I specialize in timeless, fine art photography and my passion is combining traditional and lifestyle portraiture while photographing families, seniors, maternity and branding clients in Cle Elum, Washington and surrounding areas.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Mary Maletzke Photography
MARY MALETZKE PHOTOGRAPHY IS A LUXURY FAMILY & PERSONAL BRANDING PHOTOGRAPHER SERVING CLE ELUM, Ellensburg, SUNCADIA, (AND BEYOND!)
We SPECIALIZE IN AN EXCLUSIVE FULL SERVICE PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE beginning WITH SESSION PLANNING, STYLING AND LOCATIONS, AND CONCLUDES WITH THE CREATION OF HEIRLOOM QUALITY FINE ART FOR FAMILIES TO ENJOY IN THEIR HOME FOR GENERATIONS TO COME.
These are so beautiful!! Mary, you do amazing work!❤
Thank you, Anna! Justin and Jessica were so much fun!
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!
Thank you so much, Melissa! I try to make each session a total experience, but this session was extra exciting!
These are amazing! Wonderful work!
Thank you! Jessica and Justin are so much fun to work with!
I love these! So beautiful. They made me tear up ♥️❤️
Images that elicit those emotional responses are my favorite!
Thank you for capturing these breathtaking amazing pictures of my dear friend Jess! I can’t wait to see her big day!
It was a wonderful day, and I know her wedding day will be even more spectacular!
What an amazing story – the photos are great, and the story of the couple behind the photos is just as fantastic!
I totally agree! I can hardly wait for the wedding!
Museum of Flight?! Get out. These are incredible! Gorgeous, Mary.
Thank you, Kristina!
These are gorgeous and her outfits are just perfect!
what a beautiful session and an amazing story.
Wow! These look like so much fun! love the lighting
Oh wow!!! Museum of flight!!! What a cool place to have their session at! 😀
These gorgeous pictures make me remember one very special day in my life! Beautiful!
Romance at its best. Great story, very classy couple and beautiful set of photos!
So cool! What a great venue! Amazing pics!