Skagit Valley Tulip Festival | Part I
Natalie + James

True Story: If it hadn’t been for Natalie, we might not exist. As a couple, that is.

See, Natalie graciously drove me (Megan) to church youth group a lot when we were in high school, which is where I met Daniel.

Coincidentally, our church youth group is also where Natalie + James met!

And now, over a decade later, here we all are.


Natalie + James  live in the beautiful state of Washington,

and every year they look forward to visiting the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival together.

You can never tell exactly when the fields will burst into bloom, but word spreads quickly throughout Washington when it happens!

We planned the session in hopes that we could catch this amazing phenomenon as a stunning backdrop to Natalie + James’s engagment photos..

And it was perfect timing!

It’s just great to see old friends in love. And to get to photograph their engagement session in this beautiful place?

It’s pretty much a dream come true.

I’m just going to say it:

This is one of my favorite photos of all time.

But, there really is no way to take a bad photo of Natalie + James -

They’re so full of life and love.

I remember snapping these images, my boots covered in mud,

and thinking to myself,

“There is absolutely no place in the world I would rather be.”

And I have a feeling, Natalie + James may have felt the same way!

Natalie + James, even as I sit here writing this, you’re making me happy!

You two are a blessing to us,

and we hope that these images, and the ones we’ll capture on your wedding day, are a blessing to you as well.

We love you guys..


daniel + megan

P.S. – Stay tuned for Part II (and location #2) of Natalie + James’s Washington engagement shoot!

Lisa Pileggi - May 31, 2011 - 9:32 am

VERY pretty pictures and a beautiful couple! Great job, guys!

daniel + megan - May 31, 2011 - 12:38 pm

Thanks Lisa! We can take credit for the pictures, but the couple was all them! ;-)

Merrilee - June 8, 2011 - 2:37 pm

Oh my goodness! I LOVE the images with the rows of tulips and their reflection in the water. Simply beautiful!

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