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Mary Maletzke

Justin and Jessicas Aviation Engagement Photos in Cle Elum

May 16, 2018

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Justin and Jessica have perhaps one of the most unique engagement stories I have heard. He lives in Oklahoma and she lives in Florida. By chance, they met on a skydiving adventure and immediately bonded over their combined interested in aviation.  She is a flight attendant and he has his private pilot’s license. Honestly, what are the odds? Their love of aviation extends further than flying in (and jumping out of ) planes. They also wanted an aviation theme for part of their engagement photos. I love when couples incorporate meaningful places and things into their engagement session. Especially when it’s such a big part of the reason these two became engaged in the first place!

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When they contacted me for an engagement session, I realized that Cle Elum is not the premier aviation location given that we are so close to the Museum of Flight in Seattle. I couldn’t imagine a more perfect location for two aviation enthusiasts. A month before they arrived I travelled from Cle Elum to the Museum of Flight in order to plan the session and get special permission for exclusive access to the Museum before it opened. Talk about taking an engagement session to a whole new level! One of my favorite aircraft was the Chance Vought F4U Corsair,  premier Marine fighter of World War II. It was so massive and absolutely stunning.Engagement Photos at the Museum of Flight in Washing during Engagement Photos in Cle Elum
Engagement Photos at the Museum of Flight in Washing during Engagement Photos in Cle Elum

After we finished at the Museum of Flight, we drove back towards Cle Elum. About halfway through our journey, we made a stop in Issaquah for the remaining portion of their engagement photos. Honestly, they rocked every single part of the entire experience. Not only were they absolutely gorgeous but Jessica has an impeccable style that coordinated perfectly with each of the locations.

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I’m so glad that they sought me out for their extra special Cle Elum/Pacific Northwest engagement session! Next, I’ll be the one flying out to see them, as I photograph their wedding on Tuesday, June 26th in Bat Cave, NC.
Congratulations you two, I can’t wait to see you soon!

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  1. Anna Walters

    May 16th, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    These are so beautiful!! Mary, you do amazing work!❤

  2. marym

    May 16th, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    Thank you, Anna! Justin and Jessica were so much fun!

  3. Melissa bergren

    May 16th, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    Mary, not only are your photos absolutely stunning, but I love that this became a “day adventure” and a total experience. What a way to start off their engagement!

  4. marym

    May 16th, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    Thank you so much, Melissa! I try to make each session a total experience, but this session was extra exciting!

  5. Michelle clough

    May 16th, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    These are amazing! Wonderful work!

  6. marym

    May 16th, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    Thank you! Jessica and Justin are so much fun to work with!

  7. Jess corscadden

    May 16th, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    I love these! So beautiful. They made me tear up ♥️❤️

  8. marym

    May 19th, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Images that elicit those emotional responses are my favorite!

  9. Michelle

    May 16th, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    Thank you for capturing these breathtaking amazing pictures of my dear friend Jess! I can’t wait to see her big day!

  10. marym

    May 19th, 2018 at 11:25 am

    It was a wonderful day, and I know her wedding day will be even more spectacular!

  11. Margaret McLean

    May 16th, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    What an amazing story – the photos are great, and the story of the couple behind the photos is just as fantastic!

  12. marym

    May 19th, 2018 at 11:24 am

    I totally agree! I can hardly wait for the wedding!

  13. Kristina Ribellia

    May 17th, 2018 at 9:57 am

    Museum of Flight?! Get out. These are incredible! Gorgeous, Mary.

  14. marym

    May 19th, 2018 at 11:24 am

    Thank you, Kristina!

  15. Heather Neilson

    May 30th, 2018 at 7:08 am

    These are gorgeous and her outfits are just perfect!

  16. seraphine

    May 30th, 2018 at 7:42 am

    what a beautiful session and an amazing story.

  17. Cristina

    May 30th, 2018 at 8:43 am

    Wow! These look like so much fun! love the lighting

  18. Linda Mann

    May 30th, 2018 at 10:10 am

    Oh wow!!! Museum of flight!!! What a cool place to have their session at! 😀

  19. Victoria Vasilyeva

    May 30th, 2018 at 10:23 am

    These gorgeous pictures make me remember one very special day in my life! Beautiful!

  20. Andrea

    May 30th, 2018 at 10:52 am

    Romance at its best. Great story, very classy couple and beautiful set of photos!

  21. Susan

    May 30th, 2018 at 11:47 am

    So cool! What a great venue! Amazing pics!

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