Meet Zack & Katie–two of the most positive, funny, creative, and easy-going people we know. They love animals, share our affinity for good food and wine, and never turn down a friendly board game challenge. We first met them two years ago at Kristin & Justin’s wedding, but have since photographed the weddings of their friends Sarah & Derek and Allison & Tyler, so our paths have crossed on several occasions.

I actually remember the moment that I found out they were engaged—Gerald & I were playing Frisbee golf with my brother at Marymoor Park in Redmond. Zack’s email pinged my inbox, and I called him right away. A little over an hour later, I knew that we had just gained two new friends and we simply HAD to photograph their wedding in Chicago. Apparently they knew it was a perfect fit as well, because right after our first meeting (before they even booked us) Katie emailed me to set up a game night. J

They’ve since become great friends and when they told us that we could pick the spot for their engagement session, I knew that Marymoor had to be on the list. We’d also had our eye on a really cool run-down barn in Fall City, so we decided that it would be the perfect place to finish their photoshoot. We had such a fun afternoon together, and absolutely adore these photos of Zack & Katie.

Zack & Katie, thank you for your gift of friendship and for deciding to bring us all the way to Wheaton, IL to photograph your wedding. We are so happy for you and can’t wait for June to arrive!


Airika and Gerald, this has to be one of my favorite engagements sessions I’ve seen on your blog. The images are fantastic. Great work!

First class photos of a first class couple; Katie & Zack! Love you, Mom

Absolutely fabulous!! So many to pick from. Best wishes and all our love D&D

You both look amazing. What a fun and special day and way to celebrate your engagement. Gerald and Airika, you did an awesome job!!!

Fantastic pictures of two fantastic people. Live happily together into eternity.

You are both beautiful, inside and out! Love you!

Katie & Zack, these are awesome!! Very timeless and romantic!! I love!!

LOVE these pics!! Airika & Gerald – amazing work, as usual!! Z&K – you guys look incredible. The 1st and 5th are my all time favs!!

Katie & Zack — Great pictures! Love, Mom

Love these Airika! You guys do such amazing work, you are truly inspiring.