How to do a Seattle Engagement Session
My three favorite spots for a “Tour of Seattle Engagement Session” are The Olympic Sculpture Garden, Kerry Park, and the Seattle Center. Jennifer and Devin were so fun to work with. They laugh easily together and have a natural chemistry in front of the camera that makes my job a lot of fun.
Our shoot began at the Seattle Center. We used the outside of MoPop as our first stop before heading to the fountain and a few other little corners in the park. Then we piled in my van and headed to the Olympic Sculpture Garden where we enjoyed the beautiful evening sunshine. The iconic red wall art was our first stop. I especially loved the shadows that the sun made against these monoliths and tried to incorporate that element into a few images. Next, we wandered through the garden area where several dogwood trees were covered in their lovely white blossoms. At one point, I accidentally called Devin “Dillon” and Jennifer and Devin rolled with laughter. I love the shot of their reaction.
We arrived at Kerry Park just before sunset to see Seattle covered in dark grey clouds. Where we were at on Queen Anne Hill the sun had broken through creating some very dramatic light as the Seattle Space Needle was illuminated by the last rays of the sun. Taking full advantage of this we decided to use the wind and the weather to create some photographic drama of our own. I love the photos from the end of our shoot the most! Jennifer’s dress was so sexy and their connection so deep and obvious.
A Seattle Engagement Session is Great Practice
This Seattle engagement session is a great example of the value it can provide to a wedding photography package. Devin and Jennifer both were nervous about being in front of the camera. The engagement session gave them the opportunity to experience and learn how to be comfortable with being photographed. It also allowed them to get photos at three spots they loved and wanted to include on their wedding day but couldn’t find time for as part of the wedding.
Additionally, they purchased some Thank you cards with a photo from Kerry park included that I designed for them. These cards will be ready for them to send out right after the wedding and I’m sure their friends and family will appreciate their thoughtfulness.