I’ve known Mckenna since I was 10 years old. It’s been such a great journey going through life with her. <3 When Jon was planning his proposal, he reached out to me to see if there would be any way I could photograph it. For months, we planned out a trip when Nathan and I would fly up to visit them in Seattle, and we “asked” if we could photograph them to help build my Pacific Northwest portfolio + if we could also drive to Leavenworth on one of the days. Honestly, this is 100% normal for me to ask of my friends, haha. Mckenna and I “planned it all out” but she really had no idea that I was secretly planning with Jon the entire time as well. She didn’t suspect a thing!
The day of the proposal, we went on a mild hike in the snow near their home in Seattle, where the proposal was going to take place. We brought their adorable little dog Zoey along, too. I gave Jon a signal ahead of time to watch out for so he would know that Nathan and I are ready to document this super sweet moment. She was so surprised, so overjoyed, and he totally cried too. That night, we made it back to their home where Jon had another surprise – an engagement party with all of their family and friends. It was so sweet and so thoughtful for him to set up for her. The perfect way to celebrate!
The next day, we went up to Leavenworth, a cute little town that reminds me of a snow globe when it’s full of snow like it was! It was so wonderful to spend so much quality time with such great friends. They’re getting married this summer and I’ll have the honor of standing up with them as a bridesmaid.