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I always love Engagement Sessions and this one is extra special as I have known Rebecca for a few years. 🙂 I was looking forward to meeting her fiancé Patrick so we headed down to Pike Place to take photos and get to know Patrick. It was a very cold morning, these two toughed it out with nonstop smiles on their faces!

And, a little bit about the couple:
Rebecca is from the Seattle suburb of Woodinville. She grew up in an idyllic cul-de-sac with neighbor kids playing kick-the-can until dark most nights. Rebecca was very studious and grew up taking every honors class in school and was editor of the Yearbook. So of course, she really surprised her parents’ when she quit Washington State University after only 2 years. She spent a few months learning web design before deciding she would return to school and finish her degree online.

A few years later, she stumbled into recruiting and found that it was a job that she loved. Now, Rebecca helps people find jobs and uses her creative side to make scrapbooks full of memories. She also has recently found a passion for geocaching thanks to Patrick.

Patrick grew up in the west hills of Portland, Patrick spent a lot of time exploring the woods outside his door. This led to a love of the outdoors and sense of adventure that he carries to this day.

Upon graduation from the University of Oregon (Go DUCKS!), Patrick moved to Seattle for a number of years before deciding to move to Durango, Colorado for the past seven years. While in Colorado, his passion for the outdoors flourished with opportunities to hunt, fish, ski, and hike. It was here that he found his passion for geocaching and his career path in project management.

“C” Harmony Worked For Rebecca…
Some may think this story starts with a trip to Mexico, but it actually starts with our characters in high school. Patrick attended high school with Kit and Cynthia. They remained friends throughout college and into adulthood, even when Patrick moved 1,200 miles away.

Rebecca met Cynthia at work and they became close friends. Their friendship led to adventures and travel together as well as helping navigate Rebecca’s world of online dating.

In 2010 Kit and Cynthia were planning their annual trip to Mexico. They happened to invite Patrick to join them for the week. Little did Patrick know that Cynthia had been telling Rebecca about him for years. While they were planning this trip, an innocent email flirtation began which, led to a month-long side conversation; getting to know each other. By the time they met in Mexico, it seemed like they had known each other for years. A secret romance blossomed in that week. Upon returning to their lives they maintained a long distance relationship for seven months before Patrick packed up and moved back to the Pacific Northwest.

A couple of months later, Patrick surprised Rebecca with a trip to Victoria, BC where he asked her to spend their lives together. They have “C”ynthia to thank for this.

And, a few of my FAVS:

I am so honored to share in your WEDDING DAY coming up in June at the Pickering Barn. I love barn weddings and already know this one is going to be extra special!

I am so happy for you both! Thanks again so much!


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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