Pioneer Square Engagement | Beth and Rusty

Beth and Rusty met far from Seattle. She is a Seattle girl who fell in love with politics and moved to Washington DC to follow her dreams. He is a mid western boy who wanted to pursue a bigger life of music in a bigger city. Two very different paths that converged over a cupcake.

Beth was celebrating a friends birthday at a local pub and wanted to get a cupcake with a candle to celebrate, but the kitchen was closed. Rusty was sitting at the bar reading his book when Beth arrived with her little dilemma, and the two of them and the bartender tried to find a way for her friend to celebrate. A conversation was sprung, and they chatted all night…. fast forward a couple months and Beth found herself in the bookstore the Rusty worked at, he asked her on a date, and the rest is history!

engagement photo session in a downtown seattle bookstoreBeth and Rusty still live in DC, her working on the hill with a local congressman and him putting himself through school, but they have plans to move their lives back to the Seattle area in a couple years and wanted to start their planting of roots with friends and family here. They were in town for a week or so during Christmas, partially relaxing, and partially planning their August wedding.  Vacations don’t stay vacations for long when you are planning a wedding from across the country!  This is when we met and hit it off, and we knew now was the time for an engagement session. We roamed through Pioneer Square enjoying a brisk day at the end of 2010.

We even found a bookstore that specializes in first edition books while roaming Pioneer Square. Seeing that Rusty is such a book guy… and loves first editions that much more it was a perfect place to jump in have some fun and warm up.

we ended our shoot at Lola for some lunch as these two a major Tom Douglas fans. They love great food and you can’t get much better when you get to choose from 5 different Tom Douglas restaurants within a couple of blocks!

Thanks for running around Seattle with me guys! I can’t wait for your August wedding 🙂

Cheers,

Becca

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  1. shannon.coggins@gmail.com

    January 18th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Beth and Rusty – these are fantastic! They clearly speak to you guys as a couple – and I love the story to go along with the photos. I am SOOOO looking forward to celebrating with you both in Seattle in August!! WHOOHOO!!Lots of love,
    Shannon

  2. shannon.coggins@gmail.com

    January 18th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Beth and Rusty – these are fantastic! They clearly speak to you guys as a couple – and I love the story to go along with the photos. I am SOOOO looking forward to celebrating with you both in Seattle in August!! WHOOHOO!!Lots of love,
    Shannon

  3. nicholedone@hotmail.com

    January 18th, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    Beth and Rusty- How fun! I love your engagement pictures. You both look so happy and what a great setting!
    See you soon,
    Nichole

  4. nicholedone@hotmail.com

    January 18th, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    Beth and Rusty- How fun! I love your engagement pictures. You both look so happy and what a great setting!
    See you soon,
    Nichole

  5. Urajagopal@gmail.com

    January 19th, 2011 at 1:03 am

    I love the photos, guys! I especially love the ones in the bookstore – apropos AND adorable!

  6. Urajagopal@gmail.com

    January 19th, 2011 at 1:03 am

    I love the photos, guys! I especially love the ones in the bookstore – apropos AND adorable!

  7. sharleo@olympus.net

    January 19th, 2011 at 1:53 am

    Thanks for sharing! My favorite photo is the second one. The rest are great as well. I’m hoping you or Sharon will give me a special responsibility for the wedding, like cedar bark rose boutonnieres and corsages and a contribution to the rehearsal dinner. We will be ‘in country’ and available to help.

  8. sharleo@olympus.net

    January 19th, 2011 at 1:53 am

    Thanks for sharing! My favorite photo is the second one. The rest are great as well. I’m hoping you or Sharon will give me a special responsibility for the wedding, like cedar bark rose boutonnieres and corsages and a contribution to the rehearsal dinner. We will be ‘in country’ and available to help.

  9. bethowa2@yahoo.com

    January 19th, 2011 at 2:34 am

    Rebecca- Thank you so much! We love your pictures!

  10. bethowa2@yahoo.com

    January 19th, 2011 at 2:34 am

    Rebecca- Thank you so much! We love your pictures!

  11. sharonleef@aol.com

    January 19th, 2011 at 2:41 am

    Just lovely!

  12. sharonleef@aol.com

    January 19th, 2011 at 2:41 am

    Just lovely!

  13. lisa.salerno@gmail.com

    January 19th, 2011 at 3:18 am

    Beth! You’re beautiful! These pictures capture you both so beautifully. Love that it’s in a bookstore.

  14. lisa.salerno@gmail.com

    January 19th, 2011 at 3:18 am

    Beth! You’re beautiful! These pictures capture you both so beautifully. Love that it’s in a bookstore.

  15. ecallis@gmail.com

    January 19th, 2011 at 3:19 am

    LOVE the photos, especially the second and third. Can’t wait for the big day and Beth, I want those boots!!! xoxox E

  16. ecallis@gmail.com

    January 19th, 2011 at 3:19 am

    LOVE the photos, especially the second and third. Can’t wait for the big day and Beth, I want those boots!!! xoxox E

  17. sheila_ashdown@yahoo.com

    January 19th, 2011 at 3:48 am

    Aw, these are fantastic!! The bookstore pics are especially great. I can’t wait to celebrate with you guys in August!

  18. sheila_ashdown@yahoo.com

    January 19th, 2011 at 3:48 am

    Aw, these are fantastic!! The bookstore pics are especially great. I can’t wait to celebrate with you guys in August!

  19. ericaveazey@hotmail.com

    January 19th, 2011 at 4:23 am

    Love it! You guys looks so happy. Just awsome!

  20. ericaveazey@hotmail.com

    January 19th, 2011 at 4:23 am

    Love it! You guys looks so happy. Just awsome!

  21. lis_yu@yahoo.com

    January 19th, 2011 at 4:59 am

    Yay Beth and Rusty! These look awesome! I love all the places you choose to take photos. You guys are too cute.. can’t wait for August!

  22. lis_yu@yahoo.com

    January 19th, 2011 at 4:59 am

    Yay Beth and Rusty! These look awesome! I love all the places you choose to take photos. You guys are too cute.. can’t wait for August!

  23. raul.romo@gmail.com

    January 19th, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    These photos are wonderful. All the pictures show so much love. I especially like the black and white ones. It looks like you guys are having a blast. They convey so much whimsy. All the best to you both.

  24. raul.romo@gmail.com

    January 19th, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    These photos are wonderful. All the pictures show so much love. I especially like the black and white ones. It looks like you guys are having a blast. They convey so much whimsy. All the best to you both.

  25. paulette.bosh@sendit.nodak.edu

    January 19th, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Beth and Rusty – Congratulations! Awesome pictures!!! The pictures are great and tell so much about you both. Looking forward to Seattle.Love,
    Paulette

  26. paulette.bosh@sendit.nodak.edu

    January 19th, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Beth and Rusty – Congratulations! Awesome pictures!!! The pictures are great and tell so much about you both. Looking forward to Seattle.Love,
    Paulette

  27. mrssticha@yahoo.com

    January 19th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    The pictures are beautiful. It’s hard to decide which ones I like the best. You are such an attractive couple. August can’t come fast enough for me. Love you both, Mom

  28. mrssticha@yahoo.com

    January 19th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    The pictures are beautiful. It’s hard to decide which ones I like the best. You are such an attractive couple. August can’t come fast enough for me. Love you both, Mom

  29. kmhaugen@hotmail.com

    January 20th, 2011 at 12:07 am

    Fabulous shots. Very creative and unique. Love the one by the water.

  30. kmhaugen@hotmail.com

    January 20th, 2011 at 12:07 am

    Fabulous shots. Very creative and unique. Love the one by the water.

  31. lansingsexton@aol.com

    January 20th, 2011 at 1:56 am

    It’s great to hear from you. O,to be young again! The pictures are lovely, as they should be. It’s nice, if almost anachronistic, to see actual books. Seattle’s gain will be D.C.’s loss.

  32. lansingsexton@aol.com

    January 20th, 2011 at 1:56 am

    It’s great to hear from you. O,to be young again! The pictures are lovely, as they should be. It’s nice, if almost anachronistic, to see actual books. Seattle’s gain will be D.C.’s loss.

  33. lilradish@aol.com

    January 20th, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Love,Love,Love! I especially like shot 13. The look you are giving Beth is priceless. I am also glad you got one of the really pretty winter days in Seattle.

  34. lilradish@aol.com

    January 20th, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Love,Love,Love! I especially like shot 13. The look you are giving Beth is priceless. I am also glad you got one of the really pretty winter days in Seattle.

  35. jbrotondo@hotmail.com

    January 20th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Very beautiful! It looks like you two had a lot of fun!

  36. jbrotondo@hotmail.com

    January 20th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Very beautiful! It looks like you two had a lot of fun!

  37. cphaugen@prtel.com

    January 24th, 2011 at 3:09 am

    Congratulations Rusty and Beth! Thanks for sharing your pictures and story. Beautiful pictures.

  38. cphaugen@prtel.com

    January 24th, 2011 at 3:09 am

    Congratulations Rusty and Beth! Thanks for sharing your pictures and story. Beautiful pictures.

  39. woodwardmegan@yahoo.com

    January 24th, 2011 at 4:31 am

    I love, love, love the pictures taken with the books! You two are too adorable! Thanks so much for sharing your photos!

  40. woodwardmegan@yahoo.com

    January 24th, 2011 at 4:31 am

    I love, love, love the pictures taken with the books! You two are too adorable! Thanks so much for sharing your photos!

  41. r.sticha@gmail.com

    January 25th, 2011 at 1:30 am

    Thanks Rebecca, the pictures look awesome. I had fun taking these photos with you!

  42. r.sticha@gmail.com

    January 25th, 2011 at 1:30 am

    Thanks Rebecca, the pictures look awesome. I had fun taking these photos with you!

  43. kruvog@comcast.net

    January 25th, 2011 at 5:27 am

    Beth and Rusty- as a long time member of your mom’s book group, Beth, we don’t know each other really, but I do know you have grown and made this important decision to marry. Rusty, who knows me not at all- given what I know, and how you both look in these photos, you’ve each chosen a good partner. Have a wonderful wedding, and life thereafter.Candace Vogler

  44. kruvog@comcast.net

    January 25th, 2011 at 5:27 am

    Beth and Rusty- as a long time member of your mom’s book group, Beth, we don’t know each other really, but I do know you have grown and made this important decision to marry. Rusty, who knows me not at all- given what I know, and how you both look in these photos, you’ve each chosen a good partner. Have a wonderful wedding, and life thereafter.Candace Vogler

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