It was raining sideways –  fat, warm drops that stung slightly when they landed on your skin – when I pulled into this secluded beach at Turtle Bay. Just 15 minutes earlier, the weather had been perfect. Jenna and Ian and I huddled underneath a palm tree and I laughed out of amazement as the wind rippled cloth against our skin. I’m sure people who grow up on an Island understand and come to terms with this, but: it is a vulnerable thing to be on a hunk of rock in the middle of the ocean.

They told me we should wait it out, that the storm would pass, and they were right. After about 10 minutes, the rain lifted as suddenly as it had come, and we shot along the deserted beach as the sun slipped in and out of the clouds as they receded. It pays to go with the flow, to see what magic might happen if you wait out the storm. 


Anna Peters is an award-winning SEATTLE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER, specializing in artful, honest imagery for life’s most important memories. Since 2014 she has been documenting weddings, portraits and lifestyle imagery  – exploring the Pacific Northwest with her clients and traveling worldwide for destination + travel work. With an eye for simplicity and movement, Anna’s images are defined by a sense of natural ease, elegance, and poetry. For more information, and to inquire about working with Anna for your wedding day or portrait session, please get in touch HERE.