Anniversary Shoot At The Louvre
 

For the past month, I've been traveling, sightseeing and most importantly, eating my way through Europe. Between trains, buses, and planes we've managed to hit Amsterdam, Geneva, Annecy, Lyon, Paris, and Valencia. I love how visiting Europe challenges me as a photographer. The unique landscapes and centuries-old architecture always make me want to pull out my camera at any given moment.

One of my goals while traveling was to at least get one or two engagement or engagement style shoots at an iconic European location. So when Daljit and Prab messaged me that they would be traveling to Paris the same week as I was and wanted to celebrate their 2 year anniversary with a photo shoot at The Louvre, I was all for it.

Daljit and Prab were great sports about meeting up despite the less-than-ideal elements we faced. We met up at sunrise to ensure that we weren't swarmed by tourists armed with selfie sticks. Since it was the dead of winter, we endured near-freezing temperatures and a strong wind coming off The River Seine.  Nevertheless, Daljit and Prab were all smiles. We also lucked out by having clear skies and some incredible light cast by the morning sun. 

I'm all smiles myself now that I get to cross off my bucket list doing a photo shoot at The Louvre. When it comes to dreamy locations that you want to photograph or to have your photo taken at, what's on your bucket list?

 Engagement Photography At The Louvre In Paris Fance
 Engagement Photography At The Louvre In Paris France
 Engagement Photography At The Louvre In Paris France
 Engagement Photography At The Louvre In Paris France
 Engagement Photography At The Louvre In Paris France
 Engagement Photography At The Louvre In Paris France
 Engagement Photography At The Louvre In Paris France
 Engagement Photography At The Louvre In Paris France
 
New Year, New Site!

Well, after about 6 years of dragging my feet I finally have a website up that I'm proud of (WOOHOO!). As a photographer who has worn many hats over his career, one of my biggest struggles has been finding my angle and branding when it comes to my website. I've just never found the right layout or combination of images that left me feeling satisfied with my portfolio. But now I'm stoked to show this new site to friends, family and clients knowing that I have fantastic platform to grow from.

Before the summer wedding season kicks into full gear, I'll be heading back to Europe with my partner Rheanna for the month of February. That's a whole month of eating delicious meats & cheeses, walking around incredible castles and catching up with old friends. I even have a few shoots lined up in Amsterdam, Paris and Valencia! But before we head out of the country, check out this small gallery I made from my trip to Europe 2 years ago when I was visiting Rheanna when she was studying abroad. During that trip I visited Paris, Valencia, Barcelona, Milan, Budapest, Vienna, Prague, Lisbon, Munich and Delft. 

Here's to a year full of incredible adventures with amazing folks!

Columbia River Gorge Discovery Center Wedding
 

Tony and Theresa met and fell in love while working together at Outdoor School. From their custom wood cookies that displayed their Outdoor School names, to their tree planting ritual during the ceremony; their wedding embodied the many values and traditions associated with being true outdoor-loving North-westerner. And with the scenic Columbia River Gorge as their backdrop, we couldn't of asked for a better view for their NW-inspired wedding.

I've know Tony and his family since high school when we both held down the brass section in concert band. He played the Tuba and I played the trombone (so you know we were the cool kids). I loved shooting his wedding because it was great seeing so many familiar faces and catching up with folks I hadn't seen since high school.

Shooting the discovery center and in the gorge reminded me why I love north west and always want to call it home. Congratulations Tony and Theresa and thanks again for allowing me to photograph your wedding.

 

Venue: Columbia River Gorge Discovery Center

Catering: Columbia River Gorge Discovery Center

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 Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
 Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
 Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
 Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
 Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
 Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
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 Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
 Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
 Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
 Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
 Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
 Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
 Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
 Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
 Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
 Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
 Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
 Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
 Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
 Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
 Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
 Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
 Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
 Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
 Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
 Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
 Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
 Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
 Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography
 Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Wedding Photography | Kai Hayashi Photography