A Rainy Engagement Shoot in Seattle – Elle and Connor
Photographer Carly Bish never fails to capture my heart with her work, I love her fun yet romantic style when it comes to her photography and I can tell you that Elle & Connor’s engagement shoot is no exception! This awesome couple embraced the fact that it rained on the day of their engagement shoot and said they’re lucky to have a relationship where they find humor and joy in odd circumstances! That truly is the best attitude to have and sometimes you just have to laugh, these photos have turned out so beautifully because of that!
“Conor and I first met in high school on the ski slopes. Our groups of friends had merged together and we became fast friends who always had something to laugh about with each other. It’s safe to say he’s been making me laugh for over a decade.
Although we had a couple false-starts with dating, it was 10 years after we first met that we fell head over heels for each other. After two years of dating and many, many shared jokes with each other, Conor popped the big question. It was such a beautiful day in the Pacific Northwest, we ended up going for a walk around a lake that is right next to our house. I didn’t notice anything out of the ordinary; Conor later told me that he had been avoiding walking too close to me in case I noticed the ring box in his pocket. Towards the end of our stroll we sat down next to the water to soak up the sun. (I also really wanted to show Conor a YouTube video that I’d been yammering on about during our walk.) After sitting for a couple of minutes Conor turned to me and asked me my favorite question that I’ve even been asked, “Will you marry me?” I was so surprised and caught off guard that I whimsically shouted, “Holy sh*t…YES!” In typical fashion, we laughed together.
Given how much we love our city, we wanted to take our engagement photos somewhere that is special to us and unique to Seattle. We were also thrown the curveball that on our scheduled photo day, it was possibly the rainiest day all year. After some coaching from our lovely photographer, Carly Bish, we came armed with clear umbrellas and some alternative shooting options. The greenhouse that we ended up choosing is in the heart of Seattle and a spot that Conor and I often visit on rainy days. It’s called the Volunteer Park Conservatory and is a true Seattle gem. When we got there we realized that it was actually closing early that day and we only had a few minutes before everyone was getting the boot. We ended having such a blast, running through the plants, ferns and cacti, pausing for smooches and laughs. You’d never know that we did it all in about 10 minutes! We are so lucky to have a relationship where we find humor and joy in odd circumstances, sometimes you just have to laugh.”
So cute right? Photography by Carly Bish
Much Bespoke Love