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Chris & Michelle: The Engagement

Chris and Michelle’s wedding is coming up in less than two months, and we couldn’t be more thrilled! We photographed Chris’ brother’s wedding (Greg and Gina w/the flying veil) up at Newcastle Golf Club in 2008, and it’s always fun when we get to keep things in the family. :)

Thankfully, Chris & Michelle are super fun and energetic, and for their engagement session, we couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day! The sun was shining, the cherry blossoms were in full bloom, and did I mention that the sun was shining? We started out at the University of Washington since school was out for spring break, and wandered around campus using the gorgeous tress and architecture as our backdrop.

Ahhh shadows, you make me smile.

We popped into the Suzallo Library, one of Airika’s favorite places in all of Seattle,┬áto take advantage of its incredible architecture for a few photos. One of my favorite moments was when the librarian broke the silence of the room by announcing the closure of the library over the loud speaker. Judging by the look on Chris’ face, I think he thought he was being called out for smooching his love while others were trying to study! ;)

Playing with light and darkness…

We had a little time left, so we also went out to SAM’s Olympic Sculpture Park for a few more photos.

More shadows…what can I say? The sun was shining–we couldn’t resist!

Chris & Michelle, we had a great time hanging out with you, and can’t wait to see you again in just a few weeks! ~Gerald & Airika

Jamie Ahlstrom - Chris and Michelle, these photos are gorgeous! The photographer did an amazing job!! I really like the shadows in a couple of them. You both look like you’re having a blast! These will be wonderful memories to look back on. I am so excited for you two and wish you the best :)April 18, 2010 – 8:29 pm

Marion - Chris & Michelle, these pictures are so awesome of the two of you, love everyone of them.April 10, 2010 – 7:23 pm

Hunter Spencer - Those pictures came out great guys. Aimee told me your house was killer so congratulations! See you at the Wedding!April 9, 2010 – 2:22 pm

Chris Stewart - Ok so I want all those locations to be moved to Sacramento please!!! WOW great shots you guys!!!April 7, 2010 – 1:36 pm

Kevin Wrenn Photography - The second shot is my favorite color one and I just can’t pick a single fav out of the black and white images because I love them ALL!!! Great work you two. I can’t wait to see this wedding. What a wonderful looking couple.April 6, 2010 – 11:48 pm

Melody - A testimony of a very special couple…two great friends in love! Thank you again Gerald & Airika for sharing your gifted talents in such a memorable way!April 6, 2010 – 11:48 pm

Kristi Steeger - Oh my goodness I LOVE the one with them kissing in the foreground and the shadow b/t them in the back…that is fantastic!!April 6, 2010 – 4:16 pm

Jennifer - Oh my word! These pictures are amazing! You guys went to some really cool places and got some great shots! I can’t wait to see the rest of them :)April 6, 2010 – 3:07 pm

Rebecca Ellison - love the playing with shadows :) awesome shoot!April 6, 2010 – 9:19 am

Adam Stevens - Wonderful stuff! Love the silhouette of the “Eagle”.April 6, 2010 – 9:12 am

Kara Davies - Lovely work darlings!April 6, 2010 – 12:33 am

Gina - These are amazing. Michelle that last shot of you is stunning! Gerald and Airika–you never cease to impress!April 5, 2010 – 9:00 pm

beth farstad - oh my word! those pics are soooo nice!!! :) can’t wait for the wedding! :)April 5, 2010 – 8:50 pm

Tonhya Kae - These are awesome!!! One of my favorites so far :) The light is gorgeous in all of these!April 5, 2010 – 7:54 pm

Jennifer | Zinchuk Studios - Wow!! Love all the Olympic Sculpture Park shots–lots of great angles!! Thanks for the inspiration :)April 5, 2010 – 6:34 pm

Dana - Airika and Gerald you have done it again. I am in awe of your beautiful work. I wish you were free Sept 4th and coming to Chicago!April 5, 2010 – 6:20 pm

Aimee - Wow! These turned out amazing. :) I can’t wait for the wedding, and my favorite is the last one in black and white. Michelle looks beautiful! Love you both and congratz again! xxooApril 5, 2010 – 6:20 pm

CJ - Awesome guys! UW was a great place to shoot. And that sculpture park was awesome too. Very cool pics.April 5, 2010 – 6:15 pm

Erin - Wow! Chris and Michelle these turned out so beautiful! You guys look great. :)April 5, 2010 – 6:03 pm

Michelle - Gerald & Airika, these are so awesome! My personal favorite is the one where we’re sitting on the black & white checker board ground! I had so much fun with you guys that day, I can’t wait for the wedding!April 5, 2010 – 6:01 pm

Lisa Meaney - LOVE the library shot with all the chandeliers/lamps. Miss you guys…April 5, 2010 – 5:56 pm

Chris Lynch - Michelle and I had such a great time shooting with Airika and Gerald. My personal favorite is the picture at the sculpture park where Gerald was shooting from across the road. The shadows of the sculpture are sweet, and the sunset is unreal. The birds and jet clouds in the sky are pretty cool as well! Thanks Airika and GeraldApril 5, 2010 – 5:26 pm

Jessica Hanaumi - Beautimous!April 5, 2010 – 5:10 pm

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