Today I’m sharing a very special session and I’m excited to finally be posting these photos! Earlier this year, before I had a blog or a website and before Kathryn Bradley Photography became a real, living business, I begged my dear friend Olita and her boyfriend Steve to model for me. I was nearing the end of my photography program and needed to put together a body of art for our final exhibit. I had a vision for the type of session I wanted to do, and knew Olita and Steve would be perfect for it.
It was early February, which in Seattle is by no means a dry time of the year, but on the day of our session it was sunny and the air was crisp. The three of us headed out to one of my favorite Seattle spots. I’m not sure if it was the location, the yummy afternoon sunlight or the obvious chemistry between these two, but this session felt really special while I was shooting it. And although I feel like I’ve learned so much since the start of this year, these are still some of my favorite photos to date.
Olita and Steve are some of the kindest, most genuine people I have ever met. They are wonderful individuals and as a couple they bring out the best in one another. Spending time with them, you simply know they are right for each other.
During our shoot, Olita would tease Steve about how fun it would be if it was actually their engagement session. Steve simply laughed with us, not letting the teasing get to him. Little did Olita know that Steve had plans of his own! As it turns out, patience really does pay off. After years of dating and Olita wondering if Steve would ever propose, he popped the question during their summer road trip to California. Of course her answer was a resounding YES!
Olita and Steve, thank you for doing this session and being patient with me! Without a doubt, this world will be a better place because you have chosen to spend your lives with each other. I love you guys!
I thought I’d also post a few photos of the sample album I designed from Olita and Steve’s session…