Since I began my career as a wedding photographer, I had been wanting to shoot a colorful Seattle engagement session such as this one! When I learned that Amy and Dan were game for hitting all of the popular sites that Seattle has to offer, I think I could have done a back flip (if I could physically do one). I had plans to attend a photography seminar that weekend in Seattle and it just so perfectly happened that Amy and Dan were available to meet up the Saturday night before.
We met at Pikes Place Market with wonderful 74 degree weather, which made the market buzzing alive with tourists. This presented a couple of obstacles during our shoot, but also offered great potential for creating energetic engagement photos in the heart of Seattle. Once we captured photos from Post Alley, the market sign, and the all-famous Seattle gum wall we drove to The Seattle Center to help document the memory of their proposal at the Space Needle. Have I shared one of my shooting weaknesses with you? I can’t stop. If I see an awesome location, or if I see the sun hitting my subject in the most flattering way…I have to keep shooting until I fulfill my creative ideas. I felt that way not only at the Seattle Center, but all over the city. Right next to the Space Needle is the Experience Music Project Museum. We were there at the perfect time of the night where the sun was hitting the metal roof to cast the most beautiful hot pink/magenta pattern of reflections onto a set of concrete steps. We quickly learned that we could not allow the reflections to land on our skin for more than a few seconds before we began to feel a burning sensation…how intriguingly beautiful!! One of my favorite images from this engagement session!
We headed over to Gasworks Park once I had my fill of interesting objects at The Seattle Center. Since Seattle was experiencing one of the most beautiful days thus far this year, the park was packed with frisbee games, kids rolling down the hills and music beating from numerous personal sound systems peppered throughout the park. We had about 25 minutes of perfect evening sun, so we worked quickly grabbing some fun laughs under the concrete train trustles, snapped some sun peeking through the towers, and topped it off with a romantic silhouette with the Aurora Bridge behind them.
I’m not sure I could have asked for a better colorful Seattle Engagement Session. Well, I guess I can’t say I would have been disappointed if the rain would have visited us for just 5 minutes!
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