Oh, I can’t say enough good things about these two! I love them so much! Maddy contacted me to shoot her pike place engagement session on her roof and wanted to make sure we got some photos in her apartment building to mark the time spent there. It’s a GORGEOUS building with stunning views. Dennis hadn’t moved to Seattle yet from Ohio, and she was excitedly anticipating his arrival. We talked about fashion because Maddy is a TOTAL fashionista! She wanted to wear a traditional Kenyan outfit with deep, contrasting tones. They were STUNNING.
A couple with style
We started on her 38th-floor rooftop and because it’s epic, we spent most of our time there. Honestly, we could see most of Seattle from the building and we didn’t need to leave! You’ll see that these two have adorable, charming energy. They’re so fun and I could see that they truly admire each other. I was surprised at how much organic chemistry we had during a lunchtime, weekday session. Yes. You read that right. Maddy is a BOSS and worked in a session with a wardrobe change and a second location on her lunch break! A perk of working from home and being a Doctor of Pharmacy.
After the rooftop, we quickly headed over to the Iconic Pike Place Market because you can’t be that close to it and not visit! These two rocked their session and I had the pleasure of shooting their wedding too! Stay tuned.
How’d they meet?
They met online using a Muslim dating app. There is Maddy’s version of the story and Dennis’s account, but the consensus is that Maddy has a better recollection of the events.
Maddy’s Version of the story:
“The first time I saw him, we were both in different time zones during the shelter in place mandates, and he was probably at work in his “Bob the Builder” hat (he is an engineer). Since we met online, I remember glancing at him and thinking… Oh wow, he’s cute (and he has a captivating smile that got me on day one). We started talking, although he took his sweet time to respond (this is where his memory deviates). For a moment I was certain I would never hear from him again. But he came around and now he won’t stop talking… The rest is history!”-Maddy
How’d they propose?
“On January 1st! We had a zoom call with my extended family where we culturally received the blessings from the elders to get wed. After the blessings were given, he proposed! Both his family and my family were on the call, so it was beautiful that they all got to share in the moment with us.”-Maddy
Date: April 2nd, 2021
Location: The same stunning rooftop! Downtown Seattle, WA
Wedding Date: May 29th, 2021
See their stunning wedding, here!