weird photos. Brought out the double exposures, the tilt shift, and intentional blur. I love that I was able to do that with them. I also love that I felt like I could be myself around these two and they accepted the interesting ways that I wanted to photograph.

Quirkiness is highly underrated and more couples need to embrace their weird side. A Whidbey Island engagement session is the best place to go because it’s like Portland, only more north. But aside from the quirks, they are two parts of a three part band called The Living Arrows. You can even listen to some of their music on Spotify here. My favorite is  the song Rowan.

It’s the kind of music that is perfect for a rainy day, which in Washington is pretty much all the time. You should seriously give it a listen, grab a cozy blanket, or a cup of soup and just enjoy the melodious sounds these two have created together.

I was so excited when they chose me to document their love story. I knew their quirky personalities and utterly perfect hipster style would make for some amazing photos as well as plenty of laughs. We met up for their engagement session at one of my favorite spots in Washington, Whidbey Island.

There is just something so quant and comforting about the island. Maybe it’s the small town mentality or the fact that everywhere where you go, no matter where, you can see the Pacific Ocean surrounding you. It’s an island filled with the cutest little towns, and the sweets people. With amazing 360 degree views. I’m honestly a little sad I don’t life there!

Anyway, of all the beautiful amazing spots to go for a Whidbey Island engagement session, we chose to start at Fort Casey State Park at the bunkers. It has such an amazing view of Port Townsend in the background. I personally love the old, worn cement steps and rooms. So much history built into every inch.

These is even a lighthouse nearby that we didn’t go into, but is still fun to have in the background. Seriously, how often to do you photo shoots with lighthouses? It’s such a rarity. To see more sessions with bunkers, go here or more about Whidbey Island, go here!

After we had plenty of jumping and dancing around at the bunkers, we headed north to Deception Pass. It was very tempting to get some photos at the stunning bridge there. It is pretty iconic after all, but alas, we kept on going and went to Rosario Beach for some sunset photos up on the cliffs.

What I love most about my couples is that they aren’t afraid to be themselves, and we all love to laugh together. Alex and Traesti were all about those dreamy golden tones, jumping around and being super sweet. It was crazy that the session went by so fast!

But we are more than excited by what we got. My favorite thing is that I got to show loan my new Shop Moss necklace to Alex and it was the most perfect accessory for her dress. I am a sucker for autumn tones!

I can’t wait until October for their wedding at NatureBridge! Stay tuned for those amazing wedding photos!

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