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Nancy and Shane were another winning couple of my Free Engagement Session that I gave away at the, Everett Bridal Show. These two are so much fun and had me giggling behind my camera the whole entire session. Even the snow, hail, and pouring down rain didn’t stop these two from having their session! We were “all” numb within minutes, but had a blast!I gave them some ideas for their “Save the Date” cards to send out and they ran with it full blast and had darling props to show me when we met. I LOVE props for photos; especially when my couple’s make them. It totally adds to the session by bringing out their creativity, and it tells more of the couple’s story.Here is a little bit about Nancy and Shane:

Shane can make Nancy laugh uncontrollably.  He is so sweet, caring, and thinks of Nancy when it comes to everything and he puts detailed thoughts into everything they do, even on the spur of the moment.  Nancy is very caring and is always doing things to let Shane know she is thinking of him, even when they are apart. She has accepted Shane’s boys as her own, which fills his heart with joy.  She’s fun to laugh with but also can handle being laughed at! Although Nancy isn’t a die-hard Seahawk fan, Shane still loves her. 🙂

Their interests:  They love going to 5th Avenue Theater each year to attend shows and eating at new places.  They enjoy traveling to Wineries, taking tours, and short weekend getaways. They also enjoy doing the simplest things like shopping and going to movies. No matter what they are doing, they laugh, and enjoy every minute together.

How they met: They both attended the same high school, but were not with the same group of friends.  Twenty years later after they both re-connected on Facebook, while Nancy was living in Arizona, she relocated back to Washington to be with Shane and his family.  They knew just after two dates that they would never leave each other’s side.

The proposal: Nancy arrived home to a darkened house with a red suede rope draping up the stairs through the main part of the house to the second level and into the bedroom lined with scented candles.  Lined on the rope were pictures of them along with quotes in chronological order from the time they met.  As she approached the bedroom he was standing next to the bed and was dressed so handsome.  She walked in and saw out of the corner of her eye something large propped up on the bed but it was covered and then they exchanged some precious words.  Shane then reached for a small box and kneeled down. Nancy was already in tears and he pulled the cover off the item on the bed, it was a caricature picture of them in the proposal position.  Shane then asked Nancy to marry him and her answer, of course, was YES, YES, YES!!!  He then said wait and lifted a heart shaped object off the corner of the picture.  Under it the word “YES” appeared.  They laughed, cried, hugged, and kissed; it was the best moment of Nancy’s life.

And, a few of my favs:

We finished the session with warming up and getting some yummy Almond Roca and one of the last shot’s I took was one of my fav’s! How sweet are they? SIMPLY ADORABLE!!!!!

I just adore you both and I am “so” honored to share in your BIG DAY, I can’t wait!
Rachelle 🙂

Rachelle Erickson is an award winning Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer specializing in Wedding Photography, Children’s, and Families for Seattle, Bellevue and the surrounding cities. Reaching the Pacific Northwest to destination locations worldwide. For more information, please email, or give me a call at 425.829.0532.

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