This lovely couple came together from across the country, and we're so glad they did. Their happiness radiates from them in these photos by Kelsey Michelle Photography. Read their story below.
Sometimes you get caught in a moment, just one moment that will change the rest of your life. A moment where the stars seem to perfectly align in your favor, and you find yourself in the right place at the right time … and you experience something magical. Although rare, this was definitely the case for Jesse Barsness and Rhiannon Violette.
After meeting at a surprise party for a mutual friend, this former Marine from Park Rapids, Minnesota fell in love with a sweet and charming girl from Bellingham, Washington. Jesse, a quick witted, silly and caring man, who, even when you first meet him, you can see his love for Rhiannon. They make such an incredible team, especially with Rhiannon’s gentle, yet snappy charismatic charm, who has a smile that will knock your socks off! Their love is simply inspiring.
As a midwest native, Jesse truly appreciates the magnificent beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Even as a Bellingham local, Rhiannon appreciates the diversity and beauty of her home state. When it came time to nail down a location for their engagement shoot, we all agreed, Larrabee State Park was the perfect spot to capture their love and relationship.
Photographer: Kelsey Michelle Photography
Location: Larrabee State Park