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This summer Josh and I (Ellen) wanted to have family portraits done. We haven’t had any professional photos taken of the two of us since our engagement photos back in 2005 (in non-wedding attire that is). We decided to do a really simple shoot that wasn’t over styled–something that we could look back on and not think “what was going through our heads when we did this”. I wanted to incorporate things that we enjoy doing–Josh really loves to mountain bike and we have a Saturday morning ritual of walking down to the beach with coffee and donuts. So we decided on a shoot at the beach with a bike! Our friend Rosie of Simply Rosie Photography was down in the Seattle area for a few weeks this summer so she not only took the photos, but also found the super cute bike at a flea market!

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  1. Emily Heizer Photography with Flair — Wednesday, October 12th, 2011
    Super sweet! Kudos to you and Josh for prioritizing the relationship between the two of you and preserving this time together on film! It's important too, even if it's not your wedding day, or your engagement, or maternity portrait time! It's all YOUR LIFE! And it's ALL IMPORTANT! :)
  2. blue elephant photography — Wednesday, October 12th, 2011
    so sweet! love it! that bike is super cute like you said =)
  3. Postcards & Pretties — Wednesday, October 12th, 2011
    such a cute couple!! great pics!
  4. Lena — Wednesday, October 12th, 2011
    What a sweet shoot-the light is divine and the two of them are so sweet!
  5. Savannah (Pearls and Pages) — Thursday, October 13th, 2011
    Lovely setting and photos and I love her outfit! Seriously cute and bringing in those bright and happy flowers...grand idea! XO this shoot!!

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  6. Kim — Monday, October 17th, 2011
    Such pretty shots! But I have to say that the bicycle really captured me. LOL. Good job! :)
  7. Gina Basin — Tuesday, February 12th, 2013
    Amazing couple, great photos.