When taking photos, being involved with my couples is super important to me. Engagement sessions are an opportunity to get to know each other, and to share our stories and build connections. And it’s all of these elements that go into creating an image that truly portrays a relationship.

As we walked through old train cars, we were surrounded by a resilience that has stood the test of time, and I couldn’t help but to make a correlation to Sean and Jono. They have been dating for quite some time, and Jono mentioned a few words that stuck with me… it was the way he said it, with a feeling of triumph, “…we’ve waited a long time for this….” And I could feel the strength of their patience.  Love is patient.

Soon we’ll be celebrating your wedding – it’s going to be amazing, and joyful, and I can’t wait!

Thanks for all the positive energy you brought to our session, and for sharing your love story with me- one that I hope is reflected in these photos.


sitting at the train station engagement


waiting for the train engagement photo


standing on a red train car


romantic train station engagement



While driving the other day, I heard a Mumford & Sons song, and it reminded me of the photo below….

“…we will run and scream,
you will dance with me
they’ll fulfill our dreams,
and we’ll be free”


happy laughing engagement photo


same-sex engagement photography seattle

same-sex engagement photography


romantic walk next to an old train


modern same-sex engagement photograph with old train

West Seattle Skyline on a sunny day


happy couple sitting on the grass enjoying a sunny day in seattle



loving couple feeling happy to be engaged


seattle same-sex engagement photographer


seattle same-sex engagement photographer


Congratulations Sean and Jono- you guys are so wonderful together, and I’m so excited for your wedding!!


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  • Jono

    Wow! Mandev, these photos are just gorgeous! I feel like you’ve really captured our love for one another in these shots. You are an amazingly talented photographer and we are thrilled to be working with you. It’s certainly been worth the wait. Thank you so much!

  • JEss & Ryan

    looove!!! beautiful!

  • Jasmine

    Congratulations to the beautiful couple and for their amazing patience 🙂 Wonderful work Mandev 🙂 🙂 Love this whole shoot!

  • Tanvir

    The train shots are some of my favorites!! Awesome work!

  • Kruti

    Love them! So excited for SoJo! My favorite is the one in front of the train where both are laughing so freely.
    Sid – once again, wonderful pictures! 🙂

  • Mary Ann

    so happy for you both J & S! these photos melted my heart.

  • Prabhjot

    Your progression as a photographer/artist is so cool to see dude — every time I check out your blog it’s one jaw-droppingly good post after another.

  • Anuja

    These are amazing!!! So beautiful!! I can’t wait to see you guys!

  • Sean

    Can’t stop looking at them after all these days. They are amazing! Thank you thank you!

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