Couple Session: Ariana & Alec / by Victoria Lemos

A few weeks back I had the best time photographing portraits of my longtime best friend Ariana and her boyfriend Alec. Alec had contacted me asking if we could set something up because he had wanted to do something special for Ariana (they've been dating for more than 2 years!). Of course I jumped on this cute idea and we started brainstorming locations and styling right away. This was also my first official couple shoot so I was very excited going into all of this. 

Our first location was a beautiful lush greenhouse located in Seattle. It was probably close to 80 degrees in there but we worked through it! This photo is one of my favorites because it focuses in on the outfits and details. We decided on neutral tones to avoid clashing with the pop of green and colors from the flowers. 

Another room in the greenhouse showcased vibrant colors, which looked beautiful as the backdrop for this photo. 

Another room in the greenhouse showcased vibrant colors, which looked beautiful as the backdrop for this photo. 

Our second location was Bellevue Botanical Gardens. So much lush green here as well! I thought this pose was the cutest ever... Ariana had seen it online so she brought a hat just to recreate it. We also thought a pretty light pink dress and dark denim would look perfect for these bright and sunny portraits. 

Another shot showcasing the details of their outfits. 

Cute kisses. The day we scheduled the shoot couldn't have been any better in terms of weather and sun exposure. 

Out final location was a local baseball field. Alec played all throughout high school and has since been drafted so they both wanted to capture their interest and involvement with the sport. 

I'm so happy I was able to capture these beautiful moments of my best friend who I have known since 6TH GRADE! The photos turned out amazing and I'm looking forward to shooting even more couples. The interaction and chemistry is just so lovely.