Olympic National Park Beach Engagement – DJ + Ashley​


DJ contacted me with a plan brewing for a beach engagement. He knew Ashley was the one, and that he wanted to ask her to marry him somewhere meaningful to their story – on the very same beach in Olympic National Park where they shared their first date! 

So we hatched a plan. I would be milling about the beach taking pictures of the ‘sea stacks’, meanwhile they would be set up and filming some of their own content. On his cue (when the light was as golden and glowy as it could get) he got down on one knee. I had never met these two, but I knew their story and I’d be lying if I said there weren’t a few tears on the other side of that camera. It was a beautiful moment, especially knowing that we were at the very place where it all began. 

On the second day, they had their engagement shoot. Ashley and spent the afternoon reenacting their first date, complete with cheese pizza, Coca Cola’s, chasing each other around on the beach, and watching as the stars came out. 

This couple knew what was up, engagement shoots do not have to be static poses in a random pretty place. It can be a super fun and special experience, like re-enacting your first date on a beautiful glowing beach!

Dj and Ashley you two are so flipping amazing I loved getting to know you two, your story, and most of our adventures on the trail 😉 Thank you for giving me the great honor of documenting this moment that begins the next chapter of your love story. 

To your love and adventure,


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Jess Albonico

Jess Albonico

Seattle + PNW Wedding Photographer, helping couples ditch the rulebook and have a wedding day as epic and unique as there life adventure together.

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