For The Love Portraits, Part Two | Jonathan and Melissa

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Folks, if you don’t already love, love, love Jonathan and Melissa then today is going to hook you for life! They’re some of the most heartfelt, loving, wise, and peaceful people I’ve ever met and they’ve been instrumental in both of our lives. That’s why it was such a privilege to have them as our gorgeous models for our teaching shoot at our For the Love Workshop in Seattle. I love seeing how in love these two are!

Seattle portrait session, Hood Canal portrait session, For the Love shooting workshop, For the Love Retreat

Melissa’s laugh makes my heart swell up to ten times it’s size. Nope, more like a thousand!

Seattle portrait session, Hood Canal portrait session, For the Love shooting workshop, For the Love Retreat

 

Seattle portrait session, Hood Canal portrait session, For the Love shooting workshop, For the Love Retreat

 

Seattle portrait session, Hood Canal portrait session, For the Love shooting workshop, For the Love Retreat

 

Seattle portrait session, Hood Canal portrait session, For the Love shooting workshop, For the Love Retreat

 

Seattle portrait session, Hood Canal portrait session, For the Love shooting workshop, For the Love Retreat

 

Seattle portrait session, Hood Canal portrait session, For the Love shooting workshop, For the Love Retreat

 

Seattle portrait session, Hood Canal portrait session, For the Love shooting workshop, For the Love Retreat

 

Seattle portrait session, Hood Canal portrait session, For the Love shooting workshop, For the Love Retreat

 

Seattle portrait session, Hood Canal portrait session, For the Love shooting workshop, For the Love Retreat

 

Seattle portrait session, Hood Canal portrait session, For the Love shooting workshop, For the Love Retreat

 

Seattle portrait session, Hood Canal portrait session, For the Love shooting workshop, For the Love Retreat

 

Seattle portrait session, Hood Canal portrait session, For the Love shooting workshop, For the Love Retreat

LOVE! Definitely one of my favorites that I’ve taken of these two. Thanks for standing out in the rain for this you two!

Seattle portrait session, Hood Canal portrait session, For the Love shooting workshop, For the Love Retreat

 

Seattle portrait session, Hood Canal portrait session, For the Love shooting workshop, For the Love Retreat

 

Seattle portrait session, Hood Canal portrait session, For the Love shooting workshop, For the Love Retreat

 

Seattle portrait session, Hood Canal portrait session, For the Love shooting workshop, For the Love Retreat

 

Seattle portrait session, Hood Canal portrait session, For the Love shooting workshop, For the Love Retreat

 

Seattle portrait session, Hood Canal portrait session, For the Love shooting workshop, For the Love Retreat

 

Seattle portrait session, Hood Canal portrait session, For the Love shooting workshop, For the Love Retreat

 

Seattle portrait session, Hood Canal portrait session, For the Love shooting workshop, For the Love Retreat

 

Seattle portrait session, Hood Canal portrait session, For the Love shooting workshop, For the Love Retreat

 

Seattle portrait session, Hood Canal portrait session, For the Love shooting workshop, For the Love Retreat

Yep – Seattle is stinkin’ romantic.

Seattle portrait session, Hood Canal portrait session, For the Love shooting workshop, For the Love Retreat

 

Seattle portrait session, Hood Canal portrait session, For the Love shooting workshop, For the Love Retreat

 

Seattle portrait session, Hood Canal portrait session, For the Love shooting workshop, For the Love Retreat

BAM! What a way to end!

Seattle portrait session, Hood Canal portrait session, For the Love shooting workshop, For the Love Retreat

Jonathan and Melissa: There is no way to fully express how thankful we are that you have come into our world and have given so much to the For the Love Workshop. Your hearts have been instrumental in so many lives and you have definitely blessed us more than you will ever know! Thank you for stepping in as models – we couldn’t have imagined having anyone else!

Hugs,
Erin

 

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