Updated: Feb 12
DeMyla and Trunel got engaged on Thanksgiving 2019! They contacted me in December to shoot engagement photos in January of 2020. They're a very chill couple that was just enjoyable to be around. I didn't even realize how much time had passed because we were having such a great time!
We met up in Pioneer square on Sunday afternoon and began walking around downtown Seattle looking for spots to shoot. We were a little worried about potentially postponing the session because it'd been snowing a few days prior- and Seattle becomes immobile when it snows! The session was a little over two hours because they were flexible and agreed to keep walking to the pier to catch glimpses of the Great Wheel at Pier 57, which is a newer tourist attraction that Seattle is known for because it's got a great view of downtown Seattle as well as the Puget Sound!
Their session set the tone for a great start for 2020! I loved that they didn't mind that it was cold, and we got to get some great natural light shots as well as playing with artificial light once the sun went down! Toward the end, they even started dancing. The vibe was just awesome. I'm so excited to be shooting their wedding this November!
Session Location: Historic Pioneer Square + Seattle Pier
Wedding Date: 11/15/2020
Wedding Location: Seattle, WA
How They Met:
We met in October 2016 at Rumba Notes Lounge, it was at the ‘Sister Rock the arts Showcase ‘. I’m standing in the bar ordering a drink and there’s a guy next to me. He says, “how are you doing?” I looked at him and said, “fine. You?” Then we just started talking! We ended up dancing that night too! The conversation was good, so we exchanged numbers and the rest is history!
What did you do on your first date?
Trunel really loves Jamaican food, so our first date was at Island Soul. A Caribbean restaurant in the Columbia City neighborhood of Seattle.
What’s your favorite thing to do as a couple?
We love to travel together!
Tell us your proposal story:
We got engaged Thanksgiving night. We were visiting my cousin. We were just hanging out and talking and laughing at their house, next thing you know Trunel is down on one knee with ring in his asking me to be his wife! I was so shocked that I asked him if he was he serious. I started to cry and told him, ‘absolutely, I will marry you!!”
Photographer: Candace Connor
Lighting Assistant: Kaylah Kennedy
Hair: Candace Smiley, MzTwist Artistry Studios
MUA: Burton Beauty