“A lighthouse on a uninhabited island? Check. A private, chartered boat from Orcas Island? Check. A super fun, intelligent, loving couple? Check. This engagement session with Alena and Dan definitely takes the cake for coolest location to date. The day was quite long but obviously worth it. We started with an early morning drive to Anacortes and a ferry trip out to Orcas Island. We then stopped to refuel (on coffee and sandwiches, what else?) before heading to the north side of the island to hop on the chartered boat which would take us out to Patos Island State Park. Alena and Dan were wonderful to work with, their positive energy and constant smiles made the entire experience even more enjoyable. They are getting married in September on Friday Harbor and it is going to be a blast to document!” – Jenn Ireland Photography
How did you find your photographer?
Jenn from Jenn Ireland Photography and I were in a business group together. I was lucky enough to have worked with her prior to our engagement photos, doing head shots and professional business photos. Hiring her for our wedding and engagement photographer was a no-brainer!
What are you DIY-ing for your wedding?
My favorite project currently is Love Potion No. 9.26 – a heart and aphrodisiac tonic that my fiance and I are tincturing and bottling as gifts for our guest. I am in love with the different apothecary designs we are creating for our label. So fun…and delicious!
What are you looking forward to the most?
I’m looking forward to drinking champagne and getting ready the morning of with my girls. The rest is just a bonus! – Alena, the bride-to-be