Archive for May, 2013

Seattle Engagement Photography | Jamie+Khiem | University of Washington and Washington Arboretum

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

I love working with couples that are high school sweethearts.  Usually, these couples have been together for so long, they are so in tune with one another.  They can just look at the other person and immediately know what the other is thinking.  Jamie+Khiem are no different.  They knew each other in high school but didn’t start dating until their senior year.  They then went to the University of Washington together, which held significance for both of them and that’s why they picked it as their first shooting location.

Jamie is quiet, shy, and sweet.  But a totally classy lady.  There’s actually 10 years that separate Jamie and me, but I feel like she’s one of the most mature ladies I’ve met at her age.  She’s just one of those gals that seem like she’ll stay calm, cool, and collected through anything.  And those are the type of gals I love working with.  Khiem is one of the “laugh-iest” grooms I’ve ever worked with.  There’s no middle ground for Khiem.  If he smiles, he SMILES!  With ALL CAPS.  His face lights up every time we told him to smile and it’s such a great feeling we get behind the camera.  People like Khiem make ME smile behind my view finder and that’s something really special.  Check out their engagement session sneak peek for yourself.

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Sunday, May 26th, 2013

Jamie and Wai were two of the first friends I made in high school.  I remember us as kids…just 15 years of age…hanging out in the lunch cafeteria.  We didn’t have impossible dreams but we did dream.  We knew we wanted to go to college and possibly work in the corporate world.  And that we did.  The three of us continued to college together.  Jamie graduated earlier from the Running Start program while Wai and I graduated together a couple of years later.  Wai and I also entered the corporate world together at the very same company.

Fast forward 10 years to current day and I can hardly believe they are both mothers.  Sometimes when I’m around them and their two beautiful daughters, I think about our high school days.  Back then, who knew what those naive, heavy makeup wearing, baggy clothes donning girls thought about children and kids.  Because it feels like it really wasn’t that long ago that we were calling each other using 3-way to gab about our boy crushes.  And every now and then, I have to remind myself that we’ve all grown up.  But as always, I am so happy for my two friends because they are truly amazing people.  Our friendship has lasted more than 15 years and I know it’ll continue until we are all old and gray.  And I hope our kids will all be good friends like us when they grow up.  Just check out these little cuties…they’ll make any one proud parents!