Kayla+Shane // Pike Place Market Portrait Session

March 29, 2012

[audio:http://www.philchester.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/1.mp3|titles=1]So when they asked me to photograph their wedding in Seattle, I knew I was going to have an incredible experience but had no idea how incredible. My day started out perfect. And that feeling didn’t go away for one second over the next 4 days. I drove in from the airport under the most wonderful sunshine, Beach House playing on the radio, on my way to meet this couple to shoot some portraits before their wedding the next day. Until this weekend, I thought I knew what love felt like, I thought I knew what it looked like. And maybe I did to a degree but this was not like anything I had witnessed before. The moment Shane and Kayla walked up to me at the Pike Market, smiles on both of their faces, I could feel this powerful connection radiating from both of them. I knew there was something more intense here than I had felt before. Inbetween the constant Portlandia references and extreme scenario jokes, I simply shot quietly, snapping away at this couple. And I know all of my Seattle friends will make fun of me for shooting at such “typical” “touristy” spots, but they were all new to me and it so didn’t matter with this couple, they could have been anywhere. A lot of times I’ll coach couples a little into where to stand or where to put their hands if it’s looking awkward or something, not with Shane and Kayla, everything was so natural. So perfect. I think this is what love looks like.

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Wow! Some very nice work, I look forward to seeing photos from the wedding.

Image 44 is ridiculous. Absolutely awesome my man.

super-awesome Phil! amazing

Your photos are absolutely stunning. You really do capture the essence of true love (helps that shane and kayla are stunning too!). I do love lookibg through your photos

The pictures are awesome, of course, but I really love your intro paragraph. Such truth! They have such a fairy tale love story and I think you captured it beautifully!

So much to love Phil! Nice work my friend, come visit again soon!

awesome job bro. these are absolutely beautiful. that radiance you talked about is totally in these photos. great work.

These are beautiful!

There is nothing to tease you about this session, Phil… These are so perfect. I can’t wait to see the photos from the wedding. Come back soon(er)! 🙂

killer, man. stoked to see their wedding photos!

You did Seattle right, son. Can’t wait until you live out this way.